This winter season, vow to make a change to improve your well-being. As Buddha once said: “Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.” Start today on your path to wellness and tomorrow you can write a novel on your good health!
A Strong Belief in Wellness
For Ashley, overall wellness stems from finding the balance between the three main pillars of health: food, body, and mind. If you think of these three pillars of health as the three legs of a stool, without one leg, the stool cannot stand on its own. Your body, like the stool, cannot run efficiently without maintaining all three through proper nutrition; physical activity; stress management & sleeping patterns.
Ashley believes in the person as a whole and that they are 100% unique. This belief is why Ashley approaches each client as an individual and personalizes their approach to their wellness. It's action along with education and awareness that encourages lifelong lifestyle changes, which is why Ashley fortifies the regular training and nutrition experience with a resourceful blog, a multitude of educational handouts and newsletters, as well as continual assessments of client progress.
Ashley has worked as a personal trainer for over 3 years in a variety of settings and with a diverse clientele. Her dedication to learning from other professionals around her has enabled her to develop a well-rounded and unique approach to clients that sets her apart from your basic commercial trainer. Learn more about Ashley's personal training services.
Ashley has been helping those around her reach their nutrition goals and change their lifestyles for what seems like forever! Even as a teen, Ashley was mindful of what she ate; understanding the nutritional benefits of what she put in her mouth. She used her knowledge to help others before she even dedicated her mid-20s to pursuing it as her career. It is her personal passion, experience with food, and her dedication to others that facilitates her success with her nutrition clients. Learn more about Ashley's nutrition services.
Beyond the gym environment, Ashley has experience on the corporate side of wellness as well, working as the Director of Wellness for a corporate wellness company specializing in fitness. Ashley has lectured on a consistent basis on various topics, developed wellness competitions for companies to aid their employees on their path to better health, and has planned and implemented corporate health fairs, health screenings, and immunizations. Learn more about Ashley's corporate wellness services.
Education, Certifications, & Specializations
Ashley W. Pettit, MSHN, CNC, CMTA, CPT
Ashley has her Master's in Holistic Nutrition (MSHN), is a Certified Nutrition Coach (CNC) through Venice Nutrition, and is a Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor (CMTA.)
Ashley is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) who specializes in functional fitness, full-body toning, building lean muscle mass, fat-burning and peak metabolism performance, core training, 5k/10k race training; and boot camp style training.
Ashley received her bachelor's degree in English and Journalism at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 2004.
Ashley is a native of the North Shore and has since been loyal to her Chicago area roots, vowing never to leave the great Midwest. She resides in the city with her husband of almost a year and their PAWS puppy, Arthur. On any given day you can find her perusing the produce at Whole Foods or the Chicago French Market, blogging at a local Starbucks, or sweating to her iPod in the gym.
Her favorite time is spent with her husband cooking at home and relaxing, traveling with family, reading just about anything, writing for work and pleasure; or singing a great show-tune. For Ashley, it's great health and the simple things in life that make it worth living!