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!
"I had just turned 30, I felt like I was overweight and out of shape and no matter what I did I could not change it. I thought I was eating decently and I was working out 3 to 4 days a week. I was getting discouraged, because I was not seeing results. I decided to try something new and that is when I started working with Ashley. It has been a little more that 2 months, and I have seen amazing results already. Ashley was able to tailor a workout plan as well as a diet to meet my individual needs. She started by finding my fat burning zone, so that my workouts would actually do something for me. On the 3 days a week that we meet, she is always coming up with new exercises, that are challenging, creative and fun. However, working with Ashley doesn’t end after your hour-long session. She is accessible to help in all aspects of a healthy life. She assists me in my planning of meals. She doesn’t just tell me to eat healthy; she actually helps me with a shopping list and recipes so that I can make sure that what I am eating is what I am supposed to eat. If I have to go out, she will even take a look at the menu of the restaurant that I am going to and help me pick something good to eat, or at least give my pointers on what I should try to eat. Any question that I might have, she is always willing to answer. She is actually interested in how I am doing, she wants to know how my workouts are going when I am not with her, and she gives me ideas of what I should do on my own, so that I do not get bored. As you can probably tell, if I get discouraged or bored, I don’t feel like eating well or working out. Ashley has made sure that is never a problem with her knowledge of fitness and nutrition. Working with Ashley is a lot of fun, and that is why it is so easy to continue to strive for my goals. She doesn’t think of our workouts as a job, she is passionate about helping me and therefore I am passionate about getting in shape." Corey G., Chicago
"Last year I broke my leg and gained 10 pounds. I had just finished physical therapy and not worked out in 8 months. I was a bit of a mess and did not feel good about my body at all. Ashley helped me get my life and my body back on track. First, she helped me re establish healthy eating habits. She provided specific advice on when and how to eat better. She also looked at my food logs and recommended changes to help increase my level of weight loss success. Her recipes and grocery shopping techniques really helped me get my kitchen in shape as well. Second, she got me back to working out on a regular schedule and I was doing specific exercises that focused on my problem areas. She has a great knack for understanding my abilities and how to motivate me to push for more. Her workouts are tough and she gets the results. Ashley is worth every penny. Her guidance and expertise helped me to lose the pounds and most importantly the inches. I feel great now about my body and I look great too!" Heather P., Chicago
"I started working with Ashley 6 months before my wedding in order to get in shape just like any other bride who feels the pressure for those dress fittings! However, I hadn't expected all of the hands-on work we accomplished beyond just lifting weights. Not only did Ashley establish my target HR zones for ideal fat burning for my cardio training, she also addressed my diet in its entirety and gave me insight into some ways to relieve stress via yoga during this wedding bonanza time of my life. I lost 2 feet in inches all around my body, 30-some lbs, and developed a sense of strength, self, and happiness I had not realized I would! Thank you Ashley!" Sara L., Chicago
I had some negative experiences with trainers at cookie-cutter gyms before I signed on with Ashley, so I was very hesitant to start with another trainer. However, after enlisting Ashley's services for both training and nutrition, any fears of mine were assuaged. Ashley is incredibly bubbly, filled with knowledge that she is happy to share with you so you actually understand what you are doing, and makes herself available to you at all times for extra encouragement. It was refreshing to have someone who listened to me and supported me even in my times of complacency. She pushed me, but in a pleasant way. This is definitely a lifelong relationship for me that has changed my outlook on working with a trainer and a nutritionist." Mike R., Chicago
A severe, very painful case of gout prompted my doctor indicated that the best way to prevent reoccurrence would be the combination of proper medication and a major change in my diet. It is well known that improper eating habits will contribute to developing gout and exacerbate the condition. Ashley thoroughly researched gout and its causes, then mapped out a new diet that has helped me reduce my negative chemistries by 50% over an 18 month period. In addition, Ashley came up with some creative and healthy substitutes for "the bad stuff" that made me feel like I had to give up very little of my favorite things in achieving a pain-free status." Paul E., Chicago