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Originally from Sacramento Ashley's background in fitness is diverse. She attended Natomas Charter School Preforming and Fine Arts Academy where she focused on dance. Performing in many musicals and on several dance teams, Ashley honed her skill for teaching and choreography and was an instructor atRiver City Dance Academy for 8+ years. Ashley began her own journey to health by dramatically changing her eating and exercise habits, sharing her knowledge with the dancers she worked with. "It was a very natural progression into fitness," Ashley relates. "Dance is a sport. Like many sports it requires conditioning, proper nutrition, and a deep knowledge of how the body moves." Ashley realized that the postural deviations dancers develop, poor nutrition, and lack strength training were contributing to injuries. This motivated Ashley to research improved methods for developing an evaluation based method to strengthen her dancers, athletes, and the clients she works with.

After moving to Chico in 2006 Ashley began to delve into posture & ergonomics, pilates, aerial silks, gymnastics, kettle bells, bodybuilding, and functional training. Ashley feels there are many way to achieve our fitness goals. She pulls from many modalities to develop the best plan for each client on an individual basis. Ashley has learned, no matter the sport or preferred training method, a body in alignment moves better and is less injury prone. Ashley believes in a strong foundation of healthy eating, regular exercise, and an emphasis on proper alignment. Ashley specializes in dance specific conditioning developing programs for studios and professional dancers. 

Certifications / Specialties

  • Certified Fitness Trainer (CFT)
  • Certified TRX
  • Level 1 CrossFit Certified
  • Dance Specific Conditioning
  • Metabolism and Nutrition