what clients say
Trust. It's something that is easily lost, yet so very difficult to earn. When choosing to trust someone with something as deeply personal as your health, the decision can be monumental and life changing; the risk to body and mind can be greater than one might imagine. As a fifty-one year old woman who has battled weight and body image issues for the better part of a lifetime, I had about given up on ever being able to figure out the magic formula to health, fitness, and ultimately, happiness and peace with who I was at my core. Over the years I had gone to extremes to find that illusive, magical, cure-all remedy to fix my broken relationship with diet, exercise and healthful living. Extreme diets, extreme exercise, and bariatric surgery couldn't fix what was wrong with me, and though I had temporary success with each of these methods, I never enjoyed what I was doing and the results never lasted long. Exercise was a chore, something I did to punish myself for the inevitable slip-ups in diet, not because I loved my body and wanted to care for it. Bariatric surgery allowed me to lose 150 lbs in a year, but after a difficult period in my life I regained 100 lbs. The very idea that people actually enjoyed exercise was a laughable idea, and one that I viewed with a healthy dose of skepticism.
In 2017, my skepticism was laid to rest when I was invited to a group exercise class by a friend. I went and decided that maybe this whole exercise thing didn't have to be pure torture. It was there that I met Ashlee. As a coach, she was knowledgable, enthusiastic, and very patient with me and my hesitancy to try new things. As the months passed I came to appreciate her more and more, as I knew that she would gently correct my form, challenge me to try new things, or just offer helpful suggestions when I asked questions outside of class. Her ability to connect with people is apparent, and the genuineness in which she does illuminates who she is as a person, a coach, and a mentor.
As my weight loss slowed and faltered this past Spring, I decided to ask Ashlee to train me, and my husband Brian as well. We are so pleased with our progress over the past six months and are eager to see what the next six months have in store for us. We've both become stronger, leaner, and more confident in our abilities. The reduction in body fat, and the increase in muscle mass is nothing short of amazing, and the fact that we both now love lifting is a huge credit to Ashlee! I've regained so much of what I'd lost over the years, and have really started to believe in myself, and a big part of that is due to our weekly sessions. Ashlee's attention to detail, focus on form, and textbook perfect technique gives us assurance that we will continue to progress and remain injury-free in our training efforts.
We are so happy that we trusted Ashlee to train us, and very highly recommend her to anyone looking to work hard, to push their physical limits, and to have fun getting leaner, fitter and stronger.”