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Abbie Ashley

Abbie Ashley

Fitness Background    My fitness journey began as a young girl unhappy with her body image. Through diet and exercise, I made major changes in my mind, body, and most of all confidence. I knew from that time on I wanted to help others achieve their fitness goals just as I did my own. To fully understand the science of exercise I decided to get my bachelors degree in the subject. In 2010 I achieved that goal earning a B.S. in exercise science and wellness from JSU. During my time in school was certified and worked as a personal trainer, and also assisted in the weight room at Gadsden State during the 2007 volleyball season. At the end of college I completed an internship at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen Health and Wellness Center, home to one of the states Executive Health Programs. After collage I worked in a chiropractors office and a local gym. Settling into my career I had many opportunities to work with the community, organizing 5k events for charities, and  working with a local private Christian school as their strength and condition coach for the female athletes. Throughout the years I have trained every level of fitness, from the person who has never stepped foot in the gym, to the woman who completed a half iron-man, and even a local physician who trained and conquered climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. Iv learned that my personal fitness journey can have time periods of ups (training for a half marathons, triathlons and various competitions) and time periods of downs (pregnancy, sickness and surgery) I acquire more knowledge each year on how to adapt my training program to fit my body’s need for that season in life.  I am so glad I get to share my knowledge and experience with others.

Training Philosophy    I believe my job as personal trainer  and group exercise instructor is to encourage, educate, lead, and listen. I listen to my clients and their goals and design an exercise prescription specifically to meet their needs. Whether the need may be, weight loss, strength training, better body function, less pain,or overall wellness. I incorporate a little bit of everything into my training prescriptions for my clients, from Pilates inspired movements to functional fitness moves.   I believe all styles and forms of fitness can be utilized into a persons programming, Always safe and never boring. I put 100% of my energy into my clients, and when they give me 100%, the results are amazing!

Personal I am wife and a mother to two girls. I enjoy going on dates with my husband and embracing all things motherhood. As it is my job, it is also my hobby, I love working out!  I am a participant in our gyms group exercise classes and specialty programs. I believe that surrounding yourself with like-minded people can be one of the keys to your success.

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree -Exercise Science and Wellness -Jacksonville State University -2010
  • AFPA certified personal trainer (current since 2007)
  • Certified CPR/First aid infant, child, adult (current since 2005)
  • SCW Certified Group Fitness instructor (current since 2014)
  • Certified Zumba instructor – 2016
  • Certified Spin instructor ICG coach by color
  • Certified STRONG by Zumba instructor -2017