“My journey to be healthy and to live a healthier lifestyle began in July 2014 following several of the most heartbreaking years of my life. My father, the strongest man I ever knew, was diagnosed with ALS and quickly passed away. I dealt with my grief with food and I had reached my highest weight ever. I felt horrible waking up every day. As an RN, I knew I was at risk for having so many health issues being overweight by 50+ pounds. I tried to diet with shakes but I felt like I was starving myself. I decided enough was enough. My friend raved about Active Lifestyle Fitness, so in September 2014, I signed up for 2x/week Small Group Personal Training!
I was absolutely terrified to walk into that class, but I didn’t know it would be one of the best decisions that I would ever make! Everyone was so supportive! I remember being sore the next few days (and months to come, lol), but I stuck with it and soon after, I couldn’t wait to go to class.
Still, to this day, I hate to miss my workouts! I don’t get bored with my workouts and my trainer knows just how much I can do before I do. I logged my food faithfully and she helped me make better food choices. My trainer helped me to realize that this journey is a complete lifestyle change, not a diet. My whole life has changed and I am thankful every day for Active Lifestyle Fitness. I am a stronger person both emotionally and physically. I can run up multiple flights of stairs now and I feel that I can help my patients with a healthier lifestyle too. Thank you for “just one more round,” “you can do this,” and “add ten more pounds.” Thank you, Ashley, for opening this wonderful place!”
“Two years after I gave birth to my second son, I was ready to make changes in my life and get in shape. I was diagnosed with Diastasis Recti (separation of abdominal muscles) after my second pregnancy and in order for me to get started with more strenuous exercise I needed to get medical clearance from a surgeon. The day I received the okay, I literally emailed Ashley from the surgeon’s parking lot to sign me up for one day a week Small Group! I was excited and motivated to get started!
I was looking forward to this program that would work within my schedule (busy mom of two boys) and that didn’t make me feel like I was on a diet. I wanted to be more aware of what I was eating but not stressing about every last calorie. I signed up for Ashley’s Sunday morning Small Group class and logged my food daily for her to check and comment on. I lost 10 pounds in the first month! Today I am down 30 pounds, from a size 14 to a size 8! My strength has increased significantly and my body has become leaner. I have also met a great group of gals that motivate me and keep the class fun! This is a lifestyle that I can and want to make a long term commitment to. I just signed up for Small Group twice per week to enhance my results! I just wish I would have done all of this sooner because I’m in better shape now than I was in my 20s! Ashley, I can’t thank you enough for helping me find a better me and for the confidence to keep it up!”
“I recently celebrated my second year of training and I am still amazed at what I have accomplished. When I started, my weight was at the highest it had ever been and my overall health was poor at best. I had tried every fad diet or popular weight loss program out there only to be defeated in the long run. I had even contemplated having a surgical procedure because something had to be done.
I never once thought that I would be the type of person who seeks the help of a trainer and, in fact, the title “trainer” intimidated me a lot. Placing complete trust in the hands of a stranger can be a frightening experience, yet I can honestly say I never once experienced that feeling with my trainer. I am beyond thrilled to be extremely close to hitting a goal and losing over 150 pounds! More importantly than numbers on a scale, I have been given a whole new life! I have gone on new adventures, participated in activities I could not previously enjoy and have broadened my palate with foods I once would never eat. There isn’t a dollar amount that can define what this journey has done for me and my health as a whole. My trainer has helped me change my life to become the best version of myself that I can be. Personal Training at Active Lifestyle Fitness has been pivotal in helping me discover this new life: one that I love and enjoy!”
“My whole life I was tiny, the smallest in the family, the runt. People have always assumed I had an eating disorder because I was tiny, but I’m just a small build! I’ve always struggled and never was able to gain weight. I wasn’t happy being so tiny and people always telling me I was gross. About a year before I got married, I decided I needed a change, so I started searching Facebook and looking for gyms. My husband and I started at a regular gym and people would stare at me as I worked out. I wasn’t happy there and I still wasn’t seeing results. Barre classes at Active Lifestyle Fitness interested me, so I decided to try it out! After a week of classes, I was hooked! Within 6 months I was attending most classes offered. People didn’t stare at me funny – they were so welcoming that I loved going!
Fast forward to almost 2 years, Im 20 pounds heavier (muscle) im not that skinny girl anymore. I have grown 2 pants sizes and one shirt size up! I even had to buy a bigger bathing suit. I try to attend at least 4-5 classes a week, and I even got a bunch of home gym equipment for when I cannot make it. This isn’t just a lifestyle for me anymore, it’s how I live every day. The best part is that I now feel strong. We sometimes lift weights in class that I don’t think I can do, but I surprise myself when I’m able to do it! I am so thankful I found Active Lifestyle Fitness! What a great place to be a part of!”
“I signed up at my gym because I was sick of being overweight and tired. When I started, I knew I had two options: work out by myself or work with a personal trainer. Since I have always been overweight due to bad eating habits and lack of motivation, I decided to work with Ashley.
When I started, I weighed 215 lbs. I am now at 150 lbs thanks to many Boot Camps and weekly sessions with Ashley. The changes she has made to my eating and exercise habits are dramatically different from where I started. What everyone else sees is a thinner me. What I see is a hockey player and a skier that has been dormant for 10 long years.
For any one who knows me, hockey is life. There is nowhere I would rather be than a hockey rink – especially when I am playing. The reason I gave up sports was due to asthma. Due to weight loss and exercise, I no longer have asthma, high blood pressure or borderline diabetes. My doctor is amazed. So thank you, Ashley, for giving me back what I enjoy most.”
“I worked with Ashley years ago, and she whipped me into the best shape of my life (and I say that lovingly). Then things got in the way, and fitness lapsed. When I saw the Small Group Training being offered, it seemed like the perfect time to get back into control. I procrastinated for a while given the commitment of time and money, but I soon reconciled both. Committing to two nights a week of “me” time has given me a better work-life balance. And, it’s far cheaper fitting into my current wardrobe than to get a new wardrobe to fit a body that I was not at all happy with. Shopping for fat clothes sucks!
I have been working with my Small Group since 2013! I have gained better control of my eating and I’ve lost inches everywhere. More importantly, I’ve gained strength, endurance and a sense of well-being. Thanks Ashley!”
“My mission to get healthy started in February. Three years after my second child was born, I realized I had to do something for myself. I had actually gained weight back after I stopped nursing my daughter. I was 22lbs over my pre-pregnancy weight!
I thought my job was active enough and I thought I was eating pretty well. I was definitely wrong!
I heard of Active Lifestyle Fitness through a friend and emailed Ashley. I signed up for my first Small Group Training session and began keeping a food journal on myfitnesspal.com. The accountability of the journal and following Ashley’s feedback made the excess fat melt right off. I was seeing that some of the food I thought was good for me really wasn’t. I learned portion control and stopped eating when I felt satisfied instead of when I was full. After 12 weeks, I had lost 10lbs and was feeling GREAT! Family and close friends started seeing the results I had already been seeing and feeling myself.
I started wanting to workout more, so I signed up for a Small Group that meets twice per week. I immediately saw twice the results. I was on fire! I have unlimited energy and I haven’t felt this good in so many years. The best feeling is hearing from people around you how great you look. I always say that I feel even better!
I found that I need to have someone motivate and push me harder than I would push myself. The Small Group Training at Active Lifestyle Fitness is great for every level of fitness, and a great place to meet new people with similar goals. I have lost 18lbs, 2 shirt sizes, and 1 pant size!”