A Quick (intense!) Cardio Workout

If you follow me on Facebook, you know that I’m almost done with my Hammer and Chisel program! I’m so excited about the results I’ve been seeing. Lifting heavy has given me muscle definition and endurance that I never thought I’d have!   Some people have asked me about the lack of cardio in this …

What kind of workout SHOULD you be doing?

People often ask me about what type of workout they should be doing to get X result (X could be losing weight, getting toned, having a flat stomach, etc., etc., etc.). No matter what result they’re looking for, I want to respond: ALL OF THE WORKOUTS! Let me explain: I’m not a crazy person who …

How to find time to workout

How, in your busy schedule, can you find time to work out? I’m talking 20 minutes to 30 minutes to 45 to an hour– where is that time? Whether you’re a stay at home mom or dad, a working businessperson, a student– there’s a way to fit in being healthier and starting a workout routine. …

How to Build Your Ideal Team

I know, network marketing is tough. Well, maybe “tough” isn’t the right word. It’s actually fairly easy… it’s the consistency & laser-pointed focus that may be tough for some people. In my experience, it’s very easy to get discouraged in this type of business. Someone you know may quit, your family may not “get” it …

you don’t have to be known for one thing

If you knew me at all in my post college, pre-Beachbody and yoga days, you’d find me running. Not always dressed up in Valentine’s Day gear, but still– I’d be running. And I’d like to say I was one of those people who would run every day, constantly bettering their time & burning crazy calories… …

fake it til you make it

I’m always humbled, and a little surprised, by the people who tell me that I’m inspiring. Because honestly, it’s not like I wake up every morning and say WOW.. I’m feeling so inspiring today! Most of the time, okay– 99.9% of the time– it’s a lot less glamorous than it looks. And it all started …

My Broken Relationship

I debated on whether or not to discuss this topic on my fitness blog. But you’re on here to see a glimpse into my real life, not something I create for social media. This is me, these are my experiences, and I don’t know how to be anyone else, so here goes. Let me preface …

a time of change

My husband has recently accepted a job in Richmond, Virginia, and we will be leaving our gulf coast beach town of 2 years to pursue the next step in our lives. Richmond is closer to where I grew up (PA) so it feels partially like coming home. I was asked to write a reflection about …

ectomorph, mesomorph, endomorph.. which one are you?

I think it’s so important if you’re on a fitness journey to learn about your natural body shape. I struggled for years (and, admittedly, still am not 100% confident) with being athletically curvy. I was never a super slim type girl; I was always running in soccer or in a permanent squat position in field hockey. …

#yogaand

If you follow me on Instagram (shameless plug @yogi_ashley) you’ll see I’ve started posting a #yogaand hashtag of the day. Okay? As a power vinyasa yoga teacher, I see people from all different fitness backgrounds. Cross fitters, runners, walkers, athletes, dancers, gym rats, cardio junkies. I also see people with no fitness background looking to …