Success Stories

“Ashley identifies exercise needs and limits. She demonstrates specific exercises for me and prepares a plan. Diet, too. She identifies personal eating habits and, through discussion, creates actions for improving. I highly recommend her services for anyone seeking a qualified, patient and understanding health guide.” -Anonymous, 2021 (1:1 Coaching)

“Ashley helped me reach my goal of running a half marathon. When I set the goal, I had some doubts that I could even complete it. I had been running for about a year but was never “an athlete” and, at 50, I had some aches and pains. Ashley’s evaluation of my fitness and then development of a personalized fitness and running plan, along with a continued focus on nutrition, were instrumental in helping me meet my goal. Ashley met me where I was and provided me with the right amount of support and pressure to help me be successful.” -Anonymous, 2021 (1:1 Coaching)

“Shame, guilt, self criticism and self hatred have never brought about productive, healthy, or permanent change in my life. Ashley has been an incredible coach on the road to health and more enjoyable life. This program allowed me to grow in new ways with an intentional, community for support, as well.” -Bill Elwell, 2021 (5-Week Virtual Program)

“Ashley has helped me so much with my fitness and wellness goals. She was my coach for 6 months and then I did the 5 week program and am interested in the breath series. She is very compassionate and super skilled at helping you reach small attainable goals to reach your wellness goals. She provides the opportunity to go deeper to explore the emotional habits and triggers that keep us stuck in old patterns. By recognizing and building awareness of these emotional triggers, I find I am much more successful in creating new and healthier ways to managing them. For me this has enabled me to be more successful in becoming fit. Ashley is very skilled at helping one set manageable goals and holding one accountable while being very skillful and kind to explore what is getting in the way of creating healthier patterns; I highly recommend her as a coach. She has helped me with a lot of hard work and commitment to succeed in my goal of living healthy through fitness and nutrition. Our work together has helped grow my confidence in envisioning endless attainable goals; one of which is hiking the long trail with my husband and sons within 10 years and getting my NIA white belt in 2 years. You too can do anything you put your mind and effort into. But often takes support and Ashley is an amazing coach.” -Jeanne Sullivan, 2021 (1:1 Coaching and 5-Week Virtual Program)

“First off, this was a program that I needed in my life for a long time. I am part of a wonderful Facebook group full of positive women and there I was able to connect with Ashley and learn more about her and Fit Together Health and Wellness. This was a blessing in disguise and was the perfect timing to jump into this adventure. I was feeling very negative and was looking for a way to move forward and gain skills to help get me towards the positivity in life I was looking for. I knew from day one, when Ashley and I met, that this was going to be an amazing experience and we connected right away. She is soft spoken and listens intensely when you are speaking. She gives great suggestions on how to recognize triggers and ways to revert your mindset. Throughout the 12-weeks I worked with Ashley she was available, she checked-in, and she was my accountability partner for mindset, fitness and nutrition. We were able to work out a plan to help me continue with this habit I had created. My next step is to take on the 5-week program and get an opportunity to continue working with Ashley as well as collaborate/connect with some awesome women. Ashley is amazing and I would 100% recommend checking out Fit Together Health and Wellness. This may just be what you are looking for!” –Erin Hoefel, 2021, (1:1 Coaching)

“If you are looking for a way to be more accountable and find ways to move yourself to more, whatever that is for you, this program is it. Ashely helps you, through sharing her own stories and providing tactical strategies, to think about where you came from and where you are going. From daily food logs to looking for gratitude in your day, this program helped me be more intentional within my day and think twice before defaulting to cereal for breakfast. The tools, such as future-casting, helped me plan what I can do today to help the me of tomorrow.” –Lindsay Adams, 2020 (5-Week Virtual Program)

“I needed this program more than I realized! Between everything happening at both the global level with a pandemic and a personal level including staying at home with a 3 year old, this gave me permission to prioritize myself. I had a chance to reflect on my habits and life experiences and felt empowered to make a change for the better. The weekly check-ins and midweek motivation made me feel supported as I went through this journey, implementing a wellness routine that included almost daily mindfulness and exercise and an awareness of my water intake. Thank you so much for giving me a foundation for a healthier future and some sanity when it was greatly needed!” –Brittany Agne, 2020 (5-Week Virtual Program) 

“Last fall, after being retired for a few months, I started being more serious about establishing a routine at the local health club, BFit. I had been a member for over 15 years but rarely attended regularly.  I was feeling overweight, had just been put on blood pressure medication and had lots of muscle aches and pains, so I met with Kim, the owner, to establish a routine that I could commit to. She gave me a personalized weight training program to do twice a week, but I wasn’t successful in sticking to it. I started dieting on my own, with limited success. Then one day I saw an ad for a new 8 week class that was designed for people with hypertension. I knew my husband also took blood pressure medication, was overweight and struggled with many physical issues, including pain in his knees, feet and  back. I suggested that we sign up and see if it would make a difference for us. Happily, he was also at the point that he was ready to make some changes, so we signed up and went to the first class. It was divided into 2 parts, 30 minutes of cardio of our choice, and a 30 minute discussion with Kim and Ashley. So suddenly we had support from a personal trainer, nutritionist, certified health coach and a nurse. Within the first 10 minutes of recumbent biking, my husband noticed a decrease in his pain level. He was sold! We faithfully attended every one of the 8 classes, and in addition, that first night we both made appointments to meet with Kim to create (and moderate) our own personal fitness plans. She was able to give us each a program that addressed our limitations and goals. With weekly encouragement from both Kim and Ashley, we immediately modified our eating and moving habits. It’s been about 2 months since the class ended and we are still doing well. We have lost more that 55 pounds between us, he is up to walking over 2 miles a day, (when before the class he had trouble making it from the car into the gym) and I walk 4 – 5 miles every day (up from about 1 – 2). We are eating clean (no added salt, sugars, no white flour or pasta, lots of veggies, fruit and lean protein). We haven’t felt this great in years, and we are anxious to get started on the next wellness series with Kim and Ashley at the end of January. (They were generous enough to schedule the class to start after our 4 week adventure in the sunny, warm south!) Thanks to Kim and Ashley we have learned the best ways to treat our bodies, and we are loving the results!” Karen Wheeler, 2019 (8-Week Lifestyle Modification Program @ BFit)

“I came to Ashley with only 2 weeks to reach a very specific fitness goal. Not only did she help me achieve this goal in a very short amount of time, she was able to help me build my self confidence which I really needed. Ashley was always available to talk to whether it be a phone call or text to check in. I never felt like I was trying to reach my goal on my own. She never made me feel bad or guilty if my training for that day didn’t go as well as I had hoped and I never felt judged. Ashley took the time to really get to know me and what I needed as a whole person in order to achieve my goal. She is extremely supportive and motivating, I know I wouldn’t have been able to reach my goal without her. She’s amazing and I would 10/10 recommend her!” –Rachel Brown, 2019 (1:1 Coaching)

“Ashley both changed and saved my life! I saw a picture of pregnant Ashley hanging off of a tree upside down and thought to myself— what was my excuse? Four children later, 30 extra pounds of baby weight plus in the midst of postpartum depression, Ashley couldn’t have come into my life at a better time. She showed up, pushed and motivated me day in, day out. As someone who was a former athlete in my HS and college days, with 0 motivation and drive, I was capable of running 3 houses down from mine. But I had this idea of signing up for a Marathon!! I owe it to Ashley— pushing me further each day and not letting me give up, made me realize that I will always need her as part of my life. As a mom and an entrepreneur, it is so easy to get lost and not make time for yourself. Depression who? Extra weight where? With all that behind me, I keep on expanding my goals from running to building muscle and toning. She recently started training my teenage son, too. Just like me, he lacked the motivation, especially during quarantine. But since, Ajdin has come out of his shell and expressed to Ashley that he would like to run long distance with his mom. They continue to work on increasing his mileage— and as a mom to see that excitement in my child, makes me one happy mom and client!! I owe you my fitness success Ashley!!!!” –Ljiljana Yahyazadeh, 2019/2020 (1:1 Coaching)

“One week, one month, one year – we all know how fast time goes by, at least I do. At the beginning of 2019, I was at my heaviest, pre-diabetic, low/no energy, sleep apnea and knew I needed to do something, or I would end up having another stroke, or worse. I was angry, sad, frustrated, and scared. In the past, I’ve lost weight, kept if off for a while only to gain it back. I’ve exercised but never to the point of it becoming a lifestyle. I knew that whatever I did, it would have to include a change in my nutrition, movement, sleep, and mind. I knew this was what I had to embrace in order to conquer this downhill spiral. I set a date: March 1st2019; this would be the day I’d start. I joined a gym, gave myself a major talking to, but the most important was hiring a coach. I looked at all the ones that were at the gym, looked online and came across Fit Together Health and Wellness. I took the plunge and reached out to Fit Together. After our first conversation and meeting, I knew I would hire her. We talked about my health, my nutrition, my lifestyle, my expectations and my goals. She did a physical assessment which was the next “wake up” call: my weight, my BMI, my balance, my difficulty with completing the assessments she needed me to do so she could put a plan in place for me. At our next meeting, she went over the routine she had devised for me with modification as needed. Initially, I was surprised with how easy the exercises looked, but when I attempted them, I was even more surprised by how hard it was for me to accomplish them. Ashley was encouraging, patient and offered demonstrations and modifications, as needed. I also started at a local gym. After talking to my health coach, we devised a plan for the pool and stationary bike- I love the water, so I was happy with the pool. I did walk/running laps and loved it! We worked on building my endurance on the stationary bike, my health coach wanted me to do 15 minutes and keep my heart rate between a certain range. Overtime, I have slowly, very slowly worked my way up to 1 hour on the bike while continuing to focus on maintaining my heartrate in the target zone. Once I became comfortable and started to build up lower body strength and endurance in the pool and on the bike, we devised a plan to progress me onto the elliptical. I started on the seated one and I enjoyed it! After about a week, I went on the standup one, and I really enjoyed it! Overtime, I worked my way up to 1 hour – I was so proud! During this time, I was still doing fitness routines Ashley devised for me, which she continued to create new ones as I progressed in my program. Between my healthy eating and workouts, I was sleeping better and starting to see results! I was finally on the right path and felt great! I’m continuing to pursue my health and wellness,  mind, body and soul every day because ultimately this process is not about a quick diet, it’s about an entire lifestyle change that I am grateful for every single day.” –Candace Boyd, 2019/2020 (1:1 Coaching)