This month's team member is both a Swiftie and swift (seriously though, you should see her run). She is a former news reporter that will be coming to you live with our newest format class, Body Ignite, very soon. Ash is passionate, friendly, and fun, not to mention an amazing teammate and great friend. Read below to learn more about her!
How long have you lived in Louisville? We moved to Louisville when I was two. I was born in Coos Bay, OR!
Tell us about your family: My husband Chris is the Associate Athletic Director for St. X. We love going to concerts together and just celebrated our sixth anniversary. Our son Wesley turns 6 in August and loves to play guitar and draw ocean animals. Fritz turns 4 in June. He loves to make us laugh, always finds a way to play football and he has a tendency for head injuries.
Current/Previous career: Current: Director of Communications for the PVA. Previous: television news reporter
What did you want to be “when you grow up”? A reporter covering news around the world. Lisa Ling was an idol to me!
What is the furthest you have been away from home? Dominican Republic
What is your favorite thing to do? Workout or bake cakes, it's all about balance!
What is something about you that someone may not know? I'm terrible at math.
What is your favorite local restaurant to eat at? What is your go to order? Mussel & Burger Bar- Vegetarian beet burger, yum!
What is the best thing about living in Louisville? Besides F4M, I have to say Derby! It's so cool that Louisville is known worldwide for this. There's something for everyone and it's fun seeing my kids cheer for the races!
What is your favorite color? Red
What is your favorite song or artist? Taylor Swift (Swiftie for life)
What TV shows are you currently watching? Ted Lasso and Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us: I played golf my senior year of high school because they weren't allowed to cut anyone. I was the worst player in school history!
If someone had to describe you in one word, what would it be and why? Talkative. I talk a LOT.
How did you find FIT4MOM Louisville? A friend told me about it when I was pregnant with my first child.
How long have you worked for FIT4MOM Louisville? Since June 2022
How has FIT4MOM Louisville changed your life? I've met my closest friends and they have helped me through so much. It is truly a village!
What was the first class that you attended and/or taught? What was the last class that you attended and/or taught? The first class I attended was Fit4Baby in 2017. I've been hooked ever since! The last class I taught was Stroller Strides. I'm teaching the family workout at the Zoo on June 17th and would love to see you there!
What classes do you currently attend and/or teach? I teach Stroller Strides and Body Ignite
What is your favorite workout move or class layout? What workout move or class layout makes you feel strong? I love the layout for Body Ignite. If you haven't tried it, you should! My favorite move is a burpee!
Tastiest summer treat? Watermelon! I could eat it all day.
Pool or beach? Why? This one is hard. If I'm alone then it's the beach. If my kids are with me then it's the pool. I can never relax when we are at the beach together because I'm always playing in the sand with them.
What was your favorite summer memory from childhood? My parents had a block party for the 4th of July and there were wonderful fireworks at the end of the night.
What are you looking forward to doing this summer? Relaxing by the pool!