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The Fitnessista Podcast: Healthy In Real Life

Sep 5, 2018

In today’s episode, I’m chatting with my good friend Ashley Pitt about the behind-the-scenes info for being a group fitness instructor and personal trainer.

Whether you’re considering teaching your favorite group fitness class one day, or just want to hear more about what it’s like to teach and train, this episode is packed with fun tips and stories. We share our favorite certifying organizations, tips for the NASM test (it’s intense!), where we get our music, and embarrassing teaching moments. We’ve both been teaching and training for years and I’ve been fortunate to hang out with Ashley a few times in real life. This episode felt like we were chatting over lunch: kind of sarcastic and silly and laughing a ton. I hope you enjoy this episode!

Ashley Pitt is a NASM certified personal trainer, a Les Mills BODYPUMP, BODYATTACK and CXWORX group fitness instructor, as well as a Bootybarre instructor. She is also the creator of the lifestyle blog, A Lady Goes West, which is a healthy-living community for busy and fit-minded gals, where wellness is made easy.

After moving from Florida to California several years ago, Ashley started A Lady Goes West to share her fitness tips, simple meals and everyday commentary on life in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has since been published on Mindbodygreen, POPSUGAR, LiveStrong, Spark People, Healthline and more, and has also been named one of the “40 under 40” in the East Bay of San Francisco by Diablo Magazine.

Before becoming a fitness professional and blogger, Ashley began her career in the corporate world in both public relations and writing. She now lives with her husband, Dave, her baby boy, Brady, and her maltipoo, Rudy, in the East Bay of San Francisco.

Resources from this episode:



Tips for taking the NASM test

ClickMix by Power Music

You can find Ashley on her blog, Instagram, and Facebook. She also has an ebook, Fit and Fertile, that you can check out here!

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