Hello! My name is Ashley Sims, and I am very excited to be joining the Elite Spartan Community! I feel honored to be a part of your fitness journey and help you reach any fitness goals you have. My favorite part about training is helping people boost their confidence, accomplishing things that once sounded out of reach for them, and helping them feel badass! I was a trainer at Equinox in Hollywood for over 2 years. My training philosophy is to train my clients like elite athletes, because deep down, we are athletes. I ran track at a D1 level and like to coach my athletes in such a way that not only helps them become physically stronger, but mentally stronger, which translates to all aspects of their lives.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology which has helped me in motivating my clients and connecting with them all in their own unique ways. It has also helped me recognize client behaviors and patterns that helps them reach their goals.
I am engaged to my college sweetheart and we have an 8 month old son, Kingsley! I remained active during my pregnancy, continuing to weight lift and circuit train up until the day I was due. Now my son is very active and strong, I like to think it had a lot to do with the exercise and healthy eating during pregnancy. I also have a certification in pre and post natal exercise.
I have done many different types of jobs, from sales to working with children on the Autism spectrum. One thing that has always remained a constant was that fitness was my first love. I started working out at the age of 10 by doing push-ups and sit-ups in my room. I did not get into sports until my last 2 years of high school, but enjoyed at-home workout tapes like P90X and Insanity!
I am very excited to be joining the Elite Spartans team and can’t wait to help all of our clients live healthier lives!