In The Spotlight: Meet Ashley G.

THE FIT LIFT’s In The Spotlight category will interview active, inspiring women from all walks of life who demonstrate strength in many ways. Whether you've made small steps to lead a more healthy lifestyle or train like a beast, we want to celebrate YOU. We believe that by sharing our stories, we can help others to both start, and continue on the path of living a healthy lifestyle by leading by example.  If you would like to be featured on our blog, please email us.  

I met Ashley a few months ago after a mutual relative of ours suggested we connect with one another as we have several mutual interests.

Ashley's energy, enthusiasm and love of fitness are contagious and I know that she has earned the respect of her many followers of Hot Mama Fitness in Sherwood Park. I was more than happy to invite Ash to participate in our Spotlight questionnaire to learn how she continues to motivate others and stay motivated herself in living a healthy life.

+ Hot Mama Fitness Sherwood Park
+ Ashley on Instagram

1. Provide us a brief introduction about who you are.

My Name is Ashley Giordano. I am a mama to 1.5year old Daughter (Gianna), a wife, a lover of
fitness, peanut butter and anything coconut. I own Hot Mama Health & Fitness in Sherwood Park. Inspiring mamas and families to be strong and healthy role models for their families is what I love
to do! Prior to launching my business in June 2015 I was a dental assistant for 10 years and
always lead an active lifestyle. Once you get to know me you begin to realize that I am always on
the move!

2. What does STRENGTH mean to you?

Strength to me is both physical and mental. To train and motivate yourself to push past difficult
times whether it is during a workout or during a very tough and long day with the kids! Gaining
that physical strength to push out of your comfort zone and to be proud of yourself with everything that you do! Mental strength to practice gratitude, positivity and to create goodness around you.

3. What does BEAUTY mean to you?

Beauty is always learning to love yourself. Granted you are not always going to love everything
about you BUT taking those *not so favorite* attributes and turning them around to find the positives. Beauty to love the skin you are in and find something that makes you feel confident
everyday! For me moving my body, sweating daily and being strong makes me feel the most
beautiful of all!

4. What inspires you?  What is your driving force?

I have 3 huge driving forces in my life.

#1: My Daughter. I want her to grow up being active and seeing her mama being active as well! To
learn about strength, and loving herself and attaining goals. There is so much corruption that can
enter their little minds and I want to make sure I am the best possible role model for her.

#2 My Mamas. I see dozens of mamas weekly coming to class. Sleepless nights, 1..2..3 kids, work,
husbands and meal prep AND THEY STILL COME TO CLASS AND KILL IT. Every.Single. Time. When I see how hard they work, and how dedicated they are it lights a fire inside of me!

#3 ME. I inspire me. How can I be better than yesterday? Can I be more patient? Can I lift more
weight? Can I be happier and help someone by making THEM happier? This past year has been a
huge growth year for me. I am dedicated and will strive to be a better version of myself daily.

5. What is your proudest accomplishment?

Making the leap into being a mompreneur. Starting a new business and it being so successful
instantly makes me more proud than words can say. We change lives. We inspire and motivate
people and THEY feel beautiful and strong. Everyday I could tell the whole world that I am so
proud to be a Hot Mama!

6. What is your biggest challenge?

Separating work time from family time. When I tell you I am dedicated… I am dedicated with a
capital D. I am slowly learning to create a line between working 24/7 and spending quality time
with others AND then taking time for just me. Slowly but surely I am getting there!

7.  What is your mantra?  What are your favorite words to live by?

"Surround yourself with wonderful people and wonderful things will happen."

"Your vibe attracts your tribe!”

1 comment:

  1. Good to see that after all this hectic schedule you have, you maintained yourself so beautifully and I must say that your child will be an active one too.