ACE certified personal trainer

Ash Ruggirello lightening bolt

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About Ash


At the start of 2017, my body carried an extra 30+lbs it never asked for. Years of neglect and emotional binging put them there. No, I knew that was an excuse. I put them there. Over the course of half a decade, I ate, drank, and sat my way to the point where the reflection in the mirror was me, but it absolutely wasn’t at the same time. Something had to change. Unhappy, unhealthy, and on the verge of depression, I took up the challenge to live my best life and established a lifestyle rooted in a clean eating plan and daily fitness routine.

In the process of losing all the weight and then some, I gained more than I could have ever expected: a love of an active lifestyle and for foods that were not only delicious but the nutritious fuel my body craved. But my best life was still incomplete. I could do more. A year, almost to the day when I made my original commitment, I enrolled in back in school and became a certified personal trainer (American Council on Exercise — ACE) and nutrition coach (The Nutritious Studio — TNS), and am now armed with the tools and experience to help others.

When I’m not hitting the weights or experimenting with new, nutritious recipes ideas, I spend much of my waking hour searching for and studying about all the ways to help others succeed in living their best life by focusing on three pillars—to eat, to exercise and to enjoy—that come together to connect mind, body, and soul.

My favorite exercise

My favorite weighted exercises are the back squat and the upright row.

My favorite quote

"Motivation is great. Discipline is better."

My training philosophy

Anything is better than nothing. If you're only able to make it through the warm-up, that's more than skipping it altogether. Change takes time, but that doesn't mean each session should be stagnant. Increasing the weight or performing a few more reps is all quantifiable evidence of progress.

My training experience

I've been training in a gym setting for 5+ years and have worked with clients from all backgrounds, experiences, and who have many different goals. My utmost goal is a client's comfort and healthy progress during their time with me.

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Nutrition
  • Strength Training
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Weight Loss
  • Muscular Definition
  • Muscle Gain
  • Kettlebells
  • TRX
  • Functional Training
  • Pilates
  • Barre

NCCA Accredited Certifications

ace certification ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Who I Especially Like Working With

Beginners, Brides-to-be, LGBTQIA, Men, Middle-aged, Overweight/ Obese, Peri/Post-menopausal, Women, Youth

Medical Conditions Experience

Anxiety, Back Pain/Issues, Diastasis Recti, Disordered Eating Recovery, Eating Disorders, Infertility, Obesity, Pregnancy, Shoulder Issues, Tennis Elbow

I can't rave enough about Ash. She has been awesome with reschedules and is totally understanding because we do partner training and sometimes one of us has to run and grab a baby. She is flexible with the workout too and always has modifications to make things easier or harder. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a virtual trainer!

Kayla K.

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