Hi there! I'm Ashley and I want to help you get in the best shape of your life. I have an extreme passion for helping others get healthy and in shape, it's my purpose in life. This passion developed when I was a teenager and found out that I had a disease that would make me gain weight (PCOS + Insulin Resistence). This disease made me have to take control of my own health which also gave me compassion for others who struggle. I made it my mission to learn the most I can to help others through education and experience. I received my Bachelor's in both Exercise Science and Psychology, because I not only wanted to understand the physical part of fitness but also the mental part of it. While still in college I also became American Council on Exercise certified as a personal trainer snd now have 9 years of experience as a certified trainer. I have gained experience in as many outlets as I can. I have worked at weightloss resorts across the country, I have managed corporate fitness facilities, I've worked under physical therapists, and I have even taught in vocational schools to help others because personal trainers.
I also have a strong athletic background as a competitive gymnast and cheerleader for almost 20 years and now a competitive bodybuilder. I have helped many clients reach success whether it is weight loss, muscle gain, athletic abilities, over all health, inury rehabilitation/mobility training and even successfull physique competitors. I work with both men and women of all age groups, and a wide range of goals. I would love to help you be the next to reach your goals!
Areas of Expertise
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
- Flexibility and Mobility
- Muscular Definition
- Muscle Gain
- Injury Prevention
- Corrective Exercise
- Core and Balance
- Functional Training
- Myofascial Release
- Cross Training
- Stress Reduction
NCCA Accredited Certifications
CPR/AED, ACE Weight Loss Specialist
Bachelor's in Exercise Science and Psychology
Who I Especially Like Working With
Actors, Bariatric, Beginners, Bodybuilders, Brides-to-be, Dancers, Disabled, Law Enforcement, Military, Models, Overweight/ Obese, Post-rehab, Pre/post-natal, Rehab, Seniors, Student-athletes, Women, Youth
Medical Conditions Experience
Addiction, ADHD, Anxiety, Autoimmune Diseases, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Depression, Diabetes, Hypertension, Infertility, Knee Pain/Issues, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Lyme Disease, Neck Pain, Plantar fasciitis, Postural Issues, Prediabetes, Pregnancy, Rotator Cuff Issues, Shoulder Issues, Stress
Training Areas Served
In-home or Outdoor Personal Training
158 W 27th St
New York, NY 10001
Session Surcharge: $0
345 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
Session Surcharge: $25
1 East 28th Street
New York, NY 10016
Session Surcharge: $34
Ashley is outstanding! She's so understanding and confident in what she does. Ashley pushes you to your goals and past! You realize you could do more than you ever thought possible! I only trust Ashley as my personal trainer! She always has my safety in mind! If you're looking for the best -- you've found her!
I could not be happier with my results. Very knowledgeable - I enjoyed the workouts and meal plans.
Always love my workouts with Ashley! What would take me over an hour to accomplish on my own (and still never "really" push myself to my fullest potential) can be done in 30 minutes, and really feel like I get a great workout! Her passion for health and fitness always shows when reaching out to her clients, I've trained with several trainers over the years, and Ashley by far has proved to be the best, my results are the proof... Meal plans along with the workouts and cardio brought me physically stronger and much better shape, exactly what I was looking for.
I recently started working out with Ashley and she is amazing! I love that she gives me meal plans to follow because I feel like that is the hardest part of a healthy lifestyle. I already knew somewhat of things I could eat but with PCOS she is helping me widen my variety of food and helping me cut back my carbs! I also learned that I am not very felxible and she is helping me with that. Last summer I spent 9 weeks and a lot of money for a physical therapist to tell me what was wrong but it took Ashley training me to figure out how to fix my issue! Ashley also gives you a work out regimen to follow as well and I love that. I see her 2 days a week, then I go the other days to my own gym and I now know what to do each day with each body area.
Ashley provides great one on one personal training and nutrition advice! Her plans are easy to follow bc she makes them individualized for you. She's always available for questions and motivation!
I'm about to go to basic training for the Air Force and Ashley helped me make a meal and fitness plan to help me get in shape! For the last couple months I have gone down in weight and inches and feel so much better. I know what I'm doing in the gym and don't look like a lost puppy. Her prices are amazing as well. I researched a lot of other trainers before her and she has the best all around package :)
Ashley is a very genuine person that cares a lot about her clients. She's always open to questions about your fitness goals and was always quick with responses. She helped me with all aspects my competition prep and helped me achieve my goals.
I am so pleased with my trainer, Ashley Kern. She is extremely motivating, personable, and a joy to be around! She pushes me during every workout and has taught me the "right" things to do. I finally feel like I'm doing the proper exercises to get my body into shape!
Ashley is the BEST trainer I have ever worked with. She helped me lose over 30 lbs and really focus on finding my best self both physically and mentally. I owe her everything!!! She helped me realize the foods I was eating were not the healthiest and how to track properly. She created a step by step fitness program fit for my needs and I can’t thank her enough for changing my life all for the better!
Ashley is the bomb. I literally hate working out and she seems to always be able to make it fun. This girl really knows her stuff. I always enjoy seeing her even when she kicks my butt! Highly recommend!!!
I've been training with Ashley for about a year now, and I'm most definitely a believer in fitness. Prior to training with Ashley, I was unsure about how to go about getting fit. I felt shame in going to to the gym (I'd be out of breath in classes and demotivated) and wasn't sure exactly where to start. It also doesn't help that my schedule is a bit all over the place. Enter Ashley. From the first training session to our latest one, I always look forward to training with Ashley! Her positive energy is infectious! In a year, I've dropped two dress sizes, learned how to eat better (Ashley has most def. helped me with the nutrition aspect), and learned how to maintain my weight loss. I have something called PCOS - so losing weight is very tough for me. Ashley has educated me on how to approach my nutrition goals, taught me workouts I can do wherever I am (seriously, I did my workouts while I was on vacation!), and helps keep me motivated and going even when I feel down. I never thought I'd say it, but I'm in LOVE with strength training and the results show! Ashley has helped me feel alive and, for the first time in over a decade, I feel strong, confident, and shocked at how much stronger I'm getting with every workout!
I don’t normally write reviews but I’ve got to let people know about Ashley Kern!!!!! Honestly, she has changed my life! She has given me priceless things, I am no longer wasting time in the gym, working “hard” with NO results. She’s taught me how to work my way around the gym, I have confidence in my ability to change my body because of the tools she has taught me. I feel strong and my body has completely changed. More importantly I trust her. Not only is she an exceptional trainer she’s also a beautiful human!!!! Thanks Ashley!!!!!!!
In 2018 I decided to train to compete in a bodybuilding contest for the first time. I knew Ashley from my local gym and knew that she coached people before and decided to hire her as my coach. Ashley took the time to find out my goals, what I liked to eat, what I didn’t, and made a meal plan that was easy to follow and easy to stick to. Most meals had different options as far as proteins and carbs that could be switched out for one another. She even made sure to add those sweets I crave on my high carb days. My goal was to get as lean as possible while keeping as much muscle as possible. I started out weighing around 260# and went on stage at 233# in just 20 weeks. My cardio was never crazy and I attribute that to a proper diet. We’re getting ready to start prep for a second show in the coming days!
I've worked with personal trainers before, and I can 100% say that Ashley is absolutely the best I've ever worked out with. She took the time to listen to what my concerns, goals, and questions were and created a program that works with me and my fitness level. I had given up working out so many times before and given up seeing a trainer because I felt like they weren't listening to what I liked doing and what I didn't. This was absolutely not the case with Ashley! I started training with Ashley roughly a year and ago and I am SO thrilled that I did. Before I started training with her, I felt miserable about my lack of fitness, didn't know how to go about working out so that I'd see results, had a hard time maintaining consistency with my workouts, hated how I looked, felt exhausted all the time, and all of this while I have PCOS. I found Ashley - and she has PCOS too which means she was really able to help educate me about better food choices and other things I can do to help me get to where I wanted to be! She motivated me -- she's so strong and so educated about PCOS. It really made me believe that one day if I worked hard enough and stuck to eating better, I could gain some muscle and get so much fitter. Before, I was the type of person who hated to workout and felt like going to the gym was an exercise in agony. Workouts felt like a punishment, and I wasn't seeing results at all. Fast forward to the present -- I went from someone who hated working out to someone who works out at least 4x a week. For the first time in a VERY long time, I'm finally at the perfect weight for my height (and believe me, with PCOS this is like a miracle as PCOS makes it INCREDIBLY tough to lose weight, keep it off, and build muscle). I find myself motivated and pushed during every single workout -- and Ash has been there every single step of the way. I feel so much stronger, fitter, faster, and happier thanks to our workouts. I now look forward to every single workout with her because I always feel so incredible after we are done! She's helped me track my macros, track my body fat percentage, and challenges me in really amazing ways. Thanks to her, I feel the best I've felt in years, I'm motivated to go to the gym & workout, and I feel so much comfier in my skin! The best part of Ashley (aside from how fun our workouts are!) is that she's just an incredibly supportive and wonderful person. We often have chats about challenges that I feel like I'm facing physically or mentally, and she is always supportive and reminds me of how far I've come. She also is INCREDIBLY amazing at bearing with my schedule (my schedule can get a little wacky) and is so flexible with working with times that work for me. Hands down, training with Ashley has been the single best investment I've ever made.