Ashley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and a minor in Business Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Training Certification with the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She has also obtained a Nutrition and Health Coach certification from the Institute of Transformational Nutrition. Like many, she did not always live the “healthy lifestyle.” Seven years ago, her parents’ unhealthy lifestyle choices led them to each having a heart attack. Both underwent extensive surgeries to try and repair the damage. Her mother underwent open-heart surgery, and father had two stents placed in his coronary arteries. Following the surgeries, both developed type 2 diabetes. She started to research their nutritional needs to help them defy their odds. Despite the stress from assisting her parents with their needs, and their unwillingness to change their ways, Ashley found nutrition and fitness to be enjoyable. It was then she decided to make a lifestyle change for herself by eating healthier, exercising at least 4 to 5 days every week and taking on a Degree in Nutrition and a Personal Training Certification with the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She also interned and worked under celebrity nutritionists J.J. Virgin and Cynthia Pasquella, as well as Christine Bullock, fitness model, nutrition counselor and celebrity trainer. Between Ashley’s personal experience with her parents’ health and lifestyle challenges, her educational accomplishments and studying under the best fitness & nutrition experts, she is determined to help other’s live a more vibrant life here at Vibrant Health.