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Meet Ashley Chatman of Fit Body by Ashley

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ashley Chatman.

Ashley, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Becoming an online fitness coach, dance enthusiast and digital creator has definitely been a journey! I always struggled with my weight growing up, but I seriously began my fitness journey after the passing of my mother in 2010. Her death inspired me to focus more on my health so I can live and thrive for as long as possible. The only problem was, I hated going to the gym [😄] and it was hard for me to stay consistent because I was bored all the time. Then I found dance fitness and realized I could make exercise fun. I lost over 30 lbs in 3 months and got in the best shape of my life with dance. I wanted to motivate other women to achieve the same life-changing transformation I did. Thus, Fit Body by Ashley was born.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It has definitely NOT been a smooth road. I’ve always struggled with my weight growing up and losing my mom, then dad, then uncle has been one of the most challenging moments of my life. But I am choosing to turn my tragedy into triumph. Everyday I am alive is a day I get to honor them and help others take control of their life and that makes the ride worth it.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Fit Body by Ashley – what should we know?
I’m an online fitness coach, dance enthusiast and digital creator. But I definitely don’t look like your average fitness coach. I am dark-skinned, with wide hips, jiggly thighs, a big butt & kinky hair — but I can out-exercise most of the people I meet and I love that. I am an example of how “Healthy” comes in all different shapes and sizes and I teach people to find that balance between being healthy and loving the skin they are in no matter what. Also, my superpower is making fitness fun! I started a YouTube channel with plenty of dance and rhythm-based workouts that are enjoyable and effective. People who find my page are always surprised at how much fun they have and how the results they see with my content. My channel currently has almost 100K subscribers and I get to reach amazing women all across the globe which is pretty awesome!

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
I’ve definitely had a lot of mentors and supporters. But my dance fit chicks community– they are the real MVP’s! They encourage and inspire me everyday with their messages, emails, comments, posts, tags and all of the above. Without them, I definitely could not have grown Fit Body by Ashley to where it is today. So for every like, thumbs up, subscribe, comment and kind message— I say THANK YOU!

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Luzolo Kheba: luzolo_da_shooter, Phil Wasoba: personneaveccamera

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