Change often comes as a result from a dramatic life event. Sometimes it's a car accident, a divorce, a doctor's visit or an insult shot across a banquet hall. But, the most common impetus for a complete body transformation is an internal drama cast by a glance in the mirror with a critical eye. Ashley Johns caught her own gaze on New Year's Day, 2009.
In less than a year, Ashley ditched 40 pounds, competed in a figure competition, ran a 5k, quit her job as a banker and became a personal trainer. Her new body helped her take a new tack on life. Her transformation changed her on deep, fundamental levels, beyond image and into the self. See where she's headed now.
In the two years since the impetus of her fortune reversal, Ashley forged her way to become a professional in the fitness industry.
Ashley Johns's Fitness Program
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Here's a brief list of her accomplishments:
- Transformation of the Week at Bodybuilding.com
- Lift Life Ad Campaign Spokesmodel
- Appeared in Shape Magazine (2011) and Oxygen Magazine (2012)
- Athlete for the first ever Team Bodybuilding.com
- Personal Trainer
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Certified
- Motivational Speaker
- NPC Qualified Bikini Competitor 2011
- Entrepreneur: Fierce Forward, her business venture
"Fierce Forward is a mantra I created for moving forward fiercely toward what you want, with no abandon," says Ashley. "Fierce Forward has more than 4,500 followers. It is a community of like-minded people who share an interest motivating, encouraging and empowering one another to never give up and to always move forward in all you do."
If you have the ferocity to follow Ashley, a.k.a. Hottie-I-am, then check out the full nutrition, training and supplement regimen she used to lose 40 pounds and keep it off. Check out her BodySpace, Facebook, and website.