I first met Anne Ashley – Harrison over a year ago when we worked together at an IT recruiting firm out of Dallas, Texas. When Anne entered the room she brought with her an energy that was contagious! I recall thinking that Anne was in her 30’s until I learned that she’d been married 20 years with two teenage boys. I thought “wow, this woman looks great”! Anne showed me pictures of herself in High School and she was unrecognizable! Then she showed me pictures of her just 3 years ago and although her face was still the same, her body had been marvelously transformed. Anne’s legs and arms are now sculpted and she has said that she’s in the best shape of her life.
Anne was a great inspiration to me as she would challenge me to work out after hours in our office building. I quickly learned that Anne was serious when it came to physical fitness. After working out with Anne for just 45 minutes, I felt like I had climbed a rather large mountain. Yes, it hurt so good! Although I didn’t appreciate the work out at the time, I loved the results that it yielded.
Today, I want you to meet the women we call Coach Anne and let her tell you about her journey from ordinary to extraordinary!
YAHOO: Good afternoon Coach Anne. How are you today?
CAH: I’m doing GREAT Karen….thanks for asking.
YAHOO: Coach Anne, before we get to the present, tell me how you felt about your appearance growing up?
CAH: When I was growing up, I was quite naive & I interpreted health & fitness the wrong way. I was obsessed & thought the solution for losing weight was to take a “magic pill” (dexatrim) but the problem was I was still eating junk food. I would lose weight but never got the cut & definition I was looking for. My body had no REAL transformation. I got bored quickly. I went through cyclical periods of weight lost. I would lose weight, gain weight, lose, gain. I wasn’t obese…but I had about 15 – 20 lbs to lose. This became very frustrating to me because I wasn’t getting the result I was looking for.
YAHOO: When did the journey to total health and fitness begin?
CAH: I have been into health & fitness since the late 80’s. While in college I interned at a gymnasium at SUNY Buffalo & I also worked as an Aerobics Instructor during the summer at Bally’s Jack LaLanne in Long Island, NY. But my REAL journey and transformation didnt begin until about 2 years ago when I came across P90x & TurboJam
YAHOO: I understand you are now a Coach with Beachbody? Tell our readers about the company and what kinds of programs you offer.
CAH: We provide Health & Fitness workout products such as P90X, Insanity, TurboJam, ChaLEAN Extreme, Brazilan Butt Lift, Body Gospel and others along with vitamins & nutritional products such as P90x recovery drink and protein bars along with our famous weight loss protein shake called Shakeology. Because I believe so much in their products…..that is why I elected to become a Coach for the company.
YAHOO: Coach Anne, how can we connect with you on-line?
CAH: There are 3 ways to connect with me online
You can shop online or if you want to build a career with Beachbody go to :http://www.getfitwithanneashley.com
Join my Facebook FAN page http://www.getfitwithanneashley.net also
Try Shakeology: The healthiest meal of the day: http://www.getfitntrimshake.com
YAHOO: What advice can you give those who are struggling with weight issues or those that are not satisfied with their current body image?
CAH: This doesnt happen overnight! so please don’t give up….There’s no such thing as a “magic pill” It comes with being consistent. Eating clean & healthy at least 95% of the time. Drink Shakeology once a day & commit yourself to a workout program at least 3-4x times a week….
YAHOO: Coach Anne, it was a pleasure speaking with you today and learning more about the Beachbody Family. I wish you continued success!
CAH: Thank – you Karen for taking the timeout to interview me and I wish you continued success as well!