IS A FITNESS & LIFESTYLE CONSULTANT TO SOME OF HOLLYWOOD’S MOST RECOGNIZABLE FACES AND WORLD-CLASS ATHLETES.
Accruing over 35,000 hours of personal training experience, her unique approach to fitness can be attributed to having tackled her own personal struggles, transforming them into a positive philosophy and dynamic training program – making her one of the most sought-after experts in her field. Ashley’s ability to customize her training system, coupled with her sharp wit and candor, suits many types of high profile clients from Christina Aguilera, Reese Witherspoon, Mandy Moore and Ryan Gosling, to the likes of World Series Champions’ Nick Swisher, Brian Wilson and other UFC, NFL, and MLS athletes. Borden also works as a Master Trainer with fellow trainers and coaches.
Ashley’s tips and techniques have been featured in In Style, Vogue, Elle, Allure, Shape, and the Los Angeles Times, to name a few. Internationally, she has been recognized by publications such as Elle Japan, Harper’s Bazaar Russia, Who Australia and London’s NOW magazine. The Huffington Post declared her one of the Top 20 Fitness Experts worth following on Twitter. Women’s Health named Ashley a “Top Body Transformer,” one of only six trainers in the country. Women’s Health UK selected Ashley as “One of the World’s Top Trainers” in their “The A-List.” .
On TV, Borden has been a Featured Expert on The Today Show, The Doctors, Rachael Ray, Discovery Health, Hallmark’s “Home & Family,” The Tyra Banks Show, MTV, VH1, E! and more. She was a Co-Host on The Cooking Channel’s Drop 5 Lbs., and is an Advisor for Livestrong.com
Publisher McGraw-Hill published “Your Perfect Fit”, a book co-authored by Borden and denim designer Paige Adams-Geller (of Paige Denim). The book, the first to marry fashion, fitness and Ashley’s S.O.S food plan, was given kudos by the Wall Street Journal. Borden has also internationally released two comprehensive, award winning DVD/streaming programs. The most recent, “The Body Foundation,” is a 21-day, no equipment, functional training program for all levels. TBF is small space friendly with a pre-programmed calendar that offers appropriate progressions for each person’s maximum gains. Ashley also created the acclaimed 6 week fitness program, “6 Weeks To Sculpted,” voted #1 by Fitness Magazine. 6W2S offers short, intense strength, core and cardio workouts with foam rolling and yoga for recovery. Small space, functional training and minimal equipment.Borden previously ran her personalized, luxury retreats at the Four Seasons Punta Mita, Mexico and the 5-star Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach, California, with each experience including personalized training, spa treatments and customized meals by the executive chefs according to her S.O.S. Food Plan. Her retreats are now offered as private, tailored experiences for individuals or companies, and can be built around any resort property or location.
Borden is a proud ambassador for the animal rescue and welfare organization, Best Friends Animal Society. She has also worked with at-risk youth through the Chaka Khan Foundation, helping children to improve their knowledge of nutrition and fitness. An avid dancer growing up, she always felt an inherent connection to fitness, yet battled a vicious eating disorder throughout her teen years. Hitting bottom at 18, Borden finally found a peaceful balance of exercise and nutrition through the help of Overeaters Anonymous, “After having such a profound recovery experience, I felt inspired and called to share my insight on exercise and nutrition with others.”