Fitness Consultant Ashley Borden answers 3 quick questions

Fitness coach Ashley Borden
Fitness coach Ashley Borden

In a third part of my series on digital gadgets used by fitness experts from all over the globe, I presented my two questions to Ashley Borden from the US. She runs a fitness company called Ashley Borden Fitness & Lifestyle, LLC which is based in sunny California.

Ashley Borden is a fitness and lifestyle consultant to some of Hollywood’s most recognisable faces and world-class athletes. Her fitness videos and recommendations are regularly aired and published on Women’s Health or Shape. She started her own approach to fitness while 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.

Her customized training system today counts many high profile clients from Christina Aguilera, Reese Witherspoon, Mandy Moore and Ryan Gosling, to the likes of Atlanta Braves Nick Swisher and 9x UFC Champion Matt Hughes. She also works as a master trainer with fellow trainers and coaches.

Here are the questions on digital fitness trackers

1. What technology (trackers, apps, etc.) do you use during your workouts, and how does it help?

I love how user friendly and integrative Withings tracking devices work. I have many clients that use trackers daily (I personally don’t use them on a consistent basis) and the feedback is pretty unanimous – The Withings watches look so chic, you would never know its a fitness tracker. I like that.

2. When do you like to schedule your own workouts?

I have a standing schedule during the week because my hours are so jam packed 6 days a week. I train Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1pm with my coach Brian Redfern, and I do Jiu Jitsu with Duda Guerra. I prefer to get my workouts in before 2pm. Mid afternoon is always my preferred time! But there is never a bad time to take care of your body.

I couldn’t agree more, even though the weather in Europe cannot be compared to the great sunshine in California making it sometimes hard to get out and do your workouts.

Read more here on the technology used by Australian Life & Style writer Sarah Berry.

Michael Brecht