Health and Wellness

Hope, Healing and WellBeing

Mary Treacy O'Keefe

Hope, Healing and WellBeing – Living Wellness With Ashley Darkenwald

Ashley Darkenwald, BA, CPT, PES, has been a professional in the fitness industry for over a decade. Her passion for health and fitness started as a gymnastics athlete and then coach.  Years ago, one of her first fitness commitments was to exercise every day for just three minutes, and now she has become a nationally-accredited certified personal trainer, fitness instructor, speaker, mother of two, President of InFIT, and an Anytime Fitness Franchise owner.She also is author of a new book,Living Wellness. 

Ashley begins by discussing how she became an expert in fitness, nutrition and healthy living. She eventually became a personal trainer and an Anytime Fitness franchise owner.   Her new book, Living Wellness is an extensive collection of photos of exercises, nutritional and other education, affirmations and recipes. Ashely believes her work is part of God’s call for her, and discusses how that calling manifested itself in various incidents the guided her.

Ashley shares several healthy tips, including that of the most important things to do is to give up refined sugar and avoid refined carbohydrates, which turn into sugar. She talks about why it’s important to get enough “clean sources of protein” and healthy fats.  Her approach is a holistic one, not focusing just on nutrition but looking at the big picture and address the physical needs of the body as well as healing of the soul.

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