Ashley Darkenwald 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. Thinking her life’s goal was to become an accomplished attorney, she finished her Bachelor of Arts degree at the College of St. Benedict with a political science major and an emphasis in international law, but she soon found that fitness was her true calling and switched gears. She has progressed from her initial fitness commitment many years ago of exercising every day for 3 minutes, to becoming a nationally accredited certified personal trainer, fitness instructor, owner of Anytime Fitness and Inspiration Fitness (inFIT) in Albertville, MN and a published author of FIRM, a Common Sense Approach to Wellness and Weight Management. Ashley is a motivational powerhouse and is excited for you to join her on an amazing and positive journey toward optimal health and fitness.
“More than anything, I want share the life changing love of Jesus! I have traveled the many paths and roller coasters of fitness; I know what’s out there and what lies ahead. My purpose in sharing my journey is to encourage and come alongside you on your journey to health and wellness, and remind you that you were created for more!"
Bachelors of Arts through College of St. Benedict and St. John's University
Currently undergoing Masters in Exercise Science through California University
Additional Certifications of Specialty Qualifications
Nationally Accredited Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine
NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
Professional CPR, First Aid and AED through the American Heart Association
National Exercise Trainer's Association Indoor Cycling Certified
National Exercise Trainer's Association Pilates Mat Certified
National Exercise Trainer's Association Pilates Reformer Certified
National Exercise Trainer's Association Group Fitness Certification
Professional Membership or Societies
Member of the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA)
Honors or Awards
Owner, inFIT and Anytime Fitness - Best Health Club Award (Crow River News) 3 years in a row
FIRM, a Common Sense Approach to Wellness and Weight Management (2013)
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