Ashley Parker is a certified Les Mills BODYPUMP instructor at Flex Group Fitness! She has two children, Asher & Anastyn, and lives in Ocean Springs, Ms. She currently coaches and teaches in the Ocean Springs School District. Ashley has always led an active lifestyle. She participated in competitive Cheer, Dance, and Gymnastics and later became a coach in those areas. During her college years, she became AFAA certified and was a Personal Trainer for several years at World's Gym. After having children, Ashley was introduced to the running world and fell in love immediately! She ran many local races and trained for half and full marathons on a regular basis. She led several running groups and motivated her partners to train along with her. However, on mile 23 of her last marathon, she injured her IT band and finished the last three miles in tears. Returning home, she looked to her doctor for guidance, and he suggested a weight training, group fitness class to help build muscle around the injury. So... She joined FLEX! Ashley immediately fell in love with the BODYPUMP classes, participants, and instructors! She looked forwarded to attending Brandy's 4 o'clock classes and soon fell in love with Beth's COMBAT class, as well! Her body was transforming, and she felt better than ever before. So she decided she wasn't going to stop there. Ashley wanted to get back into the training world and become Les Mills certified! "Becoming part of the Les Mills Tribe was a life changing event that I will cherish forever!"
For pure enjoyment, Ashley coordinates many local Weight Loss Challenges that have had tremendous success! Her passion is leading others to fitness while guiding them through the same journey that changed her life years ago! She loves building up others and watching them succeed. She looks forward to growing stronger as a Les Mills instructor. Above all, she is thankful to work with the best team of instructors that exude passion for fitness and motivate Ashley each and every day.