Author: Ashleigh Kast

Card-carrying personal trainer, figure competitor, track runner, powerlifter, yogi, and fitness model, Ashleigh Kast is on the never-ending pursuit of "better." Whether bodybuilding, pole-vaulting, or mud-marathoning, she explores every part of the fitness industry that her amazing clients have. You can follow these adventures on her Sophisticated Strength blog. Ashleigh is currently situating herself at DeFranco's Gym in Wyckoff, New Jersey in order to build a women's strength and conditioning program at the famous facility. But her in-person and distance coaching clientele has included all types of students – professional and college athletes, post-injury/rehab clients, and those who want to see big results in a small amount of time. Ashleigh is a Certified Kettlebell Instructor through StrongFirst (SFG 2, SFL). She is also a Functional Movement Expert (FMS 2), and has worked and mentored under Eric D'Agati. She is a USATF Certified Track and Field Coach and Sprint/Hurdle/Relay Specialist with USATFCCCA. Post NASM CPT and PES, Ashleigh continues to expand her field of expertise. This year, she is working on Clubbell Yoga and Z-Health requirements.

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