Hi! My name is Ashley Lovato. As a young girl, I’ve always wanted to be in good shape and to have a healthy lifestyle. From childhood to motherhood, physical activity has always been an important part of my life. I moved to Elk Grove from San Jose in 2011 and had an opportunity to turn my passion for fitness and helping other into a career. By nature, I am a person drawn to extremes, and I sometimes struggle with finding a happy medium. When I found Kaia FIT in 2012, I was completely intrigued and felt the philosophy was exactly what I needed to achieve balance. Through Kaia FIT, I met one of my closest friend’s and business partner, Jennifer Garrett. Because of our compatibility and passion for fitness, we decided to open Kaia FIT Laguna in 2013. It is because of the friendships at Kaia FIT Laguna that Elk Grove feels like home to me. I love being surrounded by women who are trying to better themselves, who are leading their families by example and choosing to be healthy. I think the non-competitive atmosphere creates a support system that allows each person to be vulnerable, show humility and embrace one another’s strengths. Education, Certifications, Experience: BA, San Jose State University- Communication Studies NCSF Certified Personal Trainer CPR/AED/First Aid Certified Kaia FIT Owner and Certified Head Trainer, TDM Basics of Barre Certified, TRX Group Trainer, 1st place 2012 NPC Governor’s Cup Open Figure Class C, 2nd place 2011 NPC Contra Costa Open Figure Class D, 2005 Women’s Nike Marathon in San Francisco, 2005 Rock n Roll San Diego Marathon Hometown: Morgan Hill One word to describe yourself: Determined Kaia FIT in one word: Empowering Favorite Kaia-approved meal or snack: Organic chicken, sweet potato, broccoli Guilty food pleasure: Chocolate ANYTHING A favorite fitness memory or “ah-ha” moment: Going without sugar for three months straight and feeling like I could do anything!