So, to put a name to the rig and to get to know her a little better, I asked Ash a few questions. Enjoy.
Good morning Ash! Let’s start at the top, what do you do for a living?
Good morning to you! I’m semi-retired but I also semi-coach/PT AND have a clothing line I’m starting.
Congratulations! So, the fitness industry is your career, when and why did you start going to the gym?
I started training consistently in 2011.
I got into it as a way to deal with my shit break up and needing an outlet. I trained for mental clarity and it helped heaps with my anger and feeling down etc.
Has it worked for you?
100% it worked, however….the gym is only half of it. Self improvement and mindset needs equal attention, otherwise you’re just a psycho with a good rig!
Agree. OK, You have 1 day to get ready for a photo-shoot, what do you do to prepare?
Fake tan (2 hour), shave, do a mask, wash my hair and clear my schedule….also infrared sauna and cardio!
You’re stranded on a desert island with just a barbell, what exercises would you do?
Obviously I’ll be in a bikini so I do sumo squats, normal squats…just a shit ton of squats really! Gotta make sure my glutes are pumped cuz #bikiniseason
SQUATS! OK, cheat MEAL or cheat DAY?
Cheat DAY! If in off season
Cheat Meal 🙁 if in prep!!
OK Ash, since I kind of know how you feel about this subject, is seafood closer to a vegetable than a meat?
Seafood is closer to being stationary then either of those things.
Haha! So you’re called up to grab a pic with a stranger, what’s your go-to pose?
Staunch like I’ll ruin your life but also cute cuz I need love too.
Finally and I’m sure you get asked this a LOT, but do you have any advice for anyone who’s thinking about competing?
1) Listen to your coach / invest in a (GOOD) coach
2) Don’t cut corners
3) Do your cardio
4) Don’t listen to anyone else
5) POSE POSE POSE
6) Always ensure your meals are prepped
7) Be consistent
8) Don’t get social media and compare yourself
9) Ask yourself what more can you do instead of just doing the bare minimum.
10) ENJOY THE PROCESS
Love it and thank you very much Ash! Where can people find you?
Facebook: Ash Wilson