Bert Martinez catches up with pro fitness competitor Ashley Horner.
Ashley Horner is dedicated to her children and living a fit life.
She is a mother of three, cross-over athlete, pro fitness competitor, ultra-runner, and triathlete. She and her team are monthly contributors for Train for Her fitness magazine, writing a six-page spread each month. Ashley is also the Editor-in-Chief for the magazine. She represents prestigious companies like bodybuilding.com, RockTape, and Reebok.
She owns a training facility in Virginia Beach, American Sled Dogs, where she also operates the Unbroken Movement Foundation, a free program for battered women to train and regain confidence and strength. Also, spouses of deployed husbands are able to attend classes and train for free. Please click on the link to donate to Unbroken Movement. As part of the Unbroken Movement, Ashley has developed 50 chapters of the foundation (one in each state), led by Ashletes, that collect shoes for the homeless. Each month, shoes are collected, donated, and distributed.
Ashley also owns the Valkyrie clothing line and designs 100% of every item produced. Valkyrie, meaning “chooser of the slain,” is a female war goddess, a sister armed with helmet and spear. They are often depicted as riding wild wolves, or, in some accounts, as soaring through the air raven-like, scavenging for souls. The Valkyrie is emblematic of finding beauty in strength, the underlying theme in all of Ashley’s projects.