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A Lady Goes West is about me, Ashley Pitt. My move from Florida to California more than four years ago is what inspired me to start this blog in 2012, which now covers my healthy-living adventures in fitness, food and fun in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Here you’ll find quick workouts, my weekly workout recaps, fitness tips and inspiration to add a little more healthy to your busy life.
I’m a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, writer and editor, who worked much of my professional life in corporate communications, public relations and copywriting before landing where I am today.
In addition to blogging (both for myself and for a fitness company), I teach several Les Mills group fitness classes a week around the San Francisco Bay Area, including Les Mills BODYPUMP, BODYATTACK and CXWORX, as well as barre classes. You can learn more about my fitness journey and experience over on the Fitness page, which includes how I got into the industry and some workout tips.
While I lead a pretty healthy life, I always have room for cheesecake, and I’m always down for a glass of cold white wine (or two). Also, I have a husband named Dave and a little white maltipoo named Rudy, and they are pretty much my everything!
What’s with your blog name?
The name of this blog came about because of a big move. Shortly after getting married, Dave and I relocated across the country from Orlando, Florida to San Francisco, California in the fall of 2012 for his job.
Having been born and raised in Florida, this move required me (us) to leave behind friends and family and all the comforts I’d (we’d) known for so long. But it also gave me a reason to start a blog, which is something I’d wanted to do for a couple of years. Here we are on our wedding day …
Although it hasn’t been easy, starting a life in San Francisco has been pretty awesome. Over the past four years, we’ve explored, learned so much about each other, and done more exciting things than ever before, and I finally lived life as a true city gal while we were smushed into a tiny apartment in Nob Hill of San Francisco. (These days we live in the East Bay in Walnut Creek with two whole bedrooms!)
What’s this blog about?
This blog is all about my life, but I also try to give you helpful information for yours. I’ll show you pictures of my food, tell you what I’ve been loving lately, offer short workout ideas, and I’ll always answer your comments and questions!