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A Lady Goes West is about me, Ashley Pitt. My move from Florida to California five years ago is what inspired me to start this healthy lifestyle blog, which now covers my adventures in fitness, food and fun in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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. And you can read a ton more about what I’ve been working on over on my Press page.
On A Lady Goes West, you’ll find quick workouts, pictures of healthy food, my weekly workout recaps, wellness tips and inspiration to add a little more balance to your very busy life. And because I’m currently expecting my first little one this year, you’ll also find a lot about pregnancy and my path to getting pregnant, which I detail in my first ebook, “Fit and Fertile.”
Who is Ashley Pitt?
I’m just a lady who lives fitness, food and fun.
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-style classes, including Bootybarre. And 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 handsome husband named Dave and a little white maltipoo named Rudy, and they are pretty much my everything!
What’s with the blog name?
The name of this blog came about because of that big move across the country. Shortly after getting married, Dave and I relocated 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.
Although it hasn’t been easy, starting a life in San Francisco has been pretty awesome. Over the past five years, we’ve explored, learned so much, I started working in fitness, and we’ve done more exciting things than ever before. Also, 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 of San Francisco in Walnut Creek with two whole bedrooms, and for more on our adventures, head on over to the San Francisco page and Travel pages.
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!
How can you join the fun?
New blog posts are published Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, so check back for those. You can also follow A Lady Goes West on social media here:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aladygoeswest/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/apstyle
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aladygoeswest/
- Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/aladygoeswest/
And, I’d LOVE it if you signed up for my email list to stay in touch. You can do that on the sidebar, and you’ll get a free gift just for doing so.
You can also join the A Lady Goes West Friends Facebook group to have some helpful informal discussions every day of the week with other like-minded busy and fit gals.
By the way, I’m so glad you’re here!