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Ashley Varol

Cincinnati, OH 45230-2821

I am the Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness at the University of Cincinnati, along with adjunct professor at Xavier University, and Ph.D. candidate in Health Education at the University of Cincinnati. I am a Master Trainer for ACE and for BOSU and love to consider the endless possibilities working on our fitness and wellness can help us reach. I am recently married, and after visiting Turkey (where my husband is from) and seeing how fitness is viewed differently elsewhere, I look forward to continuing to share my knowledge by expanding my reach daily.

As a trainer, I love working on health goals over fitness goals-I want people to be healthy enough to get through their day and enjoy helping people realize that it's a personal journey, not a destination. I am "passively aggressive" with my clients, so if you want a drill sergeant, it's not me :)

As the Assistant Director, I get to mentor young professionals and seasoned professionals alike. I love teaching my students and staff about new equipment, new techniques, or just going back to the basics. I was fortunate enough to have a great set of mentors when I was coming up through the ranks, and I only hope I can pay that forward, and then some. At a diverse, urban campus like the University of Cincinnati, there are lots of battles to be won. The biggest one being with employee health, hence my role as Committee Co-Chair of the Healthy Living Connection. I enjoy bringing the simplicity of a healthy life to those I work with on a daily basis, as we are all role models to those we meet.

If I've sparked a note with you after you've read this, drop me a line!

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About Me

Degrees

  • Master's Degree, Health Education, University of Cincinnati
  • BS, Health & Exercise Science, University of Cincinnati
  • PhD, (in progress) Health Education-Worksite Health, University of Cincinnati

Years Experience

7-8

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Group Fitness Instructor
Verified
ACE - Personal Trainer
Verified
TPPT - Myofascial Compression™ Techniques
Verified
TRX - TRX Suspension Training Course
Verified
DA - Drums Alive - Basic Training
Pending Verification
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PB11 - Turbo Kick Instructor Training
Expired
Total Gym - GRAVITY Group
Agency Unavailable
Total Gym - GRAVITY Personal Training
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

American Red Cross

AED Certified

American Red Cross

Liability Insurance

  • Fitness and Wellness Insurance Agency (IDEA)

Ashley's Locations

University of Cincinnati Campus Recreation

2820 Bearcat Way
PO Box 210017
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0017

Additional Information

Rate

$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Medallion of Excellence

Languages Spoken

English

Gender

Female

8 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Philip Barbe on Dec 13, 2013

    I worked with Ashley a few years ago at UC. She was incredibly knowledgable and extremely fun to be around. I would recommend Ashley as a trainer for any of my good friends/family... Thanks Ash for the help and support!

  • by Kelley Wainscott on Oct 15, 2013

    Ashley is a Board Member for Women Fitness Association and colleague in the Personal Training field. Our paths first crossed when I started my career working toward becoming a Personal Trainer. Ashley was, and is, a terrific source of knowledge with many years of solid experience. In addition to being a Personal Trainer for the YMCA, I also have my Masters Degree in Communication and teach communication classes at the college level----Ashley is a great communicator. I am sure our paths will continue to cross as we pursue our field of personal training and helping others meet their goals which is a passion we share!

  • by Monica Schneider on Mar 03, 2012

    Ashley has helped me so much. She's a creative and tough personal trainer. She's always willing to answer questions and provide advice.She is the first person I thought of to ask questions about training during pregnancy and post-pregnancy because I trust her judgment and knowledge.

    Response by Ashley Varol on Mar 04, 2012

    Thanks so much Monica for your vote of confidence in me! I am so happy to know that I may have helped "behind the scenes" as you prepared for and now build back up from your pregnancy! Your little boy is just perfect and so lucky to have a mom like you as a role model! You know how to reach me if I can be of any further assistance! And let me know when I can get you in my gym again-you'd love the new ViPRs we have!!

  • by Kurt Sassmannshaus on Mar 03, 2012

    Very organized,consistent, knows how to adjust to individual needs, and does it all with a smile. The workouts are fun and very effective. Incredible administrator as well, perfect at multitasking and running a very large facility. Highly recommended!

    Response by Ashley Varol on Mar 04, 2012

    Thank you Kurt for your thoughtful review! Hard not to smile when I got to hear such amazing stories about your work and family-you all have so much to be proud of! I hope all is well with you and the family and that I keep seeing you in the gym! You are a delight to work with, and a person everyone can learn something from!

  • by Kimberly Beck on Dec 31, 2011

    Ashley is incredible! I have a strong personality and frankly, I can be difficult to motivate. She created a fitness program for me long ago and believe it or not, I am still sticking to it. I sit at a desk eight to ten hours a day, but I am in the best shape of my life. Thanks, Ashley!

    Response by Ashley Varol on Jan 01, 2012

    Glad to hear you are getting so much out of your program! Your strong personality serves you well in life, as well as in fitness, as you are able to listen to your body and speak up for what you want which not all people have the courage to do! Can't wait to see you tackle your goals in the new year!

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