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Personal Trainer · Mobility Specialist · Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach  
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Hello and welcome!

My name is Ashley Norton, and I’m a Canadian who has been living overseas since 2007. I have lived in China, Australia, Sweden (twice), and I currently reside in Istanbul, Turkey. I have nearly 10 years’ experience coaching clients around the world of all fitness levels, ranging from 18-80 years of age. Growing up, I participated in a variety of sports, including gymnastics, swimming, ice hockey and rugby union, and I’ve spent a lifetime passionately learning about the human body. 
I treat each client as a whole person with their own unique qualities, skillsets, values, priorities and needs. Whether you’re interested in improving your physical fitness or establishing lasting nutritional and lifestyle habits, I will meet you where you’re at and help you take ownership of your actions and behaviours.  


I am dedicated to helping you define your goals, what 'progress' looks like to you and how best to measure it.  I will help you set realistic expectations and support a positive, motivated and successful mindset.  I value the journey and process of obtaining and maintaining a healthy lifestyle for the purpose of longevity and optimal health. I believe in real, lasting lifestyle changes from the inside out, not superficial quick fixes.  


Whether you have physical, nutritional or lifestyle goals, I help individuals like you build fierce minds and unstoppable bodies!

My qualifications include:

  • BA in Sociology, 2007

  • MA in Sociology (Gender and Sport), 2009

  • MA in Primary Teaching, 2012 

  • Certificate III & IV Personal Training, NSW, Australia, 2014

  • Exercising after Pregnancy for Optimal Outcomes, 2014

  • Boxing Skills and Fitness Level 3, 2014

  • Fundamentals of Kettlebell Training Level 1, 2015

  • Gymnastics Bodies® – Foundations 1 Certification, 2016 

  • Active Anatomy- ‘Concepts of Optimal Functioning, Postural correction and Core Strength,’ 2016 

  • Precision Nutrition® Level 1 Nutrition Coaching, 2018

  • Functional Range Conditioning (FRC®), 2019

  • Precision Nutrition® Level 2 Nutrition Coaching, 2020

  • Precision Nutrition® Level 2 Nutrition Coaching (updated course), 2023


Other cool stuff I’ve done:

  • Handstands Workshop – With Cirque du Soleil performer Andraii Bondarenko, 2017 

  • Middle/Side Splits Workshop-Kit Laughlin ‘Stretch Therapy’ method, 2017

  • Handstands workshop with handstand practitioner Yuval Ayalon, 2018  

  • Wim Hof – Breathing Method Workshop, 2018 

Why work with me?

I can help with

Calisthenics (bodyweight training)

Gymnastics strength training skills

Using equipment like kettlebells, dumbbells and barbells

Weighted mobility training using a variety of methods

Helping alleviate symptoms associated with ‘Generalised Back Pain’

Pre and post-natal training

Injury rehabilitation

HIIT (high intensity interval training)

Strength and conditioning

Postural correction

Habit-based Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching

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