Personal Trainer · Mobility Specialist · Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach
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
HIIT (high intensity interval training)
Strength and conditioning
Habit-based Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching