ABOUT ASH

Personal Training · Nutrition Coaching · Mobility Training

Meet Ash Norton

Health Coach & Personal Trainer

Hello and welcome!

 

My name is Ashley Norton, and I’m a Canadian who has been living overseas for over 10 years. I have lived in Shanghai, China, Sydney, Australia and I currently reside in Gothenburg, Sweden. I have over 6 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, 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

 

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 kettle bells, dumbbells and barbells

Weighted mobility training using a variety of methods

Helping alleviate symptoms associated with ‘Generalised Back Pain’

Booty sculpting and strengthening

HIIT (high intensity interval training)

General Strength and conditioning

Postural correction

Habit based Nutrition Coaching