Uforia Studios’ Ashley Capurro caught up with us just in time for our San Fran Corporate Challenge! Ashley’s time with Uforia has helped her find a new confidence level and also allowed her to express herself in a whole new way. Find out how Ashley stays motivated to maintain her healthy regime while giving herself a little wiggle room once in a while, and sign up for the Corporate Challenge to join her for a class!
What’s your biggest motivation to get into shape?
I have a lot of motivating factors when it comes to getting in shape. My biggest ones are food and getting stronger. I LOVE food, and even though I eat clean 70% of the time, I work out and I work out hard! That way when I do want to indulge, whether it be for one meal or a whole weekend, I don’t beat myself up about it, nor do I regret a single thing I eat! It’s all about balance and rewarding yourself for hard work. Currently, I would say I am in the best shape of my life! And it feels great! I have noticed results in my body, but what excites me the most is when I notice how much stronger I am getting each week. I’m lifting heavier and I’m running sprints even faster, and I feel so accomplished! If you told me a year ago I could run a 12.5 speed (the max speed) on the treadmill at Barry’s Bootcamp, I would have said, “You’re crazy. I’d be that girl flying off the treadmill!” Now, I’m sprinting at 12.5 with a huge smile on my face and wishing the max speed would go even faster!
How do you create new routines so your clients are always trying something new?
Coming up with new routines and new content is something I struggle with to be honest! I try to take as many classes as I can from other instructors to see what they are doing differently. Once I find new choreo or motivational phrases that I love and want to use, I will put my own Ashley flare to it!
What’s your favorite part about the warmer weather?
The warm weather means so many amazing things… Summer BBQs, working out outside, more vitamin D which helps so much with my mental health, and having a consistent tan! That sun-kissed tan always helps define those muscles a little bit more than usual, and who doesn’t love that?!
How did you figure out you wanted to become a trainer at Uforia?
As a kid, I used to perform in plays and talent shows, and I loved being in the spotlight! When I took Drea Garcia’s class for the first time back in November 2016, I was thinking, “Girl who are you, and how do I be like you?! Sign me up!” Drea actually trained me throughout my certification process. I suggest everyone take her class. It is killer, and SO fun!
What’s your favorite thing to do on your day off?
On my days off from instructing, you can find me working out at Orangetheory with my mom, who is also one of my biggest motivations to stay in shape. She is almost 60, has a 6-pack, and totally could pass as my sister! When I’m not working out and taking a rest day, I sleep! My bed is my favorite place on the planet! You can also find me at Dolores Park covered in glitter and dancing in the sunshine with friends. I also enjoy going to concerts and music festivals all over the country. Music is my life, my saving grace… which is why I fell in love with Uforia in the first place!
If you had the choice, what would your go-to meal be?
My go to healthy meal is a quinoa bowl with grilled chicken, chopped garlic, tomatoes, avocado, arugula, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper! My go to cheat meal is pizza, with lots of ranch dressing! I’m not gonna lie, I eat a lot of pizza!
What’s the most rewarding part of working out for you?
The most rewarding thing about working out is noticing those physical, mental, and spiritual results. Once I see those little changes in my legs or tummy or jawline, it’s so easy to make kickass workouts part of my daily routine! I continuously see those awesome results. It’s a domino effect! And the mental results have been so empowering. I’ve always been a confident person but before I became an instructor, I was going through a rough phase in my life and my confidence was completely shot. Being an instructor has helped me gain my confidence back and help me discover this new confidence I never knew I had! I’m in love with who I am, I’ve fought to become her, and that is the best feeling! I have come a long way over the past 6 years, and I owe a lot of it to staying in shape, taking care of my body, and being a Uforia Revolutions Rockstar!