"Everyone is an athlete. But some of us are training, and some of us are not." Dr. George Sheehan, runner/writer/philosopher
ACT Running is not simply an exercise team. It is a community that finds common ground in fitness, laughter and friendship. Ashley's coaching focuses equally between the fundamentals of running, self-confidence, and community. Beginner runners are trained using a Run-Walk-Run method (scheduled walk breaks) which allows your body and mind to safely increase distance and speed. Returning runners are taken from their fitness level to where they wish to be. ACT Running makes running accessible, sustainable and down-right enjoyable.
American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer
Current CPR/First Aid Certified
Community Feel & Resources
Weekly Tips, including nutrition and injury prevention
About Coach Ashley:
A recreational runner turned coach, Ashley Thompson's approach to running makes the sport accessible to a wide-range of people. Her passion is fostering the love of running and keeping clients injury-free. Ashley's coaching experience includes working with DetermiNation (the American Cancer Society's endurance team), Austin Runners Meetup and Team Footworks (South Miami, Florida). Ashley is the former Recreation Manager at the Ocean Reef Club and was on the Programming Staff at Camp Friendship; vocations that balanced creativity and fitness. As a mother of two, she understands the challenges of fitting exercise into life and appreciates the "attitude adjustment" a good run brings. Most importantly, Ashley is convinced that everyone is an athlete.