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Encouraging fathers to live active, involved, healthy lives with their children

My Transformation

Hi there. My name is Michael Ashford.

I started my fitness journey in 2012 after I went to the beach with my wife and then-almost-2-year-old son, and my wife snapped the picture of me you see on the left. I saw the picture and decided right then I was sick of being the skinny guy.

In the years since, I’ve dedicated myself to living a healthy, active lifestyle by working out at least five times a week. I’ve changed my diet, for health reasons (gluten intolerance) and because so much of our health is directly linked to the foods we consume.

In July 2016, I became a certified personal trainer (NASM-CPT), further enhancing my dedication to fitness and health.

I want to pass my love of fitness and health on to my kids – I have a son and a daughter – and also be healthy myself so that I can live a long, fulfilling life as I grow older. I want to give other fathers ideas for how to remain fit and active themselves and use that lifestyle to stay involved in their kids’ lives instead of checking out, as I see so many fathers doing.

Fit Dad Fitness is all about encouraging fathers to live an active, involved, healthy life with their children.

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Online Fitness Coaching & Training

Kickstarting Your Fitness Journey

I’d love to work with you to help you reach your health and fitness goals. Whether its gym workout plans, at-home programs, nutritional advice or anything else health- and fitness-related, I can help.

As an NASM-CPT online fitness coach, I can work with anyone, anywhere, and everything is customized specifically for your needs and your goals. I’ll work with you to formulate a plan and provide you the following services:

  • Initial Fitness Assessment & Goal Setting
  • Customized Workout Plans
  • Access to Client App with Training Videos
  • Check-Ins, Encouragement & Motivation
  • Nutritional Advice

Free Downloadable eBooks

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14 Fit Rules for Fit Dads

My latest eBook, 14 Fit Rules for Fit Dads, offers practical tips and lessons for any dad looking to up his fitness game.

This quick-hitting eBook provides training and nutrition advice, as well as effective resources that you can use to broaden your knowledge of health and fitness and set yourself up for success as you strive for your goals.

At the end of the eBook, I also discuss what it means to be a Fit Dad and why paying attention to your physical health and well-being is so important — not just for your sake, but for the sake of your family as well.

And its totally free — no questions asked! I won’t even ask you for your email. I want this information in the hands of every dad, so enjoy, and share it with a friend.

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Grow Your Own Tomatoes

One of the reasons I started Fit Dad Fitness was to pass along the ideas and techniques that have worked for me when it comes to beginning a fitness program, remaining dedicated to it, and eating healthier to ensure you maximize the time you spend being active.

This free eBook, Grow Your Own Tomatoes, is all about encouraging others to live an active, fit, healthy lifestyle; to not check out when it comes to your health, fitness and well-being; and to not rely on others to provide the results that only hard work, patience and effort can produce.

And its totally free — no questions asked! I won’t even ask you for your email. I want this information in the hands of every dad, so enjoy, and share it with a friend.

Let’s start planting.

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