Building Strength in Body, Mind, and Spirit with Ashley Lambert – The Fed and Fearless Podcast Episode 132

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There’s nothing wrong with wanting to improve your body in some way. However, it’s also important that we recognize our bodies for the amazing things that they are. Today’s guest is a trainer who helps women get stronger both through physical training and by focusing on mindset.



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About Ashley Lambert

Ashley Lambert has been in the health and wellness industry for over 10 years and is the founder and CEO of APL Wellness. Going into college she always knew she wanted to help people and create her own business but was unclear on what that would be.

While studying Biology, Ashley took a nutrition class and learned how food is one of our first lines of defense against disease. It became clear to her that many illnesses can be prevented with self-serving healthy habits and she knew spreading that message was part of her calling.

Following college, Ashley worked as a Personal Trainer with all types of people from all different walks of life. She gained knowledge and experience helping people reach a wide variety of wellness goals but really had a desire to focus on women and help them navigate through all the information available to them to decipher what was best for their unique bodies and goals.

APL Wellness was created because Ashley is passionate about helping women reshape their bodies. She empowers them to nourish themselves physically, mentally, and spiritually so they can build muscle, improve endurance and enhance self-esteem.

Training Beyond the Weights

In this episode, Ashley talks about how she helps her clients train in order to meet their various goals. She explains why lifting weights alone won’t fundamentally change your body type. In fact, she regularly reassures her clients that weight training won’t necessarily make them bulkier. 

Truth be told, a lot of what Ashley does involves re-educating women about what training really is all about. Many come to her with misconceptions that have been standing in their way. Once her clients are informed, they’re ready to take the right action.


An Evolving Approach to Training

Ashley describes how many clients first come to her focused solely on their weight. Over time, she helps them shift to looking at other relevant aspects of their lives like stress levels, self-confidence, and the other parts of physical strength. 

To do this, Ashley helps her clients recognize and celebrate every accomplishment, no matter how trivial they might seem. When we can track our progress with small wins, we will notice the greater improvement that we are all capable of.

How does your mindset influence your training? Leave a comment below! 


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  • What led Ashley to the health and wellness industry [4:40]
  • What it means to work regularly with clients as a trainer [10:55]
  • Why weight training won’t necessarily make you bulky [16:30]
  • Addressing body image issues that stand in the way of improvement [21:15]
  • Why a scale doesn’t provide a complete picture [30:00]
  • How group programs provide extra benefits for some people [38:30]



“You have to eat a certain way to gain that kind of muscle. You have to work out a certain way. If that’s not your goal, I’m not going to train you that way. There is this misconception that lifting heavy weights will make you bulky.” [17:58]

“There’s women who lift and there’s no one body type that comes from lifting weights. Everyone responds differently.” [20:45]

“It’s so important to celebrate the little things because those will add up to big things in the end.” [31:21]

“Just appreciate the journey that you’ve been on because where you’ve been is only going to help you get where you want to go.” [48:51]



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