Today is Spotlight time on the PumpUp Blog, and what PumpUp Member did we get the dirt on this week? @zebrashley, that’s who! This wall climbing fitness advocate shares her life with PumpUp!

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Ashley joined PumpUp 4 months ago after she saw a famous Instagramer raving about the app, and she said to herself, “I have to get PumpUp!” Like a lot of our PumpUp members Ashley was already living a healthy lifestyle, Ashley tells us that even before PumpUp she worked out and ate clean. PumpUp has however taken Ashley’s lifestyle to the next level, “my workouts are more intense and refreshing. The app has pushed me to do exercises I did not think I could do.”

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Ashley’s Favorite part about PumpUp is “the little tips and tricks it gives me while loading, they are actually really helpful!” Her fave workout has got to be yoga and balance moves. Ashley tells us, “I love being on my hands. The reason that I got into yoga was actually because I was so bad at it. I couldn’t even do a handstand at all! I practiced everyday for weeks. Now I move onto even more challenging poses!”

We have some advice for all of you looking to be healthier from Ashley, “always enjoy what you are doing. As long as you enjoy the workouts, you will end up sticking to it.” Now Ashley isn’t saying, go try out Zumba if you hate dance, or lace up your skates if you have never played hockey before what she is saying is do something that challenges you, but doesn’t frustrate you. She says, “I’m not saying you should push yourself too far out of your comfort zone’s so that you quit because it is too far.” As we all know, you have to challenge yourself to change yourself!

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Ashley’s favourite snack to chow down on is some kale chips, “I am always craving something salty and they are the perfect substitute for fattening chips.”

Who motivates Ashley to work hard everyday and keep eating healthy? We asked her and she tells us that it comes from all the other PumpUp Members! “Whether it is from the encouraging comments or seeing other fit girls that make me want to look like them.”

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What’s Interesting About Ashley?

“I am 17 years old. I am headed off to Notre Dame of Maryland in the fall to play basketball for their team. I have played for 8 years. I am so grateful I get to play at a higher level.”

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Ashley’s plan with PumpUp is to maintain her active life. She notes, “I know I will be able to do this because the app makes it easy to stay focused on a healthy life.” We love your healthy life Ashley; keep up your motivation on PumpUp, and good luck next year playing basketball! Follow Ashley on PumpUp @zebrashley