Ashley is an eclectic: a wife, mom, teacher, trainer, author, lapsed lawyer, lover of fitness, lover of Jesus, & more. An ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer, Ashley has almost 30 years in the fitness industry and an equally lengthy journey with the Lord. Founding ShemaFit in 2015 and 4:13 Fitness Club in 2018, Ashley embraced God's call on her life to return health & fitness to the realm of the sacred. With her masters from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Ashley is uniquely equipped for the journey God has her on -- to fuse faith & fitness -- equipping others to love God with all their body, mind & spirit.
Rachel's a mom of four and a certified high school English teacher, with her masters in school counseling. Rachel's passion for health and running fueled her completion of 14 half-marathons. Rachel grew up in the Catholic church and recently pursued Holy Yoga training -- a journey that has transformed her spiritual life. Rachel is excited to teach Holy Yoga at 4:13 where people will use the modality of yoga to worship Jesus through prayer, breath work and movement. Rachel longs to help people experience God's presence through the unity of body, mind and spirit.
Brad is a family man with a unique journey. Although always fit and active, Brad's passion for fitness didn't start until after chemotherapy. This is when Brad began discovering the parallels between his walk with God and fitness. Brad has studied martial arts for over 10 years and holds a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Dedicated to bringing healing to the whole person -- body, mind, and spirit -- Brad is currently:
Andrea is a 200 hour Holy Yoga Instructor and Holy Yoga Certified Trauma-Sensitive Instructor. She has a passion for helping people heal and find a thriving purpose filled life! A fellow sojourner with struggles of her own, Andrea experiences a pouring of God's love and healing on her through Holy Yoga ... and she wants as many other people as possible to experience that as well! Married with 3 boys, Andrea leads an adventure-filled life, and she looks forward to helping you find health and life however she can!
Yvonne is a NASM Certified PT, AFAA certified GFI/PT, as well as a Stott Pilates Certified Reformer and Mat Instructor who has 15 + years in the fitness industry, both as an instructor and in management. Yvonne's passion for fitness and her desire to serve God have been expressed in prior initiatives such as launching Spirit Fit Ministries and writing for Women of the Word Online Magazine. An expert in her field, Yvonne is a natural at fusing faith & fitness!
Faithfully following Christ for over 15 years, Kara is very excited to fuse her faith with fitness. A former court reporter of almost 20 years who left due to chronic pain, Kara believes 4:13 Fitness Club is the right fit for her -- where she brings office, administrative & bookkeeping experience to a ministry that helps her restore her health while fueling her love for Christ.