Ashley has cemented herself as an inspiration and hard-to-beat athlete in the industry, and is represented by big companies such as Bodybuilding.com, Reebok, and RockTape. Not only is Ashley a well-rounded athlete, competing in ultra runs, iron mans, and powerlifting competitions, she is a multi-passionate entrepreneur: owning a gym in Virginia Beach called American Sled Dogs, a coffee and wine brewery called American Brew, and a for purpose foundation called Unbroken Movement. Because of her success, Ashley has incorporated into her business model the important task of giving back.
And that is why the Becoming Extraordinary series was created — to give back by coaching thousands through her downloadable programs so men and women can become their best selves, to becoming extra–ordinary.
"Bring effort every day, that’s all I’m asking of you.
Be prepared. Be intentional and cut out the bullshit.”
Who it is for: If you need a home workout program or coming back from an extended fitness break (child birth, injury, or just out of shape), this program is perfect. Requires minimal equipment. Estimated Time: 1 hour in the early phase, 1.5 to 2 hours in the later phases; five days a week for twelve weeks Goal Type: Fat loss Meal Plan: Included Home or Gym: Both Want to buy? Click here
Who it is for: Athletes looking for a home program with a workout intensity comparable to Pipehitter. Also considered the sequel to Recreating You. Estimated Time: 1.5 hours, five days a week for twelve weeks Goal Type: Increase fitness, fat loss Meal Plan: Included Home or Gym: Both Want to buy? Click here
Who it is for: If you are new to Ashley’s trainers or to weightlifting, this is a good place to start. Workload will increase gradually as you transition from full body workouts to muscle group-specific training to workouts with supersets and trisets. Cardio is minimal in the beginning and increases as the program progresses. Estimated Time: 1.5 hours average, five days a week for twelve weeks Goal Type: Fat loss Meal Plan: Included Home or Gym: Gym Want to buy? Click here.
Who it is for: Very similar to Becoming Extraordinary, except with an emphasis on muscle building using different reps and sets. Perfect for people trying to bulk or alter their skinny fat body type. Has less cardio than BE. Estimated Time: 1.5 average, five days a week for twelve weeks Goal Type: Build muscle Meal Plan: Included Home or Gym: Gym Want to buy? Click here
Who it is for: Considered the sequel to Becoming Extraordinary and Magnify You, AP follows a similar training philosophy by training specific muscle groups each day. Also includes some long distance running. Not for beginners. Estimated Time: Varies 1 to 2 hours, depending if cardio is included. A 100 day program. Goal Type: Fat loss, increased fitness Meal Plan: Included, but very simple Home or Gym: Gym Want to buy? Click here
Who it is for: Athletes looking to increase their fitness and strength quickly. Although mostly performance based, you will see fat reduction and muscle gains. Pipehitter 2 is an extension of the original PH, with slightly more emphasis on upper body strength. Estimated Time: 1.5 to 2 hours average, five days a week for eight weeks Goal Type: Increase fitness, fat loss, muscle building Meal Plan: Included, but very simple. Home or Gym: Gym Want to buy?: Click here for Pipehitter and here for Pipehitter 2
Who it is for: Anyone who is in a physically demanding profession (ex. law enforcement, military, first responders) looking to increase and maintain fitness. Training similar to that found in the Pipehitter trainers. Estimated Time: 1.5 hours, five days a week for eight weeks. Goal Type: Increased fitness, fat loss Meal Plan: Included Home or Gym: Gym Want to buy? Click here
Who it is for: NOT for beginners. It’s specifically designed for women who are physically and mentally ready to perform challenging lifts and hard-as-nails conditioning work. I can give you the tools and be in your ear every day, but if you’re just going to half-ass it, you may as well quit before you’ve even started. If you’re ready, then commit to the program and commit to yourself.
Estimated Time: three to five times a week for six weeks
Who it is for: If you’re looking to build a derriere that’ll have others doing a double take, this supplemental trainer is perfect. Can be combined with another program. Estimated Time: 45 minutes or less, three times a week for six weeks Goal Type: Muscle building Meal Plan: Not included Home or Gym: Both Want to buy? Click here
Who it is for: A supplemental trainer that builds core strength and teaches you how to eat to reveal your hard work. Estimated Time: 30 minutes or less, five times a week for six weeks Goal Type: Build and strengthen core Meal Plan: Not included, but recommendations given Home or Gym: Both Want to buy? Click here
Who it is for: Running lovers looking to increase endurance and speed. Estimated Time: 45 minutes to an 1.5 hours, three times a week for eight weeks. Goal Type: Increase endurance and speed Meal Plan: Not included Home or Gym: Access to a track, measured running area, or treadmill Want to buy? Click here
Who it is for: Can be done solo or in combo with another program, Momentum is a high intensity interval training program perfect for those who have limited time to exercise or need a program that can be completed at home. Estimated Time: 20 to 45 minutes, five days a week for eight weeks Goal Type: Fat loss, increased fitness Meal Plan: Not included Home or Gym: Both Want to buy? Click here
Who is it for: Anyone wanting a short detox, needing help overcoming sugar addiction, help relieve illness/disease symptoms. Please talk with your doctor before starting.**Not recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing.**
Estimated Time: 3 days
Goal Type: Three day juice cleanse, no consuming any food during this duration. May experience fatigue and hunger while body detoxes
What you can expect: A sixty minute recording of an inspirational speech given by Ashley to a group of women. Learn about branding yourself, advice and tips on handling rejection, popular myths, and what to expect when competing for attention in a competitive industry. Who is it for: Anyone interested in fitness entrepreneurship and looking into getting in the industry. RTRL Quote: “I was in a drive-thru getting my son a kids meal. I handed the cashier my card and it was declined. I figured it was because I had been traveling recently. Come to find out, my then-boyfriend had taken me off all of the accounts. I looked back at Cash and at that moment swore that I was going to be successful for my boys.” Want to buy? Click here
Frequently Asking Questions
Q: How do I pick a program? A: I have found that what makes the decision process difficult is often over thinking which program will give the most results. The short answer: all of them will do what Ashley says they will do. Once you accept that to be true, comb through the examples I have provided and decide which training style appeals to you most. After that, it is up to you to see the whole program through.
Q: How soon will I see results? A: Every body is different, but I always caution to stay with a program for at least eight weeks before evaluating if it’s working or not. Most likely if results aren’t as obvious as you hoped, it’s a dietary issue, in which case I recommend keeping a written journal or using an app to track your food intake.
Q: What type of diet is Ashley Horner on? A: I can tell you this much: she doesn’t count calories or macros, she eats intuitively, and she eats on the lower end of the carb spectrum. In her core program Crux she details the kind of diet that is optimal to reveal abdominal muscles. I highly suggest this program.
Q: Her programs are expensive. Are they worth it? A: Absolutely. Ashley Horner has proven she possesses the knowledge and experience to train others to achieve their fitness goals. Her programs give detailed, extensive workouts with the highest intensity that guarantees results (or your money back!). But if price is an issue, check out her free program on Bodybuilding.com called Charlie Mike.
Q: I have tried Charlie Mike. What program should I do next?
A: If you’re looking for similar style training, I recommend Pipehitter or Valor (Breaking Boundaries if you workout at home).
Q: Is this a cookie cutter program? A: These programs are great options for people who don’t want to pay for the customization from a personal trainer. Although they are predesigned, don’t let the cookie cutter adjective fool you. Each person who completes these programs experience them differently. You customize them according to your goals and current fitness level by adjusting weights and scaling if needed. They’re awesome guidelines, especially for people who don’t know how to create their own programming, or for those who prefer to follow a step-by-step guide.
Q: Does Ashley have any discount codes for repeat customers? A: As a matter of fact, she [sort of] does! If you’ve purchased one of her trainers (excluding Crux and Sweet Cakes), you can buy your second (or third or fourth…) program at a discounted rate of $60.00. To take advantage of this, you need to send $60 via PayPal, and in the message box include your receipt/product number from your previous purchase (this can be found at the bottom of every page of your program if you’ve misplaced the email). Her team will respond within a few business days with your program.
Q: Where does Ashley Horner get her clothes? A: Reebok, baby! Versatile, comfortable, flattering workout apparel that aren’t see-through! Click here to head to the Reebok website.