Ashley Horner is a sponsored fitness celebrity with a no-nonsense, “no mountain is too high” attitude. Mother to three little boys, she is an entrepreneur, cross-over athlete, pro fitness competitor, ultra-runner, and triathlete who is sponsored by prestigious companies like bodybuilding.com, RockTape, Reebok, and PowerDot. Ashley has a strong background in soccer, playing at a highly competitive level and with the Guam national soccer team. She has authored and sold over one million copies of her 14 training and nutrition programs, sold in eBook format. Her training facility, American Sled Dogs, is located in Virginia Beach, where she teaches women and men to never give up on their fitness goals. Ashley is the creator of the children’s fitness site SledPups where a team of sled pups compete around the nation. She also offers scholarships for children to help pay the cost of sports.
Ashley also owns Valkyrie Surf and Snow clothing line. Valkyrie, meaning “chooser of the slain,” is a female war goddess, a sister armed with helmet and spear. They are often depicted as riding wild wolves, or, in some accounts, as soaring through the air raven-like, scavenging for souls. The Valkyrie is emblematic of finding beauty in strength, the underlying theme in all of Ashley’s projects.
Ashley’s interests and accomplishments are largely philanthropic. She operates her Unbroken Foundation, a foundation to help support battered women and children living in shelters out of her American Sled Dogs facility. Also, as another program with the Unbroken Foundation, spouses of deployed husbands are able to attend classes and train for free at Ashley’s gym. Click here to donate to the Unbroken Foundation. In relation with the Unbroken Foundation she has recently opened American Brew, a coffee/whiskey bar in Virginia Beach on Shore Drive, where she soon hopes to employ battered women to help them get back on their feet. Fifty cents from every cup of coffee sold is donated to the foundation. She recently ran 280 miles for a shelter in North Carolina, raising over her goal amount of $15,000.
She has raised money for fallen military families by doing burpee broad jumps for 12 hours as well as for Spike’s K-9 in another event where she rowed 300 miles to raise money for the Virginia Beach working dogs. In her most recent projects, Ashley has begun work in Haiti with Maison Fortune Orphanage, where she will begin getting her hands in the dirt as she becomes more involved with the orphanage. She will be traveling back and forth with her boys as she creates a lasting relationship with the children and staff there.