My name is Michael Ashford.
I’m just like you. I’ve got a family, I’ve got a full-time job (as a marketing executive at a software company), and I’ve got my hobbies and passions.
But in 2012 when I went to the beach with my wife and then-almost-2-year-old son, and my wife snapped the picture of me you see on the left, I saw the picture and was hit with the reality that I was not doing all I could to ensure I was taking care of myself and for my sake and for my family’s sake.
I was merely getting by, and I decided to change.In the years since, I’ve dedicated myself to living a healthy, active lifestyle by working out at least five times a week. I’ve changed my diet, for health reasons (gluten intolerance) and because so much of our health is directly linked to the foods we consume.
In July 2016, I became a certified personal trainer (NASM-CPT), further enhancing my dedication to fitness and health. I want to pass my love of fitness and health on to my kids. I want to give other busy fathers ideas for how to remain fit and active themselves and use that lifestyle to stay involved in their kids’ lives instead of checking out, as I see so many fathers doing.
Fit Dad Fitness is all about equipping fathers to live an active, involved, healthy life with their children.