How/when did you get started in training and living a fit lifestyle?
I was always an active and competitive kid. I started competing in women’s artistic gymnastics at the age of 7 until I was 16. I also completed my Level 1 gymnastics coaching certificates in Alice Springs. So my passion for fitness was always there.
The motivation to begin the journey I am currently on came from a disturbing relationship where I was physically, mentally and emotionally abused. I escaped it, locked myself away from the world and became an anxious closed book. I was lucky enough to be introduced to Gabe who was a coach in the bodybuilding industry, being blown away by the information I was given, the transformation my body could go through, hearing the opportunities that may arise from the sport, and the faith that Gabe had in me and my future in the sport. My eyes lit up! I was hooked and never once looked back. Back then I would never have known he would change my life forever.
What is the most challenging thing about being a fitness model?
Kicking self-doubt in the butt! Trying to be and do the best day in and day out. Learning to overcome certain obstacles and negativity that enters my life. We are not all perfect but people expect us to be.
Remembering we are all human and it’s ok to fall because that’s when we learn to use our wings to fly.
What products and supplements do you swear by?
My all-time favorite supplements that I swear by are:
● Core Nutritionals Core Hard Extreme: My estrogen and cortisol support supplement
● Ambrosia Nektar: My daily organ health supplement to keep my insides healthy and functioning properly
● MTS Greens + Multi: My greens, multivitamin and probiotic supplement that assists with general health and well-being
● Creation Supplements ALCAPure: My fat metabolizer of choice to ensure that my body is using body fat as a source of energy during cardio and my weights workouts
● I also absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE De Novo Nutrition Utopia! My concentration and mental focus enhancer!
What are your top 3 favorite exercises?
1. Chin Ups: I’m a beast at chin ups! There are so many different variations using so many different muscles!
2. Anything Booty Related: I love growing my peach!
3. Squats: It is always nice to feel strong and hit solid numbers on squats!
Do you listen to music while you train? If so, what’s your favorite type of music you like working out to?
I sure do! This is only new for me though as I find myself tone deaf lol. If you saw my playlist you would all laugh. It’s a range from country music to rap and hip hop. My Spotify is “ashacoulthard” so feel free to go have a look at my latest playlist and have a giggle.
Do you ever encounter stereotypes with the way you look?
Yes definitely. It’s the world we live in. People think I am self-absorbed, obsessed with image and take performance enhancing drugs.
What is your current training style, routine or split?
My current training style at the moment is designed to help me grow and get in condition ready for my next competition! Making sure I am progressively overloading with weights each and every week so that my body continues to change, adapt, and ultimately grow. I have started tracking my workouts and keeping notes of what weights I am lifting for how many reps before I reach failure. My current split is as follows:
Monday: Hamstrings and Glutes
Saturday: Full Leg
Sunday: Rest and Recovery
What are your favorite clean foods and splurge foods?
Clean foods: Protein pancakes with frozen blueberries, and bagels. I love bagels!
Splurge foods: I’m not sure if this is the country girl coming out in me but it’s definitely a beef pie! In particular beef & mushroom or beef & kidney pies from Lovey’s in Alice Springs!
If you were trapped on an island, what 3 things would you bring with you?
1. My favorite Human aka my fiancé
2. My puppy Zepplyn aka IG: Misterzepplyn have a look and you’ll
definitely understand why
3. An esky full of Lovey’s pies!
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Poked a boy on Facebook… Now marrying him in less than 15 weeks.
What tips do you have for a beginner at the gym?
Seek advice and don’t be afraid of a challenge! Don’t ever give up, nothing is out of reach. Just have faith, trust the process and believe you can do it. You are your worst enemy, don’t let self-doubt stop you from doing what you are truly made to do! Don’t ever feel like you are failing someone and always live the life you want to live. Stay humble and remember “Team work makes the dream work”!
More about Asha Coulthard
Born In: Meningie, South Australia
Resides: Adelaide, South Australia
YouTube: Keeping Up With Asha A Fitness Model’s Journal
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