Ashley Varol

My primary role is as a teaching faculty in the Exercise Science Program at Xavier University. My terminal degree is a Ph.D. in Health Education from the University of Cincinnati, where I focused on chronic pain and the role we play to address it. I am a Master Trainer for ACE and love to consider the endless possibilities working on our fitness and wellness can help us reach.

As a trainer, I love working on health goals over fitness goals-I want people to be healthy enough to get through their day and enjoy helping people realize that it's a personal journey, not a destination. I am "passively aggressive" with my clients, so if you want a drill sergeant, it's not me :)

If I've sparked a note with you after you've read this, drop me a line!

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About Me


  • Master's Degree, Health Education, University of Cincinnati
  • BS, Health & Exercise Science, University of Cincinnati
  • PhD, Health Education-Worksite Health/Chronic Pain, University of Cincinnati

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Expires: 2024-01-31 08:00:00 UTC
ACE - Certified Health Coach
Expires: 2024-01-31 08:00:00 UTC
ACE - Certified Medical Exercise Specialist
Expires: 2023-07-31 07:00:00 UTC
ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expires: 2024-07-31 07:00:00 UTC
DA - Drums Alive - Basic Training
YogaFit Training Systems Worldwide, Inc. - Level One: Foundations
YogaFit Training Systems Worldwide, Inc. - LEVEL THREE: Introspection
YogaFit Training Systems Worldwide, Inc. - Level Two: Communication
PB11 - Turbo Kick Instructor Training
Expires: 2014-02-07 08:00:00 UTC
Total Gym - GRAVITY Group
Agency Unavailable
Total Gym - GRAVITY Personal Training
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

American Red Cross
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2023-05-24 07:00:00 UTC

AED Certified

American Red Cross
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2023-05-24 07:00:00 UTC

Liability Insurance

  • Fitness and Wellness Insurance Agency (IDEA)

Additional Information


$50.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash , Credit Cards , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Medallion of Excellence
  • CECH Health Promotion and Education Graduate Student of the Year
  • Leading in Excellence Award
  • Kendra Violet Student Leadership Award
  • University of Cincinnati C-Ring Finalist
  • Healthy Worksite Bronze & Silver Medals

Languages Spoken




8 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Philip Barbe on Dec 13, 2013

    I worked with Ashley a few years ago at UC. She was incredibly knowledgable and extremely fun to be around. I would recommend Ashley as a trainer for any of my good friends/family... Thanks Ash for the help and support!

  • by Kelley Wainscott on Oct 15, 2013

    Ashley is a Board Member for Women Fitness Association and colleague in the Personal Training field. Our paths first crossed when I started my career working toward becoming a Personal Trainer. Ashley was, and is, a terrific source of knowledge with many years of solid experience. In addition to being a Personal Trainer for the YMCA, I also have my Masters Degree in Communication and teach communication classes at the college level----Ashley is a great communicator. I am sure our paths will continue to cross as we pursue our field of personal training and helping others meet their goals which is a passion we share!

  • by Monica Schneider on Mar 03, 2012

    Ashley has helped me so much. She's a creative and tough personal trainer. She's always willing to answer questions and provide advice.She is the first person I thought of to ask questions about training during pregnancy and post-pregnancy because I trust her judgment and knowledge.

    Response by Ashley Varol on Mar 04, 2012

    Thanks so much Monica for your vote of confidence in me! I am so happy to know that I may have helped "behind the scenes" as you prepared for and now build back up from your pregnancy! Your little boy is just perfect and so lucky to have a mom like you as a role model! You know how to reach me if I can be of any further assistance! And let me know when I can get you in my gym again-you'd love the new ViPRs we have!!

  • by Kurt Sassmannshaus on Mar 03, 2012

    Very organized,consistent, knows how to adjust to individual needs, and does it all with a smile. The workouts are fun and very effective. Incredible administrator as well, perfect at multitasking and running a very large facility. Highly recommended!

    Response by Ashley Varol on Mar 04, 2012

    Thank you Kurt for your thoughtful review! Hard not to smile when I got to hear such amazing stories about your work and family-you all have so much to be proud of! I hope all is well with you and the family and that I keep seeing you in the gym! You are a delight to work with, and a person everyone can learn something from!

  • by Kimberly Beck on Dec 31, 2011

    Ashley is incredible! I have a strong personality and frankly, I can be difficult to motivate. She created a fitness program for me long ago and believe it or not, I am still sticking to it. I sit at a desk eight to ten hours a day, but I am in the best shape of my life. Thanks, Ashley!

    Response by Ashley Varol on Jan 01, 2012

    Glad to hear you are getting so much out of your program! Your strong personality serves you well in life, as well as in fitness, as you are able to listen to your body and speak up for what you want which not all people have the courage to do! Can't wait to see you tackle your goals in the new year!

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