The Woman Behind the Fierce

I’m Ashley Johns.  I’m a woman who was once leading a completely different lifestyle.  Falling deep, I decided there was no where deeper I could let myself go, so I got up off the ground, brushed myself off and learned how to move forward.  I had no idea what the journey before me was going to mean to me and my Future.

Fierce Forward became a mantra for my lifestyle early on in my journey.  It is not only a mantra, but an attitude.  It may be best defined simply, “to move forward fiercely.”

My life has done a complete 180 and I give myself all the credit in the world for that change!  I have come a very long way and am a happier woman now with so much to smile about.  I have found that my passion is helping others find their forward movement to a Healthy Lifestyle.  This is a mind game and it’s completely up to you!  It’s You vs. You.

Feel free to email me at

I am here to share with you Motivation, Inspiration, Healthy Recipes, Workouts, my favorite Fitness Fashion as… it comes along, others’ Stories and work together as a group of people that share this goal of living a healthy life. I believe a healthy mind is where it all starts; the rest will follow. Each day I work at progressing as a person and wake up grateful for everything I have. This mantra I live by now: Know that everything you have now is all you need. I believe it is important to strive for goals but also know that you have to be grateful for where you are in this moment now and always be present.

Photography by Cockdiesel Photography


10 Responses to “The Woman Behind the Fierce”

  1. Monica February 20, 2012 at 12:01 am #

    Hi Ashley,
    I was just checking out your blog for the first time and want to tell you how much I love it! Most of all, I love your honesty and straightforward attitude. I lost 40 pounds a couple of years ago, so I can totally relate to your journey, and now all I want to do is inspire others to live a healthier lifestyle so they feel better too! I’m also trying to surround myself with more like-minded, healthy-living people, whether online or in “real life”. lol I just started a blog of my own if you would like to check it out!
    Take care!

  2. Stephanie March 13, 2012 at 4:59 am #

    Hey Ashley,

    I was just checking out your page after I saw you on Facebook. I love all your videos of work outs and healthy eating posts. I’ve just started my workout journey to get a body that I will love because right now I do not like what I see in the mirror. Like you stated in your video, Ive also struggled with weight my entire life, I’m looking forward to ending that struggle with changing my LIFESTYLE. Your story is very inspirational to watch and proves with hard work you can do anything. Thank you for sharing and motivating so many people to start living healthy.

    • fierceforward March 13, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

      Steph, yes! anything IS possible with hard work, commitment, dedication and the will to NEVER GIVE UP when it gets tough….and it will many times throughout your journey. HOW EXCITING!!! You got this in the bag steph, if you want something bad enough, you will do whatever it takes to get it. Don’t forget to start a Motivational Board. and if you need help along the way, my services are here.

      Good luck girl and Fierce Forward! Ashley

  3. mygoalcalledlife March 29, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    Hi Ashley! Great blog!! I am preparing for my first competition and love reading about your successes 🙂

    • fierceforward April 1, 2012 at 11:52 pm #

      Hey girl, thanks so much!!! Keep moving forward, it will be an AMAZING experience. Putting hard work into yourself will NEVER be regretful…only gaining so much!

    • fierceforward April 5, 2012 at 11:22 pm #

      Hey girl, thank you so much. Don’t diet hard, keep it healthy and have fun! Ash

  4. JZ April 23, 2012 at 1:02 am #

    Your story is exactly what my book, Breaking the Chains of Obesity, is all about. You are one trooper and you shall inspire the world! Great job losing your weight, keeping it off and developing into a hot momma! xo JZ from and JZ Fitness on Facebook

    • fierceforward April 24, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

      Thanks Jz!!!

      • Alexandria Slade June 21, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

        Hi Ashley,
        I discovered you through body space, and have been improving my muscle for a few months now, and was originally inspired by Jamie Eason. However, I really needed somebody with my height, because to be honest its totally different building muscle for 5”2 and 5”9 girls.:) I am heading to Air Force basic training in September, and trying to get seriously lean and healthy. I love the progress you’ve made and the way that you present working out and eating healthy. I am definitely looking forward to following your page here, keep up the good work!

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