We love featuring our everyday GORGOgirls that are inspiring us to crush life and a balanced approach to fitness.
Meet Ashley Meyer.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR FITNESS LIFE
Growing up, I was the furthest from being interested in anything related to exercise. The most I remember doing was playing volleyball my sophomore year of high school. Fast forward to 2014 – I vividly remember going clothes shopping (which I still to this day loathe doing ) and realizing that if I wanted to buy the jeans I wanted, they would have to be a size 20 and I was not about to buy them.
That pushed me into starting out on a new journey in life that will hopefully one day, not only make me look better, but feel better about myself as well. I started going to the gym and found a whole new focus in life – myself. Going to Camp GORGO for the first time in 2016 really lit a spark in me and I found an entirely new love for the gym and learning to become comfortable in my own skin.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR NON-FITNESS LIFE.
This part of my life is far less interesting, but here it goes!
For the past 7 years, I have worked for the State of Missouri. During the summer, I love to be outside, so for the past few summers I have been hitting up all the state parks around Missouri for short hiking trips. If I had the funds, I would travel the world in a heartbeat. In March 2018, I went to see Havasu Falls in Supai, AZ with a couple fellow GORGO Girls.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT GORGO?
I first heard about Camp GORGO in 2015 and instantly thought it was not for me. A couple of friends went for their first time that year and came back convincing me that I had to go in 2016. I thought “Why not? It’s a year away and I have plenty of time to prepare myself.” Little did I know how much I would love everything Camp has to offer.
The inspiration, motivation and acceptance all of the girls have for everyone there is incredible. Most people would think that this big of a group of girls all together for an entire weekend, there would be all kinds of drama and judgements and cliques. GORGO Girls are total opposite. The amount of love and support you get from each and every one of them is unbelievably amazing and you will leave Camp with lifelong friendships that you will forever cherish. We all laugh together, cry together and make some of the most amazing memories. Camp GORGO 2019 will be my fourth Camp and I cannot wait to squeeze everyone’s necks!!