- CrossFit Level 1 Certificate – February 2012
- CrossFit Kids Certificate - June 2012
- CrossFit Judges Certificate - February 2014, 2016
- CrossFit Level 2 Certificate - December 2016
- Bachelor of Science Physical Education – Malone University, 2010
- Bachelor of Science Health Education – Malone University, 2010
Coach Ashley Dennerlein became interested in fitness and athletics at a young age and at the age of three, began dancing. During that time her mother also introduced her to basketball, soccer, and softball. Ashley played all three sports starting at age 6 and while in high school, decided to focus on soccer. That decision helped her receive a scholarship to play soccer at Malone University. She played for four years and received a 2nd Team All-American award and was nominated captain during her senior year. Ashley discovered her love of leadership and coaching her teammates. After graduation, Ashley continued to coach at Malone University for two years and then at CVCA, Heartland Christian School, and now Hoover High School. Ashley’s love for coaching all ages inspired her to get her Level 1 and Level 2 CrossFit and CrossFit Kids certifications.
Coach Ashley found CrossFit in 2012. After graduating and no longer having a team to train with, she became bored with running on her own and doing workouts that only applied to soccer. Her aunt, Heidi Bogue, convinced her to give it a try. Ashley followed Heidi (on her bike at 5 am) to her first CrossFit workout and has been hooked every since. The team aspect and community is what drew her to CrossFit and kept her coming back. Ashley has coached adults and teens and has experience training various sports teams at multiple high schools over the past five years.
Ashley currently teaches Health and Physical Education at North Canton Hoover High School and is a welcome addition to the coaching team at CrossFit HighGear! If you are looking for a positive program for the child or teen in your life, Coach Ashley can help. Her coach “eye” and skillful cues can help anyone become fit and healthy. She is also incredibly capable of adapting workouts to anyone with specific limitations or injuries. Thank you Coach Ashley for being a committed part of the CFHG Team!