I’m am a Health & Wellness Advocate and Group Fitness Coach. Previously, I worked as a Regional Vice President for a financial services company, where I managed a territory of over 3,000 financial advisors. It was during this time that I fell in love with the fitness world and the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle.  


I bring a sense of community but also a sense of humor! Laughter is the best medicine and sometimes we all need a good laugh right after we have had that good cry. The power of a hug can change your whole attitude and I believe the power of a positive word can change the world! I am thankful for a place to land where our values will be the same.


I have a 13-year-old son named Ty, and an amazing husband named Nick and an adorable dog named Bandit. Those 3 are my "why"! I want my son to grow up to be a kind, giving, reliable man. He can learn this by the example we set. I enjoy boating, the beach, hanging with friends and vacations with my family.  


I have chosen The Marble Method because I have yet to see anything more personalized and comprehensive as Ashley has created. Here, we are able to give back to the community, care deeply for the members and their lives, change not just the physical but the mental mindset, and help women to be strong and ABLE. That's just the beginning and it is only some of the reasons I will love this community! 


5 Personal Trainer Tips:

  1. As soon as you wake up drink 8-12 oz of water BEFORE you do anything else!  

  2. If you are doing strength and cardio training you should do strength first and then cardio. You are more likely to burn out and not be at your strongest if you are tired from the cardio. 

  3. Remember that with food and nutrition it is about what you ABSORB not what you EAT. Nutrition is different for each of us and the types of food matter. 

  4. If you are sore from workouts take some extra magnesium supplements. They will help, but they also help soften your poop. BONUS!

  5. If you change one thing about your workout make it your POSTURE! Be aware, look up, and pretend that broomstick is in your elbows. Chest up, boobs out! 


I started my fitness journey many years ago. I was overweight and unhappy. I knew I needed a change for myself and for my daughter. Seventy-five pounds later and a new look on life, I decided that I want to help others with the same thing I struggled with. 


After years of living an unhealthy lifestyle, I finally decided to put me first. I fell in love with fitness. I know what it takes to reach your goals and I want to help you achieve them. Fitness is more than the number on the scale. I want you to enjoy coming to workout. Let it be your outlet and join a community that’s going to be there for you without judgment. 


I’ve chosen the Marble Method because it is not like any other gym. This gym is about quality over quantity. Each member will have their own personalized nutrition plans that fit them. Working out is great but if you aren’t eating right then you will not see the results that you want. 


5 Things You Don't Know About Me

  1. I was overweight and unhealthy. I have lost over 75 lbs

  2. I’m a mother to a beautiful 9-year-old. She is my world. 

  3. My entire life I have struggled with my body image. 

  4. The reason I wanted to become a personal trainer was to help people with the same struggles I went through.

  5. I love all sports - playing or watching them. Basketball is my real love though.

5 Personal Trainer Tips

  1. You need more than just cardio to see the results that you want.

  2. You can’t out-train a bad diet! Diet is key to your fitness journey.

  3. Have fun! You need to enjoy your workouts.

  4. Don’t be afraid of heavy weights. They aren’t going to make you “bulky.”

  5. Weight loss isn’t your true goal. We want you to stay motivated and live a healthier lifestyle. 


I’m so excited to join The Marble Method team! It is a great fit for me because of how passionate Ashley is about making women feel strong, physically and mentally. Loving yourself is one of her best philosophies. The community she has formed will only grow and become stronger. It’s a great way to get some laughs, get pumped, and feel good about yourself!! She’s here for YOU- just like we all are!


I’ve played sports my whole life so it’s in my blood to be on a team. Knowing and supporting your teammates and cheering them on in everything they do. Sometimes when you do things alone you never really know how far you’ve made it. Have the team to remind you how awesome and strong you are!! YOU deserve that! I’ve been so back and forth with my weight my whole life. I’ve always found that when you have people around you keeping you going, it doesn’t seem like a diet, a burden, or overwhelming. 


Stay active, relieve some stress, but most importantly have fun doing it! 


5 Things You Don't Know About Me

  1. My guilty pleasure snack is cool ranch Doritos and cottage cheese. 

  2. I play all sports for fun: tennis, flag football, basketball, golf, field hockey, volleyball, even pickleball. You name it and I’m down to play!

  3. I’m the youngest of my siblings and the only GIRL (3 brothers), Life’s been tough, but so am I!

  4. I have a pet hamster. Her name is Hammy (which was my high school nickname).



5 Personal Training Tips:

  1. Always go for form over weight. Perfect your form before you increase the difficulty to steadily train your body.

  2. Always go for one more rep.

  3. Don’t get comfortable. Once you have gotten a move or exercise down, challenge yourself. 

  4. Know your limits. We all tend to be competitive, don’t try to compare yourself to others and push too far. Know what you can do! At the same time, don’t CHEAT YOURSELF! Push as much as you know you can.

  5. Encourage others around you. Encouraging others puts a smile on their face and keeps them going. Putting that smile on their face makes you feel good too, plus they might cheer you on in return!


I have been in fitness since I was in middle school. Whether it was sports or going to the gym with my mom. 

In high school, I developed an eating disorder. At one point I weighed 87 lbs. I feared food. I would hide ankle weights in my socks when my mom took me to the doctor so I weighed more on the scale. I knew I had a problem but I wasn’t sure how to ask for help. Soon after this, I was diagnosed with depression and put on medication. It ended up being a battle I fought for the next 15 years, being on and off medication. It wasn’t until I became confident in myself and learned how to be okay with being me. I finally was able to put it in the past.


I started with a personal trainer at the age of 10 so I could know the importance of fitness, good form, and nutrition. Gym time was something I looked forward to every day! It became a release for me after a busy day at work or a long day of classes in college. I learned early on that gym time is not selfish. It is a necessity to take care of my physical, mental, and emotional well-being. I use gym time as reflection time. It’s my “me-time”. I majored in Exercise Physiology and a minor in Sociology in college. During this time my passion for fitness continued to grow and I got certified as a personal trainer in 2009. I trained the staff, students, and athletes at my university. After graduation, I moved back to Louisville and began personal training & leading boot camps at the YMCA.


I have a passion for fitness and helping others achieve their goals! I want to help people understand that fitness is not running or lifting weights. It’s about balancing cardio and weight lifting and good nutrition. Being a part of a community to help you reach these goals! This is why I am passionate about The Marble Method. We are more than just a gym. We are a supportive community and are here for you in the gym and outside of the gym. We also want your family involved! Get your significant other and kids involved as well! 


The Marble Method is unlike any fitness facility out there because we are more than a facility. We are a community, a family. Zero judgement will happen here! We will support one another, cheer each other on, and hold each other accountable. The Marble Method will help you reach not only your physical goals, but mental, spiritual, and emotional goals. This is needed for a good balance and well being. 

5 Things You Don't Know About Me:

  1. I love animals - ALL animals!

  2. I am a police officer and in the military (Army).

  3. I am a big kid at heart.

  4. I do figure competing,

  5. I love outdoor activities. 

5 Personal Trainer Tips:

  1. You make abs in the kitchen. Nutrition is 90% of achieving fitness goals

  2. Develop a weekly meal schedule and stick to it!

  3. Get your significant other and kids involved. There is zero reason to cook many meals at dinner time.

  4. Go to the gym with a plan. 

  5. Put your phone down at the gym.


My name is Emma Crum. I am a 24-year-old wife, expecting mother, outdoor adventurer and insurance sales agent. I grew up in an active home that valued the outdoors and playing competitive soccer. I’ve always been on-the-move and conscious of my health. It wasn’t until my mom was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy that I started to contemplate health decisions at a deeper level.


My passion for the health and fitness industry developed as I watched my mom transform through nutritional and fitness changes. I’ve worked to build my experience and knowledge over the years. I have always had the dream of helping others avoid pain, disease, and hardship associated with lifestyle choices. 


I enjoy a challenging, energetic, and positive fitness atmosphere and look to bring that to each session. It is my goal to educate and empower clients to help them push further. I want to help each client reach the goals they’ve always dreamed of.


I grew up saying I was never ever going to be a teacher. I found myself in love with the classroom for 7 years before I took a leave due to the pregnancy and birth of my now 3 1/2-year-old twin boys, Josh and Lucas. My husband, Ryan, and I will be celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary in July. He is a pharmacist and has given me a whole new appreciation for the long hours they work in that field!


I never worked out or stuck to a meal plan I have tried every fad diet in the book and none of them worked. When I was diagnosed with Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome when trying to get pregnant, I learned the joys of how that affected your body when you stopped taking hormones. I was miserable and knew I would never find a program that would work for me. This was until I met Ashley! She believes in me when I do not believe in myself. The community she created was one that I realized I was desperately missing when I became “just a mom”. I love how we empower women and starting to love ourselves from the inside out!

You Are Worth The Investment!