Ashley Ross Title: Contributor Education: University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, B.A. in Journalism As a former gymnast and competitive weightlifter, Ashley loves every form of exercise and is always up for trying a new workout. She is a senior brand strategist at Giant Machine and an adjunct professor at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. She worked on the web team at TIME.com. Ashley was previously on staff at Marie Claire and her work has appeared in print and online in publications including The New York Times, Maxim, Us Weekly, Country Living, St. Petersburg Times, and LIVESTRONG.com. She's a graduate of the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications. About Shape Shape is an award-winning digital fitness, wellness, and beauty destination that offers inclusive, trusted, and empowering expert-led guidance and advice for anyone at any point in their wellness journey. Our library of more than 11,000 stories reaches more than 7 million readers monthly who want to prioritize their health, have fun, and lead an active lifestyle while also cutting through the noise of quick fixes and unvetted fads.