Ashton Hall is a social media influencer & personal trainer known for posting his workouts and diet tips online. Ever since starting his foray into the fitness industry, Ashton has become known for his authenticity, consistency, and dedication – publishing content daily for the first 16 months of opening his profiles without a break.
Ashton used to be a dedicated collegiate football player. However, after college ended, he took a break from working out. Getting out of shape eventually motivated Ashton to get back to lifting weights. It was at this point he started taking the gym seriously once again, which saw his physique gradually transform to a whole new level.
Ashton’s infatuation with progress in the gym led him to take interest in fitness “full-time” – becoming a personal trainer during the 2019 pandemic. He realized he not only loved to see his own progress, but also that of other people. One decision led to another as Ashton began regularly posting his workouts and exercises online, setting the foundation for his fitness influencer career that he would soon embark upon.
The turning point in Ashton’s career and life was after his gym employers told him to either choose between his job or his social media endeavours. Without thinking twice, Ashton chose the latter and never looked back.
Since going full-time in the social media fitness industry, Ashton has seen his influence soar. Now based in L.A. Ashton is recognized for high-intensity training, rigorous diets, and success mentality tips which he shares weekly with his followers from around the world.
|Full Name:||Date of Birth: October 24, 1995|
|Weight: 210-220lbs (95-100kg)||Height: 5’10”|
|Nationality: American||Occupation: fitness coach, entrepreneur, former collegiate football player|
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- 5+ million followers across social media
- Recognized online fitness coach
Early Years and Post-College Slump
Growing up, Ashton was fond of sport. So much so, he went to play in the NFL during college.
Once college years came to a close, though, Ashton’s passions for sports surprisingly did too.
He fell into a depressive-like state where he stopped working out and subsequently gained a considerable amount of weight. This “slump” lasted for two years.
Turning a New Page in Fitness
Ashton remembers that things culminated when he visited his old friends who jokingly commented on his overweight body.
Ashton says after these comments were made, the following thought came into his mind: “Man, I’ve got to keep going”. The motivation to not only regain his fitness, but to build a physique better than even during his college days, was born at this point.
Anybody who’s been committed to working out knows that muscle memory allows a person to get back into shape relatively quickly, which seemed to happen to Ashton.
As he saw his progress, Ashton thought why not motivate other people along the way, so he filmed his workouts and meal plans, publishing them online.
Pandemic Interfering With Plans
Sometime around the time the pandemic started, Ashton began working in a well-known gym chain in Florida. However, as a result of the outbreak that happened later on, Ashton temporarily lost his job.
He didn’t want to once again lose the motivation for fitness that he regained, so he opened an online training platform to share with others.
The whole situation prevented him from training or filming in the gym, but he did the next best thing he could do—working out with his own body weight at home and sharing videos so others could follow him from the comfort of their homes.
Unexpectedly, this is where Ashton’s recognition took off. People from everywhere were not only attracted to his amazing body transformation, but also the simplicity and convenience of home workouts he was sharing.
The Turning Point in Ashton’s Career
Ashton’s success, both in terms of his fitness transformation and on social media, drew interest from more and more people who asked questions such as: “how did he manage to grow his platform so rapidly”? “What is his diet”? How does he carry that out”?
Ashton responded to these increasingly common questions by opening his official website. He offered his premium content, tips, and paid coaching service all in one place.
During this period, gyms reopened so Ashton was invited to return back to work. However, working at the gym no longer gave him the passion he had for making videos and sharing dieting advice.
The gym staff where Ashton was working noticed that many people were asking about his platform. This led to an ultimatum where they urged Ashton to delete his online profiles. Ashton instead resigned and left that very day.
From there, he plunged into his online fitness coaching career full-time.
A New Chapter
The move to work for himself was a beginning of the new journey for Ashton. He started publishing left and right—in fact, he published content on his social media every day without breaks for the first year and a half. This saw Ashton grow to his first million followers online.
In the years to come, Ashton would amass millions upon millions of people interested in fitness from around the world. He reached a point living in Orlando where he realized “I made it!”. Everyone recognized him wherever he went.
This made Ashton grow comfortable, because of this he moved to LA where the atmosphere was completely different. In his own words, he felt “incredibly little, like a small fish in the Pacific.” He loved the feeling of challenge and being the underdog.
To this day Ashton continues to publish his training videos while offering services to an increasing number of individuals dedicated to achieving success on their own fitness journeys.
Ashton Hall’s Workout Routine
There are a sea of workout videos of Ashton Hall online. You can easily find his tips on training and nutrition for free, although he does have a personalized coaching program. Below we will share a few workouts for specific muscle groups he shared on his social media.
Ashton prefers high-intensity training. His workouts are varied to avoid plateaus and muscle adaptation. According to Ashton, having fun with fitness is important if you want to make it sustainable.
While Ashton doesn’t follow the same routine all the time, his “go-to” weekly training split looks like this:
- Monday: Legs
- Tuesday: Shoulders
- Wednesday: Back
- Thursday: Legs
- Friday: Chest
- Saturday: Arms
- Sunday: Cardio
Biceps Workout Routine
Since Ashton’s workouts are extremely intense, he doesn’t train arms all the time. By doing back and chest exercises he automatically engages his arms. Still, if he wants to gain additional size in his arms, he will follow a workout regimen that looks something like this :
- Dumbbell Tempo Curls – 3 sets of 8 slow-tempo reps, especially on the way down
- EZ Bar Curls into Presses – 3 sets of 10 reps, controlling his breathing
- Dumbbell 90-degree Twist with Hammer Curls – 3 sets of 10 reps each arm, no rest between super sets
- Seated EZ Bar Curls – 3 sets of 10 reps, going to his knee to his chin, doesn’t go heavy
- Resistance Band Curls – 3 sets of 12 reps, comes from the bottom to his mid section only (90 degrees)
- Dumbbell Cross Curls – 3 sets of 8 reps each arm
- Dumbbell Front Squats – 3 sets of 12 reps
- Single Dumbbell Front Squats – 3 sets of 12 reps, slow pace with a pause at the bottom
- Dumbbell Lunge With a Pulse – 3 sets of 10 reps, moving at a moderate pace
- Dumbbell Step Ups – 4 sets of 10 reps, making sure to activate his core during exercise
- Plank Reach Outs – 4 sets of 12 reps
- Cardio/Leg Burner Jump Squats – 4 sets of 15 reps, quicker pace with 90 seconds rest in between
- Seated Barbell Military Press Behind Head – 4 sets of 12 reps, making sure he doesn’t bring the bar down to his shoulders, using a weight he can control
- Partial DB Lateral Raises Superset – 4 sets of 12 reps
- Upright Rows – 4 sets of 8 reps alternative between wide and narrow grip (wide is more for shoulders and narrow is for the traps)
- Single Dumbbell Press – 4 sets of 10 reps, brings weight below his chest
- Plate Holds Superset – 10 seconds, holding weight towards the top.
- Barbell Front Raises – 2 times to failure
- Rear Delt Fly’s – Until failure
“If you aren’t eating correctly the workouts DON’T MATTER! Unless you just love pain with little reward lol I’d suggest you take your diet just as serious if not MORE..”
Ashton Hall’s Diet
During his college years, Ashton used to eat anything and boasted about it. He says he used to have ice cream before practice without thinking much about it.
After his transition to the fitness lifestyle, Ashton realized diet mattered more than he initially thought. When he played football in high school he was in shape, but was never under 12 percent body fat. Ashton says he’s reached a higher peak now.
He credits much of his success to staying disciplined with his diet—specifically, counting macros and understanding how his body reacts to different foods and supplements.
In order to cut fat, Ashton will follow this calorie-deficit meal plan:
- Meal 1: Salmon, brussels, and quinoa
- Meal 2: Chicken breast, brussels, and sweet potato
- Meal 3: Salmon, shrimp, brussels, and sweet potatoes
- Meal 4: Protein shake
Ashton’s tip for maintaining calorie deficit is to fast until about 1:00PM, aka, skipping his breakfast.
Low Carb Meal Plan
Another way Ashton may keep his shredded physique is to follow a low carb meal plan. He suggests not going from 0 to a 100 with your diet. Change things week by week to achieve small, consistent progress. In his coaching career, Ashton has noticed many people putting too many goals on their plates, making them overwhelmed and discouraged.
His recommendation for this meal plan and everything else he shares online is to not try to do exactly what he does from the start, but take things slowly.
Here’s Ashton’s low carb meal plan as shared on his social media:
Meal 1 – Protein Shake (30 grams of protein)
• blue berries
• almond mild (unsweetened
Meal 2 – ground beef
• ground beef
Meal 3 – Salad
Meal 4 – steak
Ashton is a fan of supplements, particularly protein powders and bars. He acknowledges that for some people it can be difficult to achieve nutritional needs with whole foods alone.
With that said, Ashton makes sure to incorporate most of his protein from salmon, chicken, and other food sources.
What Ashton’s Story Teaches us
As cliché as it might sound, the first step to achieving success in fitness, or anywhere really, is to believe it’s possible.
Ashton Hall didn’t dwell on the ultimatum to choose between his gym job or social media. He believed he can succeed as an online personality, and he did. Ashton can be seen on his social media not merely crediting himself but The Lord for enabling him the path to succeed.
Ashton’s main advice for aspiring fitness influencers is to be authentic and consistent. As long as you put the effort and display your unique character and strengths that no one else has, success is absolutely possible.