A strong beautiful woman is easy to come by, but one who is welcoming, genuine and doesn’t mind dropping an f-bomb when it’s needed, is a rarity. Florida’s Strongest Woman, the vivacious Ashley Deal has an infectious personality and a heart of gold. She is fiercely taking on the mission to be a resource for women who are looking to connect and learn more about strongwoman who don’t know where to turn.
Like many other women starting at the gym, Ashley was searching for a way to “be more fit”. In time she realized her potential in strength and was introduced to powerlifting which in turn became a powerlifting meet. She quickly realized how she was not only good at it, but LOVED it. This opened the door to strongman training which she has never turned back from. A 20 day commitment to going to the gym turned into a 5 year love of her body and how it performs. Strongman training gave her more than strength, it gave her the confidence & happiness she was searching for. Now she wants to share that with everywoman in the world.
In this episode Ashley and I talk about her group Shield Maiden Squad and what that community means to her. Listen as we go over:
- Mammoth Contusion from Nationals
- How her training is leading into a meet
- 20 Days commitment turned into 5 Years
- Loving the body and what it can do
- Shield Maiden Squad
- What she hopes for the community of strong women
- Tough Mindset
Featured Guest/People Mentioned:
- Ashely Deal (@hulksmashley31)
- Shield Maiden Squad (@shiledmaidensquad)
- Ashley’s crazy leg (Click for image)
- Dimitar Savatinov (@dimitarsavatinovstrong)
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