About G.U.T.S.

G.U.T.S. believes in a comprehensive approach to training, which means not only training your body physically, but also mentally and emotionally. This includes empowering athletes, building on their strengths and providing them with the essential mental tools essential for gaining an upper edge, reaching peak performance and improving their athletic experience.

Ashley Anderson Owner/Lead Consultant

 M.A. Sport & Performance Psychology

Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Performance & Resilience Specialist

Association for Applied Sport Psychology Certified Consultant

USATF Level I Certified Coach   

Ashley has a passion for working with athletes to help them reach their optimal performance and improve the quality of athletic experience, which is inspired by her own running background.

Ashley ran Division I cross country and track for Central Michigan University, earning All Conference honors. Ashley continues to run competitively and is currently focused on marathon.   Being a competitive athlete she realizes the way an athlete thinks and how they mentally prepare can have a tremendous impact on their performances. This inspired her to pursue her M.A. in Sport and Performance Psychology.


Ashley received her BS in psychology from Central Michigan University and her M.A. in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Denver.   She has also been certified as a Level 3 Master Resilience Trainer from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Certified Sport Psychology consultant from the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

She specializes in working with endurance athletes and has extensive experience working with athletes of all ages and abilities. In addition, she is a Performance Enhancement Specialist with the U.S. Armys Comprehensive Solider Fitness Performance & Resilience Enhancement Program.   In this capacity, she works with Soldiers and their families on increasing their personal and professional performances, as well as teaching skills that will promote psychosocial health and overall well-being.   Through her work with the Army she also had the opportunity to work with the Ft. Bliss Army 10 Miler Team and the Ft. Bliss Wheelchair Basketball Team.

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