"As the Fitness Director at Creighton Farms (and previously held that position at Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, MD), I formed The Total Package, LLC (www.AshburnLoseWeight.com) to pursue my true passion of working in a personalized/partnership style to assist both adults and teens in their weight loss efforts. I aim to help people understand why their previous efforts either did not work or were not sustainable. In addition to being a certified personal trainer, I also hold certifications from NASM (National Association of Sports Medicine) in Weight Loss Coaching and Youth Exercise. To best ensure continued success, I do not believe in an “all or nothing” approach and I coach individuals on how to incorporate items they enjoy into their daily lives while losing weight at the same time. Additionally, I believe that the rapid weight loss promised by shakes, supplements or ketogenic diets are not sustainable and often result in lowering one’s metabolism in the long run which can ultimately lead to weight gain.
I provide personalized consultations to each client to understand what has worked and not worked in the past as well as learning if there are any emotional or habitual reasons behind why the prior weight loss efforts have been unsuccessful. My services range from refrigerator/pantry evaluation and education to weekly weigh-ins (with daily check-ins if requested): meal planning including proper portion size education; menu item purchasing; and, finally, to a full service meal plan design with full food meal preparation and delivery (and, includes weekly weigh-ins, check-ins, etc. (these plans are based on a per day, few days a week, or 5 and 7 day plans). Please refer to the Services Page for additional information."