iFit Trainer Ashley Paulson Wins First Place Female in Squaw Peak 50-Mile Trail Run
June 25, 2020
(LOGAN, Utah) — iFit Trainer Ashley Paulson was the first place female finisher in the Squaw Peak 50-Mile Trail Run, completing the race in 9:22:01. The loop course was held in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains on June 2, 2020 and is known for over 14,000 feet of challenging elevation gain and loss on primarily dirt trails and dirt roads.
This win adds to a long list of Paulson’s achievements, including 15 marathons wins with a personal best of 2:36:01, and placing first in the 2017 Oregon Double Anvil Triathlon, where she broke the course record by six hours. She also ran in the Olympic Marathon Trials in 2020. A favorite among iFit members, her extensive running and cycling knowledge and high-energy personality make her the perfect coach.
“I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have a successful running and cycling career that I feel very proud of,” Paulson said. “But the aspect of my professional life that brings me the most joy and satisfaction is teaching both seasoned and beginner runners and cyclists the skills that I’ve learned throughout my career.”
Paulson’s experience and knowledge are shared with iFit members during her iFit trainer-led workouts, where she virtually coaches runners and cyclists on the trails of Utah, along the streets of Japan, and through events like the Boston Marathon.
iFit, the leader in connected fitness, brings world-class Global Workouts and Studio Classes led by elite athletes, like Paulson, to iFit members’ homes. For those with iFit-enabled exercise equipment, like NordicTrack and ProForm, iFit technology automatically adjusts the speed, incline, decline, and resistance to match the natural terrain of the trail Paulson is following. By eliminating the need to adjust the exercise equipment’s controls, runners and cyclists can fully focus on the information and coaching Paulson shares.
Those without iFit-enabled equipment can still benefit from these workouts—simply download the iFit app, prop your smartphone or tablet onto your machine, and manually adjust the incline, decline, and speed to match your trainer’s instructions.
Pre-pandemic, Paulsen and the iFit crew travelled all over the world to shoot Fit Global Workouts, marrying the specific workouts such as incline training, tempo running or road racing, with a relevant and gorgeous location.
Paulson’s iFit Workouts include:
- Kyoto Time Crunch Cycling Series
- Shimanami Kaido Cycling Series
- Switzerland Cycling Series
- Boston Marathon (Shot live during the 2019 Boston Marathon)
- Mount Fuji Hiking Series
- Northern Utah Walking Series
- Strength Training for Runners Series
- Utah Quick Cadence Running Series
- Northern Utah Walking For Weight Loss Series
- Runner Strength, St. George, Utah
Paulson’s iFit workouts are available to all iFit members and free trial users. To access a 30-day free trial of iFit, download the iFit app from the App Store or Google Play. After the trial, the cost of an iFit membership is $15/month for an Individual plan and $39/month for a Family plan. Those without iFit-enabled equipment can still benefit from these training programs.
- NordicTrack Commercial 1750 ($1,799)
- ProForm Carbon T7 (Free with 3-year iFit Family membership—$468/year)
- NordicTrack S22i Studio Cycle ($1,999)
- ProForm Studio Bike Pro (Free with 3-year iFit Family membership—$468/year)
Photo caption: iFit Trainer Ashley Paulson shows off her Women’s First Place trophy from the 2020 Squaw Peak 50-Mile Trail Run.
About iFit, NordicTrack, and ProForm
iFit, the connected fitness technology that powers NordicTrack and ProForm equipment, pioneered interactive, connected fitness and was issued its first of many patents in 1999. Founded with the belief that the majority of consumers would benefit from an interactive, personal training experience at home, iFit’s trainer-led, streaming workouts are now trusted by millions of consumers around the globe.
iFit offers workout options for every fitness level and interest. Try everything, from bodyweight training and yoga to connected fitness workouts on NordicTrack and ProForm home equipment. Patented interactive technology allows iFit Trainers to create highly personalized workouts for iFit members and adjust their incline, speed, and resistance instantly. iFit interactive workouts are available on NordicTrack and ProForm treadmills, stationary bikes, ellipticals, rowers, strength machines, and the iFit app.
iFit, NordicTrack, and ProForm are owned by ICON Health & Fitness—the global leader in home, commercial, and connected fitness products. ICON holds more than 275 fitness patents, with 138 pending. iFit workouts are available in English, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German, with more languages planned for 2020.