Ashley Black, the #1 best-selling author and inventor of the myofascial tool phenomenon the FasciaBlaster®, was born in a small town in Alabama in 1973. At a young age, she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) which would come in waves of debilitating pain throughout her childhood. She spent her youth in and out of doctorʼs offices and was told she would need a wheelchair by age 25.
Determined this would not be her fate, she developed her own coping mechanisms to control her flare-ups and found that food charting, hot and cold baths, self-massaging, stretching, and strength training were effective means of pain management. She began to deny medications in her teens and always knew there was a better way.
Black developed a love for sports and became a competitive athlete – tumbling, dancing, and cheering throughout college and by her early twenties she was teaching 20+ fitness classes a week.