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Zazen Fitness acknowledges the Wathaurong people as the traditional custodians of this land in which we live and work.

We pay our respects to elders, past, present and emerging.

Zazen Fitness

Zazen Fitness is a Ballarat based Business specialising in Yoga and Nutrition Coaching.

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Ash Bedford

Founder & CEO

My name is Ash Bedford and I’m a Health and Fitness Professional with over 15 years experience. I created Zazen Fitness to provide exceptional services to those who feel overwhelmed and confused about how to manage their wellbeing. I spent most of my career working in Bayside Melbourne before moving back home to Ballarat in April 2019.

My philosophy is to make exercise enjoyable, teach people how to master the basics, learn to breathe correctly and efficiently and teach people what good posture is and what that feels like.

The outcomes I have seen from my clients in the last decade are an enormous increase in vitality, wellbeing, strength and balance with a decrease in physical aches and pain as well as improved mental health capacity and mental clarity.

I find my work extremely rewarding and am extremely passionate about all things fitness, health and wellbeing.

When I am not at work I enjoy getting outside in nature and spending time with my family, I have 2 young kids (1 x age 6 , 1 x age 2) and a beautiful wife. We live in the beautiful historic town of Ballarat. Some of my hobbies include organic gardening, surfing down the coast, permaculture, mountain biking, indigenous studies, plant medicine ceremonies and anything else with an element of adventure. I love drinking great quality coffee with like-minded people, partaking in regular volunteer work in the community, reading lots of growth/personal development books and setting some time aside for my own yoga and meditation practice.


  • Allied Health Professional
  • Qualified Yoga Teacher
  • Qualified Plant Medicine Coach (Natural Lore Wellness)
  • Qualified Nutrition Coach (Precision Nutrition)
  • Cert III and IV Fitness (Personal Training)
  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (partially complete)


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Private Yoga

Detailed and focused sessions tailored specifically to your individual needs.

Free 7-Week Online Program

A Powerful online course to help you build a foundation of Health and Wellbeing.

Nutrition Coaching

A holistic approach to improving gut health, building a healthy relationship with food and integration of plant medicines into the diet.


“I’ve been training with Ash 2-3 times per week for approximately 4 years now. Our sessions are always positive and extremely well organised. Ash is very much a body and mind trainer, always injecting some positive psychology into the sessions. There is a blurring of personal trainer and life coach in Ash's approach to training, which I have really enjoyed over the years. As my body has aged with time Ash has adapted my training to be lower impact and more sensible to my needs. As a result I have never sustained injury under his direction. Thanks Ash for being a great trainer and great mate along this journey.”
Paul Sitzler
"Ash is amazing! From the very first session my goals were very carefully considered and my abilities assessed thoroughly. As a result I saw a huge difference in my strength and control. Every session is specifically planned for me but also flexible to how my body is on that day, and it's fun! Ash constantly assesses how I'm feeling during and after sessions. He is so positive and encouraging- I love it! Never pushy, just calmly guiding me in the direction my training needs to go. As a physiotherapist, I can highly recommend Ash for his expertise and knowledge, calm but fun attitude to training and specific attention to the mind-body connection."
Janetta Macfarlane
"I have been training with Ash for a number of years now and I really enjoy it. I love the flexibility that the sessions provide. The ability to be creative and problem solve on the go. I love it when I need a session that is a bit more restorative, instead of intense, Ash is able to adjust the way he sees the session running. Attention to form and technique is extremely high. As a chiropractor, someone who is interested in form and wellbeing assurance, I love Ash's approach.
Damian Kristof
‘Training with Ash has been a truly fantastic experience and I can safely say he is the best trainer I have worked with. I was repetitively injuring myself through poor management until I started with Ash. He worked closely with my physiotherapist to design a program that allowed me to build up a powerful strength base, leaving me feeling fitter and more confident in my body than I had been since my early 20's. My sessions were always dynamic and interesting and would always leave me feeling uplifted and satisfied. I highly recommend Ash's services to anyone.
Nick Gawler
Project Manager, NAB
"Training with Ash helped me a lot with my mental health and wellbeing. He has such great energy and positivity which helped me to balance myself and stay calm during periods of high stress. I am so grateful that I found Ash when I did."
Graziela Henriques


5 Minute at home Yoga Session

This video guides you through the Sun Salutations (Series A) which is a critical foundation for your Yoga practice.

10 Minute at home workout

Try this at home to get your body feeling all kinds of amazing!

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Ballarat, VIC

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