Ashley’s journey with Pilates began in 2008. After many years of lower back pain from Cheerleading and Gymnastics, she thought it was a condition she would just have to live with as there wasn’t a cure. Then she began taking Pilates mat classes at a gym and immediately fell in love and started feeling better. Her curiosity in everything Pilates piqued quickly and without ever taking an equipment class, she signed up for the Comprehensive Pilates training certification. Ashley was certified in 2009 in San Diego, CA and taught there a while before moving to Austin. She stopped teaching and training for almost 4 years, when a recent back injury led her “home”. “I knew that the only way to fully heal my injury was to start doing Pilates again, and my mind and heart were in need of healing as well.” At that point, she came to Club Pilates and fell back in love, realizing that a huge part of her heart was missing without teaching and training herself. She is very excited to join Club Pilates and help change the lives of others through this amazing practice!