Ashley has been in the fitness industry for six years. After a decade in the medical field, Pilates has become her way of life. She graduated from Saint Joseph's University in 2005 with a Bachelor's degree in Biology. She then worked as a medical technologist in Blood Banking at both the American Red Cross and for the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Then she decided to help prevent disease and injuries instead of merely treating them. In 2013, Ashley completed her first Personal Training Certification. In 2014, Ashley received her Associate in Exercise Science, as well as several more Personal Training Certifications. During her early years as a personal trainer, Ashley was intrigued by the power Pilates has on the Spinal Column. After giving birth to her son in 2010, she had experienced more issues with her own scoliosis. Her height went from 5'2 and 1/2 to 5'1 and 3/4. With years of personal practice, Pilates brought back the missing 3/4 of an inch! She has also seen great decreases in her chronic asthma attacks.
Pilates has helped Ashley's clients and students work through sports injuries and arthritis. New mothers have enjoyed watching their abs get back to normal. Ashley has now been teaching Pilates and Group Exercise for several years. She completed the Peak Pilates Comprehensive program to get a Classical understanding of Pilates. Ashley's classes combine her contemporary background as a personal trainer and her Classical training through Peak Pilates. She loves teaching basic Mat and Reformer movements with the contemporary addition of the Bosu and TRX apparatus. Ashley is so thankful to help members and clients grow taller, breathe easier and live better every day.