As a nurse with nine years of experience in the both the adult and pediatric critical care setting, Ashley has always had a love for health, fitness, and an active lifestyle. She was involved in dance, gymnastics, softball, ran cross country, and competed regionally and nationally in cutting horse competitions as a member of the National Cutting Horse Association. After selling her horse when she went to college, she found herself continuously searching for something to channel her fitness drive. A knee injury and surgery resulted in her discovering and becoming a dedicated practitioner of yoga. After moving from Nashville, TN to Birmingham, AL, she soon became frustrated and discouraged with not being able to find a yoga studio that she connected with. It was then that she was introduced to the barre technique and after her first class, immediately became addicted and discovered a new passion in the fitness industry!
When she and her husband moved to Richmond, she was devastated that Richmond did not have a barre studio; she wanted the community of Richmond to be able to experience the feeling of rejuvenation, physical strength, clarity, and confidence that she experienced from taking barre classes. With the help of the (at the time) lululemon Showroom, her passion and goal to bring the barre technique to Richmond led her to become trained as a barre instructor from a barre studio in Washington D.C. and begin Richmond Barre. Ashley is so excited to be able to offer the community of Richmond Richmond Barre, an innovative, trendy, challenging, and upbeat exercise routine in a comfortable, boutique studio setting. She offers passion and personal guidance in every class and loves to see the dedicated and transformed devotees leave each class with such euphoria. The camaraderie that is formed within the studio is priceless and she wants the entire community of Richmond to become a part of that. She believes that the barre technique is the type of workout that is, above all else, the best workout in the city of Richmond! Richmond Barre is a place and an exercise that will truly reveal transformations for everyone.