Ashley claims the Richmond area as home although she still has a big soft spot for her birthplace of West Virginia. After graduating from James Madison University (Go Dukes!), she spent time living and working in Australia and then the Outer Banks of North Carolina before returning home to Richmond. She currently works for a state-wide health care nonprofit based in Richmond. Ashley is a passionate cook and actually spent some time cooking professionally. To merge her passion for health and food, she studied health coaching at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Ashley discovered barre about five years ago and has been addicted ever since. She found it to be a great physical compliment to other forms of exercise and loves the mental focus it requires. She’s thrilled to be sharing her love of barre as an instructor.