meet ashley our partner in the pool

Full Interview:

So, who is this awesome Aqua expert? Let’s DIVE in and find out J!

What’s your favorite way to work out? I LOVE to work out in the water!  Also, pretty much any format that is music driven, whether it is dance fitness like Zumba®, Group Strength Training or Indoor Cycling. Working out is so much more fun when the movement is music driven.  

What should everyone do at least once in their life? Take an Aqua Fitness class! And travel.

What brings you the most happiness in your life? I absolutely adore teaching.  Sharing knowledge with others is extremely rewarding and it brings me SO much joy. 

 What do you want people to know about aqua classes that they might not already? Working out in the water is like being in a liquid weight room - every movement you do encounters resistance. It can provide a balanced, full body work out - every single time!  Water is an amazing equalizer, which means EVERYONE can get the most out of their workout regardless of their fitness level, experience or goals from within the same class.  #waterocks

 How did you get involved in aqua fitness? Through Zumba® actually. It was my gateway into all things fitness.

 Who are your heroes? My parents, my grandparents, my brother, my childhood baby sitter, my dance teachers and my husband. 

 What’s your favorite vegetable? Spinach

 What’s your favorite indulgence? Popcorn & Wine

 How often do you exercise? Every day, but not on purpose. ;) 

 How many hours do you spend in the pool each week? On the pool deck 3 - 10 hours a week.  In the pool, 1 - 3 hours a week. 

 What was the best part about partnering with In-Shape? The ability to share my passion for aquatic fitness with so many incredible instructors and members!

Do you have a favorite quote? If so, what is it? “While I dance I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole. That is why I dance." -Hans Bos

What’s your favorite way to de-stress? Knitting!

Who are your fitness heroes? Mark Grevelding, Julie See, Angie Proctor, Jenni-Lynn Patterson LaCour, Stephanie Thielen, Lori Sherlock, Katrien Lemahieu, Kelly Bullard, and Meli Kirkwood.