aSHLEY

When did you fall in love with spin? 

A year and a half ago I decided to try out a class, and I definitely wasn’t hooked right off the bat. It took about 3 classes for me to really let myself enjoy it, but once I did I was completely obsessed!!

What are your nicknames? 

I have so many... most people call me Ash (which I actually prefer over Ashley), and my parents have called me Ashes since I was a little kid. My friends also call me shlee, ashleg or smashley.

WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM YOUR CLASSES?

My music taste is pretty all over the place, but my playlists are always very upbeat! I choose a lot of pop and dance type of songs. I am also a HUGE fan of heavy tracks, so you can expect lots of climbs, hovers and slower jogs!!!

Where can we find you on a Sunday morning? 

Typically I spend my Sunday mornings at the rink coaching ringette, but if not I am most definitely sleeping in (even though I wish I was a person who could voluntarily get up early lol).

Guiltiest Pleasure?

Definitely chocolate and Bachelor in Paradise (or honestly any other bachelor franchise show)

If you could give someone one piece of advice, what would it be?

Do whatever the heck makes you happy and forget about what other people think about it.

What inspires you? 

My mom for sure! She is an incredibly strong woman and deserves so much more than what the world’s given her this year, but no matter what she’s always someone who puts others before herself. She will never ask for help but always is there to give it to others. She’s by far the most selfless person I’ve ever met. She’s an amazing friend and mom and I learn so much from her about how to treat people. I think a lot of my best traits come from my mom (even though my dad is pretty awesome too) and she inspires me daily to be a better person.