Ashley grew up in Sudbury, MA, and at a young age developed a love for all things active. In high school she was a three-season athlete, and went on to play field hockey in college. After college she moved to Boston, where it was natural for her to look for the next thing. She began road cycling and fell so in love with the sport that she rode her bike across the country (yes….that’s 4000 miles in the saddle). Upon her return she found indoor cycling and the rest is history! She is currently working on her MS in Nutrition at Boston University, and works in cardiopulmonary research at Boston Medical Center. At The Handle Bar, Ashley’s class fuses road cycling fundamentals with the energy that comes from a music- and rhythm-driven ride into a challenging and powerful experience.
what's your favorite song to climb to?
“I Am a Machine” by David Guetta, hands down. This song could pull me up a mountain all day. I have actually listened to it for 30 minutes in a row climbing on my own before. It is that good.
what's your favorite thing about indoor cycling?
The energy. It can be 6am or 6pm, it doesn’t matter. The energy that comes from a class working together is invigorating. It is the best perk of the job.
what is your favorite pre-class snack?
I bounce around a lot during the day, so anything that is portable. I usually have a few clementines stashed in my bag. They are quick, delicious and easy to carry.