A competitive dancer from age 8, Ashley Alberico has been in the dance world for most of her life. A pupil of Star Struck dance on Staten Island, she has gone on to perform for hundreds of crowds, choreographing pieces since she was a high school freshman. Once she began her full time career as an account manager at Penguin Random House, she realized that keeping fitness in her life was an absolute necessity and priority. She is now an ACE certified fitness instructor and trainer in POP Pilates, a dance inspired Pilates workout that rocks your core and tones your entire body. She’s also certified in bootybarre, a fun, energetic, workout that fuses techniques from Dance, Pilates, and Yoga. She believes that fitness is a lifestyle, that it should be fun, challenging, and something that makes you proud. Investing in yourself should never be a sacrifice, especially when the workouts are quick and effective! When she isn’t teaching, you can find her reading, soaking up as much sun as possible, and cuddling with her two cats in Hoboken.