Ashley is a ACSM certified group exercise instructor and the owner of Mama's Got Groove. She is the mom of two wonderful kiddos and she is married to her high school sweetheart. Ashley grew up in Venice, Florida and moved back shortly after graduating from the University of Central Florida with her bachelor's degree in English.
Ashley discovered dance fitness at a turning point in her life when she was 22 and at her highest non-pregnancy weight. She was welcomed into a Jazzercise class community where she stayed through her 20s and through her first pregnancy until she was 39 weeks along. Having the desire to still continue classes when she couldn't even tie her shoes anymore? That's how she knew she was married to dance fitness as her favorite workout.
In her spare time, Ashley loves going on nature walks with her family and spending time outdoors. She also enjoys karaoke, baking, painting, and meeting new people. She is a self-help book junkie, a fan of all things Drew Barrymore, Amy Poehler, and Tina Fey, and an avid coffee cup enthusiast. When she's not chasing her kids around, you can find her working on new choreography or snuggling with her husband on the couch to catch up their shows, because quality time.
Caitlin has been a certified Zumba teacher for 6 years, with more of an influence on Zumba Kids. She loves everything about dance and when she moved to Sarasota as a pregnant mom in 2016, she wasn't sure where she would find a place to dance or teach. Well, she did and it was through Mamas's Got Groove.
She started taking classes in Spring 2016 with her daughter and she has loved every second of it. Being a stay at home mom, she wanted a place to workout, however, she wasn't comfortable keeping her daughter at a gym day care, so being able to wear her and get a workout has been an absolute dream.
From Caitlin: "I am honored to help run the Mamas Got Groove classes. I can't wait to energize more Mamas in this program."