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Meet Your Manager: Ashley Allen



In today’s edition of “Meet Your Manager,” we are bringing you Ashley Allen, your studio manager from our Anaheim Hills studio. Ashley leaped quickly from front desk favorite to inland county big boss with her hilarious, straight-forward, and hard-working ways. We fell hard and fast for this girl from San Luis Obispo and knew she was management material. Already, our Anaheim Hills studio is a well-oiled, smooth-running machine. We have Ashley to thank for it.


Ashley was kind enough to stop by the Outpost so that we could get to know a little more about this Norcal dollface, and what makes her tick…….hint: ketchup.


What brought you to GritCycle?

My best pal, Ashlee Soots, told me there would be mimosas after class so naturally, I had to go. 

What qualities make the Anaheim Hills studio special?

It’s definitely the team. The instructors and staff are like a family, and their stellar energy is pretty hard to resist. 

What is your favorite song to ride to and why?

“Swing” by Savage always makes my day. 

What was your “aha” moment, experience, ride, or situation where you realized Grit was more than a spin class for you?

I don’t think I could choose any one moment. It’s all the times I’ve shown up for class just to get a workout in when I haven’t had a great day And I always end up walking out of class smiling. Best therapy there is.

What’s your favorite “move” on the bike and why?

Power jumps into push-ups in the saddle, because I can barely breathe at the end of it which makes me feel like I accomplished something! 

What is your favorite food?


Who is your celebrity crush?

Jason Mamoa.. Who is hotter? 

What song instantly gets you dancing?

“Ain’t Nobody” by Chaka Khan.

Do you have a secret talent?

I can roll my tongue in a wave. 

Last book you read?

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Does audiobook count?

What was the first concert you went to?

Aerosmith with my dad.

In high school what were you most likely to….?

FSU.. in a good way hopefully 

What was the last text you sent?

“Do you have ketchup?”

Who would play you in a movie?

Jack Black

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?

I regret nothing.

Do you have a favorite quote?

“Ohh to be young, and feel love’s keen sting”- Dumbledor.

What are three things always in your grocery cart?

Sir Kensington Ketchup, Pacifico and Kringle {Kringles are seasonal but don’t worry, online they deliver year round}. 

What’s the best piece of advice your parents ever gave you?

That life is a journey, not a race, and I don’t have to choose just one thing to do forever. Life is full of so many opportunities so don’t beat myself up if I don’t figure it out immediately.

What beauty products you can’t live without?

Epicuren Kukui Coconut After Bath moisturizer & Dental Floss. 

What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?


Give us your favorite movie quote:

The best ones are from Step Brothers, which, turns out, are not suitable for work, so I’d say this one from one of my favorite movies: “I’m going crazy. I’m standing here solidly on my own two hands and going crazy”- The Philadelphia Story 

What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

“i was a competitive Irish Dancer from age 7 to 22.”

Thank you so much Miss Ashley. We are so grateful to have you on our team and as our Anaheim Hills studio manager. If you haven’t visited our beautiful, new studio in Anaheim Hills make sure you come and see us; we are open for business and would love to have you in the Saddle Room.

In health,