Hello! My name is Ashley Chikes and I moved to Houston about 4 years from Pittsburgh, PA. While in Pittsburgh, barre was part of my regular fitness regiment, but I never found a studio I loved in Houston – until I found Define in May 2019. Prior to that, I worked out almost exclusively using our Peloton. However, after experiencing a miscarriage in April, I needed to find something a little less intense and low impact to add in to my schedule, so I decided to get back to the barre. When I first joined Define, my goal was to get back in shape, increase my energy levels, and make sure I was taking time for just me.

More recently though, Define has given me an outlet to escape my current struggle with infertility. I’ve experienced two more miscarriages since joining Define, and the Heights studio has been a huge help in getting through this difficult time. Amidst all of the doctors appointments, treatments, and just sitting and waiting for results, I know I can always count on Define: The Heights for the chance to escape it all for 60 minutes.

I am so honored to be selected as one of the ambassadors for the DEFINE 30 in 60 Challenge – I tell everyone I know how much I love the studio and what it has meant to me in the last 10 months, and I’m grateful for this opportunity to share my experience with a larger audience!