Contact Us

Email:

innerfoxy@foxyfitnessandpole.com

Phone:

(646) 683-0205

Phone Hours:

Mon-Fri: 2 - 9 pm
Sat-Sun: 12 - 7 pm
Major Holidays: Closed

New York City Studio

355 7th Ave, Suite 306

New York, NY 10001

Conveniently located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, two blocks from Penn Station and the 33rd Street NJ PATH.

New Jersey Studio

591 60th Street
West New York, NJ 07093

Easily accessible from NY Port Authority by NJ Transit Buses 159, 156, 188, 84, and 22.

© 2019 by Foxy Fitness and Pole

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Owners

 

Ashley Fox

Co-Founder & Premiere Instructor

Ashley Fox is the Co-Founder and Premiere Instructor of Foxy Fitness and Pole NYC & NJ.

 

Ashley was born in Baltimore, MD and grew up in Odenton, MD. As a child, she enjoyed dancing, roller-skating, gymnastics, and playing video games. She attended Arundel High School and then college at the Fashion Institute of Technology. While there, she became a part of the FIT cheerleading team, and graduated with an AAS in Advertising & Marketing Communications in 2010.


During these years, Ashley took up a great interest in pole dancing and began teaching herself through the use of her home pole and YouTube. She also met her partner, Virgil Avery, who supported her progress and played a vital role in the creation of Foxy Fitness in 2011. After less than 2 years of training, she competed in her very first pole competition, where she placed 3rd in the Professional Division of the 2012 American Pole Fitness Championship. Since then, Ashley has competed in over 30 Professional Pole Championships, and placed Top 3 in 90% of them.

 

Some notable and recent championship wins include:

- 2019 American Pole League Champion

- 2018 PSO US National Pole Champion
- 2018/2014 Pole Classic at Pole Expo Overall Champion
- 2018 PSO Triangle Pole Champion
- 2018 Pole Expo's Polapalooza Champion
- 2016 Paragon International Champion
- 2016/2015 PSO Atlantic Pole Champion
- 2016 Titans of Pole Champion
- 2016 New England Pole Champion

- 2014 Pole Expo Overall Champion

Ashley has also been featured in a Calvin Klein Ad alongside Bella Hadid, Alanna Arrington, and Abby Champion (2019); Vogue Magazine with Lupita Nyong'o (2018); Nightline (2016); The Action Bronson Show (2017); and Margot vs. Lily (2016).

At Foxy's NYC and NJ locations, she teaches students of all levels. She co-produces and choreographs for the biannual Foxy Fitness Student Showcase held at Theatre 80, and also coaches/choreographs for the Foxy Competition Team throughout the year. If she's not in the studio training, coaching, or choreographing, then she's probably somewhere in the world, teaching workshops, perfecting her craft, or trying out vegan restaurants.

Virgil Avery

Co-Founder

Virgil Avery is the Co-Founder of Foxy Fitness and Pole NYC & NJ.

Virgil was born in Manhattan and grew up in Spanish/East Harlem, NY. He attended Brooklyn Tech High School, where he played basketball, ran track, and especially excelled in football. In his senior year, he was awarded the PSAL 2001 Offensive Player of the Year Award and named to the BIG 44 All-City Team, where he was chosen as the Captain for the NYC vs LI All-Star Boomer Game. His accomplishments earned him a full athletic scholarship to Division 1-AA Wagner College in Staten Island. He played four years for Wagner in the North East Conference and received pre-season All-American Honors as a Junior.

 

Virgil graduated in 2006 with a BA in Psychology, and the following year, completed a year of his MEd in Childhood Education. However, he left school early to pursue a teaching opportunity, and a managerial position at Bally's Total Fitness. At Bally's, he became acclimated with the structure and benefits of small group classes, which sparked the idea to open a group-class facility in the future. A couple of years later, upon meeting Ashley Fox, the two of them turned the idea into a reality and created Foxy Fitness and Pole!


At Foxy, Virgil handles most administrative, sales, and customer service related tasks, but can be found coaching, choreographing, or spotting the instructors at the studio as well. He is the host and co-producer for the biannual Foxy Fitness Student Showcase held at Theatre 80.

Virgil is also the Talent Manger for Ashley Fox and the Foxes. In 2019, he's booked performers for the Hustlers Movie (ft. J.Lo & Constance Wu), Snoop Dogg's 2019 concert tour, and various music videos and shoots.

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Instructors

 

Yumiko Harris

General Manager, Instructor, Artistic Director & Choreographer

Age: 31

Foxy Since: 2012 

Fitness Background:

I was a gymnast for 3 years and a dancer for almost my whole life. 

Competitions: 

- 3 time U.S. National Championship Qualifier

- 1st Place | Titans of Pole Championships 2018

- 2nd Place | PSO Northeast 2018

- 1st Place | Georgia Pole Fitness Classic 2018/2017

- 1st Place | PSO Northeast 2017

- 2nd Place | PSO Atlantic 2017/2015

- 2nd Place | PSO Northeast 2016

What I love about teaching at Foxy:

I LOVE the diversity of the women who come here. It is a beautiful community that allows women to become stronger physically and mentally, and grow into confident individuals. There is a huge support team here because we are not just a team, we are a family. This is a place where you can let go of everything in the outside world, focus on your own growth, build positive, lifelong relationships, and just be YOURSELF!! 

Rebeca Sánchez Soteldo

Instructor | Pole, Co-Ed Pole, Low Flow, Bendy & Flexy

Age: 33

Foxy Since: 2017

Fitness Background:
Before pole, I played volleyball and basketball, which gave me the tools I needed to develop my strength, flexibility and coordination. My passion for dance started when I was a little girl.  As a kid, I learned how to dance by being exposed to every kind of Latin music at parties with family and friends. 
I started doing pole in 2009 and fell in love with it, so much that in 2011, I founded my own Pole Dance Studio in Caracas, Venezuela; which is still open.
Throughout all these years working in this field I have appeared in 3 music videos and performed in several theater performances and pole competitions, and TV and radio interviews.
Competitions:
- 2nd P
lace | PSO Liberty 2018

- 2nd Place | PSO Northeast 2017

- 3rd Place | Web Pole Championship Venezuela 2015
- 3rd Place | Campeonato Nacional de Pole Venezuela 2013
- 2nd Place | Miss Pole Dance Venezuela 2010
What I love about teaching at Foxy:
From the first day I met the members of the Foxy team and I started to work there, they treated me like family. It was the same when I met the students. I love that they have a maximum of 6 students per class so students receive personalized training. Foxy has so many students that not only compete, but place well every year in competitions. I am happy to work here as an instructor because we give tools to women to feel sexy, self-confident and stronger in body and mind.

Shawanda Davis

Instructor | Pole

Age: 26
Foxy Since: 2013
Fitness Background:
Before pole I had a lot of musical theater and auxiliary dance team experience from grade school up until high school, so I had coordination and took direction on technique pretty well. 
Competitions:
- 3rd Place | PSO Liberty 2018

- 1st Place | PSO Atlantic 2015
What I love about teaching at Foxy:
I love Foxy because we foster such a healthy and encouraging community of women who are all passionate about this sport in one another. Being a student and an instructor here has also trained me to see my body and mental strength as one.

Aqua Diva

Instructor | Low Flow, Bendy & Flexy

Age: 26

Foxy Since: 2016

Fitness Background:

I started dancing at a young age, but I never imagined myself doing pole.

What I love about teaching at Foxy:

I love seeing my students leave class with smiles on their faces and being a part of their personal dance journey. When I first started working at Foxy, I taught dance classes and gradually transitioned to pole. I love how dedicated all the instructors are to their work and the family vibe of the studio. In the past year, I have fallen in love with pole. Once I got over my dizziness, all I wanted to do was try out as many tricks as possible on spin pole. I used to feel torn or guilty for neglecting my dance background. But with Low Flow, I have found the perfect combination to stay true to my dancer self and expand my choreographies with beautiful pole tricks!

Hanna Fomenko

Instructor | Pole, Co-Ed Pole, Exotic Flow, Bendy & Flexy

Age: 29

Foxy Since: 2018

Fitness Background:

Contemporary dancer, Candidate for Master of Sports in Sports Aerobics.

Competitions:

- 1st Place | PSO Liberty 2019

- 2nd Place | PSO Atlantic 2019

- Finalist | POSA World Pole Art Championship, Italy 2018

- 2nd Place | Pole Theatre Poland, Pole Theatre Hungary 2017

- Finalist | PoleArt Cyprus 2016

- 1st Place | International Pole Performance, Ukraine 2016

What I love about teaching at Foxy:

I like the fact that at Foxy we are working not only with basics, but on a variety of trick combinations. All students develop and have the opportunity to prepare for competitions and showcases. Studio trainers are always open to new experiences and are happy to share it with students.

Melissa Butler

Instructor | Pole, Twerk Flow

Age: 25

Foxy Since: 2012

Fitness Background:

Before pole, I grew up in Modern and African dance from ages 3-7, karate from 9-11 and did one year of cheerleading in high school. I was no athlete.

Competitions:

- PSO Pro 2017

- PSO Atlantic 2016

- 3rd Place | PSO Atlantic 2014

- 3rd Place | PSO Nationals 2014

What I love about teaching at Foxy:

I get to give EVERY student personalized instruction to help them grow. I love being able to help women fall in love with their strength and sheer willpower. Being given the opportunity to hone and harvest each student’s unique strengths is an amazing gift.

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Instructors are available for private classes, parties, and performances!

Please call/email for rates and to book your time slot.

 

(Additional information available on the Privates & Parties page.)