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.