Thursday, February 22, 2018

Pure Barre Ambassador!

I’m Ashley Morrone, a born and raised Long Islander, mama of two little beauties, and Pure Barre lover!
A year ago, I gave birth to my second daughter. My pregnancy & her delivery left me with significant trauma. I lost myself, both physically and mentally. 

I tried working on things on my own but fell deeper and deeper into isolation, depression, and weight gain. I didn’t even know exactly what it was I needed; I thought I had everything figured out. 

I was wrong - Pure Barre was my missing link, my community. It truly was “love at first tuck”! I took one class, a pop up at that, and came home beaming for the first time in a long time. I knew I had found something I just couldn’t let go of.

It’s hard to accurately express how much Pure Barre means to me; to say it saved me would not be an overstatement. The changes I’ve experienced since starting Pure Barre astound me daily: from not being able to leave my house, to hitting 20 classes in just over three weeks for the Raise the Barre challenge, I’ve lost over 10 pounds and watched my body take a completely new, toned, feminine shape. I couldn’t be more thrilled. I love that these changes are happening without having to run my body to the ground. No jumping or high impact, yet getting stronger, leaner, and more flexible everyday.
The women I’ve met at the studio have become my family. I look forward to seeing them bright and early, knowing my day is starting out in the best of ways.

I’m excited, thrilled, and most of all honored to be Pure Barre of Miller Place’s first ambassador and I hope to share my love for Pure Barre with all of you!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Announcing my new baby, amWELL!

Welcome to amWELL

It is with absolute pride, excitement & a little nervousness that I announce my very own wellness company, amWell! 
Being as passionate about health & wellness as I am, I have truly found my calling in sharing that passion with the community. Everything in life comes back to the 3 life force elements: 

I've experienced this time and time again in my life and learned that there is a gentle and very necessary balance to all three in order to live my best life. 

I am thrilled to be able to share what I have lived & learned with you
& help you to start living your very best life.
Check out my Menu of Services here.
{please email for a free consultation & pricing}

Use the hashtag #IamWell on social media so we can stay connected!


Sunday, January 14, 2018

reading is to the mind
what exercise is to the body
and what meditation is to the soul
we become
the books we read

A year in books ...

When I was about 6 years old, I sat in my bedroom and time traveled to a far away place.

Okay, maybe not actually time travelled. But I will never forget that day.
That morning I picked up "Charlotte's Web", and life was never the same. Reading that book, my imagination ran wild. I felt like I was in a movie, living the story for myself. I laughed, and most memorable, I cried. The power that book had on me was striking - for a moment in time I was lost in another world, and I loved every second of it.
I used to get in trouble for reading too much. For being in my room all day when I should be outside. I can remember the many book series I fell in love with as a preteen that kept me hooked for days on end.
To this day, I still feel this way about a book. It's like a mini vacation to someplace interesting and new. I may not have days, or even hours, to spend reading, but the bit of time I do have is so special to me.

This year, I've decided to read a book a month. 12 months, 12 books, 12 adventures.
My taste in reading has changed some, but the escape is still there.
1 book a month is definitely doable for me, even at just 10-15 minutes per day. We'll see how I make out - some of these reads are a bit heavier than others. I'd love to get some others in if I manage to finish one off quickly. Here's my list (one that I may or may not change over the year), along with links in case you'd like to read along.*

Have any must reads for me? Let me know in a comment below!
Feel like joining me?
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1. The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

2. UnF*ck Yourself by Gary John Bishop
(not a good read if you're opposed to some strong language)

3. The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein

4. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

5. A Feminist Manifesto by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
strategically to be read during May (my first daughters 4th birthday, Mother's Day, and my 29th birthday)

6. You Are A Badass At Making Money by Jen Sincero
(recommend you read the original, "You Are A Badass" first!)

7. An oldie but Goodie - Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

8. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

9. Unshakeable by Tony Robbins

10.   A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise by Sandra Allen

11.  The End We Start From by Megan Hunter

12. A Course In Miracles

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