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Aesha Ash graceFIT Studio  • Creator of graceFIT workout • Ballet | Pilates | Dance Cardio • Movement curious 🌸 Mom | Wife | Retired ballerina | 🇮🇹🍴❤️

Such a #throwback when I saw @linesballet post this! 🙀🙈
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▪️I’ve NEVER seen this, or many of my dance videos and it’s a good thing - I probably never would have gone out on stage again!😄
▪️ While the very critical ( of myself ) dancer is still in me, I post this for the love of movement and the exploration of movement because I believe in it!✨💕
▪️Alonzo wanted me to get out of my box. This style was so new to me, but it forced me work and think differently.
▪️Exploring movement is so very important, both for dancers and non-dancers! What I was beginning to learn in that company helped shape the way I explore my work now. ▪️While out of shape and on the verge of retirement, I’m so grateful for this video. Grateful to look back and see how much I have grown and still keep continuing to learn and grow🌱#neverstoplearning #neverstopexploring #neverstopgrowing

When I’m not doing pilates ☺️ Beyond grateful for this opportunity!🌸🙏🏾🌸 #Repost @nbcnightlynews with @get_repost
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#Spotlight: Aesha Ash was often the only African-American ballerina at the New York City Ballet. Now retired, she founded the Swan Dreams Project to show another generation of ballerinas and those in inner-city neighborhoods that they too can achieve their dreams.

@LesterHoltNBC has her story tonight on @NBCNightlyNews.

Watch our Instagram story for more!
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#grateful #giveback #shareyourart #shareyourgifts #shareyourpassion #thursdaynight #theswandreamsproject #thepowerofimagery #representationmatters #aeshaash

Thank you to everyone who joined our #pilatesdanceparty!! It's been so fun to dance with you! 🙌💃🏾🎶
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Congratulations to these gorgeous prize winners!! 🙌👏🦋🎶🎶
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We've been touched by all your heartfelt posts ~ and felt there's no place for🚫 judgement at a dance party. 🙏💞✔️So, the winners for each week's theme were selected at random. 💫💫 💫
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🌟🌟Prize Winners🌟🌟
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✔️Dancing with Bands:
@pilates_sarpi 🎁Resistance Tubing and Handles 💫
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✔️Dancing with Weights:
@healthyhappysar
🎁SmartBell®️💫
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✔️Dancing with Balls:
@majbrittlyngby
🎁EcoWise Fitness Ball💫 -
✔️Dancing with Rings:
@studiofocuspilates
🎁 Ultra-Fit Circle®️ Mini💫
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✔️Free Choice Dance:
@hcyogini
🎁Pilates Arc 💫
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We thank our generous sponsor @balanced_body 💓🙏for these 💫amazing #balancedbody prizes!!! 🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁💫
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This has truly been a joyful celebration of movement. Thank you for dancing with us! 💞With love,
@equitness
@gracefitstudio
@informedtechnique
@liftedpilates
@lisakayepilates
@mat.pilates
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#pilatescommunity #fitnesscommunity #pilates #pilateslovers #pilatesdanceparty #pilateslovers #movementisfreedom #movementlifestyle #movementismedicine #fitmom #homeworkout #pilatesbody #gogracefit

Making due with what I have available ▪️This time, it’s the Disney ball I found at the my in-laws here in Sicily ☺️ I play around with many versions of this for my class. .
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#obliques #obliqueworkout #coreworkout #fitnesscommunity #fitnessmotivation #pilatescommunity #pilateslovers #pilatesball #pilates #fitness #matworkout #matwork #vacationworkout #homeworkout #takingitslow

“The mind is like water.
When it’s turbulent, it’s difficult to see.
When it’s calm, everything becomes clear.” 🌊 ~ Prasad Mahes .
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#wednesday #summer #ilmare #sea #water #mindfulness #mindful #stressless #relaxation #clearmind #calm

This #mondaymotivation comes from an older @zaynagold posts for what I believe was the #pilatestvabchallenge 🌸Didnt do the challenge, but saw this and wanted to give it a go! ◾️Had to use the Disney beach ball that was laying around my in-laws house 😄
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#fitball #pilateslovers #pilateslife #pilateseveryday #pilateslove #pilatesmat #fitness #fitnessmotivation #fitnesscommunity

Just discovered @moodsnfood and absolutely fell in love with the way they beautifully captured a susnset🌞💛✨
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📷Repost from @moodsnfood
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#foodphotography #sunset #italia #citrus #instafood #foodgasm #summer #photography #mondaymotivation

Enjoyed taking time away from vacation to teach here in Sicilia!🇮🇹🌸✨Lovely studios at @studiodanzamessina and wonderful students to teach in both classes 💕Grazie Carlotta and Mariangela😘🌸✨
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#danza #sicilia #messina #italia #workonvacation

This is a total killer for me!!!😜🔥This first bit, taken from #spacemyoga, I am struggling to not get into my lumbar spine. Once I saw this I knew it was an exercise for me!▪️I’ve taken this little section and have been trying often. ▪️Although, I have an apple shaped bottom 🍑so I always look a bit lordotic. 🤷🏾‍♀️▪️It’s better than my first attempt, but I still have a long way to go😓
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#fitnesscommunity #fitnessmotivation #yogacommunity #pilatescommunity #hamstrings #glutes #coreworkout #practicenotperfection #alwayslearning #alwaysastudent #gogracefit

“We are tied to the ocean.
And when we go back to the sea,
whether it is to sail or to watch -
we are going back
from whence we came.” ~ John F. Kennedy
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#ilmare #torrefaro #sicilia #sicily #italia #italy #beach #summer #relaxation #peaceful

Gonna teach ballet classes while here in Sicily, so just felt the need to stretch it out the old fashioned way 🤷🏾‍♀️Hey, sometimes old habits creep back in when your stuffed from all the Sicilian goodness 😄🍽🇮🇹❤️✨
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#stretching #stretchingtime #oldhabits #takingiteasy #fitnesscommunity #yogacommunity #pilatescommunity

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