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Meet Ashley Kanter of Beach House Yoga in Manhattan Beach

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ashley Kanter.

Ashley is a fitness instructor specializing in Pilates, Barre, and Yoga. She has been an athlete her whole life excelling in yoga, golf, swimming, running and triathlons. After attending receiving her Bachelors from the University of Southern California and her JD from Pepperdine University, Ashley shifted her focus from Law and Politics to Fitness.

Ashley opened her first Pilates studio, Elite Movement, in Santa Monica, CA in 2009. In 2011, she added a second Elite Movement location offering Pilates and Barre in Pacific Palisades, CA. She closed her studios in 2015 to focus on bringing her fitness expertise to a broader audience by teaching online via the popular Cody App in the US and Zova app in Australia.

After being out of the studio owning business for 18 months, her passion for fitness and owning a studio still burned inside. In October 2016, Ashley took over Beach House Yoga in Downtown Manhattan Beach. She added new and exciting classes and fully renovated the space to her vision of “Beach House” Yoga.

She currently resides in Manhattan Beach with her Daughter Elle and dog Charlotte.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Taking over an existing business and rebranding has definitely had it challenges. One of those things you just don’t know what you will get. How good of shape the things you bought will be in, how loyal customers are, to even how reliable is the landlord. All has been a challenge and hoping it turns out to be a rewarding one!

Please tell us about Beach House Yoga.
We are a Yoga studio mainly, but we offer various areas of fitness. We have a wide range of Yoga from fitness driven to more meditation/relaxing. We also offer Barre workouts, Fusion workouts that take areas of Barre, Yoga, Weights, and Pilates and we have Aerial Yoga. We also offer a wide range of workshops.

I’m most proud of how professional and dedicated our instructors are. Everyone brings a positive energy.

I think what sets us apart is our large beautiful airy bright location right by the beach for you to practice various types of workouts for one price in a Boutique non gym setting. No pressure all positive vibes.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
No point in going backwards only forward thinking!


  • 10 package $175
  • Single Class: $24
  • Monthly Autopay: $149
  • New Client special: $24 for a week

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Mikel Roberts

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