We had the good fortune of connecting with Ashton Verrengia and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ashton, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
With a passion for pilates and an entrepreneurial drive, Method Pilates was founded in 2017 by Ashton Verrengia. Ashton had spent over a decade as a serial entrepreneur in oil and gas but has always shared a love for fitness and community.
After a low back injury, Ashton started pilates in 2013. She quickly fell in love once she discovered the true benefits and the incredible effect it can have on transforming one’s body. Ashton spent years training all over the country in pilates and trained in Houston with her college best friend Dani.
As the passion grew, the lightbulb went off and Ashton and Dani combined forces to open the first Method Pilates. Ashton’s ongoing vision of creating a space that is not only a workout but is community focused and empowers people to be the best version of themselves is the ethos of Method Pilates.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I have found in all aspects of my life that in order to be successful, you must be consistent. Consistent effort will get you to the results that you desire. Whether it is fitness goals or business goals, you must be consistently working hard to reach your goals.
Success is not final; failure is not fatal
Like I mentioned before, hard work will get you to your goals but your goals will always be growing bigger. When being an entrepreneur you will see failure, but the true success is moving from one failure to another without any loss of enthusiasm.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Houston is such an amazing city!
Post Oak (rent the cabana)
River Oaks District
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Special shoutout to my team that makes it happen everyday. Having talented people around me is what makes Method awesome. I work side by side with family members and long time friends. It takes a strong relationship to be able to work together, but knowing that the people who choose to work with me are just as passionate about the business as I am, makes Method the success it is today.