Pole dance fitness:
I learned pole fitness taking classes locally, at the Pole Expo in Las Vegas, and in Michigan at the Aerial festival. Some of my teachers were the best pole dancers in America. I successfully completed the X-Pert Pole Dance instructor training in January 2013 prior to opening the studio, and I am a certified pole dance fitness instructor. I keep continuing my pole dance education learning more every day. In November of 2013, David Owen visited Expressions Fitness as a guest instructor. I took classes from him while he was here increasing my pole fitness knowledge. I've also taken a workshop with Jamilla Daville in December of 2013.
I'll answer the question everyone always wants to know. No, I've never been an "entertainer." However, I have always been an athlete. Pole Dance is now considered a sport. There are many people all over the US and the world who do pole dancing as a sport. There are pole dance competitions. There is in fact an international organization dedicated to getting pole dance into the Olympics. In Texas they pole dance for Jesus, and there are Mormon organizations that pole dance as well.
Why did I open Expressions Fitness?:
I want to make pole dance accessible to everyone, and give people the opportunity to experience pole dance in a way that works for them. Pole dance is a personal journey. Through pole fitness individuals gaining confidence and strength. I want to perpetuate an environment of support and encouragement where everyone feels good about their accomplishments.
Who takes classes at Expressions?:
What I enjoy the most about my job is teaching. I relish the wonderful opportunity to interact with the amazing ladies and gentleman who enjoy Pole Sport Fitness and continue to take classes every week. Most people who come here are fearless leaders. Men and women who are emotionally strong enough to have fun while continuing to work at self improvement through exercise. Everyone is both realistically optimistic and supportive. Confidence is gained through pole fitness and increases in those who are already confident. All shapes and sizes are great for pole. It's about finding your uniqueness and enjoying who you are. Students come from all walks of life including business owners, doctors, lawyers, beauticians, photographers, stay at home moms, college students, and business professionals.