I have been a pole athlete for 6 years. I was X-pole certified to teach in 2013, and I have been teaching pole fitness for 3.5 years. I taught an average of 25 pole fitness classes per week for the first 3 years that Expressions Fitness was open; therefore, my experience is quality and extensive. I love teaching pole fitness. It is by far one of my most favorite activities.
I want to make pole dance accessible to everyone giving students the opportunity to get the most out of their pole dance experience. Pole dance is a personal journey of self discovery, self acceptance, self love, and self improvement gaining confidence, strength, and flexibility. Expressions Fitness is a space where we perpetuate an environment of support and encouragement for every accomplishment.
In my own pole journey, I have participated in several competitions wining 2nd place in the level 4 Championship division with Pole Sport Organization at their regional competition in Chicago. I went on to win 4th place at Nationals. I have also participated in the professional division with USPSF. I have since decided to stop competing for an un-specified period of time to focus on just enjoying playing with shapes and challenging my body. At Expressions Fitness we have an environment of inclusive acceptance. All are welcome competitors and those who just want to have a fun work out.
My favorite part of Expressions Fitness is the incredible people that walk through the door. I relish the wonderful opportunity to interact with the amazing athlete/artists. Most people who come here are fearless leaders 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 becoming pole strong and celebrating the wonderful, incredible, amazing person you already are right now.