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How To Train For Air Inverts On The Pole

How To Train For Air Inverts On The Pole

Recently we asked our fellow polers about what they felt was holding them back in their pole practice. We received many responses - from strength related to confidence to pole techniques. One of the questions was on strengthening your air inverts also known as aerial inversion.

When your performance doesn’t go according to plan ~

When your performance doesn’t go according to plan ~

Last night, I had the honour of performing with A Lyrical Affair at Burlington Performing Arts Centre.  This cabaret show was a mix of singing, dance and celebrating their 10 years of this singing duo. I had a blast, loved it AND learned a valuable lesson…

I Heart Pole Challenge Begins on Instagram!

I Heart Pole Challenge Begins on Instagram!

And here we go!!

I Heart Pole Challenge 2019 is back!  

It's been 3 years since we have had fun with this Instagram challenge!

This is a fun training challenge that we started back in 2016 and I'm thrilled to bring it back. It's great to check out and use as a training guide.
 

How To Feel Confident In High Heels

How To Feel Confident In High Heels

Are you curious about how to feel more confident in heels? It really comes down to the shoe…

A Gold Winning Weekend At 2018 Canada East Pole Sport Championship

A Gold Winning Weekend At 2018 Canada East Pole Sport Championship

What a weekend! Holy smokes! Laura, Yomna and Christine wow'd the audience and brought home FIRST PLACE medals from their divisions! Hard work and consistent training paid off! 

When you feel like a badass..

When you feel like a badass..

Meet Karol Helms..

She is one of my pole heroes - one of the people who I look up to in this industry.
She is a legend.
And... most likely you have learned a move or two indirectly from her.
Karol has been pole dancing for 16 years, and she has made major contributions to our industry - especially our studio.

And - she is a total badass!

Are you surviving or thriving?

Are you surviving or thriving?

This is an image of myself and my children (Matthew in orange, Brendan in yellow) back in 2006. 

Whenever I see this pic, first I think to myself "damn those boys were cute!" 

And then I think "you were so unhappy." 

 

How To Invert

How To Invert

The first big milestone move in pole.. aww going upside down!

Welcoming Chris Gismondi to our team of instructors!

We are super thrilled to welcome Chris Gismondi to our studio! Chris brings a wealth of information and pole skills to share with our community.  He has been poling for 2 years, started in Montreal and visited our studio over the summer. 

A student at McGill University, Chris is also a resident of Oakville. 

1. Why did you start pole dancing for fitness?  

"I began as a self taught yoga enthusiast and runner as a teen when I was unhappy with my body image. I took matters int o my own hands and tried to adopt a more healthy lifestyle. I took my first pole class in university and I was absolutely hooked from my first spin! It was such a fun and exciting workout I completely forgot I was exercising. Four years later, many bruises and pole kisses later I will hang off of any street pole or tree branch I can find!"

2. A Day In The Life...

"My typical school day involves research, being in the library, attending classes at McGill, and working on endless papers. I break up my day with pole training and teaching, being with friends, social justice organizing, and making art. 

During the summer I have been working at a Government archive, and teaching and training with PoleFit Nation, while also working towards my CPFA certification, and training to defend my title at the Canadian Pole Fitness Championship."

Preferred song to dance/work out 

"My all time favourite pole song would be Wicked Games by the Weeknd,  turn down the lights and get me a pair of pleasers!"

 I love teaching because...

"I love watching students grown and improve. Its such a a rewarding feeling to see students achieve their goals, get their split a little deeper, or their ayesha a little less shaky. In return, it is so amazing to be a part of a community, and pole has introduced me to so many wonderful friends and colleagues!"

Let's Get To Know Melissa - Creator of Fusion Fit

Let's Get To Know Melissa - Creator of Fusion Fit

We start our series on getting to know more about the instructors of PoleFit Nation.

Today we are learning more about Melissa, who created Fusion Fit.  Here's her Q & A:

What To Expect In A Pole Dancing Class

What To Expect In A Pole Dancing Class

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a Pole Dancing for Fitness class? 

When talking about pole dancing for fitness, the most common question I receive is “what happens in a class?”. 

We are here to help you - this is what to expect:

Ontario Pole Fitness Championship 2015 - Master Division - First Place!!

Ontario Pole Fitness Championship 2015 - Master Division - First Place!!

Ever have a goal that you wanted to achieve? If you are like me, goals are important and will set you on the path towards success!

One of my goals was to compete in the Ontario Pole Fitness Championships, specifically in the Masters Division. You see, I believe that pole dancing is for any age and being in my 40s, I felt it was important to represent the over 40 crew!

To Compete Or Not Compete? That Is The Question!

To Compete Or Not Compete? That Is The Question!

The smell of Traumeel cream  follows me where ever I go. Its scent is permanently in the air. 

My body aches - hot epsom salt baths are my heaven. Bruises - aka Pole Kisses - cover my legs and right bicep, which perplexes me because I didn't think that forearm grip was intense enough to leave a mark!