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"Let's Get You On The Pole"

"Let's Get You On The Pole"

Hi there!

I know what you are probably thinking "A pic of Jane in regular clothing and she is NOT on a pole!" 
Last night, I attended a fancy soiree in Toronto and I wore my favourite dress.. it had pockets!
Whenever I go to networking events, the typical question I receive is "what do you do for a living?".

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…

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…

These two pole videos shaped my pole career...

These two pole videos shaped my pole career...

In between pole classes, I would turn to youtube for inspiration and dream of becoming a strong pole performer. I could invert and climb to a sit. I was hooked!

I would watch these two videos - over and over again - dissecting the moves. In all honesty, the sequence of moves are simple compared to the pole moves now…

How To Invert

How To Invert

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

Curious About Pole Dancing? Want To Dip A Toe? Bring a friend!

Curious About Pole Dancing? Want To Dip A Toe? Bring a friend!

A great opportunity to take a class with a friend! Check it out!

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!"

What Are Your Pole Goals For 2016?

What Are Your Pole Goals For 2016?

Every January, we tend to go into resolution mode - it's a great time to evaluate our lives, create goals and plans. Being a pole dancer and instructor, I'm always looking to improve my pole skills as well as support my students' pole practice. 

Here are my goals for 2016...

PFN Scope - Pole Fitness or Pole Dancing - What's the difference?

PFN Scope - Pole Fitness or Pole Dancing - What's the difference?

This summer, we have fallen in love with Periscope! This platform is live broadcasting - allows folks to connect  and interact with like minded people - I found so many people who have poles in their homes! Love it! 

Today, we talked about the difference between Pole Fitness and Pole Dancing! 

Instructor Profile - Learn more about Cat!

Instructor Profile - Learn more about Cat!

"I've never been one for traditional fitness. Not that there's anything wrong with that choice. I find activities hold my interest longer then the gym. I always joked with my friends who are big gym goers that I'll go to the gym if there's like "stripper-cise" class so when a Pole Dancing studio opened up in my neighbourhood I had to at least take an intro class so I wouldn't be a hypocrite. That decision changed my life. I became hooked instantly and have been dancing for 8 years now in total and been teaching for almost 6 years now."

Bachelorette Pole Dance Parties at PoleFit Nation! A great way to party!

Oh it’s wedding season and we love hosting parties in the studio! Whether it’s pole dancing, chair cabaret dancing or learning a striptease routine- we love the excitement and fun which comes from Bachlorette parties.  This is where we shine!

When I receive a call to book a party, many times ladies will ask- “what happens at a party in your studio”.

How To Train When You Don't Feel Like Training!

The sun is shining, it is super hot outside. We are in the heart of the summer and it's a Sunday afternoon. Deep inside I'd rather be by the beach or poolside.. instead I am at the studio, practicing. Here are my tips on how to train, when you just don't feel like training! 

Meet Shelley - Our Sassy Instructor! (she kicks butt!)

Meet Shelley - Our Sassy Instructor! (she kicks butt!)

"I started pole dancing because someone had brought me an article from the Burlington Post and said I should give it a read. That was shortly after my 40th birthday and I just recently turned 49"

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!