Every month at Aradia fitness Calgary, we celebrate one of our most dedicated and delightful students. Our Student Spotlight for February, 2018 is Belu Perez. She represents our pole community of positive, supportive, and wonderful people. She has shown outstanding progress, commitment to her pole journey, and is a joy to have in class. We have had the pleasure of watching Belu grow into a proud pole athlete. Keep going, Belu, we are so grateful to have you in our Aradia Family!
1. Where are you from? Hometown?
I was born in Queretaro, Mexico.
2. Favourite pastime (outside of pole)?
I love doing yoga and Latin dancing.
3. What do you love most about pole?
Its super fun and also really good for building strength and flexibility. And it makes you feel good about yourself.
4. What keeps you motivated to come to your pole classes consistently?
Every time I go to class I feel like i learn something new and I become better and better. Also it feels awesome when you finally get a move you have been working on for a while.
5. What surprised you about pole dance and fitness?
I didn’t expect there to be so many moves! You never stop learning new things.
6. Why should someone join Aradia Fitness Calgary and start pole today?
Everyone at Aradia is super nice and friendly! All the instructors are so encouraging and they know so much. You will always be learning new things! Classes are always fun and its just a very nice environment!
Every month we feature an Aradia Fitness Calgary student who we feel embodies our community of positive, supportive, powerful and fabulous women! For the month of May we are featuring Kelty! This amazing woman is at the studio all the time and we can’t get enough of her! The commitment she has and shows is an inspiration to instructors and students alike. She is an absolute joy to have in class, works so hard and always shows support and encouragement to her peers. Here is her story.
Kelty in her Stargazer. We are so proud of you!
Where are you from? Hometown?
I am from Edmonton, Alberta. I moved here July 2008.
Favourite pastime (outside of pole), including any other dancing you do?
Other than pole – I hike, paddleboard and spend time with my cat named O’Malley. When I was younger, I was in gymnastics and competitive figure skating.
What do you love most about pole?
Learning and becoming stronger every week! I enjoy seeing the progress I make every week. I also have a lot of fun at class.
What keeps you motivated to come to your pole classes consistently?
The instructors are professional and positive. I always feel welcome each class that I attend. Becoming stronger keeps me motivated to keep attending. I look forward to learning difficult moves that without strength and practice, I would not be able to complete. A good friend of mine growing up attends Aradia Fitness Sherwood Park and posts her progress, so she also motivates me to keep going with my training.
What surprised you about pole dance and fitness?
How physically demanding pole is. Pole uses muscles that you do not necessarily train in a gym.
Why should someone join Aradia Fitness Calgary and start pole today?
The Aradia instructors are professional, courteous and respectful. The Studio is always clean and has open doors to anyone that would like to start pole fitness.