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Instructor Feature – Jordanna

To kick off 2020, our first instructor feature showcases Jordanna Hogan! We love how creative she is in her classes and how her fun and sparkling personality shines through. Jordanna is a very valued member of our team, and her commitment to learning more and more to be the very best instructor she can be is something we admire about her. She always keeps us laughing, and we are all so lucky to have her!

Jordanna became a member of the team in November 2018 after completing training for Pole 1 through 4. She also teaches some of our Exotic classes (her favourite style) as well as the occasional Pole Fluidity class. Outside of pole, Jordanna plays piano and guitar and does a bit of painting. You can get a taste of some of her passion for music on her instagram stories as well as other hilarious material (including her new kitty =^-^=). 

Featured Aradia Fitness Calgary instructor Jordanna in a floor split with pole

What surprised you the most about pole fitness?

How something that is so challenging was also fun and rewarding enough to hold my attention and actually stick with – not an easy feat! 😉

What is your current favourite pole/aerial move?

Lately it’s been anything involving deadlifts, mainly deadlifted one-handed handstands and aerial shoulder mounts.

Do you have a favourite off the pole conditioning exercise?

I like to work on my flexibility with yoga and deep stretching and also handstands are great conditioning for pole.

What are your current pole and aerial goals for yourself and for your students?

My personal goals are to significantly improve my flexibility and range of motion. For my students, my goal is that they feel and see tangible progress in their pole career everyday!

How would you describe your teaching style?

I would say I’m quite laid back and like to make my students laugh, making it an easy going, enjoyable class. I also try to keep my students mindful of proper technique and always make sure their toes are POINTED.

What do you think students gain from being members at Aradia?

I think that students are truly gaining exceptional instruction and stellar foundation with Aradia. I say that with confidence because even going through my certification I gained a new found appreciation to the amount of learning the instructors go through just to be able to pass that knowledge onto their classes.

Can you provide one piece of advice for students working through their pole journey?

Do not compare yourself to others!!! 

Featured Aradia Fitness Calgary instructor Jordanna in forearm hold split on pole

Happy New Year 2020!

Happy New Year, everyone!

We are so excited for what’s in store at Aradia Fitness Calgary in 2020. The schedule is going to be packed this year, and it includes events featuring pole stars, local workshops, and a tentative date for our annual student showcase (moved to fall this year). We’re going to kick off the year featuring our incredible instructors!

Aradia Fitness Calgary Instructors and Studio

There are a lot of components that make Aradia Fitness Calgary the premier pole and aerial studio in Calgary. The most important though, is our team. When the studio opened in 2015, we started with four instructors on the roster. In 2019, we grew to eleven instructors, and our schedule is now packed with over thirty classes per week. We have such a diverse, thoroughly trained, and multi-talented team of instructors. They are what allow us to offer such a wide variety of classes and the best pole and aerial curriculum.

Each of our instructors has over four years of experience in their chosen discipline. We value experience as one of the key foundations that helps an instructor succeed at teaching. Each instructor is passionate about sharing their knowledge and doing their best to help students achieve their goals. Our instructors have different styles, approaches, and personalities; making experiences with each of them unique. We provide our students with as much diversity as possible. Through their instructors, students can see how they can shape their pole and aerial journeys to fit themselves.

In addition to the time spent with our fantastic students, we’ve had so much fun together over the last year as a team. There are occasions when we work the same day as each other. But, we also spend time together through training sessions, pole and aerial jams, photoshoots, and team building sessions that strengthen our connection. Last year we went to Bolder Climbing Community to try something new and challenge our bodies. Although our pants stayed on, we sure confused our climbing instructors with our pole dancer shenanigans!

Aradia Fitness Calgary Instructors all on a bouldering wall at Bolder Climbing Community

And who can forget the amazing opportunity we had to film a studio feature video with videographer and pole star, Evgeny Greshilov!

We’d love for you to get to know these ladies a bit more. Take a class with them, read their interviews (stay tuned), and give them a follow on Instagram.

Monika

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