We provide a safe, welcoming, and creative space for artists, athletes and fitness enthusiasts to explore, train and grow. All of our pole instructors are Aradia Fitness certified and continue their learning through semi-annual training sessions as well as have CPR and first aid. Our aerial training, guidance and curriculum is provided by Circus Lab in Vancouver, BC.
Owner and Instructor
While the epitome of a tomboy, Demetra first got into pole dancing after a friend mentioned she was taking classes. Intrigued, Demetra took an intro class and has been hooked ever since. Although surprised by her love of it, Demetra quickly completed all levels and took on the challenge of instructing in 2009. She has her Aradia Fitness Certification in all levels, completed both levels of the internationally renown elevatED Certification, is a Certified Judge for the Canadian Pole Fitness Association and is also a Certified POUND® Pro. Demetra continues her education to provide safe and effective training for her students. She is looking forward to taking Pole Flow® Intensive program in the coming year through Flow Movement® by Marlo Fisken. In addition, Demetra travels every year to the US and Europe to learn from some of the top pole athletes in the world.
Erica has been pole dancing with Aradia Fitness for over five years, having taught in Edmonton and most recently joining the Calgary team. The desire to continue dancing has brought her back to the studio through multiple other sport injuries. After spending her day in the corporate world, she loves leading women through their fitness and dance journey. She has completed her Aradia Fitness Certification and continues her learning through our education and training requirements. She finds inspiration in watching her students grow in their physical strength and inner confidence.
Tatiana is a fun, enthusiastic and open-minded person. Training and exercising are a lifestyle for her. Tatiana was born and raised in Russia and took her first classes of pole dancing there too. She fell in love with every move and back then decided to become an instructor one day. Tatiana moved to Canada in 2009 and worked hard to become a fitness professional. Her dream came true when she joined Aradia Fitness. She completed her Aradia Fitness Certification and continues her learning through our education and training requirements. For Tatiana, Pole Dancing is a great and very unique way to stay fit, feel confident and sexy and meet new friends. As a Pole Dancing Instructor, Martial Arts Instructor, Personal Trainer and Lifestyle Coach Tatiana enjoys pushing students and clients to be their best by setting an example in her own personal fitness and techniques.
Owner and Instructor
Robin believed in love at first sight the second she met her pole! Robin shines doing anything that requires graceful lines and flow. Despite being incredibly multi talented, Robin is very much down to earth. Her genuine warmth and welcoming nature makes her approachable and enjoyable to train with for students and instructors alike. She has completed her Aradia Fitness Certification, is a Certified POUND® Pro and continues her learning through our education and training requirements. She is very passionate about her craft and recently won the 2017 Canadian Pole Fitness Championship in the Masters division!
Amanda began her pole fitness career with Aradia Fitness in Calgary in 2012. She enjoys working with students to help them achieve their goals and aspirations. As an EMT, she is well versed in safe practices. Amanda completed her Aradia Fitness Certification and continues to train and educate herself to ensure safe and effective training practices for her students. She is a ball of energy and has a positive attitude that permeates to everyone around her!
Owner and Instructor
Monika has been a pole fitness instructor since 2009. She has continally been learning and collecting as much knowledge as possible not only for pole fitness, but also for flexibility, mobility and strength training. Monika has competed at and won pole fitness competitions and performed at various events, including an internationally renowned metal festival that was headlined by one of her favourite bands, Venom. When she’s not training she is either working as physicist or running her photography business. Her photography focuses on concerts and nightscapes, but also includes pole dance portraits and weddings. Monika is known to be very technical and precise and she is amazing at helping students build foundations and reach their goals!
Felicia started pole in 2010 in Tallahassee FL and she was instantly hooked. After only one year, she competed in the Georgia Pole Fitness Competition and the first Florida Pole Fitness Championship. Her pole training opened the door to opportunities in aerial arts and in 2012, Felicia joined the Florida State University Flying High Circus as a Spanish Web performer. For the next two years, Felicia traveled to Calgary, LA and Palm Springs and attended conventions where she learned from some of the top pole athletes in the world. In 2014 she moved back to Calgary where she began teaching for two years before taking a year off to train for herself and compete in the 2017 PSO Vancouver competition in her first professional division. She has completed her Aradia Fitness Certification and we are very excited to have Felicia join us! Her diverse experience make her an awesome addition to our team!
Amanda’s mind is constantly swimming with choreography and she is thrilled to bring her extensive and intensive background to Aradia Fitness Calgary. Since childhood, she has engaged with all forms of dance and loves to promote the exploration of movement, sensuality and strength that she came to through combining her formal dance training with pole. Her pole journey started in 2011 and became an instructor in 2013, she truly is a dancer at heart, and loves to inspire her students to appreciate all that their bodies can do. Her passion and creativity will shine through as you dance it out with her on the dance floor! Amanda teaches speciality classes and workshops and is a great addition to our team!
Cassia is originally from Brazil and she came to Canada in 2012. She competed internationally in trampoline on the World Cup Circuit as a member of the Brazilian National Team. She has a degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education and has been very active in promoting trampoline, gymnastics and circus. Cassia is a Level 2 Trampoline and Woman’s Artistic Gymnastics Coach. Before relocating to Canada, she worked as the co-ordinator of a social circus project where she helped develop several productions in Brazil. The outreach projects combined trampoline, gymnastics, circus, and theatre for 500 at risk youth. That was when she fell in love for circus aerials. In Canada she worked with very talented aerialists and directors from all over the world, and produce 4 shows for kids. Outside of work Cassia is passionate about nutrition and helps to inspire healthy living around the world! We are very excited to have Cassia lead our new aerial program at Aradia Fitness Calgary!
Sarah, known as Sarah Bella, is a born and raised Calgarian and an active performing aerialist and professional dancer. She started dancing as soon as she could walk, training locally as well as with Alberta Ballet, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Banff Centre, and the American Academy of Ballet. After high school, she trained professionally in contemporary and modern at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Upon returning to Calgary, she took up aerial arts to continue her love of movement. She has since trained locally as well as at the Toronto School of Circus Arts, with Womack and Bowman of LA, and was sponsored by the City of Calgary to train at the 2017 Aerial Dance Festival in Boulder Colorado. Sarah is a certified yoga teacher and has been teaching dance and yoga in Calgary and around the world for several years. She is very excited about teaching at Aradia and contributing to the ever-growing circus scene here in Calgary!