Aradia Instagram Fitness Challenge

Aradia Instagram Fitness Challenge: Core Strength, Flexibility and Balance At our studio, you often hear us talking about developing a strong core, functional flexibility, and balance. All of these take hard work and consistent practice, and they…

Instructor Feature – Felicia

This week’s featured instructor is Felicia Salzmann, one of our versatile instructors who teaches everything from silks to pole, to Exotic choreos and tricks. Felicia has been practicing pole for ten years and aerial on and off for nine years. She…

Instructor Feature – Tatiana

We are reaching the point in our instructor features where we are getting to some of the people who have been pole dancing for almost a decade or more. They’ve been hooked in and their passion for pole fitness keeps them going. Tatiana Vladimirovna…

Instructor Feature – Amanda

We have another instructor feature for you this week! Amanda Myers has been pole dancing for about eleven years and started teaching pole dancing at a pervious Aradia Fitness franchise. Amanda, and one of our owners Demetra, met at that studio. When…

Instructor Feature – Cassia

This week in our series of instructor features, you get to know Cassia Farias Thibert! She is one of our wonderful aerial instructors and teaches both Silks and Lyra (hoop) Cassia always has a genuine smile for her students and fellow instructors.…

Instructor Feature – Clare

Clare Burton is our resident polerina and our latest instructor feature! She came onto the team in October 2018 as a Lyra instructor. By December 2018, Clare was also teaching pole and silks classes. We love it when she speaks Australian to us, and…

Student Spotlight – Kelly

At Aradia Fitness Calgary, we love to brag about our students in our Student Spotlights! This month is no exception. For February 2020, we are featuring Kelly Peniston! Kelly joined our Aradia family just over a year ago. We've proudly watched her…

Instructor Feature – Angela

We hope you've been enjoying our instructor features and getting to know a bit more about the team that is taking you through your pole and aerial journeys. Our next instructor being showcased is one of our lovely pole instructors. Angela Valiant…

Instructor Feature – Tianna

Tianna Gervais is the first of our aerial instructors being showcased in this series about our incredible team. She has such a calm and welcoming presence, perfect for her classes!  Tianna is our aerial hammock instructor and has been training…

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…

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…

A Students’ Perspective of Pole 4

It is my pleasure to introduce our guest blogger, Alex Zabel. Alex is one of our Pole 7/8 students who puts a lot of time and effort into her training. She also understands the methodology of our pole and aerial curriculum. However, she is not shy…

Experience, Training and Certification at Aradia Fitness Calgary

Aradia Fitness Calgary is dedicated to cultivating a team of highly trained instructors, committed to the safe, successful, and progressive instruction of our clients. Each instructor is passionate about learning and expanding their teaching skills…

Save the Date(s) – Epic 2020 Events Coming!

2019 has been an incredible year for Aradia Fitness Calgary. But, we’re just getting started! After the fantastic experiences with Kira Noire and Evgeny Greshilov, we’ve already been planning our epic 2020 events. What do we have planned next? SO…

An Instructors Perspective of the Studio Feature Video Shoot

For this week's post in our series about our time with Kira Noire and Evgeny Greshilov, we voluntold one of our lovely pole and aerial instructors, Clare Burton, to write a piece for us. We also have the perfect video clip to accompany this post on…

Student Spotlight – Leah

Our Student Spotlight for October 2019 is our amazing student Leah! Every other month we spotlight an Aradia Fitness Calgary student who we feel embodies our community of positive, supportive, powerful, and fabulous men and women. Just about every…

Preparing for the Aradia Fitness Calgary Feature Video Shoot

Thanks for following our journey as we reflect on our recent experiences with Kira and Evgeny. This week we get to share all the excitement in planning the feature video we filmed and then premiered on October 1, 2019.  (If you're joining us now,…

Why We Wanted Kira and Evgeny as Guest Instructors

This blog is part two of a series about our time with Kira Noire and Evgeny Greshilov in July 2019. Here is the link to catch up on part 1, "Connecting Kira and Evgeny with Aradia Fitness Calgary". When I was deciding on who to bring to Aradia…

Connecting Kira and Evgeny with Aradia Fitness Calgary

Last week, we premiered our studio feature video, and it had me thinking about the experience of the video shoot as well as having our special guests, Kira Noire and Evgeny Greshilov, at Aradia Fitness Calgary. This is the first part of a series of…

Student Spotlight – Victoria

Every second month Aradia Fitness Calgary features an outstanding student in our Student Spotlight. Our Student Spotlight Superstar for August 2019 is Victoria!  She took her first class at Aradia Fitness Calgary in January of 2019. Like many…

Four (real) Reasons You’re Not Progressing

In every athletic and strength-based endeavour, it is possible to hit a plateau. The plateau is a decrease in the progress of your results from your regular training. Plateaus can happen at any point (in our case, in any level), multiple times, and…

Student Spotlight – Yulia

At Aradia Fitness Calgary, we celebrate our students' success. Every month, we feature a student who we feel exemplifies our Aradia family spirit, and the joy of our pole community. For the month of July, 2019, we are featuring Yulia Zhdanova.…

Benefits of Aradia Cardio Focused Classes

Continuing with our posts on the benefits of our various classes, today we will focus on two more of my favourites, Pole Circuit and POUND®! The classes are cardio based, but no running is required. These two classes are guaranteed to get your heart…

Student Spotlight – Alexandra

We are pleased to introduce our amazing student Alexandra! We love featuring Aradia Fitness Calgary students on our blog. These women embody our community and demonstrate that they are positive, supportive and powerful. For May, we are featuring…

Benefits of Aradia Choreography Classes

  In a previous post, we discussed why cross training is essential for pole and aerial athletes. A few of the benefits of cross training include injury prevention, increased cardio and enhanced mobility and movement. With over thirty different…

Student Spotlight – Mya

Mya is also a very talented baker. At Aradia Fitness Calgary, we celebrate our students' victories. Mya Bakk is our Student Spotlight for February, 2019! Mya has come so far in her confidence and ability that she is performing a solo in our Spring…

Student Spotlight – Jimena

For the Student Spotlight opening of 2019, we bring you Jimena Torres (Jay)! Jay started pole fitness as a part of a personal healing journey, with the intention of building emotional and physical strength, as well as confidence. She began attending…

Student Spotlight – Alyssia

At Aradia Fitness Calgary, we celebrate our students. This month, we chose Alyssia for her quiet determination. Stepping out of her comfort zone, Alyssia arrived at our studio, and stuck with it, always smiling, always supporting her fellow…

Student Spotlight – Sarah

At Aradia Fitness Calgary, we feature one student every month who exemplifies the commitment and attitude of our joyful pole community. When Sarah first arrived at our studio as a Pole 1 student, she was quiet but determined to succeed. We have…

Student Spotlight – Bobbi

At Aradia Fitness Calgary, we recognize our students for their commitment and the sparkle they bring to the studio. Bobbi has been with us here at Aradia since 2012. You will find her here at Aradia on Tuesday and Wednesday night advanced…

Competing? Tips to Make your Performance Stand Out!

I thought it would be timely to write a quick blog from a judge's point of view to help our students that are competing focus on the finer points of their performances. Competitions will often provide training and detailed rules and guidelines for…

Student Spotlight – Kristine

At Aradia Fitness Calgary, we celebrate our students' success.  Every month, we feature a student who we feel exemplifies our Aradia family spirit, and the joy of our pole community. For the month of August, 2018, we are featuring Kristine McLean.…

Student Spotlight – Jillene

At Aradia Fitness Calgary, we celebrate the success of our students.  Every month, we feature the student who has shown extraordinary improvement, commitment, and superstar attitude.  This month, we are proud to show off Jillene. Jillene attends…

Student Spotlight – Josephine

At Aradia Fitness Calgary, we love our students. We watch them develop strength and confidence throughout their pole journey. Introducing our amazing student Josephine! Every month we feature an Aradia Fitness Calgary student who we feel embodies…

Student Spotlight – Alex

 At Aradia Fitness Calgary, we celebrate our students' success on their pole journey.  We watch our students get stronger and more confident with every pole class. Our beautiful student Alex Zabel has not only progressed in her fitness and pole…

Student Spotlight – Amy

Amy working her flexibility on the aerial silks. Every month at Aradia fitness Calgary, we celebrate one of our most dedicated and delightful students. Our Student Spotlight for March, 2018 is Amy Karst. Amy is a joy to have in class with smiles…

Student Spotlight – Belu

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…

Student Spotlight – Kelty

Introducing our amazing student Kelty! 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…

Student Spotlight – Melissa

At Aradia Fitness Calgary, we love all our students. To show them our ongoing appreciation, we choose one every month for a special student spotlight. The choice is based on dedication, commitment, attitude, and general sparkliness. This month, we…

Student Spotlight – Laura

For the month of October, Aradia Fitness is proud to Feature Laura E. for our student spotlight. Laura has come so far since the day she first walked into our studio for Pole 1. When she started, she was quiet and unsure of herself her new…

Remember the Love

While listening to a sportscaster talk about how a hockey player, 10 years into his career seemed to have lost his love of the game, I started thinking about this in relation to pole.  I still love pole but I do see some major differences in it…

Student Spotlight – Madison

Every month, we feature one of our lovely students for our spotlight. It is always a tough decision because all of our students are wonderful. We consider dedication, effort, attitude, and in this case epic hair flips.  For the month of September,…

Student Spotlight – Robin

Student Spotlight, June 2017 Introducing our awesome student Robin!!! 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 June we are…

Why I’m a Big Believer in Yoga for Pole Dancers

To be completely honest, I didn't think I was the "yoga type". I went along my days, with what I thought was purpose, commitment and conviction. Until I met my friend Jessica in 2003, I didn't think yoga would be a good use of my time or add value.…

Student Spotlight – Jordanna

Student Spotlight, May 2017 Introducing our amazing student Jordanna! 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…

Student Spotlight – Karen

Student Spotlight, April 2017 Introducing our amazing student Karen! 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 April we are…

The Making of a POUND® Pro

October of 2016 was a month of many decisions. We were already in the process of refreshing our curriculum in the new year and I wanted to add new classes to compliment our Pole Dance classes. October was also when Dakota Fox (Aradia Fitness USA)…

Aradia Fitness Calgary – Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight, March 2017 Introducing, the lovely Sasha! Every month we will feature an Aradia Fitness Calgary student who we feel embodies our community of positive, supportive, powerful and fabulous women!  For the month of March we are…

FAQs – Aradia Fitness Calgary

We thought doing a quick blog on the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) would be helpful to our existing students as well as those thinking of joining Pole Dance and Fitness with Aradia so here are some of the top questions and answers! I'm…

elevatED Experience

Back in October 2016 I decided I would sign up for a couple of certifications in the new year that I was contemplating for a while.  The first was POUND® (which we are launching in March!) and the second was to add another pole certification to my…

Cross Training for Pole Fitness

Even though Pole Fitness provides the benefits of a full body workout there are plenty of reasons why cross training is important. Any one activity repetitively can result in overusing some muscles which can cause injury.  Also, if you include a few…

New Class Packages, New Prices, A New Look to Aradia Fitness Calgary!

Aradia Fitness has continued to remain the leader in pole dance classes in Calgary with a team of certified and dedicated instructors, a carefully designed & thought-out pole level structure and the most original & fun classes in the city!…

What Everyone Should Know about Pole Fitness

While pole fitness is gaining a lot of popularity and attention, you may not be entirely familiar with form of exercise. Here is a list of what everyone should know about pole fitness. "Not Having Upper Body Strength” is no problem! This is the most…

Travelling? A Guide to Picking a Pole Studio!

When I'm travelling, I always look to see if I can book a private pole lesson in that city if there isn't an Aradia studio. There are so many options, especially in large cities like New York, Chicago and LA for example, that it can get confusing.…

Changing Perspective

This blog is about changing perspective. Specifically the way the world views pole fitness but in my mind, even more important, is changing the way WE view pole. Let me explain. We are all part of a wonderful community that encourages, challenges…

Confessions of a Pole Dancer – Pole Convention 2013

West Palm Beach FL. Pole Convention 2013 I decided a few months into 2013 that I would attend the Pole Convention in June. It was something I always wanted to do since the best pole athletes in the world would be teaching workshops. After careful…

My Pole Journey

I've always had people ask me about how my pole journey started as well as why and how it has shaped my life. The answer is complicated but simple at the same time. So here's my pole journey. I was at a Stampede event in Calgary in 2007 where my…

Nutrition: Just in Time for Summer

Now is the time to clean up the nutrition habits to prepare for summer months. Sadly, we have no control over how the economy has been handled, what epidemics are traveling through our air or food system. We can not even control when the sun rises.…