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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 classes on HER pole. She has a quiet fierceness that gently lets you know which pole is hers :).
Mostly kidding…Bobbi is a joy to have in the studio and cheers and encourages other student for their accomplishments as well.
Thank you, Bobbi! We love you so much!

Where are you from? Hometown?

I have lived in Calgary my entire life.

Favourite pastime (outside of pole, including any other dancing you do)?

I love staying active! Some of my favourite activities are yoga, spin classes, swimming and snowboarding.

What do you love most about pole?

I love the challenge. Pole takes a lot of strength, endurance and flexibility.

What is your favourite pole move? What is your favourite class at Aradia? 

My favourite move of all time is a spiral spin with a flare into pretzel. My favourite classes at Aradia are the exotic classes.

What keeps you motivated to come to your classes consistently?

My goal is to compete in a Pole competition. Consistent pole classes allow me to keep up my strength and endurance so one day I will be ready to compete!

What surprised you about pole dance and fitness?

Pole fitness requires an insane amount of full body strength!

Why should someone join Aradia Fitness Calgary and start pole today?

The instructors are fantastic and the Aradia community is extremely friendly!! Pole fitness is a fun alternative to boring workouts!

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 our community of positive, supportive, powerful and fabulous women! For the month of June, we are featuring Josephine! 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.

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Josie in her iguana. Nice work!

Where are you from? Hometown?

Toronto, Ontario  

Favourite pastime (outside of pole)?

My favourite pastime outside of pole is staying active. It changes with the season. In the winter I love snowboarding and skiing. In the spring/summer I spend a lot of my time biking and paddling/coaching for dragon boat. 

What do you love most about pole?

I love pole because it because it’s fun and gives you a sense of confidence and accomplishment.

What is your favourite pole move? What is your favourite class at Aradia? 

There are too many pole moves/poses to just pick one! Each pose is beautiful and an intricate work of art and strength. One of my favourite pole moves would be the Ayesha. It took me a long time to be able to consistently perform this move.
My favourite class at Aradia would be the floor play classes. I am by no means a dancer or graceful. But I find with the floor play classes, the transitions and fluidity make me feel that much closer to being an artist/dancer.

What keeps you motivated to come to your pole classes consistently?

There are many things that keep me motivated to return to pole classes consistently. The instructors are wonderful at Aradia. The students are incredibly friendly and welcoming. Also, the progress you see in endurance and strength when you are able to perform a challenging pole move is quite rewarding.

What surprised you about pole dance and fitness?

I found it really surprising how much strength especially core strength, at the higher levels pole dance and fitness entailed. The instructors and other students make it look so easy and effortless. But watching others perform strength moves or beautiful combos is very inspiring.

Why should someone join Aradia Fitness Calgary and start pole today?

Aradia is a great place to start your pole journey. You progress at your own rate. The studio, environment, instructors and student community are amazing. Pole fitness may seem intimidating, but it’s a great investment for your physical and mental health. You meet amazing and supportive people.
There are so many different aspects of pole fitness: strength, flexibility, fluidity, etc. I myself became hooked on the strength aspect. But either way, which ever aspect of pole fitness you focus on, it’s just a beautiful and fun alternative way to fitness.

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 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.

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Kelty in her Stargazer. We are so proud of you!

  1. Where are you from?  Hometown?

I am from Edmonton, Alberta.  I moved here July 2008.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

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