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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 – 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 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!

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 have chosen Melissa. She came to us in Pole 1 with a great sense of humour and wicked smile. Now in Pole 5, Melissa flies on the pole with so much grace and confidence, that she inspires us all to do the same.

Melissa flies in the Daphne pose.

1.  Where are you from? Hometown?

I’m from Calgary.

2.  Favourite pastime (outside of pole), including any other dancing you do….

Outside of pole, my husband and I coach a salsa dance performance team. We used to teach classes, but find with two young children it’s more time efficient to focus on a choreography with a set group of dancers. We also love to social dance at the local salsa events.

3.  What do you love most about pole? 

When I was a kid I was really into gymnastics, so getting to flip upside down and do tricks & combos again is like food for the soul.

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

The instructors and other students are so inspiring!  I was just saying in class last night that I thought I would be satisfied now that I’m in level 5.  However, I’m surrounded by these physically strong, talented women in my classes who inspire me to keep working through the levels.

5.  What surprised you about pole dance and fitness?

There’s a few surprising facts:
A. It’s shocking how much strength and control is required to make things look polished.
B. It hurts, which in turn makes you tough.
C. There’s a misconception about what pole fitness really is. I feel like that’s partially because of class attire. I know I was taken aback myself in the beginning…..seeing girls in sports bras and shorts. I didn’t understand why that was necessary. Can’t we just wear leggings? No! Because you really need bare skin contact with the pole.

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

Try it and feel your strength increase. Do things with ease that in the beginning were so hard. Talk about a serious fitness challenge as well as learning balance, coordination and endurance. I tell everyone to try it!

 

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