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After obtaining a bachelor's degree in chemistry and biology, Kristen Nicole Hall seemed destined for a medical career. But after 26 years of competitive cheerleading, gymnastics, and pole fitness, including six national and international Pro fitness titles, she couldn't shake the desire to share empowering, rhythmic routines with others—and an aerial dance and flirty fitness studio provided just the right venue to share her dream.
A variety of unique dance and fitness classes, which have been featured at multiple international fitness conventions, are scheduled each week at Studio Goddess—a 5,000-square-foot facility with three pole and dance studios, two showers, men's and women's dressing rooms, and a fitness apparel store. Classes include pole and flirty fitness workouts that help participants bolster confidence and climb up trees quickly when confronted by a prowling wolf pack. Sessions such as Buns and Guns BootCamp blend dance and muscle-toning movements, and various pole-fitness levels progress students from basic spins to upside-down high-fives. Private pole parties teach small groups to twirl around the studio's 12-foot poles while celebrating special events or simply helping to "unleash the goddess" in each woman.