Before radio, music was broadcast via Morse code, which turned everything into a treble-heavy dance music punctuated by demands to STOP. Limber up for more graceful dance moves with today’s Groupon to Allure Fitness in Mission. Choose from the following options:
- For $19, you get a month of pole dancing classes (a $60 value).
- For $19, you get a six-class punch card for Zumba (a $39 value).
The instructors at Allure Fitness lead students through fitness classes with an equal emphasis on strength, confidence, and fun. One-up firefighters with a pole dancing class, which stretches ligaments and engages muscles while encouraging a healthy body image. Women of all sizes and skill levels revel in teacher Chantel Waite’s individual tutelage and the positive reinforcement of their fellow pupils and kind-hearted poles during the 75-minute class. During one-hour Zumba classes, the instructor animates hips and heightens energy levels with Latin music and easily followed dance moves that burn between 500 and 1,000 calories per session. Classes are purposely kept small to ensure students receive plenty of guidance and a timely wind-up after twirling.
Though she was a university-educated professional and a proud mother of two, Chantel Waite was troubled when she looked in the mirror. At 132 pounds, her healthy frame didn't mirror the picture-perfect bodies of women depicted in the media. Searching for a boost in self-image and esteem, Chantel took up a pole-dancing class and was immediately hooked. She marvelled at her fellow classmates—strong, full-figured women who appeared so beautiful and powerful as they danced. As she continued to practice the art form, she began to appreciate her own body, embracing the awareness that beautiful women come in every size.
Today, Chantel shares her newfound sense of empowerment with fellow women, conducting pole-dancing classes at her own private studio, Allure Fitness. Amid soft carpets and curtained mirrors, Chantel guides ladies of all sizes through twists and turns in workouts designed to enhance flexibility, tone muscles, and boost confidence. Chantel always begins each course by simply having her students practice walking in an uninhibited way, encouraging them to dispel prior insecurities with their bodies and sexuality. Through group classes and parties, Chantel aims to create a supportive community among her students, free of competition, judgment, or aggressive thumb-wrestling tournaments.