Before pole-dancing classes, flirty fitness was limited to holding hands with a stairmaster or romancing Jack LaLanne. Learn more seductive exercises with today’s Groupon: for $25, new clients get a three-class flirty fitness package at Apple Jelly Studios in Sarasota (a $60 total value). Buyers must be 18 years or older to use today’s Groupon. The package includes the following classes:
- One pole Foundation class (a $20 value). This class is designed for beginners.
- One Basic Movement class (a $20 value).
- One Tricks Foundation class (a $20 value).
Instructor approval and two pole Foundation classes are typically required for the Basic Movement and Tricks Foundation classes.
Apple Jelly’s upbeat instructors slather students with encouragement during pole-based fitness classes that team sultry movements with core-firming resistance exercises. Beginners build muscles and friendships at pole Foundation sessions, which cover basic concepts, such as spins powered by forward and backward momentum or the puffs of nefarious wolves. After earning a thumbs-up from the Foundation teacher, students can move on to classes such as Basic Movement, a workout brimming with three new spins, flirty transitions, and easy-to-follow choreography. Tricks Foundation classes build upper-body and core strength with resistance training, enabling students to perform pole sits, execute basic inverts, and confidently climb the giant candy canes that spring from the earth around the holidays. Check the studio’s calendar for class dates and times.
To promote comfort and cleanliness, Apple Jelly equips each exerciser with a yoga mat, hand towel, and pole sanitizer. Participants can ditch their shoes and don their comfiest yoga pants for most classes, which are open to both women and men. Though the proprietors recommend bringing a water bottle to each workout, they advise against wearing lotion, jewelry, or cumbersome cheesehead hats.
Apple Jelly Studios
The quote “Everything seems impossible … until it’s done!” adorns the walls of Apple Jelly Studios, inspiring the women within the private studio to achieve their fitness goals. Drawn together by a shared love of pole dancing, a quartet of women decided to spearhead the private studio, where they continue to teach dancing and fitness classes today alongside a handpicked crew of certified female instructors. Reflected in wall-to-wall mirrors, they teach students of all shapes and sizes to twirl around eight chrome poles during beginner, advanced, and intermediate pole-dancing and pole-trick classes, boosting confidence, toning muscles, and burning calories. Certified instructors also lead a variety of yoga, Pilates, and boot-camp classes upon the studio’s hardwood floors.
The studio rents its facilities out for private events, providing pole-dancing instruction, sultry red lighting, and a professional sound system for bachelorette parties, birthdays, and brazen knitting circles.