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 to Elegant Body Pilates with Jacqueline Valdez. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get three pole-dancing or burlesque-dancing classes (a $160 value).
- For $65, you get six pole-dancing or burlesque-dancing classes (a $320 value).<p>
At Elegant Body Pilates, professional fitness and dance instructor Jacqueline Valdez imparts empowering pole-dancing and burlesque moves, designed to tone figures and bolster confidence. During pole-dancing classes, ladies learn the fundamentals of pole twirls and movements in a women-only studio, free of spectators and wayward hovercrafts. Sassy curricula begin with warm-ups and strength training to prime muscles for beginner moves before moving on to pole-fitness basics. Afterward, dancers learn a complete routine that they can reproduce on at-home dance poles or living-room telephone poles.
Alternatively, students can shimmy sensuously during burlesque-fitness classes, which firm muscles and boost body awareness with graceful movements. After a warm-up and strength training, the instructor leads small classes through a choreographed routine that combines jazz, ballet, and modern dance. Burlesque dance routines incorporate a scarf or a boa, which patrons must bring from home or spontaneously will into being.
A Chat with Elegant Body Pilates
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
All classes are small personal training sessions. We are Gainesville's #1 one of a kind intimate dance and fitness studio. I am Gainesville's # 1 Pilates Instructor, Zumba event leader, only certified pole instructor and professional competition winner. I also have online lessons available.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
I have them set goals and track their progress. I explain there will be good and bad days. I love creating a supportive, positive and fun environment where working out with me is something they look forward to. Those that can not make it to the studio online lessons at Jacquelinevaldezfitness.com
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Dance and fitness are my passion. I love sharing my knowledge, talents and skills while inspiring and improving others dance and fitness levels. I believe you can workout in safe, effective and unique ways yet have fun. I am working hard on changing the stigma to pole fitness.
What do you love most about your job?
I love that my studio is my family. I enjoy witnessing my clients confidence grow and their bodies transform. I also enjoy putting performances together sharing their hard work and being a part of the many charity events we do around the community. I love making a difference in others lives.