Today's Groupon offers a pole-based exercise more effective than 1920s pole sitting, more energizing than pole-vaulting, and more sensual than throwing darts at balloons. For $15 you get a $30 pole-dancing class at Pole Fitness Studio on South Arville Street. Re-evaluate your tenuous relationship with the poles that stand stubbornly quiet in your home or personal firehouse.
Whether you're looking to spicy up your love life or toney up your curves, Pole Fitness Studio will have you arching your back as if you were a sexy long-haired wildcat, not to be confused with the long-eared hedgehog, which is really more cute than sexy. Owner Fawnia Dietrich is renowned as the world's first pole-dance instructor after having traveled through the vertices of time to teach intense aerobic fitness to countless generations of regular ground-dancers. She and her talented crew of instructors will teach you the basics in a supportive environment. No matter what your experience level, you can add spins and tricks to your arsenal of pole moves while engaging in an incredible full-body workout.
Harness the power of your curvaceous body to build confidence and muscle tone. Combine elements of ballet, yoga, and striptease (though you won't be shedding clothes in your class) to strengthen your core and keep you limber in the face of all tall obstacles. You have the choice of one pole-dancing class in levels one through seven, which is everything from the intro and teaser pole dancing, to the flirting class (learning 20 beginner moves), to the queen class (highest level). All students get their own pole in class to ensure as few pole-interruptions as possible (most classes are 55 minutes long). As the seductress embedded deep within makes her way to the surface, you'll engage rarely used muscles, sometimes resulting in day-after pangs of soreness and a confident saunter that tells the world your inner-sexy can climb anything thrown in its way.
Googlers give Pole Fitness Studio a perfect pole-dancing five stars:
- The instructors are all wonderfully patient and encouraging and the other members make the experience all that much better – Hiccupchic
- You can definately feel your muscles working, particularly the next day! It's great! – alesha_drew
- I had so much fun at these classes! I can't say enough good things about them. Not only are you getting a great workout but your building confidence in yourself – Heather
Pole Fitness Studio
Pole Fitness Studio owner and operator Fawnia Dietrich is a pioneer of modern pole-dancing fitness. She cut her teeth as a professional exotic dancer, learning the sultry art as she went along, like all the other dancers. She wondered why there wasn’t a place to learn these difficult moves and was motivated to start teaching. Soon after, she opened her own pole-dancing studio, something not common to the world of 1994, much like time-traveling hovercrafts. Fawnia has continued on as a force in the industry, producing the first instructional pole-dance video in 1998—followed by six more videos—and creating the pole-dance instructor-certification course. Thanks to her chiseled physique, she has also been featured in three spreads in Muscle & Fitness magazine.
She now leads a team of instructors in teaching a variety of flirty fitness styles, including burlesque, pole-, lap-, chair-, floor-, and dance classes. Each 55-minute class takes place in their spacious studio, where 17 poles stand ready to hold ladies aloft as they spin and practice complex inversions. An additional 11 poles can be found downstairs, should more space be necessary. Beyond the steamy dance classes, the instructors also helm more traditional fitness classes such as cardio kickboxing, salsa, yoga, ballet, go-go hip-hop and boot camp classes..