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Choose from Four Options
- $35 for 5 pole-dancing classes (a $75 value)
- $49 for 10 pole-dancing classes (a $150 value)
- $35 for 5 anti-gravity silk-trapeze classes (a $75 value)
- $49 for 10 anti-gravity silk-trapeze classes (a $150 value)<p>
Pole-dancing classes—90 minutes each—span three levels of difficulty. The initial “diva” level diva prepares novices for more complex routines with slow, controlled motions that combine yoga, pilates, and tai chi. Mid-level “woman” and advanced “warrior” classes increase difficulty and continue developing students’ individual style.
The anti-gravity silk-trapeze classes send students into the air in silk hammocks to practice skills drawn from aerial circus and dance. The 60-minute classes enhance physical fitness, motor skills, and flexibility, and the exercises supplement and strengthen the muscles used in pole dancing.<p>
In 1975, Karen was overweight and looking for a change. She began training and teaching as an aerobics instructor at the YMCA, and for the next 15 years led classes around the Chicagoland area. Still, Karen found herself once again seeking a new outlet, and fell in love with pole dancing.
Today, Karen shares her passion for fitness at Studio Venus. Female-focused classes cover a broad range of topics suitable for beginners or experts, and pole-dancing workouts can be supplemented with silk-trapeze lessons and yoga. With every class and every expansion of the curriculum, Studio Venus strives to create a safe environment for women to explore new experiences and spin around poles without the hassle of climbing up a barbershop.
Equipment: As an Alternative Fitness Studio our equipment varies by class chosen.
Students should bring: Mats and water are available however you are welcome to bring your own
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60-90 minutes
Number of Staff: 5–10 people
Class location: Indoors only
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Please call ahead and schedule your visit. Class sizes are limited and often progressive.
Q&A with Karen Price, Owner
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
Here at Studio Venus, you will find most of our classes are limited to 8 students, and offered in a 6 week session. This assures proper instruction and a long enough commitment to see improvement and feel satisfied. . We found small classes promote a family atmosphere, where each woman is personally challenged and accountable to attend regularly. We offer all the fun classes you cannot find anywhere else, keeping you motivated by challenging your body and mind. Our instructors are encouraged to attend workshops and conventions staying current with new and exciting ways to get fit.
What's the most radical physical transformation you've seen a client make?
I've personally seen a woman shear down 5 dress sizes. You see, we don't have a scale. The only time we measure is during our SV 30 Day Challenge, where the average loss is 9 inches, by the way... I've seen a student decide she was going to get her abs back after years of indifference, and she did it. We can't make you eat healthy if you don't want to, but when you want to improve the trick you've been working on, I know from my own experience, it's easier a couple pounds lighter sometimes that's the extra motivation we need. You see, we are going to make it fun so you want to be here. Studio Venus should be the highlight of your week.
Besides working out, what else can clients do to spend their time at your facility?
We are the workout for every part of every woman. What does that mean? In our intimate classes you're going to bond, help each other, support and encourage each other. Your classmates are just as important as your instructor. It brings us joy to help others achieve their goals. Sure you are going to get more flexible, muscular, fit, feel better, jeans will fit better, your going to be more confident. Not everyone is going to be a size 6, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't love your workout, and your body. Come on, who doesn't like to dance?
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We at Studio Venus love what we do. We want you to enjoy learning the skills we are passionate about. We invite you to come try our classes, meet our instructors and students, grab a mat, take a deep breath, and see what happens. Take responsibility for your fitness. See you soon.