Pole and Aerial Small Group Fitness Studio

Beginner Pole


This class is taught by:

Heather Poulin

Owner, General Manager, Instructor

Heather has been pole dancing since April 2010.  Married mom of two, she started taking lessons at a studio in her hometown of Oakville when she was 35 years old.  In her first year of pole dancing she fell head over heels in love with pole dancing and alternative group fitness.  Pole inspired her to make healthy changes to her lifestyle.  She lost more than 50lbs that first year, but, more importantly, she regained confidence she had lost in her journey into motherhood and reconnected with her sensual side, learning to love her body again.  She became an instructor at the Oakville studio after just a year, also starting down the road to certification in yoga and other group fitness. After becoming an instructor, she even designed some non-pole fitness classes that were incorporated into the studio's drop-in program.

In the fall of 2012, the opportunity presented itself to purchase her own studio in Kitchener and she took the leap into entrepreneurship, moving her family to the Waterloo region the following year.  The years since then have been an incredible journey.  She loves all the amazing people she meets every single day in this business, be they students, instructors, suppliers or fellow entrepreneurs.   She loves introducing new students to Pole Dancing, Aerial Arts, and general fitness, and nurturing the incredible community that has developed in our studio.

 

Heather is a certified Fitness Instructor Specialist with CanFit Pro and has done instructor specific training with the Canadian Pole Fitness Association, Aradia Fitness Canada, YogaFit Canada, just to name a few. She also holds as BA and an MBA from McMaster University.

 

Kyla Howey

Pole Dancing, Fitness Class Instructor

I began my pole dancing journey in January 2014 as the Studio Assistant.  I don't come from a dance background.  I grew up playing competitive ringette and lacrosse as well as recreational hockey.  So, needless to say, pole dancing hasn't come naturally for me.  It certainly has its challenges but has been the most rewarding thing I've ever done. In March 2014 I performed along side the owner, Heather, to a very sexy chair routine at our grand opening showcase. It brought me completely out of my comfort zone and was such a rush that since then I've performed in all of our studio showcases as well as competed in The Great White North Pole Competition in June 2015.  In April 2015 my role in the studio changed from the Studio Assistant to Aradia Instructor.  It's such an honour to watch all of our students grow and find themselves in this sport and knowing that I've been apart of that process as well.

Laura Nickels

Pole Dancing, Fitness Class Instructor
 
Laura has been pole dancing since 2010 and became and instructor in 2012. She originally started pole dancing as a New Year’s resolution and has been hooked ever since. She is an Advanced level student herself and thoroughly enjoys the sense of mastery that comes from perfecting a new move, especially when it’s an inversion. Her all time favourite move is the Cross Ankle Layback. In 2015 Laura took on the new challenge of  learning and creating choreography and performed a beautiful routine in the VerticaLove Pole Dancing and Artistry Showcase in Hamilton.  Laura has a degree in Psychology along with minors in philosophy and sociology. She works at an insurance company during the day.
In Beginner Pole we introduce progressively more intricate and strength intensive spins and holds on the poles.  As you build your strength we will prepare you to do basic inversions and climbing the pole along with even more dance, transition and floor moves to round out your pole repertoire.  Just a few of the featured moves in this class will be Chair Spin, Diamond Spin, Push-pull Holds, Windmill, Climb and Sit, Basic Inversion, Snake Dismount 

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Nov 20 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Heather Poulin
  • Tue Nov 21 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Kyla Howey
  • Thu Nov 23 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Laura Nickels
  • Mon Nov 27 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Heather Poulin
  • Tue Nov 28 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Kyla Howey
  • Thu Nov 30 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Laura Nickels
  • Mon Dec 04 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Heather Poulin
  • Tue Dec 05 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Kyla Howey
  • Thu Dec 07 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Laura Nickels
  • Mon Dec 11 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Heather Poulin
  • Tue Dec 12 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Kyla Howey
  • Thu Dec 14 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Kyla Howey
  • Mon Dec 18 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Heather Poulin
  • Tue Dec 19 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Kyla Howey
  • Thu Dec 21 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Kyla Howey