Pole and Aerial Small Group Fitness Studio

Fit and Flexy


This class is taught by:

Ellie G

Pole, Aerial and Fitness Class Instructor
In September of 2013 Ellie took her first pole class. While laying on the floor in pain the next day, she knew it was love. Since then the love has grown to include silks and hoop; each apparatus presenting a new and exciting challenge. She finds that pole and aerial arts encourage continual personal growth and deliver an endless supply of new opportunities and friends. Brass Butterflies is now her second home and family. She is thrilled to be able to crunch numbers during the day and fly all night.

Ievgeniia (Jane) Skliarenko

Pole Dancing, Fitness Class Instructor
 
Ievgeniia (Jane) has been active in dance and fitness since she was 7 years old.  She discovered pole fitness and began taking lessons in Russia.  When she moved to Cancun, Mexico, she earned her Instructor Certificate with Martin Solis and Aleksandr Zakirov. While living in Cancun, she taught pole classes at Pin Up Infinity Studio.  Jane is currently a student in the Global Hospitality Management Program at Conestoga College.

Megan Pollock

Pole, Chair Dancing, Fitness Class Instructor

Megan started taking pole dancing lessons in March 2014. Previously, she had tried a few classes at Ottawa Pole Fitness, and couldn't wait to try it again when a friend told her about our studio. Back then, she couldn't lift her body weight, and was terrified at the thought of going upside down! Now, 2 years later, she has performed in 2 troupe routines and had one solo performance in studio showcases. She also competed with a group in the Great White North Pole Competition in June 2015.

In summer 2014, Megan started taking the Burlesque Chair Fit Cabaret class, and instantly loved it! She loves learning new choreography to all different types of music, and also enjoys the fact that the class doesn't feel like exercise, but you still get a great workout. She took over the class in September 2015, and has recently discovered her passion for creating new and interesting chair choreography of her own. She even got to try her hand at pole choreography with the beginner/ intermediate troupe at the 2015 Halloween Showcase!

Megan can't wait to share her enthusiasm and sense of humour with her current and future classes!

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.

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, certified Pole Instructor through the Canadian Pole Fitness Association, and has completed instructor specific training with the Aradia Fitness Canada, YogaFit Canada, and the US Pole Sport Federation, just to name a few. She also holds as Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) from McMaster University.

 

Combining conditioning exercises with flexibility training, this class is specifically designed to improve strength and flexibility in all the places you need it to enhance your regular pole or aerial practice. Struggling with inversions? Have to work your core. Is climbing getting you down?  Need to work you upper body.  Want to really rock those super flexy floor tricks or get your splits?  We work on that in this class!  From basic spins to the trickiest tricks, this class will prepare your body to conquer them!  
 
Fit and Flexy does not use any apparatus (poles, silks or hoops). It is almost exclusively body weight exercises and stretching, possibly with the aid of blocks and straps if required. It is designed for all levels of pole and aerial students and modifications are given for beginners through to advanced students. You don't even have to be a pole or aerial student to enjoy the benefits from this class.  Techniques used may include, but are of course not limited to, high intensity interval training, dynamic stretching, PNF stretching.  You'll leave this class feeling like Jell-o (in a good way).
 

Please bring clean indoor running shoes for the warm-up portion of this class. It is also recommended that you wear long pants and sleeves, or tights or leg warmers to keep the heat in your muscles as you stretch them.


Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Sep 23 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm with Ellie G
  • Tue Sep 25 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Ievgeniia (Jane) Skliarenko
  • Wed Sep 26 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Megan Pollock
  • Thu Sep 27 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Laura Nickels
  • Tue Oct 02 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Ievgeniia (Jane) Skliarenko
  • Wed Oct 03 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Megan Pollock
  • Thu Oct 04 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Laura Nickels
  • Tue Oct 09 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Ievgeniia (Jane) Skliarenko
  • Wed Oct 10 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Megan Pollock
  • Thu Oct 11 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Megan Pollock
  • Tue Oct 16 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Ievgeniia (Jane) Skliarenko
  • Wed Oct 17 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Megan Pollock
  • Thu Oct 18 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Heather Poulin
  • Sun Oct 21 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm with Ellie G
  • Tue Oct 23 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Ievgeniia (Jane) Skliarenko
  • Wed Oct 24 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Megan Pollock
  • Thu Oct 25 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Laura Nickels
  • Tue Oct 30 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Ievgeniia (Jane) Skliarenko
  • Wed Oct 31 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Megan Pollock