Pole and Aerial Small Group Fitness Studio

Fit and Flexy


This class is taught by:

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.

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.

Katy Diederichs

Aerials Instructor
 
Katy has been doing aerials off and on for about five years, training mainly on static trapeze with Kingston Circus Arts and the Circus Academy in Toronto. She began aerial hoop with Brass Butterflies in June and is trained in teaching Lyra by CPFA, currently working toward her certification.

Maya D'Alessio

Yoga Instructor

Maya D’Alessio is new to the circus world and is currently addicted to aerial hoop (Lyra). She completed her yoga teaching certification last year and is now making it her mission to bring yoga to the Brass Butterflies community. She has a passion for gentle, restorative, and relaxing yoga to help restore the body and mind, especially after the rigours of an aerialists training regimen! When she’s not in the studio you can find her at home with her cats or in her graduate research lab slowly getting closer to graduation.
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:

  • Tue Nov 21 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Ievgeniia (Jane) Skliarenko
  • Wed Nov 22 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Laura Nickels
  • Thu Nov 23 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Katy Diederichs
  • Sun Nov 26 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm with Ievgeniia (Jane) Skliarenko
  • Tue Nov 28 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Ievgeniia (Jane) Skliarenko
  • Wed Nov 29 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Laura Nickels
  • Thu Nov 30 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Katy Diederichs
  • Tue Dec 05 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Ievgeniia (Jane) Skliarenko
  • Wed Dec 06 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Laura Nickels
  • Thu Dec 07 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Katy Diederichs
  • Sun Dec 10 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm with Ievgeniia (Jane) Skliarenko
  • Tue Dec 12 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Ievgeniia (Jane) Skliarenko
  • Wed Dec 13 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Maya D'Alessio
  • Thu Dec 14 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Katy Diederichs
  • Tue Dec 19 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Ievgeniia (Jane) Skliarenko
  • Wed Dec 20 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Maya D'Alessio
  • Thu Dec 21 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Katy Diederichs