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.
Heather Poulin instructs the following:
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
Students should now be comfortable with Extended Butterfly and will begin learning even more advanced variations on this beautiful move. Aerial Inversions, Shoulder Mount, Helicopter, Superman and Hip Holds, Cupid, Figurehead, Genevieve, Dove, Shooting Star and Half Jade are just a few of the moves you will learn in this level.
This class is ideal for those who have already taken Beginner Pole one or more times, but do not feel ready to move into Intermediate. Both levels of curriculum are welcome and will be taught in this class and students will be encouraged to work at their own level.
Intro to Pole (NEW 8-Week Program)
New to Pole Dancing? This is where to start! Our introductory level will give you to the perfect foundation of basic pole conditioning, floor work, beginner holds and spins to get you started. These classes are challenging, lively and fun. No previous pole dancing experience required!
What to Expect:
In the Intro to Pole level of our Pole Dancing curriculum, you will begin each lesson with a warm up and some fun and sexy floor work designed to make for great dance and transition elements in your pole routines but also to build your strength for the pole work. You'll then spend the rest of each class learning the foundations of movement on and around the pole starting from walking around the pole to some basic strength and spin moves. You'll finish off each class by "dancing it out" where your instructor will lead you through a mini routine on the pole.
Showcase Performers-Only Practice
This practice time is exclusively for those students who are performing in the showcase. The practice may be shared with other performers. Please share time and take turns playing your music on the stereo and yielding the floor to each performer/group so they have time to practice their routines in full.