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Ashley’s Pole Journey!

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It all started when my best friend said “Hey, let’s take a pole class!”. Honestly, I was completely unsure of this idea, but I had been searching for something new and fun to do for a long time so I said “Yeah lets do it!”. So I signed up, and waited patiently for her to sign up as well. Unfortunately, by the time she got her butt in gear to sign up, the class was full!

Now, back then I just had my son (second child), my best friend was the only person I talked to, and I was definitely not a do-something-on-my-own type person. But something in me said, just do it. So I showed up on my first day, nervous as hell, but oddly excited. My instructors were the dynamic duo T&T (for anyone who has been to Aradia before knows exactly who I am talking about).

My first class was probably a sweet disaster. We started with an unusual warm up. We did all these weird movements (which unless your’re already a dancer, you have no clue what is going on) like hip circles, and pelvic tilts, and booty shakes. I felt ridiculous and I’m pretty sure I looked ridiculous too. But nonetheless, my instructors made me laugh and reassured the whole class that this is normal, this is what it feels like! After our warm up we hit the poles! I was a little terrified. Pole, at that time in my mind, was only associated with strippers and sexy dancing. I felt like I would never compare to that. However, I would come to find, that the more we started working on the pole, the more I realized, this was not the case!

Sexy didn’t even need to be associated with pole! And that’s when I realized “hey, I like this!” After my first class I felt a little silly, but I wanted to come back right away. I was hooked instantly!

Each week I went back I learned more, I laughed more, and I had so much fun! Needless to say before I even finished level 1 (now known as pole 101) I was signed up for level 2 (now known as beginner polecanvas 16). I kept going back to classes and moving up the levels. I was lucky enough to have the same instructor from level 2 all the way to level 9. Each week I learned something new. Most of the time it was awesome, but sometimes it was so frustrating that I didn’t know what I was doing there. The more classes I took the more I realized that Pole made me feel better about myself. I felt strong and confident! I was not an active person (still not really haha), but pole was my fitness! The only thing I needed.

I believe working out should make you feel good. Pole made me feel GREAT. I learned how strong I was and how I could hold my weight upside down! Eventually taking limbs off the pole too! It’s amazing how empowered I felt. Once I was completely addicted, I decided that I wanted to do more than just take pole classes. I wanted to teach it. As luck would have it Aradia decided to have instructor tryouts! You bet your butt I was going to that! I actually tried out twice to be an instructor, the first time I did not get the job. That was completely understandable, as I was NOT ready and needed to learn SO much more. So therefore, I trained harder and by the time tryouts came around again, I was ready! This time I got offered a job as an Aradia Instructor! I literally screamed when I read the email! And the rest is history.

Pole has literally taken over my life, in a great way! After I became an instructor, I also became the admin assistant for the company! So when I say pole is my life, I am not kidding. I love my job more than anything!

I would recommend anyone who is unsure of pole to try an intro to pole class. Even if you don’t want to commit to a full 6 weeks, then hey – at least you tried. Pole is so empowering and fun! It’s a challenge but an awesome experience as well. You could be surprised at how much you enjoy it. As for me, I’m sure I’ll still be a poler by the time I’m 90. My cane will be my pole!

Enjoy your journey!

-Ashley Moorji

Happy 4th Anniversary

I can’t believe it, four years has already passed so quickly! Happy 4th Anniversary to Aradia Fitness Sherwood Park!

I am so thankful to all of my friends who helped get the ball rolling when we first opened up in September 2011!
Many of my friends joined classes to support my brand new budding pole dancing business, and soon discovered their love for pole fitness as well!
Since opening four years ago, we have already moved to a second, larger location in Sherwood Park. We now have classes 7 days a week ranging from Pole 101 to Masters classes. We also offer contortion classes, bootcamp classes, poleflow classes, lapdance workshops, and choreography workshops.

We had a great time this Saturday celebrating four years of Aradia Fitness being open in Sherwood Park, and 10 years in Edmonton! Thank-you to Canadian Pole Champion, Lisa Corah, for joining our festivities! She taught two wonderful workshops to our students, and another one to our staff.

We had an evening filled with food, drinks, pole dancing, and Butlers in the Buff! Also, a big thank-you to Karma Photo Booth for presenting us with a fantastic time and photo booth experience! Thank-you again to everybody who came to celebrate our anniversary in style!

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Lisa Corah Lyrical Pole Anniversary Workshop

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Lisa Corah Lyrical Pole Workshop

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Lisa Corah Lyrical Pole Anniversary Workshop

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Lisa Corah Lyrical Pole Anniversary Workshop

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Karma Photo Booth

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Karma Photo Booth

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Lisa Corah Staff Pole Anniversary Workshop

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Lisa Corah Staff Pole Anniversary Workshop

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Lisa Corah Staff Pole Anniversary Workshop

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Lisa Corah Staff Pole Anniversary Workshop

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Lisa Corah Staff Pole Anniversary Workshop


Thank-you again to Lisa Corah, Canadian Pole Champion, for teaching our staff and students some amazing workshops! We look forward to having you back again in the future!

Benefits of Pole Dancing

Pole dancing is much more than a simple dance with the common pole. This is a form of creative

movement that will give you many great health benefits along with a fabulous style of dancing. You will be

amazed at the numerous physical benefits that pole dancing will provide you with. This is a magnificent

dance that will get you in the best of physical shape. Women across the globe have discovered that pole

dancing is not only a graceful and beautiful dance, it is the best way to get into shape physically and

mentally. Pole dancing also is a highly enjoyable and freeing dance style that will leave you energized

and full of vibrant life.


What is Pole Dancing?

The creative art of pole dancing is not difficult to learn nor to explain. This may be considered to be an

erotic dance style. It has been considered erotic because it very intriguing and lovely to watch. Every

dancer gracefully glides in movement. This offers many supplements because it is so physically

engaging. Pole dancing is considered to be somewhat erotic in the style. This is a dance that involves

swinging around a fixed pole. This dancing is not for the back of an alley. This style of dancing is graceful,

beautiful, and it does offer many physical benefits. Pole dancing offers supplements to the ordinary

workout at the gym. This is a dance that is very enjoyable. Many people would like this to be an Olympic

event. The physical benefits are numerous while providing a highly wonderful dance experience. You will

have the chance to even lose weight as you gracefully spin around the pole.

The Best Workout

There are many reasons that pole dancing is the best workout that anyone can get. This dance will allow

you to fully embrace your own sexuality while providing the best workout. This is a beautiful dance that is

an exceptional physical and mental workout also. Pole dancing will give you a feeling of confidence as

you master each move while giving yourself the best workout. The following are five reasons that pole

dancing is the best workout ever.

A pole dancing workout combined with proper nutrition and supplements will be able to quickly transform

your body. You won’t look like a bodybuilder but will instead have a sleek and powerful body similar to

Lauren Fisher. It will give you a core and upper body workout like you’ve never had before.

The Top Five Reasons to Pole Dance

When you gracefully spin around the dance pole, you will love the top five health benefits that you

receive. You will not be bored with this physical workout because you will be enjoying yourself too much.

You will have marvelous stamina without a boring exercise routine. You will get all the physical benefits of

a workout while you gain the skills to perform this lovely dance. The top five reasons and physical

benefits include:

1.This pole dancing is both fun and sexy. This is a great cardio vascular movement that will strengthen

your heart as you glide gracefully around the dance pole. This is a dance that can be learned by anyone.

Women of every background are enjoying this new dance. They are becoming hooked with this

spectacular dance that offers so many benefits.

2.This is a very empowering dance that will strengthen your body, soul, and it empower your mind. This

dancing will offer a superior and amazing body strength that will increase your physical stamina.

3.The increase in endorphins offers a sense of rejuvenation with a large dose of energy. This dance will

leave your body much improved physically on the inside and on the outside. It will give your body a nice

tone. You will build up your muscle groups through this dance and discover a renewed upper body

strength that will leave you feeling strong and energized.

4. This is a great social activity that can be done together with friends. A pole dancing class fosters great


5. This is a great way to raise your self esteem and confidence level. Mastering the moves while getting

physically fit is a confidence booster in every way.

About the Author

Ryan Blair is a freelance writer who has spent 12 years in the fitness industry doing just about everything

including personal training for 6 years. He now spends his time combining his love of writing with his

experience in fitness. If you want to contact him you can do so at:

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