Meet our Instructors!

Jessica

Studio Manager

jessican.aradia@mail.com

Jessica is our studio manager at our Sherwood Park location. If you have any comments, questions, or concerns regarding anything at the Sherwood Park studio and the classes we offer there, please feel free to reach out to her at jessican.aradia@gmail.com 🙂

Jessica is a mother of 3 and before pole came into her life, Jessica suffered from self esteem and body image issues.  After having children, her body had changed to something she wasn’t comfortable in.  Pole fitness has made her feel more confident in herself, physically, mentally and emotionally and she loves to share the joy that pole brought her to all of her students.  She has been pole dancing since 2014 and placed in the top 2 for her division at the 2017 Alberta Pole Fitness Championships and went on to perform at the 2017 Canadian National Pole Fitness Championships.  She also placed in the top 4 in the Semi-Pro Pole Drama division for the 2018 National Pole Theatre Canada competition.  Jessica’s favorite move is the shoulder mount and anything she can lever!

Chantelle

Owner

sherwoodpark@aradiafitness.com
780-819-0977

Hello! My name is Chantelle Beasley – owner and operator of Aradia Fitness Sherwood Park and Edmonton! My passion for pole fitness started in 2011, upon the deployment of my fiance – now husband, to Afghanistan. I wanted to try something new to pass the time, and pole fitness had me hooked! I am not a fan of the gym, or typical workout classes. Pole fitness finally didn’t feel like working out, and I didn’t make excuses to go to classes! Here I am, 7 years later with four studios under my belt! My confidence and self-esteem has improved, along with my core and upper body strength. I am thankful for my incredible team of instructors that help make Aradia what it is today! Everybody has their own strengths and talents, and we are so lucky to be able to provide our students with a plethora of experience and skills!

Other fun facts! I enjoy CrossFit and Circus Arts. I am quite the homebody with my husband, baby girl and fur babies. I also study Social Work part time at Grant MacEwan University!

Asher

Administrative Assistant/Instructor

780-819-0977

Asher is our Administrative Assistant, and also an Instructor with Aradia Fitness! You might get a chance to chat with her on the phone, or via e-mail!

Her passions are contortion, yoga, hoop, pole and anything that involves dancing! Her speciality is her Sexyflow classes where wearing heels and flows are the main focus.

Her favourite pole move is the satellite!

Melissa

Hoop Instructor

Melissa is a aerial art addict. She has trained in aerial hoop and trapeze for 7 years. Along the way her focus went to performing aerial hoop, dance trapeze, handstand balancing, and fire spinning. She studied dance at Vimy Ridge Academy covering RAD and Cecchetti ballet as well as lyrical, Jazz, and Modern. Melissa has been certified in aerial hoop safety, theory, and technique by the Canadian Pole Fitness Association. She is also a Registered Massage Therapist graduating from Alberta College of Massage Therapy. Knowledge of musculature and physiology helps her teach students in an efficient and educational manner.
At Aradia Melissa’s focus is aerial hoop along with teaching handstand and flexibility classes. Her favourite moves on hoop are foot hangs and anything bendy.

 

Jenna

Pole and Hoop Instructor

Jenna started pole dancing in 2013.  She started as a alternative day to her regular gym schedule and instantly fell in love with the constant learning and challenge pole created.  Jenna’s daytime job is a piping designer.  She also enjoys traveling, snowboarding, wake surfing, and circus arts.  Jenna can regularly be found dropping into various Aradia classes as a student to continue to learn new things and observe other ways to teach moves, or sometimes just to have her butt kicked into better shape by a fellow instructor (which she finds very fun)! Jenna is also a certified Fitness Instructor, a 200hr Yoga Instructor, Aerial Hoop Certified Instructor, and is CanFitPro Certified as well.

Hayley

Pole Instructor

Lisa

Pole, Hoop and Aerial Yoga Instructor

Lisa started pole dancing in March 2013 at the Jasper Ave location, and began teaching in November 2014 at the Kingsway studio. Coming from a dance background as a teen, becoming an instructor was literally a dream come true.  She loves teaching parties, privates, workshops, and Pole 101 through to the Expert level, but teaching choreography in Pole Flow and Sexy Flow holds a special place in her heart.  She also teaches aerial yoga and aerial hoop, and holds her certification in Aircat Aerial Yoga L1, CPFA Aerial Hoop, and is currently obtaining her NCCP Level 1.  Sexy style is her favorite style, but also enjoys dynamic combos and lyrical flows.  Her favorite pole moves include jade split, sleeping beauty, ayesha, and backwards spin.
 
Once upon a time Lisa was a carpenter’s apprentice, and hopes to eventually complete her Red Seal – in the meantime when not in the studio she can be found slowly plucking away at her B.A. in psychology and B.Ed., and teaching swimming lessons for Strathcona County through EHLC and KLC. Outside of pole, she loves video games, salsa dancing, longboarding, surfing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, and cuddling with her two cats.
 
Lisa loves the fitness and the community that pole facilitates, and tries her darnedest to make her classes laugh while working out.
And “POINT YOUR F***ING TOES!!!!”

Danielle

Pole and Hoop Instructor

Jenelle

Pole Instructor

Jenelle did not realize how much Aradia would change her life when she walked into her first Pole 101 class in December of 2014. She struggled when it came to working out and going to the gym. She found herself in a negative headspace when it came to her body image. After about a year of taking classes, she gained her confidence back and her body has never felt stronger. It’s a beautiful thing to appreciate what your body can do for you rather than pick apart the way it looks. She was hired to teach pole fitness in January of 2017 and loves being apart of such a fantastic team and community! She looks forward to building muscle and strength with her students each week while helping them progress in their own pole journey! She hopes to break stereotypes and show that pole fitness can be for everyone! When Jenelle is not in the studio, you can find her planning her next big trip, sneaking away on a plane somewhere, to work toward her goal of visiting every single country in the world! 42 countries down, 153 to go!

 

Roxy

Instructor

Roxy has been doing Pole for 2 years and 3 months. Her favourite move is Tulip, Cupid, Genie and many more. Outside of pole, Roxy is an Executive Assistant at the UofA & enjoys singing, dancing and POLE!!

Whitney

Instructor

Whitney started her pole fitness journey in 2014.  She is a Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM-CES), Personal Trainer and certified pole instructor through the Canadian Pole Fitness Association.  She has competed in the 2017 CPFC Nationals representing Alberta and Pole Theatre 2018 and has judged pole competitions both locally and nationally.  Whitney likes to work on strength and flexibility moves on and off the pole.  You can find her on Instagram @whitney_cox100

Private lessons with Whitney are $75 /session. This does not include the additional studio fee, which will be dependent upon your membership level. 

Christa

Pole and Hoop Instructor

Christa has been doing aerial hoop for two years and pole for six years. Currently, her favorite move is the candlestick split.  Outside of Aradia, Christa enjoys being in the kitchen and taking care of her family. She is passionate about her fitness and loves to spend time outdoors.

Nicola

Pole and Hoop Instructor