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Thoughts During Your First Ever Pole Class!

So you’ve probably just walked into the studio. You see the layout. The poles all lined up, huge mirrors to see everything you will be doing, and you’re just trying to grasp the fact that you actually made it here, regardless if that was by a friends coaxing or by your own free will. No denying now, you are DOING THIS!
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So you’ve watched the other students pour in for the same class, all looking just like deer in headlights (much like yourself). Your instructor has introduced themselves, and now your heading into the studio playing follow the leader with whatever the instructor is doing. You watch this person doing beautiful movements with their hips, legs and arms, and you feel like a toddler trying to learn hula-hoop for the first time. The thoughts running through your head consist of “I am not sexy at all. How does the instructor move like that?! Is it wrong to stare at them? Wait, how do I do this? Oh god no, my body does not move like this.” Your mind is taking over your body here, and you in way over your own head!

Now you’re all warmed up! Instructor now says, “ Okay pick your metallic dance partner!” And all you can think is “omgomgomgomg… Now it’s real. This is the moment we came here for. Sh!t…” You pick your pole, grasping your hand around the cool metal, checking it out up and down, questioning if you’re ready for this. But damn it all your doing it anyways!


Whether we like it or not, pole is a dance! So now you must dance! Instructor says you will be doing some basic dance moves with your pole. Probably some of the toddler hula-hoop as you called it. Again, this instructor makes it look effortless. You oblige and get to check yourself out in the mirror as you’re doing so. You can’t help but giggle at the ridiculousness you feel, but at the same time you notice your nervousness has started to melt away too… All the classmates are laughing and giggling and instructor is cracking jokes to help break the ice!pole dance meme

Okay okay, you’ve learned how to walk around the pole. Adding in some fun sultry movements and wandering hands (yes touching yourself with your own hands!) You are a pro at walking – got this sh!t down. Now this instructor busts out this Olympic looking spin and you laugh inside. No way is this happening! BUT, your instructor said it’s actually easier than it looks! Sure…. as if you’re going to trust this person you just met 25 minutes ago… I mean… they are obviously still alive and now teaching the classes, so really, you have to at least attempt to trust the expertise they must posses. Alright, they walk you through the placement of your limbs on the pole, and now on the count of the three, you’re going to go for it. You say a little prayer and at three, you push off and there you go!!

WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED. YOU DID IT!!!! Whaaaaaaat. Mind blown!!! You are feeling kind of petrified, but damn that was fun! Instructor says get up and do it again. And you’re like, uh HELL YEAH. You bust back up to your feet and bang out another one of these spins! You are LOOOOVING THIS. pole dancing is my fave

Dance, done. Walking, done. Spin, mastered. BRING ON THE NEXT THING!! You are feeling PUMPED! It’s been 45 minutes and you are feeling way more confident than you did when you first walked in here and measured up the studio! Instructor leads you through the next move – the strength move! Okay, so you were so sure you were out of shape and weak, and now you are really questioning if this will make or break you. But you’re feeling pretty good so far, so you’re ready to tackle the strength aspect head on! You take a deep breath and give it your all. You insides are all smiling at how strong you actually are! You are kind of shocked, but overall impressed with yourself! YOU ARE ON A ROLL!

Class is almost over! Instructor reviews everything you learned in class so far, and you’re amazed all over again. You feel more confident in the movements that you first did when you walked in, stronger with your spin, and in awe with your strength! Now the instructor says, “we need to do this as a class, put it all together in a routine!” They let the class pick their song of choice, and recommends to pick a song that makes you feel strong, sexy, and confident. And you’re like, oh my god I have the perfect song.. BUT you would never admit it, not yet! So the instructor picks a song, and bam it’s time to strut your stuff!

OW OW! Someone call the fire department, this place is on FIRE! You move to the music confidently but following your instructor for guidance. You can’t help but keep a smile across your face, and you hold your chin a little higher as you bust out all your new moves! The song finishes, you’re exhausted but ecstatic!


 Clpole dancing meme 2ass is over! You’re so impressed with yourself, and you know that you need to come back! You are feeling so much more confident in yourself. Silly, but more open! Proud and also a little embarrassed, but in a good way! You have come out of your shell, and did something out of your comfort zone! You question why you haven’t done this before, like really? You know that you want to fee l like this more often, and you cannot wait to come back next week! This is your jam now. You can’t imagine why anyone would not want to come back and feel this amazing?! You cant help but leave the studio with the biggest grin on your face, and cant wait to tell your friends all about your awesome experience!

-Blog Written by Instructor/Admin Assistant – Asher 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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