Get Fit With New Friends – Student Spotlight on Denise

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August 14, 2017 by

Continuing the Spotlight on our Fantastic Students: Here is the next in our series:


I have been taking classes at Aradia for more than a year now.  Growing up, I have never been into sports so trying to learn how be active as an adult is a lot harder.   I have tried gym memberships and even paid for a trainer but nothing seem to motivate me to regularly go to the gym.  I was introduced to pole fitness by a work colleague.  She had endless stories of how fun and exciting the pole classes were that I ought to give it a try myself.

At first, it was very intimidating to join a class where everyone seem to able to do complex moves. Minutes after my first class started, I came to realize how supportive this community is. There is nothing but love and support and everyone is rooting for each and every one to succeed. My experience at Aradia has been wonderful. I am currently taking all the aerial classes (pole, pole silks, lyra and silks) and I genuinely enjoy all of them.

I would highly encourage everyone to try a class at Aradia. My advice for anyone who was hoping to join the studio is to be patient. Be patient with yourself and give yourself credit where credit is due. Rome was not built in a day so you should not be disappointed if you cannot nail a move right away. On the same token, practice and perseverance will get you a long way.

Each class, I discover something new about myself. Never have I thought I’d be able to climb the silks and invert on the pole but here I am – enjoying every minute of it. I know there is a lot more to learn but someday I hope to be able perform a solo silk performance for my family and friends.