I find it interesting to see how even though my overall life priorities change, Pole always remains a constant. I might not always take as many classes as I want, or achieve as many tricks as I desire, but Pole and the community are always there for me.
My Fit 4 Pole classes have become suddenly very popular, much to my surprise and excitement! In the “old days”, I was pretty psyched to get 2 or 3 people. More often than not, I ended up running through my program all alone (because, you know, I’d already showed up to the studio; might as well get in a workout, right?) Last Saturday I had seven participants, and today I had six!
What never ceases to amaze me is that people come back. I say that with a touch of sarcasm, but also with great seriousness. Fit 4 Pole is a workout. It is hard. You sweat, you groan, and you’re sore the next day. But it works. Fit 4 Pole participants notice faster gains in their pole strength, as well as fewer injuries overall. Better tricks without getting hurt? Why hasn’t this been big sooner?! Whatever the reason, I am thankful for all of the brave ladies who are starting to show up for Fit 4 Pole. I’ve been teaching this class in one iteration or another for more than three years now, not because it’s popular and not because it’s glamorous, but because it is important. And to see these ladies coming and starting to reap the benefits? I am beside myself with glee. What a way to start my new year.
In addition to Fit 4 Pole suddenly being the “it” class, I am still teaching Art of Sensual Movement. I will be doing burlesque focused classes because Vertical Fusion will be doing a burlesque show at the Dickens in Longmont on February 7th! Two shows, in fact; this will be our first double-header, with a 4:00 and an 8:00 show. Being the masochist that I am, I will be doing two routines. I’m feeling pretty good about them so far, though, so no reason to panic (yet).
I see other big things happening this year, some pole-related, some simply life-related. I will do my best to keep you in the loop.