Pole Power Fitness was founded by me - Charlotte Adams, back in 2013. After moving to Phoenix from the UK, I wanted to share my passion for pole with anyone and everyone who was willing to try. So, I took my poles and set them up in a gym or two and taught a couple of classes a week. Fast-forward to the summer of 2016 and I was able to open up my very own pole studio, which I am excited to share with you all.
My goal is to make fitness fun for everyone regardless of your shape or size and that is what I love about pole fitness. Pole fitness really is for everyone, especially if you like that feeling of flying around with the wind rushing through your hair! Pole fitness is about having fun and feeling good about yourself! Toned abs, biceps and the ability to carry a weeks worth of food shopping from the car to the house in one trip is just an added bonus!
Charlotte's Pole Journey
I came to discover pole dancing/pole fitness in 2010 when in training for a trek up Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of the Alzheimer's Society UK. A friend and I decided that a pole class would be a good giggle and a nice supplement to my training besides walking. We booked our first class and off we went.... We were both quite nervous as we had no previous dance or gymnastics experience, nor did we have any idea what to expect. When we arrived at the pole studio we erupted into nervous laughter. The hour long class came and went in a blink of an eye and I thoroughly enjoyed laughing at my friend, and at myself, as we helplessly slid up and down the pole with about as much grace as a tap-dancing rhino. I enjoyed our ridiculous attempts at trying to be graceful-meets-sexy, but pole was not for me. It wasn't long (a week) before my friend twisted my weak arms and I was at my next pole class. My second attempt at pole was somewhat better than the first and my body recognized what we were doing, so it was a little more compliant with my movement requests. And then like magic I landed my first pole trick (for anyone who is wondering it was an "attitude spin") and just like that I was hooked! A few weeks later I bought my own pole and set it up in my attic. I would spend countless hours practicing everything I had learned in class and it wasn't long before my instructor asked me to teach beginner classes a couple of times a week. This is where I found my love for pole and for teaching.
Since my first pole class I have continued my pole and fitness education and have obtained a Personal Trainer Certification and I am also a Certified XPERT Pole & Aerial Fitness Trainer. Also, as of June 2018 I will be competing in my first ever pole competition - Miss Pole Dance UK.
My pole journey doesn't end there, it is still ongoing and I imagine it always will be. The pole industry is continuously growing and more and more pole moves are being created, meaning there is still so much to learn. I attend pole workshops wherever possible and take private lessons with some of the industries best polers to bring you the most up-to-date pole tricks and techniques.
Jen's Pole Journey
I took my first Pole class at the end of 2016 right here at Pole Power Fitness. Pole is different than any other workout I have tried and I quickly fell in love with it. It is a full body workout that helps build strength, flexibility, & confidence, all while having a blast! Each person’s pole journey is unique as each individual has their own strengths and abilities, which they continuously build upon. I am proud to be a part of the Pole Power Fitness team. It is amazing to see the progress everyone makes, both in their first few lessons and over time. I love that within each move there is always room to keep pushing oneself for improvement and that encouragement in class comes not only from the instructors, but also from fellow pole students. It is a pleasure to work among such motivating and inspiring individuals!
Anna's Pole Journey
I first found pole when I moved to Phoenix in 2015 and was looking for a new activity to beat the summer heat. Before pole, I had no dance background-I had been an avid runner and yoga enthusiast for years, but was lacking in upper body strength and flexibility. Since I added pole to my hobbies list I’ve improved my strength, coordination, flexibility, and most of all…my confidence! The pole community at Pole Power Fitness is strong and encouraging, and it’s amazing to witness and help with pole friends’ successes!