I always wanted to try it but never had the confidence and no one would try it with me. So I plucked up the courage and decided to sign up and started poling in 2013.
I was terrified. I didn’t know what was ahead of me and going on my own was not something I was used to. I hated gyms and didn’t do any fitness, it was all too much hard work!.
So I just went that day to my first class and I fell in love, I was instantly addicted. I was counting down the days until my next class.
The people were amazing and the bonds created are indescribable. Everyone wants everyone to do well, encouraging and motivating eachother. I began doing more classes. My confidence was growing, my body was changing , I never felt so alive.
I learned who I was as a person and the determination and motivation I had hidden for years come to the surface. It started building up my confidence, relearning the power in myself to have the life I wanted and deserved.
Then magically doors started to open for me. Emotionally, physically and mentally I built myself up. I started increasing my training and then the opportunity to teach came along, I jumped at the chance.
I trained 6-7 days a week and did my Pole Fitness course. I started teaching and it felt like home, it was where I was meant to move to next.
I loved it, the buzz of seeing the girls nail those difficult moves, helping them to believe in themselves and seeing the twinkle in their eyes when they realise I am not lying to them, that they too have the power to succeed.
I know by every beginner who walks through the door, the ones who are determined, open minded and willing to work hard and the ones who are just not ready or basically it’s not for them and thats ok.
They need to find their passion.
So the opportunity to open my own studio in 2017 presented itself. To try this on my own, my own way and on my own terms. What a terrifying and exciting time. Three years on and we’re still going strong, more ideas, more opportunities in the making. The future is bright.
And we are all so excited.
I know it has potential and is very unique.
This is my story and as they say…….To be contd.