(In the above pictures are students who train in both pole and aerial hoop. Overall, they have had a significant weight loss, improved posture, muscle gains and increased confidence!)
At Pembroke Pole Fitness we have created an aerial army! We want to see each other succeed, encourage and support one another. We all come in with different problems or insecurities weighing us down but majority of the time we made it to class and are all happy to see each other! There has been those who struggle with weight loss, weight gain, family deaths, miscarriages, eating disorders, social anxiety and depression but have walked through those doors and I am thankful for that. All those demanding jobs… My EMS workers, 12 hour shift nurses, Military troops, Momma’s, Servers for all those who Hustle. Every. Damn. Day and still make it to class…. If you are reading this… I am PROUD of you! Pole has been an outlet for many but what about me? Yup, I’m going there. Keep reading!
Without you guys, the studio would not run. Without the studio… I don’t know where I would be. My days are filled with my running and screaming children, household chores, a barking dog, and of course… business items that sometimes seem so overwhelming. However, when I hit my happy place and see all the welcoming faces… my heart is full of gratitude. Heck! Most of the time there is even an iced coffee waiting for me! In that moment of time our problems seem to melt away as we are climbing, spinning, and lifting.
When our mental health is looked after we can focus on the physical and I have seen this prosper in the studio time after time for example, those who said they would never wear “short shorts” but embrace them now. There are now so many great community networks out there and when we have the support from others we can make a person that much stronger and confident.
So if you ask me… In today’s day in age…strong IS the new sexy!
Keep calm and pole on my friends!