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I’ve taken classes at another pole studio, do I have to start from the beginning?
Thank you for choosing Aradia Fitness! With the popularity of pole dance fitness as it continues to grow more mainstream, we understand that many ladies have taken or tried pole dancing before. We certainly cannot wait to welcome you into the Aradia Fitness family as you continue your pole journey.
Our goal is to place you into a level where you will feel comfortable. We know it is often intimidating to get started at a new studio as class structures, teaching styles and pole technique names vary from studio to studio.
If you have previous experience, it’s not necessary for you to start from the beginning. Simply contact the studio, and we will figure out the best class that suits your ability.
I’m Brand new to pole dancing. Where do I start?
We ask that students who are brand new to pole dancing start with an Aradia 101 (Intro to Pole) class to learn the basics. If you would prefer to do a private lesson to learn the basic pole moves, please contact the studio to schedule an appointment.
How long are the classes?
Classes range from 55 minutes to 75 minutes, depending on the class.
What should I wear to class?
Wear whatever workout clothes you are comfortable in! Yoga pants and a tank top are ideal to get started. As you progress to the higher levels, shorts are needed for inverting. (By then you will be ready to show off your strong legs!) Beginner Pole is taught in bare feet. Once you are in the intermediate levels, you are welcome to wear approved dance shoes. On the day of class, please refrain from applying hand lotion as this makes hands slippery. (Trust me, you don’t want slippery hands!) At the time of class, please remove rings, bracelets and watches.
I’m feeling a bit shy! What can I expect from my first class?
No worries! Most students feel shy and nervous when they start pole dancing. We will do our best to make you feel comfortable. Our studio is beautiful and welcoming, and our instructors are encouraging, non-judgmental and lots of fun!
Each class begins with a thorough warm up and ends with stretching. In between, expect a full body work out that will challenge you!
How do I sign up for a class?
To reserve your spot in class, please visit our Mind Body page which can be located under the “Class Schedule” page. If you have any difficulty registering, please contact the studio for assistance.
Do you offer private lessons?
We sure do! These are customized lessons are based on your personal interests and goals. To schedule your private lesson, please contact the studio.
What is your missed class policy?
If you are unable to attend a scheduled class, please cancel your reservation as soon as possible. This is important as we limit the number of students in each class.
Do you have a refund policy?
We do not offer refunds.
How do women benefit from Aradia Fitness classes?
At Aradia Fitness, clients are always meeting new friends and basking in the light-hearted community of exception women. Women begin to feel confident and capable as they notice increased muscle strength & definition. Clients also find that their flexibility improves as they engage in movement that works their body’s natural form. Even more, their sense of wellness increases as they learn to take a moment in their busy days to breathe, become present and bask in the beauty of their own femininity. We strive to offer the classes you can’t find at a typical gym… workouts that are not only challenging, but fun as well!
Who attends Aradia Fitness classes?
Aradia Fitness classes appeal to women from all walks of life. Our clients are career women, stay-at-home mothers and students… women of all ages, shapes and fitness levels. Our students proudly represent the full spectrum of the female form – we have freckles, curves, wisdom lines and dimples – all of which we unapologetically show off and celebrate!
Who teaches Aradia Fitness classes?
Aradia Fitness instructors share a lot with our clients as they were once students themselves! We are women just like you who loved classes so much that we just had to teach. Even more, Aradia Fitness instructors complete a rigorous training program before obtaining an Aradia Fitness Instructor Certification.
Are the classes overly sexy?
Women today are striving for authenticity. They are looking to achieve balance in their mind, body and soul. At Aradia Fitness, we understand that a woman’s sensuality is a beautiful part of who she is and what she brings to this world.
In our studio, we teach women to unapologetically love their bodies and themselves. In our beginner pole dance fitness classes, you will learn to shift & sway your hips as you walk. You will learn how to take the time to transition between stretches by running your hand over your hips & embracing the curves of your body. On the pole, you will quickly learn to move with confidence & finish off your spins with a gentle & beautiful back arch.
Our classes are super comfy, light-hearted and full of laughter!
I haven’t worked out in a long time… will I be able to keep up?
The great thing about Aradia Fitness classes is that everyone is new to this form of fitness… so everyone learns together. Our workout in the beginner pole dance fitness classes is designed to gently build the strength & flexibility you will need to advance on the pole. Our pole dance fitness classes are broken down into seven comprehensive levels. Everyone starts in Pole 1 and is allowed to progress at their own pace.
Clients who are a bit intimidated by the pole can still bask in the amazing Aradia Fitness environment by participating in our unique line of Sexy Fit workouts. Our Sexy Fit classes appeal to women on all ends of the fitness spectrum… we offer stretch, conditioning, and barre classes.
How do clients advance or progress through the pole levels?
Clients quickly discover that pole dancing is not quite as easy as it looks! Pole dance fitness is a form of movement that is unlike any activity you have done before. After your first class, you will feel how sore your new “pole muscles” are.
At Aradia Fitness, safety is a top priority. While we appreciate the enthusiasm of clients who want to advance quickly to do “that cool trick” she saw on YouTube, we urge you to keep the age-old saying in mind – “You can’t run before you can walk!”
Depending on the time clients are prepared to invest in their pole fitness journey, we have found it takes ladies anywhere from 8-16 classes before they can safely and properly perform the techniques, tricks, and spins of each level. The last thing we want is for a client to injure herself attempting a technique that her body is not yet ready for.
Is there an age requirement to take your classes?
Due to the inherent sensual nature of most Aradia Fitness classes, all clients must be eighteen years of age or older to attend classes at our studio. We CAN offer a “toned down” version of our pole fitness classes for younger groups, however this would need to be scheduled as a private lesson and parental waivers will be required.
Do I have to wear those crazy shoes?
In levels 1 and 2 you will dance barefoot. After that, you are welcome to wear high heels if you’d like to. Heels definitely increase the workout (not to mention they make your legs looks great AND they’re sexy!) but they are NOT required. If you DO choose to wear shoes, please make sure they are pole dance shoes with an ankle strap or dance boots. We know you have TONS of fabulous shoes in your closet, but unfortunately those are not acceptable shoes for the studio. If you have any questions as to what acceptable pole shoes are, just ask us – we are happy to help.
Is there any nudity?
Nope – no nudity! Some classes may teach striptease techniques but your “girl parts” will be covered at all times.
Are men allowed in class?
Our beginner pole classes are for women only. As much as we love men, we believe a women only environment is less intimidating as you begin your pole journey. Although our classes are predominantly female, we are proud to be a co-ed studio.
Do you sell gift certificates?
We sure do! Our gift certificates are the perfect gift and they are available in any denomination. If you would like to purchase a gift certificate, please contact the studio or visit our online store.
My best friend is getting married! Do you host bachelorette parties?
Of course – we host parties for ANY occasion! Please visit the “Parties” page of the website for more information. (And tell your bestie we said CONGRATULATIONS!)
Is there a weight limit for class?
There is no weight limit for the Intro to Pole Dancing or Level 1 pole class. The weight limit for classes beyond basic pole classes can range from 200-250lbs, due to the different manufactures of the pole. There is no weight limit for flexibility and floor work classes and specialty classes such as lap dancing, striptease, and chair dancing also have no weight limit.
I don’t have a dance background (and to tell you the truth, I’m not even that coordinated!). Can I still take class?
Absolutely! As a matter of fact, most of our students have no dance background. (And you might be surprised to find out how coordinated you are after a few classes!)
What if I want to take more than one class a week?
We think that’s a great idea! Sounds like a membership is just what you need.
How much do classes cost?
For complete pricing information, please visit the “Pricing” tab under the “Classes” page
I have NO upper body strength! Can I still take class?
You sure can! Our classes will help you build upper body strength.