We're featuring another student today for Mother's Day week! Meet Rachel, who started her pole journey at the studio almost one year ago and has progressed and has come so far within this past year. She is a mother of two toddlers and has found pole as a way to get some much deserved, "me-time." Read about her pole journey and her own personal experience in her story below.
Rachel's Story in Her Own Words
For ten years I had been doing zero exercise. Chasing after two toddlers was my only form of cardio. I dreaded going to work every morning and I didn’t look forward to going back home to dirty dishes and laundry. I was just exhausted.
Exactly a year ago, I finally pushed myself to take my very first yoga class and loved it. A month later, a friend invited me to a “vertical cabaret” performance--that was Pole Fitness Seattle’s open house event. It was eye-opening! My jaw dropped when I saw those girls fly magically up in the air, making incredibly beautiful shapes with their bodies. I instantly knew I wanted to be one of them, and maybe one day, I can wear the same confident smiles as they do.
My pole journey started there and it was not an easy one. I took the intro class series twice. – By the 8th class I could barely do a spin that remotely looked like a reverse hook. I was frustrated, but strangely, I never felt more feminine and sensual. Maybe it was the mood lighting. Maybe it was the other amazing girls here cheering for every little progress I made. Either way, I was hooked. After two classes every week for a few months, my body changed. I was no longer that unhealthy, underweight girl that looked like she would faint at any time. My abs started to show, my shoulders and arms got much more definition, and my lower back pain went away. Those classes are absolute mood boosters. There are always new things to explore with talented people to help me get one inch higher and hold me tight while I fall. Every time I conquer something, I cannot hide the pure joy and excitement I feel in the moment.
Pole is an escape from my ordinary everyday life. I cherish the precious “me-time” in the studio, where I think of nothing but immersing myself in music. I am even more grateful for my kids waving “enjoy the dancing class” to me when I leave the house knowing that they will have a happier mom coming back to them.
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