We're starting this week off with a Student Spotlight featuring, Jenna!
When did you start pole dancing?
Favorite part about pole dancing?
Not expecting to love it! I only signed up for the intro to pole series because I misunderstood that it was a pre-requisite to the Lyra classes. I was soooo uncomfortable with dancing but the intro series was perfect at making me toe the lines of my (dis)comfort. Week 1 I left thinking "WTF did I get myself into?” By Week 3 I drove home the whole way dancing my ass off.
When did you first come to Pole Fitness Seattle?
Favorite class(es) to take at the studio?
Lyra & Beg.polesque & Emily’s Lyra workshop!
Favorite songs to dance to?
Anything but rock (sorry, Maggie!)
What are your pole necessities?
Leg warmers -depending how you wear them, they just add fun that can fall somewhere in between 80s workouts and a little je ne sais quoi
Favorite pole/Lyra move?
man in the moon!
Haven’t killed enough nerves yet to enjoy sitting on the pole
What do you enjoy outside of pole? (Yoga, reading, work, hiking, etc.)
Yoga, long cycles and watching my two greyhounds run at parks.
Whether you’re a local or new in town, what is your favorite part about Seattle?
ew to Seattle (moved here spring 2016) but I love Ballard and cycling the Lake Washington loop.
Biggest accomplishment for yourself this year at the PFS studio?
I have zero dance background and the tempo of a kid with a sugar high, so Beg.polesque has been huge for me in figuring out choreo. And Cynthia is such a supportive teacher!
How have you grown as a student this past year?
"Fake it ’til you make it” has been this accidental motto of mine. Fake that I remember the choreo; fake that I feel sexy that day when I don’t; fake that you wanna freestyle… then you forget that you are deceiving yourself because it just flows and all the sudden you’re having fun!
Favorite thing about the PFS studio?
PFS is SUCH a welcoming, positive environment. There is no judgment and tons of support thrown back and forth in every class. Yoga has been my sanctuary for ~15years and it is also a supportive scene, but you only pay attention to whats happening on a 2x6ft mat. Its a huge difference to be encouraged to watch everyone’s movement, mimic, adopt, adapt. It took me a bit to embrace this different perspective & I think its so healthy. I love the community that is so genuine and natural to PFS.
Feel free to share anything else that you want to!
Biggest surprise from PFS is getting into heels. I thought they were for hardcore polers and I’d break my neck trying to dance in them. I’ve had them for less than 1 month & I LOVE ‘em!
We're so happy you fell in love with Pole just like the rest of us! Thank you for sharing Jenna.
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