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Fun Pole Fitness Instructor Marie Davidson

Marie Davidson Fun Pole Fitness Owner and Instructor

Hi! I’m Marie Davidson, the owner of Fun Pole Fitness. I have always been interested in fitness and nutrition. In 2001 I decided rather than just take group fitness classes I wanted to teach them. I am certified by ACE (since February, 2004) as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor and by Pole Position Fitness (July 2007) as a Pole Dance Instructor. I’ve taught cardio kick-boxing, body pump, stretch, cardio and Gravity classes. I used to teach Beach Boot Camp, spin and abs classes at Powerhouse Gym in Pacific Beach in San Diego, CA.

Regular fitness classes can get boring quickly, so when I learned about Pole Dancing as a way to get and stay fit, I knew I had to try it. And when I did, I was hooked and knew I had to teach it too! I enjoy helping people reach their goals, and working with each person so they can learn the moves and be successful.

Thank you for checking out my website, I hope you are intrigued enough to try a class--don’t worry about being intimidated--everyone is welcome and will have fun no matter what your strength, fitness, or dance ability is. Call or email to sign up for a class today. You won’t regret it!

Fun Pole Fitness Instructor Jessica Gilmore

Jessica Gilmore Fun Pole Fitness Instructor

Jessica Gilmore was born and raised in Miami, Fl. In 2000 she began attending Dr. Michael M.Krop Senior High School where she was a part of the dance magnet program. After graduating from High School in 2004 she moved to Tampa where she attended the University of South Florida College of Visual and Performing Arts. In the summer of 2008, she received her BFA in modern dance performance. From 2006-2010 she choreographed numerous pieces for the public high schools in Miami; also teaching summer intensive programs for those students. The summer after graduating from the University of South Florida she was given the opportunity to tour Tunisia for a month. After returning from Tunisia, Jessica moved to Seattle where she began working with Spectrum Dance Theatre. Upon returning to Miami in 2009 she began to explore the art of pole dancing, both performing at different clubs in Miami and teaching at Pole Fitness Miami. In 2011 Jessica relocated to the bay area, where she was teaching ballet to babies in the morning and pole dancing classes at Atomic Allure in the evening. With her extensive technical dance background she really loves the flow through movements/tricks and intricate pole-ography. She really enjoys mixing her modern/contemporary style into her classes. “Pole dancing has changed my life, I’ve built more confidence, it has brought amazing friends into my life and it is the best workout I’ve ever gotten!”

Fun Pole Fitness Instructor Alex Dunn

Alex Dunn Fun Pole Fitness Instructor

Hi my name is Alex and I can't wait to share the world of pole fitness with you! I have always considered myself an athlete, some of my favorite activities being field hockey, soccer, track & field, water skiing, and obstacle course races. With sports and fitness always in mind, I earned a BS in Kinesiology with a minor in Sports Nutrition at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. After college, I pushed my competitive tastes in a new direction and started pole dancing! I found it to be such a beautiful challenge - combining strength, flexibility, endurance, and dance. I also found it to be mentally transformative, it brought out in me a new sense of empowerment, confidence, and sensuality. I have experience teaching country line dancing and group fitness, and now I'm flexing my instructor-muscles at Fun Pole Fitness teaching strength building classes and beginner tricks.

Fun Pole Fitness Instructor Jessica Ordon

Jessica Ordon Fun Pole Fitness Instructor

Jessica has been performing since the age of 14, when she quit her softball team for the opportunity to kiss her crush in the fall drama club production. Although she obtained a B.A. and M.A. in theatre arts and participated in countless shows as an actor, stage manager, director, and script consultant, Jessica never performed as a dancer – until she found Fun Pole Fitness. She came to pole to gain strength and learn tricks, but stayed for exotics! Jessica credits pole with bringing her confidence and helping her fall in love with her body. Pole dance also plays an important role in the management of her type 1 diabetes. Jessica hopes to guide students to their own sense of body joy, liberation, and health through dance. In addition to her training at Fun Pole Fitness, Jessica has taken classes at Kiska in Portland, which specializes in Russian exotic style pole. She has also taken exotic dance and floorwork/flow workshops with Michelle Shimmy, Alethea Austin, Josiah “BadAzz” Grant, Egypt Shari, and Annemarie Davies.

Fun Pole Fitness Instructor Kaitlyn Harrell

Kaitlyn Harrell Fun Pole Fitness Instructor

Kaitlyn was drawn to dance from the moment she began walking. Born and raised in Texas,her parents ensured that she would be surrounded by opportunities that were both traditionally masculine and traditionally feminine. Her father brought her up in the boy scouts, her mother encouraged her to attend the hearings over which she presided, and both bent over backwards to get her to dance class, horse back riding classes, and volunteer events. In high school she found a love of International Ballroom and Latin Dance and competed all four years. Then, in her soph more year of college she was in an accident that took a serious toll on her body. At her first spinal surgery consultation her surgeon told her he would not operate until she had spent a year strengthening her core; his suggestion was aerials. From the moment she stepped into her first aerial studio she was in love. She played in lyras, twisted herself in silks, swung on the trapeze, but pole was always her favorite. After a year, she went in for surgery and recovered without a hiccup. She has been engaged in the pole world as either a student or teacher ever since.

Fun Pole Fitness Videos

Intro to Choreo Video | clip: 16:47

Beginning Tricks Video | clip: 16:11

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