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The Team

Instructor Spotlight!

Showcasing our wonderful Instructors, getting to know them just a little bit more before you attend your sessions.

All of our instructors hold the industries leading qualifications for Pole and Aerial Fitness. We’re insured and have a vast experience within the world of Pole Dance, Pole Fitness, Aerial Hoop and Aerial Silks.

Not only are we are PDC registered ensuring we adhere to the strict rules of conduct, Jane has been internationally recognised for her Assessing and is 1 of 4 international PDC Grading Assessors, for more information please visit the Pole Dance Community website.

Jane Cole

Owner of pole perfect fitness

Hi, I’m Jane, the owner of Pole Perfect Fitness. I’ve always enjoyed sports and fitness, particularly unique ways of improving health overall. It is this love that made me decide to pursue a career in this area. Taking time to perfect my craft, I have studied under international presenters and regularly update my training to keep my knowledge current and safe.

I am also a full-time Clinical Sports Therapist at my own clinic Free Your Body Therapy. As well as a highly experienced Group Fitness instructor, it was a natural progression into Sports Therapy from a group fitness and exercise specialist. All the way through building up my pole and aerial experience with Pole Perfect Fitness, my knowledge of the body has grown. It is this knowledge (which is constantly evolving) of the body and it’s bio-mechanics that I use in my classes to ensure my students understand the technical side of their apparatus, showing them ways to be efficient but always safe.

So how did Pole Perfect Fitness start?

Many years ago, I read an article in Cosmopolitan. It was about some famous celebrities that had found this new craze, talking about how great it was for losing weight, toning up and just fab for confidence.

I used to go to Angels in Peterborough regularly and was amazed at the things some of the girls could do, I just never had the confidence to go for it myself. That evening I went out in Stamford to a club called Centrals, which had poles. Well… a few strawberry Daiquiris later, mojo greatly enhanced – I hit the poles. MY GOD! (Bear in mind I was a little gym freak, regular classes and went 4-5 times a week) The next day I could not walk, bruised and bumps almost everywhere, I thought that if I coughed then something would fall out. I was in so much pain from the DOMS. I thought, if I was fit and it hit me like that – then I had to do it.

Just by ‘coinkadink’ an article appeared in the local ET about a company starting up teaching it. For a month I put off calling, I was quite a shy person, eventually grew some balls called up and started lessons the next week. After 6 weeks the company went bust, by this point I had my own pole so self-taught for around 6 months. I noticed from pictures that things didn’t look spot on so found another local school – Debbie G (Pole Chief) and never looked back. She sorted all my bad technique and massively boosted my confidence enough to teach, something that I and most of my friends would have never thought I could do.

When I moved to Kings Lynn area “Pole Chief” encouraged me to start up my own school, giving me tips and suggestions so Pole Perfect Fitness was created! Pole Perfect Fitness had its first class November 2009 and is still going strong thanks to all my lovely ladies and gents but massively to my instructors past and present for all their help and support!

Pole Dancing has given me massive confidence. Pole makes me feel like I can do anything. Having significantly changed my diet and making it my life, my upper body is much stronger and defined, legs are more defined and core strength has greatly improved. It has made a big different to my whole body and mind.

It’s impossible to list all my qualifications, as I regularly attend CPD training and I’m always learning, however the main ones are:

  • Undergoing MSc in Physiotherapy
  • BSc Sports Therapy 
  • Owner of Pole Perfect Fitness (Vertical Dance, Spin City and XPert)
  • Pole Dance Community (PDC) Level 4 and International Online Assessor
  • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector “PTTLS” (Level 4)
  • Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork (Level 3)
  • Specialist in Exercise Referral (Level 3) and Pre/Post Natal (Level 3)
  • Certificate in Personal Training (Level 3)
  • Certificate in Exercise To Music (Level 2) and Instructing Exercise & Fitness (Level 2)
  • Full First Aid Certificate and Enhanced CRB

CJ

Pole fitness & dance, trainee Pole silks instructor

When did you first start doing Pole and Aerial?

I started pole around 2015 with my daughter.

What made you try it?

I was approaching the big 40 and wanted to try something different.

What is your greatest achievement so far?

There has been two, walking into class on my own when my daughter decided she couldn’t come anymore. Also getting up on stage and winning my first ever competition.

Another is, when I started pole I had been suffering with Rheumatoid Arthritis. To the point I sometimes couldn’t get dressed without help. I was told that I would need to inject myself weekly for the rest of my life. Pole improved my strength and joints so much so, that just over a year ago I was told I didn’t need the medication anymore!

What do you enjoy the most about teaching?

I love teaching my sexy Stilettos classes and building my students confidence in themselves. I enjoy seeing their progress. I love our pole family they are the funniest, strongest group of females I’ve met.

Emma

Aerial silks instructor

When did you first start doing Pole and Aerial?

I started around 2014, around winter time, I was such a baby!

What made you try it?

I was struggling with mental health and needed to meet some new people, I’d been looking at pole for a while and was fascinated by the strength and fluidity in the movement. I looked up classes and found Pole Perfect Fitness and never looked back.

What is your greatest achievement so far?

Probably the achievement of knowing who I am and building in confidence. Realising and recognising where I want to be in life and taking the time, effort and brave steps to reaching that person.

What do you enjoy the most about teaching?

I think I’ll enjoy sharing my love and passion for such an amazing sport ❤

LAURA

AERIAL SLINGS instructor, TRAINEE SILKS INSTRUCTOR

When did you first start doing Pole and Aerial?

I attended my first Aerial Slings class back in 2018, and haven’t looked back since! I also love Aerial Silks and Aerial Hoop. 

What made you try it?

I came to a taster session with a group of friends where we got to try out all the different apparatus’. I loved it so much that I signed up for membership the very next week! 

What is your greatest achievement so far?

Apart from training to be an Aerial Slings instructor, I think my greatest achievement is when I finally mastered the Cross Back Straddle move. I had been practicing for ages and just didn’t have the strength to do it, but with lots of persistance and encouragement I finally got there! 

What do you enjoy the most about teaching?

It’s really hard to pick just one thing, but I think the best part is the triumphant smiles on students faces – whether that be from feeling like they achieved something in their very first class, or from finally cracking a move after lots of hard work.

Leah

Aerial Silks, Aerial Slings, Aerial Hoop instructor

When did you first start doing Pole and Aerial?

2017 – best decision ever!

What made you try it?

I went to a yoga class, then realised they also offered aerial yoga, so I thought why not try it? I was hooked…I now do pole, slings, hoop and silks.

What is your greatest achievement so far?

I’ve now done a few photoshoots at the studio, and sometimes I struggle to beleive these professional, beautiful images are of me. It’s made me realise I can do so much more than I gave myself credit for.

What do you enjoy the most about teaching?

I love it when I help someone crack a move that they thought was impossible for them. The feeling of joy when you can see the pride in their face is indescribable.

Melissa

Pole Fitness & Bungee Dance, TRAINEE KIDS CIRCUS Instructor

When did you first start doing Pole and Aerial?

I started Pole/Aerial since 2014 and I have never looked back!

What made you try it?

I hate the gym and lacked self confidence in how I looked and my weight. I wanted a challenge and a place I could feel comfortable to exercise. Plus I always wanted to try it.

What is your greatest achievement so far?

There’s so many! The first one was going to my first ever class all by myself! I was always one to go places with friends so I wasn’t on my own but this time I felt I needed to do this all by myself!

My other one (of many) that stands out the most is achieving my Shoulder Mounts! After many months of trying, never giving up and pushing my self I managed it (I think I may have sworn, shouted and cried a lot about it).

What do you enjoy the most about teaching?

Seeing the students progress in their abilities and grow in confidence! Nothing is more satisfying then seeing someone achieve a nemesis move they have been working on and seeing the pride and happiness they have.

sarah

aerial yoga instructor

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shannon

aerial hoop, kids circus INSTRUCTOR

When did you first start doing Pole and Aerial?

My aerial journey started September 2020 and I’ve never looked back!

What made you try it?

I had just moved to the area and wanted to meet new people.

What is your greatest achievement so far?

Keeping motivated and seeing the abilities I have and believing in myself.

What do you enjoy the most about teaching?

I love seeing other people try new things and coming out of their comfort zone I also love seeing them succeed and seeing how happy they are when they achieve a move that they thought they couldn’t do.

Suzanne

Pole Fitness, AERIAL FITNESS, Bungee FITNESS , KIDS CIRCUS instructor

When did you first start doing Pole and Aerial?

I started in February 2014.

What made you try it?

I wanted to exercise in a fun way plus I felt like the size of the house!

What is your greatest achievement so far?

Proving people wrong, becoming part of an amazing community and finally loving myself.

What do you enjoy the most about teaching?

I enjoy seeing others smile when they get that one move! I love seeing students’ progress and helping them achieve their goals.

yvonne

bungee fitness INSTRUCTOR

When did you first start doing Pole and Aerial?

My pole and bungee journey started in June 2019, and I love it.

What made you try it?

A holiday to Thailand where I witnessed some truly amazing arial skilled people, I booked my first lesson on return.

What is your greatest achievement so far?

Becoming a bungee fitness instructor!  

My own personnel achievement as a student is twofold, firstly having the confidence to walk through the door for the first time as an older member of the studio and secondly getting the confidence to achieve my first ever invert on a pole. With lots of encouragement and inspiration from the studio I have managed so much more, and now starting my pole beginners course training.

What do you enjoy the most about teaching?

The feeling of helping students feel confident and that anything is possible with hard work and determination, even as instructors knowing that we all can learn and grow as much as the students we teach.