New Student Information
UPLIFT POLE AND AERIAL
7530 Olympic View Dr., Ste. 106, Lynnwood, WA 98026
We understand that with new experiences there are often many unknowns. Here are a few of the most common questions and concerns that we encounter.
Before I take a class i want to lose weight or get in shape.
Many of us think we have to be a certain weight, shape or size before we begin. This is absolutely not true. All shapes, sizes and weights can begin our fitness programs; it’s truly for everyone! Your first class will be the beginning of a beautiful journey of self discovery and personal fitness. We are here to embrace you and everything about YOU! One of the biggest bonuses to our unique program is how much your body changes without trying. You find yourself wanting to come to a class, craving movement in your body, wanting to dance and getting fit is just an added amazing bonus.
I don't have a dance or fitness background.
Most of our students had never done anything like this before; they have minimal to no background in dance and many have never taken a single fitness class. We are regular everyday people with lives, jobs and obligations. We are people from a range of lifestyles, professions and responsibilities. Most have absolutely no technical dance or professional fitness training before beginning our classes. All you need to know you will learn in class. All we ask is that you have a willing heart and an open mind.
Do I need to be able to lift my weight or get my feet off the ground?
No, very few of us are able to lift our body weight up. It’s a process of building strength, stamina and endurance. We all progress at our own rate. It’s not a race, it’s a journey and we encourage you to enjoy the journey. You will never be pushed beyond your limit or ability. Your growth is your own and we encourage you to take it at your own pace and comfort level. Whether your feet stay on the ground or they fly in the air you will find both take practice and patience and are equally rewarding.
I’ve never done something like this before. What will people think?
We know this is not your typical workout. That’s what makes it so much fun, addictive and empowering. Working out in an environment of beautiful, supportive and encouraging people is what it’s all about. Many people may have preconceived notions about pole dancing and who pole dances. These ideas and judgments are based on fears of the unknown. We aren't here to debate the history of pole dancing, say we only do it because "it's a good workout" or say it's something we do just for fitness. The fact is pole dancing is sexy, it's sensual and powerful. That's why we do it! There is beauty, grace, strength and sensuality in what we do. We are unapologetically strong and sexy. This will be your personal journey where you will be encouraged to own your sensuality, feel sexy and get fit in the process!
What class should I start with?
Pole Beginner 1 class is the place to start if you have no previous pole experience. If you are coming for a lyra class then Intro/Beginner Lyra is your best choice. You will be in class with students of similar ability and your instructor will be there to answer any and all of your questions. These classes will be the beginning of a new and amazing chapter in your life. Get ready to become part of a supportive and beautiful community, one that encourages, embraces and empowers you to be the sexiest and most confident person you can be!
See some of the amazing ladies we have had the pleasure of dancing with!
Are you ready to register for classes?
Now that I registered for class what should i know and what do i wear?
For your first class we recommend you wear comfortable attire that you can move freely in. We recommend leggings, sweats, shorts, a tank top or a snug fitting shirt along with bare feet or socks.
As you progress you will need more exposed skin therefore we highly recommend yoga/pole shorts and a snug fitting shirt or tank top
NO lotions, oils or oil based products on the body or hair, this will make the pole slippery.
NO rings or jewelry.
Stay hydrated and bring water.
Who will be teaching my class?
You can see the name of your instructor in the booking system. Check them out on the instructors page here on our website!