Meet our Instructors!
Hello! My name is Chantelle Beasley – owner and operator of Aradia Fitness Sherwood Park and Edmonton! My passion for pole fitness started in 2011, upon the deployment of my fiance – now husband, to Afghanistan. I wanted to try something new to pass the time, and pole fitness had me hooked! I am not a fan of the gym, or typical workout classes. Pole fitness finally didn’t feel like working out, and I didn’t make excuses to go to classes! My confidence and self-esteem has improved, along with my core and upper body strength. I am thankful for my incredible team of instructors that help make Aradia what it is today! Everybody has their own strengths and talents, and we are so lucky to be able to provide our students with a plethora of experience and skills!
Other fun facts!
I enjoy CrossFit and Circus Arts. I am quite the homebody with my husband and fur babies. I also study Social Work part time at Grant MacEwan University!
-XPERT Pole Certified
Asher is our admin assistant as well as one of our instructors! She has been pole dancing for nearly 4 years, and teaching for 2 of those. Her passions are contortion, yoga, hoop, pole and anything that involves dancing! Her speciality is her Sexyflow classes where wearing heels and flows are the main focus.
Tina has been Pole Dancing since 2007! She is one of our lead instructors, focusing on strength and difficult tricks in her Masters Series classes. After 13 years of Taekwando Martial Arts and a 2nd Dan Blackbelt, she felt that she wanted to try something new – and found her niche with pole fitness! her favourite trick is the Iron-X. Other hobbies include Golf, Tennis, and more Golf! She is also an Orthopaedic Physiotherapist & Certified Hand Therapist!
Tasia has been Pole dancing with Aradia Fitness since 2010. She is one of our lead instructors, focusing on strength and difficult tricks in her Masters Series classes. Her favourite pole move is the Superman! During the daytime she works in Industrial Software Sales. Growing up in Manitoba, she did many activities that included figure skating, swimming, and dancing. When she is not in the pole studio, she includes regular weight training and cycling, along with the odd yoga and dance class. She is secretly a huge art nerd and has planned entire vacations specifically to visit certain galleries!
Christina has been passionately pole dancing for over 2 and a half years. Her favourite tricks are leg switches and anything involving the diamond spin. She works at the Myo Centre as a Registered Massage Therapist. Christina absolutely loves to dance. She has done hip hop, Polynesian, Salsa, belly dance, African dance, and loves to dance while hula hooping.
Jenna started pole dancing in 2013. She started as a alternative day to her regular gym schedule and instantly fell in love with the constant learning and challenge pole created. Jenna’s daytime job is a piping designer. She also enjoys travelling, snowboarding, wake surfing, and circus arts. Jenna can regularly be found dropping into various Aradia classes as a student to continue to learn new things and observe other ways to teach moves, or sometimes just to have her butt kicked into better shape by a fellow instructor (which she finds very fun)!
Jenna is also a certified Fitness Instructor, a 200hr Yoga Instructor, Aerial Hoop Certified Instructor, and is CanFitPro Certified as well
Rachelle first fell in love with pole fitness after she hesitantly took an intro class with a friend. Fast forward 7 years and she is still just as crazy about it as she was when she took that first class. Rachelle is a busy stay-at-home Mom to 3 young children and loves how Aradia has helped her to always be true to herself, no matter what. Rachelle is Internationally Certified in Pole Fitness and is also a Fitness Instructor Specialist, a MOC Barre Instructor and a Healthy Eating and Weight Loss Coach. She loves teaching it all… from parties where girls fall in love with pole, to higher level classes where she can challenge and push her students all while making them laugh and grow more confident with every class. She loves to share her passion for pole fitness with the world, so come take a spin around a pole in one of her classes.
Rachelle is also our Instructor Trainer and Quality Control director!
“Kalie has been taking classes with Aradia since September 2013; she quickly fell in love with the sport and decided to share her passion with other women, just like her. Kalie’s favorite thing about Pole Fitness is that it challenges her to do things she never thought were possible and it empowers her to be a stronger, more confident young woman. Her favorite tricks are twisted grip handspring, brass monkey and superman.
When Kalie is not instructing Pole Fitness classes she is spending time with her son and working as a Project Supervisor for a land agency. Kalie enjoys many other activities outside of Pole Fitness but she especially enjoys her time in the kitchen baking and cooking healthy meals, as well as living an active lifestyle.”
Charlie fell in love with pole fitness as soon as she started in the spring of 2013. She was trying to find something to keep her active that she really enjoyed and she found it at Aradia Fitness. Right now her favorite tricks include Twisted Grip Pencil and Archer. She is excited to work more on the spin pole and would love to compete someday. For now she is in her third year at the University of Alberta getting adegree in Theatre Design and working side gigs as a Theatre Technician.
Asia has always loved fitness, and her love of movement led her to complete her degree in kinesiology and work as a personal trainer. She discovered pole fitness while looking for a new challenge after being at home with her two daughters for several years. She was instantly hooked because for the first time in a long time she felt her mojo come back! “Becoming a part of the pole fitness community in Edmonton began a change in me, and my outlook on life shifted completely from ‘I can’t’ to ‘I can, and I will!’ ”. Teaching pole allows her the opportunity to share what she loves, and to challenge and empower others to discover their strength! Her favourite move is the side V.
When not on the pole, Asia is a stay at home mom to her two little girls, and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in psychology.
Whitney first started her journey with Aradia in June 2014, and a year later she found herself in her first pole competition. She enjoys working on strength tricks and anything to do with splits. When Whitney is not poling, she works for a telecommunications company as an area manager/dealer business manager. She also spends time training in circus arts, tai chi and relaxing at home with her four fur babies. Whitney strives to offer a positive, friendly and encouraging environment where students can develop their own pole journey and have fun while keeping fit.
Ashley fell in love with pole fitness in the beginning of 2014 after attending a bachelorette party at Aradia Fitness on Whyte Ave. With over 10 years of experience as a gymnast she quickly found pole to perfectly compliment her gymnastic background while at the same time expanding a new aerial skill set. Her favourite moves are diamond spin, ballerina and titanic. Outside of pole she is finishing up her undergraduate degree in university, enjoys hiking in the mountains and traveling.
Betty began her pole fitness and aerial hoop journeys in New Brunswick. She began teaching in 2013 and joined the Aradia family in 2015 when she moved to Alberta. She is an avid pole fitness competitor and has been competing since 2012 in both the Semi-Pro and Pro Divisions. She won first place at the 2013 East Coast Pole Championships, and second-runner up at the CPFA 2016 Alberta Pole Championships. She is currently preparing to compete in the CFPA Nationals 2017- Semi-Pro Division.
Betty is passionate about pole fitness, aerial hoop, coffee, and cats. She comes from a Personal Training background. You can find her at the studio teaching Pole Fitness and Aerial Hoop at all levels, Pound Fitness, and bootcamps.
Alyssa started pole fitness as a way to change up her workout routine, and add some excitement to her everyday life. She currently is a Master’s student at the University of Alberta, and when she’s not on the pole, she’s working with archival documents at the UofA. Alyssa used to fence internationally before finding pole fitness, and holds her certification in both coaching and refereeing for fencing. Now she spends her time training for competitions and working on her flexibility. Her favourite move is the jade split and anything that challenges her strength.
Jenelle did not realize how much Aradia would change her life when she walked into her first Pole 101 class in December of 2014. She had recently come back from a Europe trip, where she had gained 25 pounds that seemed to be impossible to get rid of. After about a year of taking classes, she had fully lost that weight, gained back her confidence and her body has never felt stronger. She was hired to teach pole fitness in January of 2017 and absolutely loves being apart of such a fantastic team! She looks forward to building muscle and strength with her students each week while helping them progress in their own pole journey! She hopes to break stereotypes and show that pole fitness can be for everyone! Jenelle plays competitive fastball and basketball but pole fitness is by far her favourite way to work out! Outside of pole, Jenelle is the assistant office manager at Stonewire Optometry, working as an optometric assistant. She is constantly planning her next big trip and finding time to sneak away to work toward her goal of visiting every single country in the world! 29 down, 196 to go!