General Questions General Questions

Thank you for choosing Aradia Fitness! With the popularity of pole dance and aerial fitness as it continues to grow more mainstream, we understand that many people have taken or tried pole dancing or aerial classes before. We certainly cannot wait to welcome you into the Aradia Fitness family as you continue your pole journey.

Our goal is to place you into a level where you will feel comfortable. We know it is often intimidating to get started at a new studio as class structures, teaching styles and technique names vary from studio to studio.

If you have previous experience, it’s not necessary for you to start from the beginning. Simply email us at, and we will figure out the best class that suits your ability.

If you are new to pole Dancing, you start at Pole 101! You do not need to take an Intro class before doing Pole 101. However, if you’re not sure pole is the right fit for you, and you’d like to come give it a try, Intro To Pole Dancing is a 1-time teaser class that you can find on our schedule, generally taking place on weekends!

If you are new to Aerial Hoop and have no pole or Aerial experience, we do recommend that you take an Intro to Aerial hoop class before committing to Aerial Hoop Level 1. We invert in the first level of Aerial Hoop Level 1, therefore, ensuring you are comfortable with inverting will be of greatest importance when deciding to commit to a 6-week session!

We wear normal workout clothing- what you feel comfortable to move around in.  As you progress to the higher levels, skirts or shorts are encouraged (especially for inverting). We dance barefoot or wear Foot Undeez.  After Pole 2, students are welcome to bring in their dance shoes. On the day of class, please refrain from applying hand lotion, this makes hands slippery. At the time of class, please remove rings, bracelets and watches.  All aerial classes require leggings on the apparatus.

No worries! Most students feel shy and nervous in their first class, but once they walk through our door and enter our studio- they feel welcomed and encouraged!  Our studio is private, with no more than 12 people per class.  Our instructors are encouraging, non-judgmental and lots of fun! Our program consists of floor, mat and pole work, which comes together to build a total body workout with the fun of course!


The great thing about Aradia Fitness classes is that everyone is new to this form of fitness… so everyone learns together.  Our yoga workout in the beginner pole dance fitness classes is designed to gently build the strength & flexibility you will need to advance on the pole.  Our pole dance fitness classes are broken down into eight comprehensive levels.  Everyone starts with the Intro to Pole class, then continues to Pole 1 and is allowed to progress at their own pace.

For aerial, you begin with the Intro to Aerials class and move on to Silks L1 and/or Lyra L1.  We warm up on the floor and then move slowly to the lyra (hoop) or silks to continue our workout before learning foundations and moves.

Clients who are a bit intimidated by the pole or aerials can still bask in the amazing Aradia Fitness environment by participating in our unique line of Design Fit workouts.  Our Design Fit classes appeal to people on all ends of the fitness spectrum… we offer gentle, yoga-inspired workouts for the beginning fitness student up to high-energy, cardio-blasting classes for the very active client!

In the Teaser Class, Pole 1 and Pole 2 you will dance barefoot. After that, you are welcome to wear high heels if you’d like to. Heels definitely increase the workout (not to mention they make your legs looks great AND they’re sexy!) but they are NOT required. If you DO choose to wear shoes, please make sure they are pole dance shoes with an ankle strap or dance boots. We know you have TONS of fabulous shoes in your closet, but unfortunately those are not acceptable shoes for the studio. If you have any questions as to what acceptable pole shoes are, just ask us – we are happy to help.

No, there is no weight limit for participating in pole or aerial classes. At our studio, we welcome individuals of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels. Our classes are designed to be inclusive and accommodating to everyone, regardless of their weight or body type. If you have any concerns about participating in our classes due to your weight, we encourage you to reach out to our team. We are here to answer any questions you may have and to provide any additional support or accommodation you may need to feel comfortable and confident in our studio.

Absolutely! As a matter of fact, most of our students have no dance background. (And you might be surprised to find out how coordinated you are after a few classes!)

Of course you can!!!  The beauty of pole fitness is that it trains your upper body (as well as the rest of it) to build the strength necessary to progress and it all begins from the FIRST class you take!


The best way to sign up for a class, is to visit our “Schedule” page under “Classes” and click on the class that you would like to sign up for. Pre-payment is required to hold a spot in the class. All class registrations and class payments are accessible through the Schedule House Registration portal (you can also download the Schedule House App!).  This allows you to create a user account where you can manage your class schedule.

Classes are approximately 60 minutes long.  We offer several dates and times of each level every week, which allows you to create the frequency of attendance that best fits into your lifestyle.

For complete pricing information, please visit the Pricing tab under the “Classes” page

We think that’s a great idea! The more classes you take each week, the faster you will progress!  Check out our Class Packs and Memberships to decide what the best option is for you!

The short answer is no.  Please pick and choose the class you would like to attend.  Yes some Aerial and Pole classes run at the same times and end at different times however without a cool down or warm up in one or the other class, this could cause injury.  It is also disruptive to other students when people are jumping in or jumping out of classes at different times.  There are plenty of options available so please view the schedule to select classes that you can complete in full.

Clients quickly discover that pole dancing is not quite as easy as it looks!  Both pole dance and aerial fitness are forms of movement that are unlike any activity you have done before.  After your first class, you will feel how sore your new “pole / aerial muscles” are.

At Aradia Fitness, safety is a top priority.  While we appreciate the enthusiasm of clients who want to advance quickly to do “that cool trick” she saw on YouTube, we urge you to keep the age-old saying in mind – “You can’t run before you can walk!”

Depending on the time clients are prepared to invest in their pole fitness journey, we have found it takes people anywhere from 8-16 classes before they can safely & properly perform the techniques, tricks & spins of each level.  For aerial it is between 12-20 classes typically.  The last thing we want is for a client to injure themselves attempting a technique that their body is not yet ready for.  Taking at least one class or more per week will help you advance more rapidly than taking infrequent classes… it’s like any other workout.  The more frequent, the more results.

Yes, we offer private and semi-private lessons. These are customized lessons, based on the clients’ interests and goals. To find out more about private lessons, please email us at

Due to the inherent sensual nature of most Aradia Fitness classes, all clients must be eighteen years of age or older to attend classes at our studio or with parental consent and signature for those from 14 to 17 years old.  We CAN offer a “toned down” version of our pole fitness classes for younger groups if requested, however this would need to be scheduled as a private lesson and parental waivers will be required.

Nope – no nudity!  Some classes may teach striptease techniques but you are covered at all times.

Yes.  Most of our classes are Co-Ed.  We are inclusive to anyone and everyone and we find our students all feel comfortable around each other and become friends quickly!

We allow a 12 hour window for class cancellations. You can manage your class cancellations through your Schedule House Online user account.  Any cancellations made 12 hours or less prior to class start time, or any no show attendances, will count as a “late cancel”. In the event of a late cancel or no show, you will lose the class credit and for memberships and New Aradia Client Special you will be charged a Late Cancel/No Show fee of $10 +GST.  Thank you in advance for your consideration of other clients, as we want to ensure that spots are available for those that need them.

All sales are final. In the event of extenuating circumstances (such as illness, injury or other emergency), please email us at to discuss a possible class extension or missed class forgiveness. These are determined on a case-by-case basis and are not a guarantee.  Please review our Policies for additional info.


At Aradia Fitness, clients are always meeting new friends and basking in the light-hearted community of exceptional people. You begin to feel confident and capable as you notice increased muscle strength & definition. Clients also find that their flexibility improves as they engage in movement that works their body’s natural and form. Even more, their sense of wellness increases as they learn to take a moment in their busy days to breathe, become present and enjoy the beauty of their own being.

Aradia Fitness workouts have been designed by fitness professionals with the average person’s health & fitness goals in mind. Our dance & movement classes seek to help students learn to embrace their body as an important part of their overall well-being. At Aradia Fitness, we strive to offer the classes you can’t find at any typical gym… workouts that are not only challenging, but fun as well!

Aradia Fitness classes appeal to people from all walks of life.  Our clients are career people, stay-at-home mothers and men looking for alternative fitness options… people of all ages, shapes and fitness levels.  Aradia Fitness clients range in age from 18-62; however most clients range in age from late-20s to mid-40s.  Our students and instructors proudly represent the full spectrum of the human form – we have freckles, curves, wisdom lines and dimples – all of which we unapologetically show off and celebrate!

Aradia Fitness instructors share a lot with our clients as they were once students themselves!  We are just like you who loved classes so much that we just had to teach.  Even more, Aradia Fitness instructors complete a rigorous internship & training program before taking both a written & practical exam to obtain the Aradia Fitness Instructor Certification.  Some of our instructors include paramedics, business owners, sales managers, teachers, personal trainers and more.

We sure do! Our gift certificates are the perfect gift and they are available in any denomination. If you would like to purchase a gift certificate, please email us at or you can purchase through our online store!

Of course – we host parties for ANY occasion! We’ve even hosted Bachelor Parties as well!  Please visit the Parties page of the website for more information.

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