Inclusive Practices and Consulting – Aradia

Here’s an update on what we’ve been working on! One of our calls to action is to provide mandatory training on cultural safety and anti-racism, working with 2SLGBTQ+ students, sexual assault and harassment (with a focus on consent in fitness…

Aradia Fitness: Call To Action

On June 5th, 2020, we were presented with a Calls to Action letter. The following is our response to that letter. This was originally posted publicly on Facebook, but we feel it is important to address in a more permanent web space. Each call to…

Is pole dance your passion, your fitness, or your job?

Do you pole dance because it’s a passion of yours, do you do it because it’s a form of weekly physical activity for you, or is it your job (travelling pole star, pole fitness instructor, pole performer, etc).? Could it be all three? Yes absolutely!…

A How To Guide on Motivating Yourself To Go To The Gym

Looking to motivate yourself to get your butt off the couch, quit binge watching Orange Is The New Black, and get yourself to the gym? You've come to the right place! I'm going to tell you how, in ONE simple step! Are you ready for it? It's pretty…

Falling Out Of Love With Pole

I know.. it doesn’t even make sense reading that title. How does one fall out of love with pole?! It is crazy, but the reality is that it happens, and it could happen to you. But that is OKAY! The things we forget about Pole is that its not about…

Fit And Curvy with Charmaine Holan

Have you heard? We're collaborating with holistic health and life coach Charmaine Holan! Click here to get tickets to our upcoming Intro To Pole Fit and Curvy happening on Saturday May 26th at 2:30pm-4:00pm at our Sherwood Park location! Let's meet…

Are You Neglecting Your Best Training Aid? Sleep!

Rest, recovery, and sleep are all overlooked topics in the common conversations surrounding training and physical fitness. More often than not we prioritize our diets and strict exercise schedules or goals while blindly overlooking your best…

Aradia Fitness! Why Choose Us?

What makes Aradia one of the most unique fitness boutiques in Edmonton?  Alternative Fitness Classes At Aradia, we believe that fitness should be fun! All of the classes offered at Aradia are designed to not only give you an incredible workout, but…

Pole used to be the love of my life… and now I’m considering divorce

Oh, love. It's the butterflies in your stomach. It's the thing that captures your thoughts and feelings, as you daydream about all of the combinations of tricks that you're determined to learn and attempt. Maybe you obsess over it. Instagram videos.…

Meet Aradia’s Pole Dancing Powercouple!

Alex doing his extended butterfly on the Pole! Chantelle (owner): I have to admit that back in 2015 when I received an e-mail from Alex requesting to start taking pole dancing classes with his partner, my first initial thought was "hmm, I don't…

The Danger in Comparison

For those of you who saw my latest instagram post, you'll know that this blog relates directly to it, but I'mma go in more detail. And if you read that instagram post, you'll remember how I discussed writing myself off this weekend. Writing myself…

Instructor Spotlight – Lisa B

1. How long have you been pole dancing for, and what got you started? I have been pole dancing for 4 years as of March. I had heard of pole fitness through a women's magazines and the odd newspaper article, but seeing a YouTube video of Anastasia…

Pole Style: How Your Pole Journey Constantly Changes

Post created by Sexy Poleflow Extraordinaire - Asher If you have ever been to one of my sexyflow classes, you know that's where my home is. I love my heels & hip sways, floor work & booty twerks. Anything to do with sexy and pole, count me…

Sexy – What’s the big deal?

I used to be afraid of Sexy. Sounds ridiculous, doesn't it? Sex and sensuality were topics never discussed with my family. Being part of a conservative Christian home, all I knew about sex was that it was only meant for husband and wives - and that…

Pole Dancing and Positive Body Image

The recent outrage of women across the world in response to Lady Gaga's SuperBowl halftime show sparked this blog for me - especially as a studio owner that encourages Positive Body Image. I mean, none of us actually saw any flab - we saw a healthy…

Aradia Fitness Pole Dancing Goes to The Great Canadian FitFest

We want to give a HUGE thanks to Jackie and Steve for creating the Great Canadian FitFest! These two Entrepreneurs had an idea, and ran with it! That's all it takes - a belief that you have a great idea, and a passion to carry it out. The Great…

What do you mean my fitness instructor doesn’t have rippling abs?

Chantelle's pre-baby bod! Chizzled body, toned arms, big booty cause she “clearly squats all day long!” – that’s what you pictured your group fitness instructor to look like, right? But, what if you came in to find that your instructor in fact…

Pole Choreography – Tips On How To Create A Piece

Aradia Fitness Instructor Asher is known for her seamless ability to create beautiful choreography pieces - and sometimes in a short matter of time! How exactly does she do it? In this blog piece, Asher will be sharing her tips and tricks with you!…

Pole Instructor Spotlight – Betty L

How long have you been Pole Dancing for?  B: I got a taste of it in 2010 and started with classes in 2012! I think my poleversary (It's a thing.) is in March. What got you started in pole fitness? B: A good college friend worked at my New Brunswick…

Instructor Spotlight – Whitney C

When did you start Pole Dancing, Instructor Whitney?  W: June 2014 Why did you decide to start pole dancing? W: I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and was advised by my Doctor that if I became more physically active, it would help me better cope…

Instructor Spotlight – Asia H

Asia is one of Aradia Fitness' newer instructors! We are so happy to have her on board. We've asked her a few questions about her pole journey! Enjoy! When did you start pole dancing? A: I started pole dancing almost 2 years ago, in August 2015. Why…

Don’t Cut Yourself Short

After taking a year long hiatus from teaching pole classes (mainly because of having a baby and stuff like that…) I’m back at it! And boy, did I miss it! But let me tell you something I didn’t miss – seeing women who cut themselves short. And even…

Thoughts During Your First Ever Pole Class!

1. HOLY SH!T I'M NERVOUS FOR MY FIRST POLE CLASS.. So you’ve probably just walked into the studio. You see the layout. The poles all lined up, huge mirrors to see everything you will be doing, and you're just trying to grasp the fact that you…

Aradia Fitness Goes To Pride!

We had such a fantastic time at the 2016 YEG Pride Parade this weekend! This is our second year in a row having a float in the annual Edmonton Pride Parade. Aradia Fitness strives to be a fully inclusive studio for all genders, sizes, abilities, and…

Pregnancy, Child Birth, and Fitness!

Now before you decide this blog isn’t for you, because you haven’t experienced pregnancy or childbirth – just wait. This blog is also about coming back into a sport (specifically speaking pole) after taking a hiatus, or even starting a fitness…

Ashley’s Pole Journey!

It all started when my best friend said “Hey, let's take a pole class!”. Honestly, I was completely unsure of this idea, but I had been searching for something new and fun to do for a long time so I said “Yeah lets do it!”. So I signed up, and…

What to Wear to Pole Dancing Class?

What does one wear to a Pole Dancing class anyway?! We get asked this question quite often! And you'd be surprised, the answer is pretty easy - comfortable clothing that you can move around in! However, as you move up the levels, clothing…

Happy 10th Anniversary

Can you believe that we've been open in Edmonton for 10 years? Happy 10th Anniversary to Aradia Fitness in Edmonton Our first studio location started downton on Jasper Ave. From there, we slowly expanded to a new location on Whyte Ave. Recently, we…

Fibro2Fit – My Personal Jouney

Posted on January 3, 2015 by Chantelle Beasley “My name is Chantelle Beasley – Owner and Operator of Aradia Fitness Edmonton and Sherwood Park. I was diagnosed with a disease called Fibromyalgia in 2011, and would love to share my journey of…

Young Children and Pole Dancing

Pole Dancing and Children?!? Yes, you read that right – you probably never would have thought you’d hear those two words in the same sentence! But that’s okay, I’m not here to talk about children’s pole classes (that’s another discussion in itself).…

How Pole Dancing has changed my way of thinking

Posted on April 16, 2014 by Chantelle Beasley How Pole Dancing Has Changed My Way of Thinking: These days you’ll often hear me speaking about women feeling empowered, sexy, and beautiful in their own skin. While it might be annoying to some people…

What Should I expect in my first Pole Dancing Class?

Posted on December 27, 2013 by Chantelle Beasley Curious about trying a Pole Dancing class? I’m sure you have a few questions, and we are here to give you somewhat of a visual as to what you should expect in your first Pole Dancing class! Do I…

Just in Time for Summer

Now is the time to clean up the eating to prepare for summer months. Sadly we have no control over how the economy has been handled, what epidemics are traveling through our air or food system. We can not even control when the sun rises. Contrary to…