Tell us about yourself – age / family / job / etc

I’m 16 years old and still in school. I’m very involved with in school activities and quite athletic. I’m very close to my family and friends.

When did you join the Vertical Vixen studio and pole dancing?

I first started pole this year with the Vertical Vixen Studio in January.

What were your reasons for joining? are they still the same?

When I decided to start pole it was because I went through a phase where I was obsessed with pole and just thought everything about it was beautiful, I also thought that it would be a good way to build my strength and get in shape. After doing it for the past few months I can definitely say that it has helped me get stronger but I also absolutely love it and find it so fun.

Because of the classes / new exercise regime – did you start to make changes to other areas of your life? if so what? (what other benefits have you gained from your classes at Vertical Vixen?)

I started to use some of the exercises that we do at pole in my general workouts and I changed the way that I eat a bit.

What advice would you give to anyone thinking of trying pole?

I would definitely tell someone to go for it if they were thinking of joining pole. I would also tell them to not be too hard on themselves when they start because it really does take time to get things right and you’ve just got to stay determined. I would suggest the Vertical Vixen Studio because the instructors are very good at what they do but also because everyone in the class is more or less on the same level so there is an understanding and there isn’t a feeling of judgement which I really liked.

Why would you tell someone to join a pole class?

I would encourage people to join pole because I really do think that it is a fun way to get into shape and get stronger and of course it all looks stunning. When doing the pole exercises it really does make you stronger and change your body but it doesn’t feel like you’re doing a workout, it feels like less of a have to and more of a want to.

Anything else you would like to share?

I think that in order to get good at pole it needs to be something that you love and that you’re passionate about because if you’re not putting the work in then it’s going to take a lot more time for you to see the results.

Robyn Hoctor
Robyn Hoctor
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