Success Stories

Pole Athletica (formerly Studio Verve) is extremely proud of its diverse clientele and community atmosphere. We believe health and well being should be for everyone, regardless of age or fitness ability. Our desire is to inspire, support and encourage all students to go for and achieve things they never thought possible. Here are some of our students' success stories!

Brendan

What made you start pole dance classes?
I really wanted to work on my core strength (and fitness in general) but have always hated typical core exercises, so I thought pole would be a fun way to do it. I was curious about pole for years and finally had the guts to sign up. Best decision ever!

Samantha

What made you start pole dance classes?
I decided to sign myself up for a beginner’s class with a friend almost 2 years ago, as we were both curious about trying something new and wanted to find a fun and active way to spend time together.

James

What made you start pole classes?

I got involved in pole through a friend who had been doing it for a few years. I had never considered it before but he sang its praises and convinced me and my boyfriend to give it a try. I loved it right from the start and have kept up with it ever since.

Amy

What made you start pole classes?

I saw a pole performance on YouTube by Dirdy Birdy, and was so amazed by how she made it look so graceful and pretty! It completely changed my perspective of pole dancing. 

 

Alicia

What made you start pole classes?

I was looking for a different sport to get into after winding back on water polo.  I thought it would be good fun to try it out with some mates, I was instantly addicted. 

 

Michelle

What made you start pole classes?

My brother showed me a video of a pole performance by Jenyne Butterfly - Dog Days Are Over. I thought: "Gosh I wanna be as strong as she is!" Well, I'm far from it still, but closer than I was before. And that was my calling. 
 

Joanne

What made you start pole classes?

I actually wanted to start pole dancing a few years ago but someone very close to me at that time told me that I was too weak and didn't suit pole dancing. It wasn't until last year that a friend had convinced me to join at Studio Verve. 

Robert

What made you start pole classes? 

Well, if I'm honest... I actually got the idea when I was in a male strip club in Montreal during my time as a backpacker. There was a pole on the stage,  but I was really disappointed at how few of the dancers were actually using the pole.

Marta

SV- What made you start Pole Classes?

Since I was 5 years old I have been really active, and always trying new forms of physical activity; dancing, pilates, hot yoga, gymnastics, sports, cross country running, and more recently snowboarding and aerials. Pole seemed like a fun new challenge that I could set myself.

Yasmine

SV - What made you start PoleFit Classes?

I’m the type to do a LOT of research before I throw myself into something new. I knew I wanted to try pole dancing, and build on my background as a gymnast and acrobat. Out of all the studios in Sydney, Studio Verve really stood out as the right place for me.

Anara

SV - What made you start PoleFit classes?

Before the age of 24-25 I was hardly doing any exercise. After I graduated from university in Kazakstan, I found that I had more free time, so I began to experiment with various forms of exercise such as thai-boxing and the gym.

James

SV- What made you start PoleFit Classes?

It’s always been something that I’ve wanted to give a go to. I love dancing, and I like the fact that people like Felix Cane and Janine Butterfly make it look like an art form, and not smutty. I think they’ve done an enormous amount to push the 

Christina

SV - What made you start PoleFit classes?

I first heard about pole dancing for fitness in 2002 in a newspaper article, but it took me a decade to take the plunge and actually start learning! Spending many hours at a desk for work and being completely disillusioned with going to the 

Jamie

SV - What made you start PoleFit classes?

I wanted to do something that was different. Pole dancing looked like fun and a great way to keep fit. I picked Studio Verve because it was the only pole studio that had all men classes as well as just female classes and seem to focus a lot more on the skills 

Simone

SV - What made you start PoleFit classes? 

My niece Bec, had started pole dancing with her friend and she suggested I join them. I tried a taster class and wasn’t convinced but Bec talked me into...

Chelsea

SV - What led you to start PoleFit classes?

I wanted to do Pole Dancing for a long time, but I always seemed to find some excuse not to do it for example, “I'm not strong enough”, “what if I can't do it”...

Dee

SV - What made you start PoleFit classes?

I’ve had several gym memberships before in the past and none of them come close to matching the great vibe at Studio Verve. 

Nellie

SV - What do you love about Studio Verve?

I would recommend Studio Verve to anyone who is looking for a fun and highly effective addition to or alternative to their current exercise regime. 

Michaela

SV - What made you start PoleFit classes?

I've been pole-ing with Studio Verve for about a year and a half now. Originally I signed up for something different to do with my spare time, but it's become such a deeply entrenched part of my life, there's no way I'd give it up now!

Danielle

SV - What do you love about Studio Verve?

The instructors are so friendly and full of encouragement and support; they cater to each individual's strengths and weaknesses, as well as developing your understanding of control, technique and strength.

Roberta

SV - What made you start PoleFit classes?

At the age of 55 and just before my 56th birthday, I was very unfit after injuring my ankle and not doing ANY exercise for almost two years. Looking for an alternative to the gym, I luckily stumbled across Studio Verve


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