Bexpoles Studio team

Your Instructors

We each have individual biographies below, so you can feel like you can really get to know us before meeting us. Also have a snoop on our Instagram accounts, we all have a lot of personality that shows through our social media. 

Bex (@bexpoles) has hand picked her team from Sharna and Niki who she poled with from their first pole classes, and Jade, Sarah and Beth who she saw massive potential in, and next thing they knew they were Xpole Xpert level 1&2 pole certified! 

 

Meet The Team…

Bex

Bex

Studio Owner & Pole Instructor

I have been poling since early 2016. I was in a bad place mentally, struggling with postnatal depression after the birth of my second child. I signed up to a course of pole fitness classes and although I was uncomfortable at first, each lesson I saw myself grow and evolve into a less frantic and lost version of myself. Wow, this is deep reading for the first bio – I assure you the rest are pretty light hearted! The reason I’m sharing this is because as an instructor I understand this. Everyone who walks through my door has a story, everyone is going through something, everyone needs this class as a little escape for an hour of their lives. 

On the back wall of the studio I have had three words hand painted, ‘Strength, Empowerment, Confidence’. These words are so important to me, this is what I want every person to feel during class, or have a little nod to the wall upon leaving. A little internal high five (or a physical one to celebrate smashing your pole moves when social distancing isn’t a thing anymore!)

My classes are loud, I am your biggest cheerleader, I am nicknamed ‘The hype queen’ so believe me, the encouragement in even the smallest wins deserves a ‘whoop!’, or me doing a drum roll with my hands on the floor! I’ll hopefully be meeting you all soon enough xx

 

Sharna

Sharna

Pole Instructor

Sharna attended her first Pole Fitness and Stretch and Flexibility classes in June 2017. Since then she has trained with, and since become an instructor for Bexpoles Studio and another studio, she also trained with Lancaster University Pole Fitness Society joining their exec in her final year at university, as well as taking workshops with industry leaders. In addition to Pole and Flexibility training, she has also trained in other Aerial Arts such as Aerial Hoop and Aerial Silks.

Sharna has been stretching and improving her flexibility for nearly 3 years and now specialises in flexibility both on off the pole, if it’s not Bendy, she’s not interested! She adores anything splitty and/or back bendy (especially if it’s both). Despite the fact she has no gymnastics or dance background and flexibility certainly didn’t come naturally, she has gained a wealth of knowledge with regards to different techniques which can improve your flexibility on and off the pole. She loves helping other people achieve their flexibility goals too.

Niki

Niki

Hoop Instructor

I’m Niki and I’ve started my pole fitness journey in 2016 and soon after I started training aerial hoop, silks and working on my flexibility. I’m not exaggerating when I’m saying that pole and aerial completely changed my life and changed the way I think about my body – for the better! It helped me to become more confident and taught me that I’m capable of so much more than I ever imagined, I just need to work hard for it.

I’m super excited to start teaching aerial at Bexpoles Studio and share my love for aerial training, hoping I can help new students find something they really enjoy. Aerial helped me to overcome those fears and learn to trust my body – and this is such a confident boosting journey! Recently I’ve been focusing a lot more on aerial training (I still love pole, I just feel like my super sweaty hands work better on something less slippery than a pole).

As an aerial teacher I like to keep my classes fun and challenging. I know that students are coming from various backgrounds, so I always have some progression or variation of a move ready to make the class suitable and exciting for everyone. I know that training aerial can be mentally challenging as well, not just physically and I’ll be there for my students to support them overcoming their challenges and always open for conversations. 

Beth

Beth

Pole Instructor

I’ve been poling on and off for 8 years, with a few years break while I had my little boy. I have also trained in other aerial disciplines, such as aerial hoop, aerial silks and trapeze. 

I recently decided to train to become an instructor because I am so passionate about aerial arts, and want to share that with you guys. I also work as a nurse and I’m a mum of two, so taking a few hours to myself really helps me to regenerate and have fun, and all while becoming stronger and learning a new skill. A few random facts about me. I have always loved everything upside down. As a child my dream job was a rollercoaster engineer and tester, and I still always wonder if I ever will become one. Fingers crossed! I’ve also started my skydiving training, more proof I like to be up high and spinning around.

Don’t let this fool you if you think I will have you spinning around a pole or aerial equipment 10 foot in the air. I believe in working with the student on their level, to bring out the best in them. I will never push you, I will only encourage. I promise that we will have a lot of fun, whilst becoming stronger and learning a new skill. I am looking forward to meeting you and teaching you, very soon. 

Jade

Jade

Pole Instructor

I started pole in March 2019 and fell in love as soon as I walked in the room! It wasn’t long at all until I’d got myself a home pole, and after attending a few months of lessons I started to train on my own in my little living room, from there I learned my style. Heavily flow based, both up the pole and from the floor. I love working on linking moves together seamlessly, I will repeat it and figure out the technique behind the movement until my body knows the move and it becomes second nature.

I am absolutely in my element when exploring my way around the pole and I personally love nothing more than doing pole pirouettes in my pjs! Ask anyone, I’m pole mad! All I talk about is pole and if there is a topic of conversation not about pole I will find a way to talk about pole!

Aside from pole, yoga has been a big part of my life for many years now. It helps with making me more flexible and supple for pole moves which require a level of flexibility, and creates inner calm.

I cant wait to meet you all and show you how fun and empowering pole can be xxxx

Sarah

Sarah

Pole Instructor

I’ve been poling for around four years, I decided to take it up when I realised I needed something a little different and a fun way to keep fit and active, and it was the perfect solution! I’ve loved the results and I’ve never had a boring training session. When it comes to pole, I’m happiest when I’m upside down, and any move I can show off the strength I’ve built up over all this time is a good move for me!

If you’d asked me even five years ago, I’d have never thought I’d be a pole dancer. I thought I’d never have the grace, the strength or the confidence. Now, I’m so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and found a sport I love. Each time I left a pole class I was a little more confident in my ability and my body and I met such lovely people along the way (although I’m still working on the grace part).

Other than pole I’m a martial artist and I do a variety of conditioning and stamina exercises when I can. I’m also a huge nerd and a bookworm, so it’s a good job I’m active too! I love seeing new places and meeting all kinds of people – I can find something to talk about with just about anyone. In my classes I’m going to make sure I create the same welcoming, fun atmosphere that introduced me to a lifetime hobby, so I can share my love for pole with all of my students!

I’ll always be there to give you the support and encouragement you need, and I’ll make sure you leave every class with a smile on your face feeling like you’ve accomplished something. Anyone out there who is interested but on the fence, come and give it a go – you might end up being just like me! I can’t wait to meet you all!