Welcome to my Blog!
Thank you for visiting my page!
Let me tell you a little about myself.
I am 28, married with two kids. I work for a Pole Dance Studio in O'Fallon, MO called Pink Lemon Studio, we're the largest Pole Dance Studio in St. Louis. We are a women's fitness facility, we focus on creating a safe environment for all ages, experience levels, and body types to learn different styles of dance and fitness. I have been teaching there for two years.
Let me back up a little bit to where it all started:
Chelsie, my best friend since high school, is my inspiration, she introduced me to the Hula Hoop. She changed her diet, started hula hooping, joined a gym, learned yoga, lost 65 lbs. and became a yoga instructor all in just a few years. She set a goal and she devoured it. I watched her success and I decided I wanted that for myself.
It all started with the hoops, she had shown me a few things and I was immediately hooked! I got on YouTube and I taught myself to Hula Hoop. I spent hours, upon hours watching videos and repeating what they did, trying to break down the moves and tricks. I recorded my own videos and started posting everything online. A year later, Chelsie introduced me to Jennifer Scholl (Owner of Pink Lemon Studio). She offered me a job teaching Hula Hoop classes, and I haven't looked back since. I currently teach seven classes there, four days a week.
It still amazes me to this day that a plastic circle was all it took to take control of my life. The symbolism in that, to me, is earth shattering. When I dance, it's like a meditation. It's like a deep spiritual connection to something greater than myself. The feeling of creating something is so powerful. I had awakened something within myself that was sleeping, laying dormant. The fire in my soul was lit again and I had come alive. I began to hunger for that feeling, and I still do, like a blood lust. That is what keeps me going, that is what pushes me to be my best and to challenge myself. It's an addiction, a drug.
Looking inward is something that comes with this journey, not only is it physical, but introspective and mental as well. I began to question why I didn't need this so badly before, and what I even did before? How much time had I wasted? How much farther could I be?
I don't have all the answers, and I never will. I cannot control where my path takes me, I can only open my mind to the possibilities.