No Shame in Muscles

While killing time on Facebook, I came across an article that talked about our US gymnasts being body shamed. Whaaaa?! Yes, these tough, flipping (literally) women, who engage in amazing feats of strength, grace, and flexibility, were being shamed on the internet over how they look in THIS picture: Women are generally shamed by society for…

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Back to School!

Back to school…….. Those three little words are a joyous sound for parents who are ready for their kiddos to go back to school! I know you love them dearly, but you need a break too. For a teacher on the other hand, those three little words bring joy as well as some anxiety. It…

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Faith, Fire, and Focus

Are you one of those people who just absolutely hates exercising? I was one those people for long time. Exercising was hard and I found it boring. I never had the time, with working as full time teacher and student. Not only did I have to complete my own homework, but I still had to…

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Progress Not Perfection

Many women start their journey with Aerial Dance excited and nervous to see what poling holds for them, Everyone starts in the beginners class and advance as they are ready. Here is where the trouble begins, as classes continue the moves, spins, and tricks get more difficult and students can become discouraged and give up.…

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Fear

Fear – an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.   Fear is a small four letter word, but it can hold so much power if you let it. Two weeks ago I experienced my first truly fearful moment while poling. I was…

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Get Your Goal!

Hello everyone! I’m so sorry I’ve been away for a while–life got a little hectic! While I was “away,” I decided I will go for my goal: complete a 5K! This particular 5K event also has a 0.05K going simultaneously. In case you were wondering, 0.05K is about 54 yards. Both races have the same reward. At first,…

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Bruises Brought to Light

Hello Everyone! As I began taking my pole class I discovered an undeniable truth, I was hooked and loved going to class. I was not very strong or graceful, but soon learned that strength and grace will come over time! My strength is coming along nicely… grace on the other hand I am still working…

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