Back in August of last year I attended my first pole class, Introduction to Pole. I fell in love immediately, and decided to sign up for the all inclusive membership because I wanted to try all of the things. About a week later, my life was flipped completely upside down when my husband of 9 years served me with divorce papers. I had no idea what I was going to do. I didn’t know how I was going to pay my actually bills let alone the extra for pole classes. I attempted to cancel my membership only to remember I had signed a contract. My heart sank with overwhelming fear of how I was going to survive, and not go even further into debt. I then ended up getting covid a couple months later and was unable to work for almost 2 full weeks which only made things worse. I slipped into a depression where I wasn’t really talking to anyone, including those who were reaching out. The staff at Aerial Dance reached out on numerous occasions to check in and try to get me back into class, but I was worried about how I was going to come up with all my dues. Aerial Dance was more than willing to work with me to try to get me all caught up, and get me back into the studio for class.

Never in a million years did I ever imagine my life turning out this way. Over the past several months I have learned a lot about myself. I have come a long ways from where I was, but I have a long way to go to get to where I want to be. Pole can be used as a escape from reality. It is a great workout that is also fun, and it helps bring people from all walks of life together. Those people may turn out to be some of the best people that will be there for you through the good times, and the bad. While things have been very difficult for me as of recent times, I am looking forward into the future, and what joy I get from pole fitness.

I have yet to make it back into a class but I can say that I have a plan in place now thanks to Aerial Dance. I am so happy that Aerial Dance was there for me in my time of need, and that I am looking forward to getting back into things.