[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The best part about being in the pole world is meeting strong amazing women. When I started pole I had no idea that it would change my life through friendships. Yes, it has made me stronger. Yes, it has made me tougher. Yes, I’ve gotten in shape and had fun. But if I had to give up everything that pole has given me to keep only one thing, I’d give up all my awesome tricks to keep the friendships. It started when I walked into my very first pole class. I met a somewhat quiet girl named Kelly. She was a tall beauty, with a friendly smile and inquisitive eyes. That was in 2007 and I still Skype with her regularly. Even though we are on opposite sides of the world and are no longer united through weekly pole classes and Thai food after, we still are supporting each other.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”12px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]We danced our first Christmas Show together in 2007. We started writing a routine together in 2008 before Kelly had to withdraw due to an injury. We ended up not staying in the same classes our whole journey when our skill levels progressed at different rates or surgeries required time off. But when she got married a few months ago, my heart sang for her happiness.
This is just on example of my pole family. The women who pursue this sport are truly incredible and I’m so lucky to have them as friends.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”35904″ border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” image_hovers=”true” img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]
Kelly & Paula at the 2007 Christmas Show!