Growth Hurts

Growth Hurts

Growth hurts. Any gym bro will tell you this. To get the gains, you must go through soreness. This actually starts far earlier in life though, and in my experience so far, never goes away. First it starts with teething. Then some years go by and we get achy joints...
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I am a Dancer!

​When I was a little girl, I dreamed of being a dancer. In fact, I dreamed of finding anything I was good at physically. I played every sport in elementary school through high school, but none of them was really my “thing.” For some reason though, dancing was always...
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Body Positivity

In today’s world we are seeing more and more about being happy in your body. Tik Tok has allowed many women to see that being plus size is not a bad thing. So many women on there have been challenging themselves to wear things out of...
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First Aerial Yoga Class

I had always wanted to try Aerial Yoga, but never had the time to try it. It has always been offered at the gym here in Fond Du Lac, but the timing never worked for me. I was a little nervous to try the class at first. Afraid again that my body would make it difficult...
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Coming Back from Illness

I unfortunately had to take a few months away from the studio due to health reasons. I was afraid to come back because it had been some time that had passed and I was worried I had lost the ability and ambition to continue. I delayed contacting the studio for a little...
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Perks of Pole

There are many benefits of pole dancing or other aerial apparatuses. I didn’t realize some of them until I started pole dancing. First of all, it can be a good stress reliever. I can be worn out from work, but when I...
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Completing Beginner Pole

After a few sessions of beginner pole, things became easier. My nerves weren’t nearly as high as they had been the first day of class. Over the course of the 8 week long beginner level pole class, I had slowly begun to get moves down pat and felt more confident...
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Why I Dance

​In 2020, as I watched the J-Lo/Shakira halftime show, the empowering feminine energy triggered a memory from over a decade prior. I wanted to take pole dancing classes, but at that time I couldn’t find a studio nearby, nor anyone to go with. I let that idea...
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Progress is Not Linear

​Over the course of nearly three years, I realized that everyone’s aerial journey is different. For the first few months, progress felt really slow for me and I felt embarrassed and ashamed about that. Meanwhile, I watched others progress at a much quicker rate than I...
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Staying Active as Adults

Working out is something that gets harder to do as the years go by. As a young child you have so much energy and always want to be running around and playing with your friends. As you grow up, you find a sport or two that you love and focus on that, maybe you...