Why do we host and promote workshops?

You’d think right well my instructor knows all I need to know so workshops are a waste of my time and money……Erm NO!!

Don’t get me wrong I do know a lot about pole and different ways in and out of moves etc BUT my word there is a whole WORLD of pole out there and I would never claim to know it all.

If your instructor does claim to know it all they are a liar! No one instructor knows EVERYTHING.

A sign of a good instructor is one who knows their limitations and where to direct their students on to get the level they want.

At our playground I will only every host workshops I believe are suitable for the students who come to the studio.  While the invitation is extended out of our bubble I plan them all with YOU in mind.  I wouldn’t get a big name instructor into our studio who I thought would demean you or make you feel crap about yourself.  No one wants that from a workshop.

Over the past 7 years I have attended workshops with pretty much every big name out there, some were incredible because they actually cared about teaching and everyone getting the most from the class, others were depressingly SHIT where I left them feeling like I could never be good enough.  I’ve had enough experience to know that when I pick out these workshops I know who will benefit most and I nag you to attend.  Yes they cost extra, Yes they are quite long BUT oh my word they are so worth it!

If you can leave a workshop feeling inspired and probably battered then you have done something awesome!

I will never book a workshop with an ego, someone who expects people to attend just because they are the winner of x,y,z…I couldn’t give 2 shits about that.  I want people in who will inspire and push you and show you more things that you could achieve.

Speaking of which we still have spaces on:

Sam Willis and Donna Gant – 7th Feb THIS SATURDAY!!! Sam is actually bloody incredible on the pole he is also a damn good instructor anyone who can make me do a move I really don’t want to do deserves respect 😉 Donna you have all heard me talk about I love this woman so much!  I wouldn’t be poling still if it wasn’t for her! She is my pole mum through and through and I have the utmost respect for her teaching!

Bendy Kate – 7th March Okay a say awards don’t mean jack but this woman is the bloody world champion!!!! But not only that she is also an incredible instructor.  She was the first *celeb* instructor that actually took the time to work out why a move wasn’t working for me (bloody t-rex arms!) and adapted it so I could still participate!  From that day I fully respected this woman! She is also ridiculously nice and has the cutest dog in the world!

I am in the process of booking more workshops too but they are still being arranged so I can’t tell you yet but you can bet your ass they’ll be worth it! 😉




2014 was epic right? So what’s going to happen in 2015?

So what happened in 2014?

Wowsers so much!  good and bad but guess what we are Still Around and STILL awesome 🙂

  • We had workshops with: Donna Gant, Sarah Scott, Karen Chaundy, Deadly Nightshade not forgetting Silver Belle from Greentops too!
  • Adam Jay came to play twice this year giving you (and me) some epic photos.
  • We had not one but 8 national competition finalists.  That includes students from Uni of Sheffield AND from your instructors.
  • We broke into the burlesque scene with Two Too Many at Secrets of the Boudoir Burlesque
  • We raised over £1300 for SYEDA, Breast Cancer Care and Everyman in December working with the Uni of Sheffield producing Pole for Purpose.

Our classes changed dramatically unfortunately losing Burlesque and Bootcamp due to other commitments from Rachel and Nick but we gained Gymnastics with the Fabulous Amy joining us.

So what’ll happen in 2015?

We already have exciting things booked in! We have workshops booked in with

  • Donna Gant and Sam Willis : https://www.facebook.com/events/812051185524618/?fref=ts – Donna as many of you know is my polemummy and she is the dogs danglies!!! Anyone who is anyone has had classes from her including Sam Willis who is currently UK Mr Pole Fitness runner-up.  They will both have you doing epic tricks and spins.  I am really looking forward to it!
  • Bendy Kate: https://www.facebook.com/events/1539264229693200/ – you pretty much all met Peanut earlier this year…well her owner is Bendy Kate who won the WORLDS this year!!!! She is one of the nicest people I have ever met and she is an awesome instructor.  These workshops will sell out fast.
  • We also have Adam Jay coming back again 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/events/1391550901141344/ – You will have seen many of us posting pictures from the shoot a few weeks back.  Well you can have a go now 🙂 I don’t think anyone yet has regretted doing a photoshoot with Adam yet!  I’m predicting fights for spaces this time as so many of you were enquiring about them!

So my lovely people you need to get booking onto them.  They are there because you have asked for them.  There will be other workshops through the year but I’m not sure who yet…..

What else are we going to do then? 

Well………..Time for a competition I think.  I want you guys to design some leggings for the studio!!!!  The winner will get a free pair of course 😉

Also we are going to continue enter competitions across the UK.  If you would like to enter any comps please talk to us we are HAPPY to help you all with things like that.  Competitions are so much fun and a GREAT way to meet other polers around the country.

Pole 4 Purpose will happen again and probably will be at the Leadmill again.

Plans so far are looking so much fun.  Looking forward to seeing 2015 with you all 🙂