We officially started trading as Pole Fit Mackay back in March 2017. We had a small humble home based studio-room with one pole where we conducted private 1 on 1 and small group lessons. With an overwhelming response from students, it was time to search for a location to provide a larger studio to the pole students of Mackay. We officially opened our studio doors in February 2018.
We highly value education and training, and are constantly up-skilling our knowledge and technique in accordance with the IPDFA Pole Pro Instructor courses. This a recognized fitness accreditation which provides training and certification to pole instructors globally to ensure the highest safety standards are met and maintained. All our instructors have a fitness background, two of which proudly hold level 2 IPDFA Pole Pro certifications. You can be assured you will receive an amazing experience in a safe, judgement free enviroment no matter what your fitness goals are.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN CLASSES?
Anyone and everyone! We welcome students from all walks of life, all fitness backgrounds, or no fitness background! We celebrate all body types, you do not have to be strong or fit to start! There is no age, gender, or fitness level exclusion. Always consult your physician before starting a new fitness regime if you have existing health issues. Under 18's are welcome but must bring their legal guardian or parent to their first class. If you have questions we invite you to contact us and we will be happy to answer them for you.
BENIFITS OF POLE FITNESS
Pole dance and fitness has gained popularity as a form of exercise with increased awareness of the benefits to general strength and fitness. These forms of exercise increases core and general body strength by using the body itself as resistance, while toning the body as a whole. A typical pole dance exercise regimen in class begins with strength training, dance-based moves, squats, push-ups, and sit-ups and gradually works its way up to the spins, climbs and inversions. Pole dancing is also empowering in terms of building self-confidence.
Musclemania Fitness America Las Vegas 2017 - 1st, 2nd, & 4th placings in various divisions
Miss Pole Dance QLD 2011 – 2nd Place
Australian Capital Pole Championships – Finalist
Numerous additional placings in body & figure competitions
Certificate IV Fitness
If you are an intermediate or advanced poler, you should absolutely be attending Bec’s classes! With over 10 years’ experience teaching pole, combined with her knowledge as a personal trainer make her the ideal instructor for those looking for a challenge, or just wanting to get fit!
Bec also trains for bodybuilding and figure competitions. She has placed in numerous comps, and more recently even represented Australia in Las Vegas! In her spare time she enjoys outdoor sporting, cooking, reading and horseback riding.
Kim has been teaching pole since 2012, and is responsible for teaching most of our instructors at some stage! She has a great display of both strength and grace on the pole. Her bubbly personality and approachable nature make her the ideal instructor for those beginner students walking into the studio for the first time! Always quick to give words of encouragement and praise to her students, she will make you feel welcome and comfortable no matter who you are or what your fitness background is.
In her spare time she is extremely active and enjoys HIIT, weight lifting, running, diving, and boating out in the open ocean!
IPDFA PolePro Certified Instructor Levels 1 & 2
INBA Tropix 2016 – 3rd Place Fitness Model, 4th Place Sports Model
ANB Mackay 2016 2nd Place Fitness Model u25, 2nd Place Figure
Asia Pacific’s 5th Place Figure
Belinda discovered her love of poling back in 2014 and has been teaching classes ever since. Her flexibility allows her to twist bend and split into the most challenging of pole tricks! If your goal is to get fit and flexy, come join her for a back to back pole and flex class!
Belinda also enjoys competing in bodybuilding and figure competitions. Fitness and Health are her passions in life!
Owner & Founder of Pole Fit Mackay
IPDFA PolePro Certified Instructor Levels 1 & 2
Although she had no fitness gymnastics or dance background of any kind, she finally stepped foot into a pole studio back in 2014 and was hooked! Taija has been teaching pole now since 2015 and it has become her passion in life to the point where she decided she wanted to start up a pole studio. She officially founded Pole Fit Mackay in 2017. She loves to teach all aspects of pole but especially loves floorwork, choreography & spinner pole.
She also enjoys Aerial hoop, Silks, or pretty much hanging off any Aerial apparatus suspended from the ceiling! When she isn’t hanging off the ceiling, she also enjoys photography, motorsports, and working on her cars.
Jayna has been dedicated to pole sport since 2015, and in 2018 we invited her to join our team of instructors! Jayna’s passion for pole fitness and determination make her a valuable asset to our team. Jayna is always searching for the latest Instagram pole tricks and combos to try out! She also understands the struggles some encounter when first starting pole classes which provides her the unique skill set to help these students progress past their own expectations.
In her spare time she enjoys chilling out with video games, or reading.
Rachel started pole dancing in 2015 and has made remarkable progress. Her strength and flexibility provides her the ability to perform amazing pole tricks that leave everyone in awe! We welcomed Rachel to the team in 2018. Her fitness background and enthusiasm for life make her a great asset to our studio. She has a vast knowledge of flexibility given her background in Yoga.
She also enjoys Pilates, and Waterskiing. She even placed 2nd in Australia Barefooting, and 1st in Queensland Barefooting Jrs!