Testimonials

Aradia Fitness Vaughan Testimonials

I first walked into Aradia Fitness in the winter of 2014, after driving by the studio almost every day for 5 years! I was always too scared to try it because I didn’t think I would have what it takes to be a ‘pole dancer’.

One day, I conjured up the courage to attend a beginner’s class and I haven’t looked back since! I was instantly hooked! The instructor started the class with hip circles and all I kept thinking was “oh my God, this is too sexy already, I can’t do it”. But a fireman spin later and I was signing up for a membership!

Aradia staff make you feel welcome and empowered. Unlike going to a gym, Aradia Fitness has created a family that supports you every step of the way. This became crucial to my learning process as I wasn’t advancing as quickly as some of the other girls. I love that the classes cater to all fitness levels and offer strength training exercises to help you build up to your personal goals.

The classes have become the highlight of my day, they have done a number on my self-esteem. It has made me stronger both physically and mentally.

Thank you for everything Aradia!”

– Becky S

 
 

“It doesn’t feel like exercise! I strive to learn more and more moves just because the classes and get togethers these girls have are so much fun! In doing so I’m becoming more fit. Instructors and other students are encouraging and friendly. Performing at their showcases has increased my self confidence (in all areas of my life).”

– Valerie R

 
 

“My best friend and I had always loved various forms of dance, and about three years ago, during the summer, we were looking for a new class to try. We were aiming for belly dancing, but came across a pole dancing studio—Aradia Fitness—in our area.

We were skeptical about trying it out, at first. I know that, for me, I was afraid of the stigma attached to pole dancing and also afraid of how not sexy I was or felt, but we decided to give it a try just for fun.

It turns out that stepping into the studio that day was one of the best decisions I ever made in my life. In the years before entering the studio I had been unhappy with my appearance, my abilities, my strength, and my overall “sexuality”. I didn’t feel sensual or confident; I didn’t feel strong or fluid. I had suffered from eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and OCD, but pole dancing gave me a place to release all of my anxiety, depression, and worry; it gave me a circle of close-knit, non-judgemental, strong, independent, and confident women who support me no matter what.

A couple of years into pole dancing I posted a picture on Instagram to reach out to women who suffer from eating disorders, as I had. I explained that when I was anorexic I had dropped from 145 lbs to 123 lbs in a short period of time, but I was miserable, tired, fatigued, and constantly hungry, empty, and moody. In joining pole dancing, I ate a heck of a lot more than I used to, even indulging in Nutella and cookies, but I weighed a surprising 120 lbs, even less than when I was starving myself! And I felt healthy, happy, strong, confident, and sexy. I wasn’t tired or fatigued, and my body wasn’t lacking any nutrition. I didn’t look unhealthy—I was fit. And I was happy.

I am currently taking a small break from pole dancing, due to pregnancy, but plan on returning to it and it is still an important part of my life. If it weren’t for the people I met at Aradia Fitness and for the strong passion of pole dancing that unites us and makes us feel fit, I would not be the confident and strong woman I am today.”

 

-Nicole A