Class Descriptions

With foundations in yoga, pilates and dance, Aradia™ Fitness offers fitness classes specifically tailored for the feminine spirit. Aradia takes a holistic approach to fitness offering benefits that serve our mind, body and soul. Students gain confidence as they build physical strength, flexibility and conditioning. Students also gain a sense of wellness as they learn to adore, celebrate and flaunt every curve of their body. Aradia Fitness classes are open to women, those who identify as women, and to the feminine of spirit.

From the moment you walk in the door, you will feel welcomed. We will start slow, teaching you the basics as you build up strength and confidence. Before you know it, you’ll be challenging yourself to try moves and spins you never thought you’d be able to do!  Classes are lighthearted, warm and full of laughter. Clients come for the workout and stay for the wonderful sense of community and celebration!

Please read below for descriptions of our currently offered classes. For information on attending classes, we recommend visiting our FAQ page, the Pricing page for rates & pacakges, as well as our Class Schedule to get signed up for your first class today!

POLE DANCE FITNESS LEVEL PROGRESSIONS

Levels Pole 1 – Pole 7

Each of these structured sessions gives our students a solid foundation in pole dancing & sensual movement. These classes are lively, sexy, and fun! Beginner classes incorporate the Aradia Fitness floor workout (our sexy take on Yoga) as well fundamental pole dance transitions, spins, tricks and strength building exercises.  Clients must attend at least eight (8) classes of each level before being eligible to advance to the next level.  For safety reasons, Aradia Fitness requires all clients to pass an assessment prior to advancing.  Clients are welcome to attend any Pole Level class at their current approved level or any lower level.

Aradia Fitness also offers three Mixed-Level pole dance class options for clients to attend in addition to their structured pole level class – Beginner Pole (Pole 1 & Pole 2), Pole 2eXceL (modified Pole 1-4), Intermediate Pole (Pole 3 & Pole 4) and Advanced Pole (Pole 5, 6, & 7). Mixed level classes may count towards a student’s 8 class minimum for pole advancement & assessment.

 

** IMPORTANT ** First-time pole dance students must begin with a “Teaser: Intro to Pole Dance Class”. After completion of your Teaser class, you will then be eligible to attend any Pole 1 or Beginner Pole class on the schedule. During your first class, your instructor will give you an overview of how clients can progress through their pole journey at Aradia Fitness!

 

** IMPORTANT ** Clients who are a first-time visitor to Aradia Fitness, but already have pole dance experience, should email us at cary@aradiafitness.com prior to your first class for an email consultation & level placement. We welcome pole enthusiasts from near & far to train with us at Aradia Fitness!

Pole Dance Classes

TEASER (INTRO TO POLE DANCING CLASS)

The Aradia Fitness signature “Teaser” class is the perfect introduction to Pole Dance & Sensual Movement for fitness! Students will be taking through our one-of-a-kind sexy mat workout & warm-up. Afterwards, the instructor will introduce the student to foundational pole dance techniques & exercises. The “Teaser” class is a required prerequisite prior to attending any Pole 1 or Beginner Pole class on the schedule.

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POLE 1

Pole 1 introduces clients to the perfect mix of pole work and sensual movement… transforming your mind & body as you “Meet Your Sexy Side”.  This class is designed on a 4-week lesson plan rotation and includes an important mix of our sexy yoga-fusion workout as well as strength training on the pole.  Clients will also learn a variety of pole dance spins & transitions and how to them together into mini choreographies. Prerequisite to attend Pole 1 is completion of at least one “Teaser” class or instructor approval.  Clients must attend a minimum of eight (8) classes of Pole 1 & complete an assessment before being eligible to “Level Up” to Pole 2.

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POLE 2

In Pole 2, clients continue to explore more challenging spins, tricks & transitions and be introduced to pole climbing, sitting and inverting.  We will begin to phase out the sexy yoga-fusion workout and transition to more strength-training using the pole.  Pole 2 is based on a 4-week lesson plan rotation.

Prerequisite to attend Pole 2 classes is completion of a Pole 1 “Level Up” assessment or have instructor approval before attending any Pole 2 class.  Clients must attend a minimum of eight (8) classes of Pole 2 prior to “Level Up” to Pole 3.

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BEGINNER POLE 

Beginner Pole is a mixed level pole class for beginner pole students in Pole 1 or Pole 2.  Topics covered will be techniques from these levels.  This less formal class gives clients an extra, guided pole workout geared specifically for beginner level students.

Prerequisite to attend Beginner Pole is completion of at least one “Teaser” class or instructor approval.  Attendance in Beginner Pole will count towards the eight (8) class minimum for Pole 1 or Pole 2 “Level Up” assessments.

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POLE 2eXceL

Enjoy a pole dance class designed with curvy girls in mind! Pole 2eXceL is a beginner level pole class that caters specifically to our more voluptuous pole students. This mixed level class follows a modified Aradia Fitness USA curriculum and will cover select topics from levels Pole 1 – Pole 4. Come as you are to this class – learn to love the body you are in while challenging your strength & sensuality! Prerequisite: Completion of at least one Teaser: Intro to Pole Dance class.

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POLE 3

In Pole 3 clients are introduced to flying high on the pole as we continue to invert (flip upside down) and climb!  All that hard work in Pole 1 and Pole 2 will pay off as you tackle even more challenging spins, tricks and transitions.  Instructors will also begin to transition clients to “freestyle” dancing where you will learn how to effortlessly put everything you know together into your own dance style.  Pole 3 is based on a 4-week lesson plan rotation.

Prerequisite to attend Pole 3 classes is completion of a Pole 2 “Level Up” assessment or have instructor approval before attending any Pole 3 class.  Clients must attend a minimum of eight (8) classes of Pole 3 prior to eligible to “Level Up” to Pole 4.

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POLE 4

In Pole 4, clients are challenged even more as we begin to tackle static aerial holds using different parts of our body, such as inner thighs and hips.  The spins, transitions and strength work become increasingly more challenging as we continue to prepare clients for more advanced levels.  Pole 4 is based on a 4-week lesson plan rotation.

Prerequisite to attend Pole 4 classes is completion of a Pole 3 “Level Up” assessment or have instructor approval before attending any Pole 4 class.  Clients must attend a minimum of eight (8) classes of Pole 4 prior to eligible to “Level Up” to Pole 5.

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INTERMEDIATE POLE

Intermediate Pole is a mixed level pole class for intermediate pole students in Pole 3 or Pole 4.  Topics covered will be techniques from these levels.  This less formal class gives clients an extra, guided pole workout geared specifically for intermediate level students.

Prerequisite to attend Intermediate Pole is completion of Pole 2 “Level Up” assessment.  Attendance in Intermediate Pole will count towards the eight (8) class minimum for Pole 3 or Pole 4 “Level Up” assessments.

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POLE 5

Welcome to Pole 5 – a high flying composition of challenging new thigh & hip holds, impressive spins and intense strength building techniques.  This class will challenge you with exciting new feats of athleticism!  By this point, you will be comfortable with freestyle dancing and instructors will help you create interesting new ways to seamlessly flow your spins, tricks & transitions together into a stunning performance.  Pole 5 is based on a 4-week lesson plan rotation.

Prerequisite to attend Pole 5 classes is completion of a Pole 4 “Level Up” assessment or have instructor approval before attending any Pole 5 class.  Clients must attend a minimum of eight (8) classes of Pole 5 prior to eligible to “Level Up” to Pole 6.

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POLE 6

The journey to reach Pole 6 has been full of laughter, bumps & bruises and challenges you never thought you were capable of overcoming!  In this level, you will be challenged even more with advanced spins, tricks & transitions.  Clients will learn new ways of climbing and inverting on the pole as well as truly acrobatic aerial static holds.  Your strength & flexibility will continue to grow as your prepare to enter the creme de la creme of Aradia Fitness pole classes… Pole 7!  Pole 6 is based on a 4-week lesson plan rotation.

Prerequisite to attend Pole 6 classes is completion of a Pole 5 “Level Up” assessment or have instructor approval before attending any Pole 6 class.  Clients must attend a minimum of eight (8) classes of Pole 6 prior to eligible to “Level Up” to Pole 7.

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Pole 7

The crème de la crème of pole dance fitness!  Welcome to our Advanced series, where clients have successfully mastered Pole 1 through Pole 6 and are ready to take their pole journey to the next level.  In Pole 7, instructors will cover various topics from pole techniques, new combos, drops & handsprings, acrobatic floor work and more.Prerequisite to attend Pole 7 classes is completion of a Pole 6 “Level Up” assessment or have instructor approval before attending any Pole 7 class.

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ADVANCED POLE

Advanced Pole is a mixed level pole class for advanced pole students in Pole 5, Pole 6 or Pole 7.  Topics covered will be techniques from these levels.  This less formal class gives clients an extra, guided pole workout geared specifically for advanced level students.

Prerequisite to attend Advanced Pole is completion of Pole 4 “Level Up” assessment.  Attendance in Advanced Pole will count towards the eight (8) class minimum for Pole 5 or Pole 6 “Level Up” assessments.

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POLE FIT

Work your body and train your pole muscles in this bootcamp style class! This class will focus heavily on the strength training & technique exercises – there will not be any tricks or dancing in this class.

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POLE MOVEMENT CLASSES

We are excited to offer a variety of Pole Movement classes, each class focused on a different artistic element of pole dance. Classes include Sultry Pole, Urban Pole, Pole Fluidity and PolEmotion. Students should be at Pole 2 or equivalent experience before attending any Pole Movement class. Email management with any questions!

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OPEN POLE

Drop-in for some open pole time to practice your spins and tricks!  Open Pole is an informal class with no new instruction given.  An Aradia Fitness instructor will be present to assist you with questions or tips on the pole dance moves in your current registered level. Pole practice is reserved for current pole clients only – NEW CLIENTS with no pole experience should instead attend our “Teaser” class.

Aerial Acrobatic Classes

INTRO TO AERIAL ACROBATICS

Ever dream of running away to join the circus?  Here’s your chance!  Get ready for some high-flying fun with our Introduction to Aerial Acrobatics class.  Students will be introduced to a variety of aerial apparatus including aerial fabric, aerial hoop (Lyra) and static trapeze.  Dress comfortably in form-fitting yoga pants and a tshirt; no shoes needed. Students must complete at least one (1) Intro to Aerial Acrobatics class prior to attending any other aerial classes. Clients with previous aerial experience should contact management for level placement.

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DANCE TRAPEZE

Dance trapeze blends low-flying aerial trapeze techniques with movements inspired by modern & contemporary dance. Learn how to dance as you fly! Wear form-fitting clothing and long hair must be pulled back. Prerequisite: Completion of at least one Intro to Aerial class.

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LYRA

Students will explore beginner, intermediate & advanced techniques as well as occasional choreography classes. Prerequisite to attend is completion of at least ONE (1) Intro to Aerial classes. Students with previous experience should first contact management for approval to attend.

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SILKS LEVEL 1

Students will explore beginner techniques & sequences on aerial fabric. Prerequisite to attend is completion of at least ONE (1) Intro to Aerial classes. Students with previous aerial experience should contact management for approval to attend.

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SILKS LEVEL 2

Students will explore intermediate & advanced techniques & sequences on aerial fabric. Must have instructor approval to attend – NOT for new aerial students. Students with previous aerial experience should contact management for approval to attend.

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SILKS ALL LEVELS

Working out with your feet off the ground has never been so effective… and so much fun! Take our fitness to new heights (literally!) with our aerial Silks class. Students will explore intermediate & advanced techniques & sequences on aerial fabric. Must have instructor approval to attend – NOT for new aerial students. Students with previous aerial experience should contact management for approval to attend.

Sexy Fit Classes

ABTASTIC

Stop muffin top, nip your hips & turn mush to muscle with this targeted workout. This class combines cardio, balance work, core conditioning & strength based moves sure to help you in your journey to chisel out your dream six-pack.  Wear sneakers to class.

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BALANCING ACT

In this class, students will be introduced to basic handstands & tumbling including shoulder rolls, cartwheels, headstands & handstands.  Instructors will also challenge students to simple “floor phrases” to put some of these interesting movements together as an addition to your pole dancing routines. Recommended that students be able to do at least one (1) pull-up prior to attending this class.

 

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BOLLY X

BollyX is a Bollywood-inspired dance fitness class that will get you moving, sweating and performing to the best music of India. This class is open to all fitness levels. All you need to bring is water, sneakers and your swag!

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BRINGING SEXY BACK

Come join us for a fun, gentle workout that targets those places that get lost after having a baby, time away from the gym, or just a busy life! After an easy 20 minutes of cardio, we’ll use targeted exercises to tone and build strength in all the right places. Your sexy is still there, we just need to bring it back! Dress in comfortable workout clothes and sneakers.

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BUTI FLOW

BUTI Flow is a class focuses primarily on power yoga and tribal dance with minimal plyometrics. The focus of the class is on activating the Shakti spiral and releasing the hips to help energy flow freely throughout the body. BUTI Flow is a great lower-impact & lower-intensity alternative for lovers of our traditional BUTI Yoga class. Dress comfortably in yoga pants and a tshirt; no shoes needed.

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BUTI YOGA

Buti Yoga is a tribe of empowered women who support each other in their quest for health and happiness. The movement methodology is drawn from primal movement, tribal dance and ancient yoga techniques to awaken the Shakti energy and free the mind. Buti celebrates the female body and awakens our unique feminine energy for a workout like no other!

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DAISY DUKES

Get tight lifted assets, sculpted stems and a toned tummy all while putting a little sass in your step! You’ll heat up the room with your sensuality, firing up your core and making your legs and booty burn like you never thought possible! Your reward? Showing off those legs in your daisy dukes and stiletto boots!  Wear sneakers to this class.

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FLEX-ABILITY (Levels 1 & 2)

Believe it or not, stretching actually releases endorphins!  It also helps prevents injury, increases range of motion, balance, circulation, and energy, and, of course, makes you more flexible!  Whether you are looking to relax your hard worked muscles or want to push your body into deep stretching & contortion… this is the class for you!  Dress comfortably in yoga pants and a tshirt; no shoes needed.

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Floor Flow®

This class is entirely dedicated to the investigation of fluid floorwork. Expect to learn rolls, and easy-to-follow progressive combinations. Every class includes guided creative movement exercises to help you find your flow. Please wear pants, bring socks or legwarmers and cover your shoulders (a t-shirt is fine). Some movements will require pivoting and sliding. Classes are taught by Licensed Floor Flow instructors.

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FLOOR PLAY

Unleash your inner floor f**cker inside as we get down and dirty with some sexy floorwork! Bring high heels, wear kneepads & legwarmers… and most importantly, don’t forget to let your hair down for this class. Students should be level Pole 2 or higher to attend.

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HOTCORE®  & SCULPT

HotCore® is a 30 minute class that utilizes the Spiral Structure Technique® to engage the deep muscles of the core. Students practice in socks to facilitate fluid “drag” or friction creating resistance. NOTE: Bring socks with you to class.

Sculpt is a HIIT style workout, consisting of 40 second high intensity intervals, followed by 20 second low intensity yoga asanas…totaling 24 minutes. We focus on creating long, lean body tone, while kicking the body into a heightened metabolic state. Burn maximum body fat and increase your metabolism for up to 36 hours afterwards. Get in and get it done!

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KETTLEBELL AMPD®

Kettlebell AMPD takes heart-pumping music and your favorite kettlebell moves and combines them into 60 minutes of calorie-torching fun! This whole-body workout emphasizes group fitness and focuses on specific areas such as arms, legs, core, and cardio. Each song concentrates on a main area, while still maintaining a whole-body routine.

Real people for real results — Kettlebell is for anyone and anybody who is looking to have fun. Weights vary anywhere from 8-10lbs, so the workout can be adjusted and moves modified to suit your individual needs. Anyone can take this class! The music is diverse, and our moves are simple and easy to learn. Get lost in the music and push yourself with the most effective, fulfilling, and lively workout available!

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LAP DANCE

In this sexy class, we will cover all the basic lap dance moves to give a great performance for your special someone. Our Lap Dance classes cover a new choreography every month so you will always have something new to share at home!  Please bring a man’s button down dress shirt, tie and high heeled shoes/boots to class.

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MIXXEDFIT®

MixxedFit® is a people-inspired dance fitness program that is a mix of explosive dancing and boot camp toning. Everything about our dance fitness program can be described as explosive – all of our movements are always big, exaggerated, full-out, and our very best. We dance to our favorite songs on the radio that we would dance to at a nightclub. Then, we spice things up by adding boot camp-inspired exercises to make your workout more effective and challenging. If you’re plateauing in your traditional dance fitness class, this might be the answer to your prayers. Dress comfortably in yoga pants and a tshirt; sneakers are recommended.

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POLERINA

This ballet inspired dance workout is a low-impact class will help you achieve the strong and slender body of a ballerina!  Students will be introduced to traditional ballet movements & phrases… and also taken through segments of our own style of “ballet barre” by using our pole fitness poles.  By incorporating a vertical pole, you will have a sense of center and balance that allows you to concentrate on the muscle groups you are working on.

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POUND FIT®

POUND is a full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. The workout fuses cardio, Pilates, isometric movements, plyometrics and Isometric poses. Burn between 400 and 900+ calories per hour, strengthen and sculpt infrequently used muscles, and drum your way to a leaner, slimmer physique – all while rocking out to your favorite music!

Through continual upper body motion using our lightly weighted drumsticks, called Ripstix™, you’ll turn into a calorie-torching drummer, POUNDing off pounds as each song flies by. Are you ready to Rock Out while you Work Out?!

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RASA YOGA

Rasa Yoga (all levels) invites practitioners to awaken to their authentic nature. Students learn to work proficiently in all genres of yoga poses – standing, inversions, hip-openers, hand balances, backbends, twists, and forward folds – gaining access to the abiding presence within and developing the capacity to trust fully in their own internal guidance.

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SHIMMY FIT

Get fit and fave fun while learning the art of Belly Dance! Learn the core movements of belly dance while working on strengthening fluidity of movement. This is a body positive environment – join us and build confidence as you learn to move your body in new & beautiful ways. All levels welcome. Dress comfortably in yoga pants and a tshirt; no shoes needed.

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TNT (TONED’N’TOUGH) BOOTCAMP

Want to get a hardcore workout without the mud and angry drill sergeant? Reach your fitness goals by strengthening your body to its full potential!  This class is designed to motivate and challenge you by incorporating fun, strength based moves and cardio blasts so you’ll become TONED’n’TOUGH!

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TWERK’N’TONE

Come shake your assets, roll your hips and groove those calories away in our newest class… Twerk’N’Tone! Instructor Kate, a former GoGo dancer, brings her favorite booty popping and hip hop inspired dance moves to this cardio blasting class.  Working out has never been so much fun!  Wear sneakers to class.

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TURBO KICK

Get hooked on the Turbo high! With cardio kickboxing and body-sculpting dance moves choreographed to the hottest music mixes, you’ll get lean and toned—and have a blast doing it! It’s high intensity, fast-paced, and totally addicting!

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WILLPOWER&GRACE®

A sweaty, dynamic fusion of the fitness industry’s most popular (and most effective) group exercise programs.  willPower&grace® is high energy class combines a cardiovascular mosaic of dance principles, calisthenics  drills and yogic postures.  It’s equipment free, barefoot, and infused with positive, strengthening philosophy.

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YOGALICIOUS

Based on the sensual workout from our beginner classes, Yogalicious combines dancing, yoga & Pilates into a fabulous full body workout… all with a sexy twist of course!  Strengthen your core muscles while learning to move your body in a deliciously sensuous way.  Dress comfortably in yoga pants a t-shirt; no shoes needed.

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YOGA WHEEL

Students in this class will use a Yoga Wheel to bend and strengthen. Exercises will focus on a mix of stability & core work along with stretching focused on shoulders, back and hips. This class is NOT recommended for first time benders but rather students ready to take their flexibility training to the next level (we recommend you start with our FlexAbility classes first if you have no prior yoga/stretching/etc experience). If you have your own Yoga Wheel, please bring it with you to class. A limited number of wheels are available at the studio for students to use for class.

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ZUMBA®

Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba® program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™ that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health.  Class will be taught by a certified Zumba® instructor.