Studio Owner & Aradia Fitness USA Master Trainer
Dakota Fox is the owner of Aradia Fitness USA and operates out of the headquarters locations in the Triangle, NC area. A tomboy by nature, Dakota began her pole fitness journey in 2008 after her mother convinced her to give it a try. After her first flip upside down… she was hooked! Dakota began teaching classes in 2009; in 2013 she assumed ownership of Aradia Fitness Cary; and in 2014 she was appointed the head of all US Aradia Fitness operations.
Dakota has a degree in Law & Justice and Spanish, and worked in law enforcement for nearly a decade before becoming a small business owner. She is passionate about women’s empowerment and found that the pole dance & fitness communities provided her a way in which to inspire women in a personal, positive way. She takes great joy in having a small role in the physical & emotional transformation her clients experience during their pole journey at Aradia Fitness!
Outside of the studio, Dakota is actively involved in the international pole fitness community. She competes in pole dance competitions at a professional level and gained notoriety through her incredible strength & unique style of movement. She often travels to teach internationally at pole dance fitness conventions and studio workshop tours. Dakota is also a new mother, giving birth to her daughter in December 2017, and has enjoyed sharing her postpartum fitness journey with her clients!
Janine is a Managing Partner and Party Coordinator for the Aradia Fitness Triangle locations. She first discovered pole fitness in 2009 and since then, she’s been hooked. She became a certified pole fitness instructor and wanted to help others bring out their “sexy swagger,” all while getting a good workout and having fun doing it. Through pole dancing, she wants to be able to inspire, entertain, and encourage others to reach their fitness goals. She loves the experience of performing; the preparations and final result; while watching, encouraging, and enjoying others performing on the stage. Janine has competed in several pole competitions, such as several Pole Sport Organization competitions, the Florida Pole Fitness Championships, the North American Pole Dance Championships, the Titans of Pole Championships, and the USPDF Championships.
Janine loves everything that pole dancing has to offer, which is fun, fitness, and the ability to have camaraderie with so many great people. Janine comes from a background in Journalism, which has helped with teaching her students, and has a Master of Arts from American University in D.C. and a Bachelor of Arts in Radio-Television with a Minor in History from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL. She was born and raised in Miami, FL, loves living in NC, but will always be a Miami girl at heart.
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