Hi. My name is Claire and I’m the founder of Pole Sessions. Both a dedicated mum of two boys and wife with a dream to help every day women, like me, find their sensuality and passions through ‘The Art of Pole Fitness’.
Pole dancing is my passion. I first tried pole dancing after the birth of my baby. I wanted to try and regain my fitness and tone up my body, but hated going to the gym for long gruelling workouts. I found once I’d started the weight dropped off and I looked forward to each session. It was like a social night!
I started Pole Sessions in Manchester as a tribute to my grandmother. Whilst she was ill in hospital a pole dancer came on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, she knew how much I loved pole as I was always showing her my pictures and videos! She told me to always go for my dreams, believe in myself and share my passion for pole fitness. Sadly she passed away a week later and I opened Pole Sessions in her memory as a personal mission to provide small pole dance classes in Manchester, with one to one learning, and a fun and friendly way to get fit, at prices not just celebrities can afford!
During this journey, I noticed that many of the women, in and around my life, had lost their passion, femininity, sensuality, and therefore their power, and ultimately themselves. These were the everyday women who gave so much to their world around them as mothers, wives, daughters, grandmothers, friends, sisters, professionals, but these wonderful women had forgot to give to themselves.
This combination is something that drains women of all their fundamental femininity and turns them into a one dimensional title; women just carry on day to day and forget about themselves. I envisioned pole dance as their saviour, as it did myself, that would help women rediscover their confidence and hence themselves, whilst maintaining their labels of mothers, wives, etc.
Pole Sessions has used a simple formula of combining a commitment to women, my desire, and my compassion for others, to empower women of all ages, shapes, sizes and ethnicity’s, while teaching real athletic and pole dance moves. Our motto ‘Discover a new you…’ came from watching the people I taught changing their personalities with each lesson, gone were the shy, quiet women and what emerged was confident and empowered ladies!
Our commitment and friendly classes gained us a great reputation with our students throughout the years, especially the nervous students wanting to take up pole dance classes and in addition to our Worsley, Manchester studio we have opened a new studio in Leigh, Lancashire. We have the same visions and fun pole dance classes available here for the women to enjoy.
I love my job! I love it that much and the friends in my pole fitness classes that I’ve even made the lessons longer to teach more moves and include great exercises!
My favourite classes are the pole fitness beginner courses, as I love to watch the very nervous beginners transform both their strength and confidence. They all have a great time and always make me proud! Everyone always claps and cheers for the first time they go upside down, and the smile they have on their face is priceless.
We have even decided to include many more fitness classes to compliment our pole fitness dancing classes, such as Belly Dancing, Zumba, Boot Camp, Burlesque and of course our fabulous Aerial Arts Classes including Trapeze, Aerial Hoop / Lyra and Aerial Silks / Tissue classes.
So if you want to gain confidence, get fit, lose weight, make new friends or just express yourself in a feminine way, I’m sure that Pole Sessions can help and I hope you will join me in this unique and amazing journey of rediscovery. This could be the start of a new you!
You can also read about the history of pole dancing here
Discover a new you… www.polesessions.co.uk