Name : Sinead
Pole Fitness Instructor at Pole Sessions Studio
Which Studio? : Sinead teaches in the Worsley, Manchester Studio
What do you teach? : Sinead currently teaches Pole Fitness at our Manchester Studio
Sinead is one of our pole fitness instructors; she is trained to a very high standard and can perform tricks and moves and combine strength with grace! Sinead currently teaches beginners and intermediates in Manchester.
Our little firecracker, feisty and determined with a reckless streak that makes us all hold our breath when she tackles a new move and a grace that ensures she completes it flawlessly. Sinead has always been great at pole dancing I remember on her 3rd lesson she completed an advanced move first time she got as a challenge! This is when I knew her brave, fearless style had to become one of our much valued instructors.
With her long blonde hair flying and her tiny frame contorting round the pole you will be amazed at how quickly she moves! Watch out for her signature move, the sad girl drop…. in this move you see her climb to the top of the pole then slide down stopping centimetres from the floor (and serious injury!) which will leave you breathless!
Pleasant, caring and fun Sinead will guide you through your pole dance journey, making sure you complete each move to the best of your ability and she always knows how to make a class fun!
Sinead is in the Pole Sessions Sparkles and performs at many events in the UK
Interview with Sinead
How did you get started pole dancing?
I have always found it fascinating, I remember going to see a play when doing my drama and theater studies at university which had a pole dancing sequence in it, as soon as I saw that I knew I just had to learn this beautiful art form.
What is your favorite pole move?
Twisted grip, this move really challenged me and once I had mastered it I began to love it!
How would you describe your personal style?
I don’t really know , but I hear the word monkey quite a lot! N.B Claire would just like to add Sinead is a beautiful dancer and has lots of grace, even though she is fearless and nearly gives me a heart attack sometimes!! She just looks like a monkey hehe only kidding Sinead!
How often do you pole?
At least once a week, when I finish my degree this year I will be pole dancing much more.
What is your biggest struggle as a pole dancer?
The stigma attached to it. Whenever I tell people I am a pole dancer they tend to assume I am a stripper. I have to show them the pictures of the studio and pictures of athletic pole moves to show them its all for fitness.
What was your most memorable pole moment?
My first lesson. I was really nervous but I loved it so much I counted the days down until the next lesson.
What is it about pole dancing you enjoy so much?
I love the community! Its like a big, friendly family always there to help, we always look forward to coming to class to catch up on everyone’s lives from the last week. We even have parties and meet up! The extra strength is a bonus too, such as opening jars and lifting all my photography equipment around to my shoots.
What have you learned that has made the biggest difference to your pole dancing?
Never give up! If you are determined to do a move then the best thing to do is keep at it, your body will learn eventually and there is greater feeling than the satisfaction of succeeding in a move you’ve been trying for ages.
What are you favourite tips for pole dancing?
Don’t give up and enjoy yourself. You’ll get there eventually.
Who is the person who has had the most impact on your dancing?
She taught me everything I know and always believed in me and told me how good I was.
What are the main fitness benefits of pole dancing and how has pole dancing improved your fitness, strength or body shape?
With pole dancing you never get bored, you always want to push yourself more, unlike in the gym were you get fed up after running nowhere for 30 minutes. At the end of a lesson you feel you have achieved something and you’re getting fit.
I could feel and see the difference in my body after the first lesson, a few years on and I’m much more toned and stronger.
What do you like to do when you’re not pole dancing?
Photography, playing guitar and finishing university, I’m studying photography and love the way it lets me express myself.