WHy i started Train For Pole
Waaaaay back in 1997, in what feels like another lifetime, I was a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. In 2005 I tried my first pole class at Bobbi’s Pole Studio in Sydney, and I was hooked. Then, in 2008, I got pregnant, moved to the suburbs, and stopped pursuing my personal passions to throw myself into full-time parenting.
Between 2008 and 2016, I gained a husband, 2 kids, a dog, and a new country of residence, moving from Australia to the Netherlands. I also gained 30kg.
In September of 2016 I decided it was time to make a change. I joined a gym and worked incredibly hard to lose weight, gain muscle, and turn my health around. At the end of 2017, I got back on the pole. In January of 2019 I re-qualified as a personal trainer, in February 2019 I started working as a Pole Instructor, and in April 2019 I became certified as a Pole Instructor through the highly respected Xpert Pole Instructor Training.
Now that my kids are both at school, I find myself able to once again chase my passion. I live, sleep and breathe for pole, but there’s not a lot of people in my life who share my obsession. In fact, I’m pretty sure everyone I know (except maybe my pole wife) is sick to death of hearing about pole-related topics, so I decided, for the sanity of everyone involved, to create Train for Pole.