I did not used to want to have anything to do with Feminism. My mother was certainly not a feminist. In fact, she was against "radical modern women" and yearned for good old fashioned values, where the men worked, and the women stayed home and raised children.

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Fitness teachers talk. Fitness teachers complain. And often, I hear those complaints and can relate more to the students' side... 

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No matter who you are, your life will be filled with struggle. Amirite? So then, a recent train of thought that I can't get off my mind is this: if struggle is an absolute part of our lives, why do we label it a "bad" thing? Surely it serves a purpose, right? And let's be real, how many high achievers do you know that haven't struggled? Is it possible that struggle is actually *the* key ingredient in excellence? And if so, maybe we should stop avoiding it. 

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As many of you know, I had major surgery this year. And not long after, so did several of my absolute favorite pole dancers: Anna-Maija Nyman. Amy Hazel...

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When is it time for the student to become the teacher? Are you ready? And is it really something you want to do?

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Have you ever tried to take the breaks you need, but still ended up feeling drained and exhausted? Why is that?

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And how we can learn from them. Straight from the inside, here are the top 5 things that Yogis are doing better than us Polers. (Written for the International Pole Convention Blog) 

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What makes the pole community so special? I think a big part of it is actually because of the stigma associated with pole dancing. It takes a special type of person to be open-minded enough to go for pole. (Written for the International Pole Convention Blog)

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My life-before-pole-took-over was in design, marketing, and online media. I’ve created websites and social media campaigns for many companies, including corporate giants like Google and American Express. Here’s my thoughts on social media for pole dancers. (Written for the International Pole Convention Blog)

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If I could be any superhero, I would be Wolverine. Can you imagine, just healing back from any bruise, cut, strain, or break instantaneously?! I can. It would be glorious. (Written for the International Pole Convention Blog)

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Because performing is not something that comes naturally to me — I get VERY nervous — I’ve put a lot of thought into what the recipe is for a great performance. Here’s my list of the top things to keep in mind to make a great routine. (Written for the International Pole Convention Blog)

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When I started pole 4 years ago, I felt very differently. I didn’t even want to try pole dancing because of the stigma around it. I was not ‘that kind of person.’ (Written for the International Pole Convention Blog)

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