• we're so much fun, you won't realize how hard you're working out.

    We are currently running all classes at our downtown location, 417 S. Main St. #103, Memphis TN, next to the Blues Hall of Fame.

  • LATEST UPDATES

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  • SPECIAL EVENTS

    Poleluminati XII

    Our 12th local Pole, Aerial, and Dance show will be held on May 20th, 2022. Come see many of our instructors and students perform, as well as an incredible selection of fire, contortion, burlesque and aerial arts. Tickets available until they sell out at poleluminati.com.

     

    Located at Black Lodge

    405 N Cleveland St,

    Memphis, TN 38104

    International Pole Convention

    The 11th PoleCon will be held this year in Atlanta, and Liz will be both teaching and performing! Don't miss this chance to watch, learn from and connect with the most amazing pole dancers from all across the country and the world. Tickets available at poleconvention.com.

  • CLASS SCHEDULE

    May 2022 Class Schedule

    All classes are 6 students max, and must be booked in advance. Sign up here. Read class descriptions here.

     

    • Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm, Flexibility Training with Liz
    • Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm, Pole Level 1 & 2 with Liz
    • Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm, Pole Level 1 & 2 with Nai
    • Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00pm, Twerk with Nai
    • Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm, Heels Flow with Danielle
    • Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00pm, Pole Level 3 & 4 with Danielle
    • Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm, Pole Level 1 & 2 with Liz (Tori on May 26th)
    • Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm, Pole Conditioning with Marcy
    • Saturdays, 11:30am-12:30pm, Pole Level 1 with Nai
    • Saturdays, 1:00-2:00pm, Pole Level 2+ with Liz
    • Saturdays, 2:30-3:30pm, Open Pole
    • Sundays, 11:30am-12:30pm, Pole Level 1 with Danielle
    • Sundays, 1:00-2:00pm, Pole Level 2+ with Danielle
    • Sundays, 2:30-3:30pm, Pole Level 3 & 4 with Liz & Nai

    June 2022 Class Schedule

    All classes are 6 students max, and must be booked in advance. Sign up here. Read class descriptions here.

     

    • Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm, Flexibility Training with Liz
    • Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm, Pole Level 1 & 2 with Liz
    • Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm, Pole Level 1 & 2 with Liz
    • Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00pm, Twerk with Toshekia
    • Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm, Heels Flow with Danielle
    • Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00pm, Pole Level 3 & 4 with Danielle
    • Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm, Pole Level 1 & 2 with Tori / Liz (Alternating weeks)
    • Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm, Pole Conditioning with Marcy
    • Saturdays, 11:30am-12:30pm, Pole Level 1 with Tori / Liz (Alternating weeks)
    • Saturdays, 1:00-2:00pm, Pole Level 2 & 3 with Tori / Liz (Alternating weeks)
    • Saturdays, 2:30-3:30pm, Open Pole
    • Sundays, 11:30am-12:30pm, Pole Level 1 with Danielle
    • Sundays, 1:00-2:00pm, Pole Level 2 & 3 with Danielle
    • Sundays, 2:30-3:30pm, Pole Level 3 & 4 with Liz
  • CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

    Flexibility Training

    Let's get bendy and flexy! Increase your flexibility and mobility, especially stretching towards splits and bridges. We will do a full-body warm-up, and then go deeper into hamstrings, hip flexors, shoulders, and back. We'll help move through any muscle soreness and stiffness and get you feeling your best self, so you can move through the world with ease and make all the shapes you dream of on the pole.

     

    What you need:

    No experience needed, open to all levels.

    Twerk

    Learn how to put your booty in motion in our Twerk classes. You'll learn pops, claps, shakes and more in this hour long class that will get you laughing, dancing, sweating, and loving your body.

     

    What you need:

    We recommend wearing something you can see your booty jiggle in! Very short shorts, loose shorts or loose pants are best.

    Pole Level 1

    Welcome to your pole journey! Get ready to transform the way you see your body and the way you move through the world. Our focus is on learning to relate to the pole, and building strength, grace and agility.

     

    What you need:

    No experience needed, open to all levels.

    Pole Level 2

    Congratulations, you've leveled up! This class is for the returning poler who is looking to grow their skills. Our focus is on learning to climb the pole, flow different tricks together, and carry yourself with confidence.

     

    What you need:

    Pole walk, basic spins, one climb up the pole.

    Pole Level 3

    Whip your hair and fly -- you've taken flight! This class is for students who are comfortably climbing and are ready to turn their world upside-down. We'll learn the art of safely going upside-down on the pole. We'll continue polishing the skills you know, stringing tricks together into flows, and mentally challenging yourself to bring confidence and grace to any situation.

     

    What you need:

    Comfortable climbing up the pole, solid pole crunches (leg lifts) from the ground, solid pole sit, jasmine and genie from the ground.

    Pole Level 4

    You are airborne! Now that you know how to fly, we're going to have even more fun with it and make it as fabulous as possible. We'll learn a variety of tricks and shapes, string them together into unexpected combinations, and continue working on bringing your signature style and flair to everything you do.

     

    What you need:

    Comfortable climbing up the pole, solid invert (chopper) from the ground, solid pole sit, jasmine and genie from up the pole.

    Pole Conditioning

    Let's get strong! This class focuses fully on mat-based bodyweight strength training. We will have you doing drills, drills, and more drills to get the muscles you need to nail your tricks and dance flows if you’re a pole person, or simply to keep your body happy, healthy and strong if you’re not. Unleash your beast!

     

    What you need:

    No experience needed, open to all levels.

    Heels Flow

    Heels add a whole new art and skill set to your movement, and we're going to teach you how to best use them to your advantage. We'll work on presenting your legs and feet while dancing to show off the shoes, as well as building the strength in your feet, calves, and hips to move in stilettos with confidence. We recommend wearing Pleasers or other shoes specifically meant for pole, however for your first few classes you may wear street shoes or work flat-footed in socks for gliding.

     

    What you need:

    Pole Level 2+, bring your shoes! Pleaser brand or other style specifically meant for pole is highly recommended.

    Open Studio

    Our open studio hour is only $15 and is here for you to use any of the equipment and work on anything you'd like to practice. There will be instruction, though Liz will be on hand to answer questions and make sure everything is safe. Come out and practice and play!

     

    What you need:

    Prior classes recommended - this studio time has no instruction.

  • CLASS INSTRUCTORS

    Danielle Pierce

    Danielle Jenice Pierce is an award-winning competitive dancer with more than 15 years of training in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop and Modern. Danielle started taking Pole Fitness classes in 2010 at Eccentric Fitness and fell in love with Pole. Since then she has taught at 3 Pole studios and over 100 Pole parties spreading love, building strong minds and bodies, while having fun. She’s excited to be a part of Bendy Beast Fitness.

    Liz Kinnmark

    Liz Kinnmark is the founder and owner of Bendy Beast Fitness. She loves sharing her passion for movement and teaching people to love their bodies. Whoever you are and wherever you're at on your fitness journey, our gyms support everyone. We believe that the path to health & wellness is not about changing your body and wanting it to be different. Instead, through movement classes, we teach you to love your body just the way it is, and the ripple effects from that mental change are enormous. You will watch your body change in a healthy way, your attitude change, your relationships change, and the way you move through the whole world change.

    Marcy Merritt

    Marcy is a badass dancer & instructor with 17 years of competitive gymnastics experience, 7 years of coaching gymnastics, and 4 years of pole dancing. She teaches our Pole Conditioning class to help you increase strength and endurance in all your muscle groups. In addition to all her skills in the air, she’s an aspiring dental student and a proud rescue dog mom.

    Nai X

    Nai is an X-Pert certified pole instructor in Levels 1 & 2, as well as Liquid Motion certified! She started her pole journey in February 2020 and it has been her life since. Prior to pole she worked as a personal trainer for 3 years. She loves how pole redirects you back to yourself, and the community and relationships that are built with amazing people from different phases of life. Her intention with teaching is to show what the mind can do when you choose yourself. You’ll learn to be safe and strong, while having fun doing it!

    Tori Baker

    Tori has been pole dancing for nearly 8 years. Their inspiration comes from a mixed history of aerial arts, cheerleading, and striptease performance. Pole is their favorite medium to perform because they love the challenge of weaving strength, poise, and sensuality into an art. Pole has been a wonderful creative and physical journey for them so far, and they are so excited to pass down what they have learned!

    Toshekia

    We're very excited to be adding Toshekia to our team. Bio coming soon!

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    $22 / per class

    Bookings through Vagaro: 

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    Up to 25% off

    Packages of 4, 8 or 12 classes
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    $88 per hour

    for 1 or 2 people, + $22 for each additional (up to 6 total students)
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    $99 deposit, + $22 for each attendee (up to 8 attendees at Downtown studio, up to 18 in Midtown)

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  • WELCOME HOME

     

    Bendy Beast Fitness is Memphis and the Mid South's premier pole dancing and pole fitness community.

     

    Our diverse community teaches self love and self care through movement arts to all types of people throughout Memphis and the Mid-South.

     

    We are a safe space for all body types, genders, ages, races, religions, sexual orientations, and ability levels. Whoever you are and wherever you're at on your fitness and wellness journey, we pride ourselves on accepting and supporting everyone.

  • why pole dancing?

     

    Most gyms and fitness professionals tell you to change your body so you can love it. In our experience, that's bullshit, and leaves people constantly at war with their body image.

     

    We believe that you can learn to love your body first, exactly as it is, for all that it does, and then choose to make healthy and lasting changes. At the heart of the pole community is a mindset of self love without shame.

  • are you ready to start your journey?

     

    Pole dancing will increase your strength, grace, agility, and coordination, and teach you do things with your body that you never thought possible.

     

    This new-found respect and love for all that your body can do may deepen into a discipline and commitment to self-care that ripples through all parts of your life. You may find yourself changing the way you exercise and eat, and even how you treat work and relationships.

  • SIGN UP Now

    $22 / per class

    Bookings through Vagaro: 

    Book Here

    Up to 25% off

    Packages of 4, 8 or 12 classes
    Book Here

    $88 per hour

    for 1 or 2 people, + $22 for each additional (up to 6 total students)
    Book Here

    $99 deposit, + $22 for each attendee (up to 8 attendees at Downtown studio, up to 18 in Midtown)

    Book Here

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