• Bendy Beast Fitness in the Daily Memphian

    June 3, 2019

     

    Liz Kinnmark owns an unusual business, is moving it to an unusual location and is using an unusual way, Kickstarter, to raise $25,000 to equip it.

     

    The Chicago native is a certified instructor for yoga, flexibility training, Pilates, and aerial hoop. But her specialty is pole fitness and dancing. That’s an upper-body workout that has migrated from strip clubs to clothes-wearing exercisers and dancers in mainstream fitness clubs and dance studios.

     

    Doing business as Bendy Beast Fitness, Kinnmark has been teaching yoga at gyms around Memphis, using her own high-ceiling condo Downtown for lessons and teaching pole workouts and dance at some of the relatively few studios offering it. One of the few Memphis-area pole studios closed in October, motivating Kinnmark to establish one of her own.