Dance has been my passion since childhood; I have trained in rhythmic gymnastics, ballet and various types of modern dance including street, jazz and hip hop.
I have had great opportunities to train in pole and dance studios from London to New York, meeting some amazing and talented people along the way. In 2004, I discovered a class offering pole dancing lessons for fitness in Milton Keynes. I completely fell in love with the whole idea of pole dancing as a fitness and dance concept and haven’t looked back since! I qualified as a pole instructor in 2006 and my pole journey as Sugar Pole Fitness began since.
Now I am a mother, work full time as an international cabin crew and teach pole dancing so life can be a little hectic! However, I love the diversity of all these experiences and the people I get to meet.
My involvement in the pole industry includes being a judge at competitions alongside some amazing dancers and trained with numerous pole champions. I was also lucky enough to be part of the original X Pole girls promoting the world’s leading pole dancing poles and being part of the iPhone app, Pocket Pole Studio team.
Currently, I am a level 3 instructor in the Pole Dance Community, which represents one of the highest level of professionalism and teaching quality within the pole fitness industry. I am also an Xpert Spinning Pole Instructor since 2019.
In 2016, I fulfilled my ambition of opening up my own studio to share my passion with others in an open and friendly environment.
I am very proud of what we have achieved so far and look forward to helping more people experience fitness in a fun and exciting way!
From a young age I have always done some form of dance training as I love the feeling of freedom dance gives you and pushing my body to its limits. My qualifications include ballet, jazz, tap, modern, street and cheerleading, so naturally pole fitness was the next challenge!
I started my pole journey not long after leaving university when I relocated to Northampton and found Sugar Pole Fitness. Mari had made every effort to make sure I was exceeding my goals and after every session I would come away feeling a sense of achievement, not to mention wanting to get straight back up the pole again to try the next progression!
Given my background and experience from my cheerleading coaching days, I have always enjoyed supporting my peers at pole and giving each other targets to achieve together. Nothing beats helping someone achieve their goals, so expect me to be your biggest cheerleader at pole!
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Victoria first joined Sugar Pole Fitness as a student back in 2013 and loved it so much she became an instructor in 2015!
She initially joined after seeing a pole performance that inspired her to try it herself and found it an exciting way to keep fit and has seen her fitness levels – and particularly her strength – consistently improve with time.
As a former ballet student, she was able to bring her dance background to the world of pole and is constantly surprised by the beauty of pole and the inspirational moves, positions and graceful lines that are created.
I started pole back in 2016, it was something I had always wanted to try but I’d never plucked up the courage to go before. I was hooked ever since my first class, and it’s totally transformed my life - I’m so glad I had the guts to start!
I’ve gained so much confidence, become so much stronger both mentally and physically and met so many amazing people and lifelong friends thanks to pole.
I entered my first national competition at advanced level in 2019 and placed third in the live final. In my second national competition a few months later I placed first in the advanced category and I won Best Tricks overall too, which I’m super proud of! I am now an XPert Certified pole instructor and can’t wait to share my passion with others!