We're not just teachers, we're motivators!
Our teachers have dance and fitness backgrounds and many started as students with us. We carry several certifications including OC Pole Fitness/ Felix Cane Levels 1-4, Pole Position, AFAA Group Fitness, Aura Cardio Pole Teacher Training Program and Fly Gym Aerial Fitness Teacher Training. We love continuing our education! in 2015 We got liscenced to teach Cleo the Hurrican'e Rock N Pole Program in sessions and workshops.
Sarah is our studio owner and an instructor as well. She started pole dancing in 2008 in a group class setting and never stopped! She has a technical dance background with training in ballet to belly dance and has varied experience teaching children as young as 2 yrs old and now women as fabulous as 85 yrs old different types of dance. She is the founder of Pole for a Purpose, our annual charity showcase est. in 2010 as well as a mother to a very curious toddler who loves pole dancing. Sarah has her undergrad in Sociology and a Masters in Public Administration, graduating with honors, from USF. She worked in local governments in the Planning department before becoming a full time pole instructor and studio owner.
Jessica has been an instructor with Impulse since 2014. She started as a student in 2010 and her positive attitude and dedication have made her a great addition to our teacher team. Jessica also works for Raymond James Financial and started to make Aerial Hoops (Lyra) with her new business, Beastly Built , in the Summer of 2015. She is the lead instructor for our Aerial Lyra program and you can find her on Instagram taking her awesome Lyra Hoops all over for photoshoots! She recently performed at The Pole Convention Showcase in her Lyra in 2015. Jessica is fur momma to three beautiful pit bulls.
Rana was one of the first students at Impulse in St Pete. She has been our best pole journalist to date and is a resource for routines and moves years past! She joined our pole instructor team in 2014, teaching FlyGym classes the year before. She enjoys flow and flexibility work. She has been in the Impulse performance group for Pole for a Purpose and other events since 2011 and has been featured in news stories with us twice! During the day, she works in management at DollyLocks Salon in St. Pete, FL. Rana is a loving fur momma to her kitties.
Cristina works in education and is the mother to two awesome boys. She started pole dancing in classes, just like most of our students, and showed a strong liking towards chair dance and spinning pole technique. Cristina began teaching in 2014 after being a student with Impulse Pole Dance since opening in Brandon in 2012. She choreographed and ran the first all chair routine, "The Chair Dance Vixens" chosen to participate in Pole for a Purpose in 2015. She enjoys seeing women feel confident and sexy in her classes.
Aly, aka Gemma Lux, is our Manager at the Brandon location, an ARTISTA Brand Ambassador and liscenced to teach Cleo's Rock N Pole Program. She took part in gymnastics and tahitian dance growing up. She always had a passion for fitness and fell in love when she discovered pole dance classes at Impulse. She has her AFAA Group Fitness Certification and has performed at Impulse showcases and at Pole for a Purpose since 2013 when she revealed her coveted "LUX" Pole Trick she created! She is a fur baby momma and loves to help our students reach their goals.