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Meet The Team

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Paula Ryan
Owner/Instructor

Paula began her pole fitness journey in 2009.

Paula brings to PR Pole Fit 12 years of competitive figure skating + 10 years of figure skating coaching and certifications. Paula began teaching pole fitness in 2014, was certified with PFIC (Pole Fitness Institute Of Canada) in 2015, currently Paula is a CPFA certified pole fitness instructor with certifications in First Aid and Fitness Theory CFES (Canadian Fitness Education Service)

Paula has participated in multiple showcases across Ontario and trained with the stars through Canada and the U.S. Paula believes we should never stop learning, developing, and challenging ourselves.

"I love pole fitness because it can be what ever you want, or need it to be, on that day, or in that moment. It can brighten a bad day or get your emotions out if you are feeling down. There is no end to the variety of style, strength, and expression you can find with pole fitness and dance. It is ever growing and expanding with new skills and shapes at every level. I love getting to share my passion, and helping others find theirs each and every day. I truly love my sport and art and I believe that shows in my programming style at our studio.

Seeing everyone development weekly in students, and staff alike, is beyond motivating for me to keep developing, learning, and training myself so that I can bring the most relevant and comprehensive classes to all of you."

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Keri Flowers
Manager/ Instructor

Keri began her pole fitness journey in May of 2018 and attended Summer Pole Camp in 2019.

Keri is a CPFA certified pole fitness instructor with certifications in First Aid and Fitness Theory CFES (Canadian Fitness Education Service)

"I have gained so much confidence and self love from pole. Everyone truly can do this sport if they wanted, the diversity is endless, whether you started a week ago or years ago there is always something new to work towards and improve on at every level.

I love instructing because I get to help others figure out new pole tricks and see their progression each week. Getting to be a cheerleader as well as a coach is so rewarding."

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Jo Frank
Assistant Manager/Instructor

 Jo is currently in progress of completing her CPFA Certification.

 

"I began my pole journey back in October 2019, when PR Pole Fit was still in Paula’s basement. My sister convinced me to “just come try one class” … Well, needless to say, I became immediately hooked and my attendance in classes quickly went from once per week to training almost every single day. To say that I am passionate about pole would definitely be an understatement.

I am married with two beautiful daughters and they are my #1 fans. My oldest actually just recently started her pole journey as well this Summer!

Paula has grown that tiny basement studio into this huge, supportive extended family that I am so extremely blessed to be a part of. I strive to keep on growing my skills and hope to share the love and appreciation I have for this sport – and this amazing community – with as many people as possible."

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Tasha Smith
Instructor

Meet Tasha! Is a CPFA certified pole fitness instructor

"I have no background in dance or fitness; you don't need experience to start your pole journey! I started my journey with PR Pole Fit June 2018 & quickly became hooked! I love pole because it's challenging & so rewarding when you finally nail a trick that you've been working towards for so long! Pole has become so much more than just physical activity. It's a space for me express myself through movement; it's my therapy. I love leaving my stress at the door & becoming apart of a pole family where everyone's achievements and efforts are celebrated. I look forward to assisting and encouraging students with modifying movements based on individual abilities. With a million and 1 variations to practically everything, together, we will find that right movement that works for you!"

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Ashley Bell
Instructor In Training

All of my preconceived notions of what pole was went out the window instantly after my first class back in March 2020. I have found my passion in something that challenges me physically and mentally each class, helping me grow on and off the pole. I have learned to love myself and be kind to myself which I never knew how to do until now. Even though it is an individual journey where you go at your own pace - I feel like I am part of a team with all the support and encouragement from everyone at the studio and the virtual pole community. I am so proud to be part of this pole family and hope to help others find the same joy in it!

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Natasha Calder
Instructor In Training

I started my pole journey in the fall of 2019 back in Paula’s basement. I was a little worried starting this journey not knowing anyone but was pleasantly surprised to find such a supportive and welcoming environment. I knew then that this was the place and people I wanted to carry on my pole journey with. I love pole because there’s always room to grow and you get to grow with some amazing people by your side. Pole has been so great for me physically and mentally and I cant wait to continue my journey at PR Pole Fit with the amazing pole family I’ve been welcomed into.

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Lusinda Frost
Assistant Instructor

Meet Lusinda, one of our assistant instructors here at PR Pole Fit.

 

"On November 2020, I walked through the doors of PR Pole Fit for the first time with a few friends. Ever since that one intro class i knew this was the place for me. While I focus on being fit, it is so much more than that. I continue to go to be physically challenged while being supported by exceptional people, both staff and clients alike. There is always something new and unique in the classes offered at PR Pole Fit, there is an aura of connectedness and creativity that brings balance to my life. As the saying goes, you only live once, and I want to live a lively life! I have had a chance to know my true self and continue to grow as an individual. It is a personal journey of progress. I look forward to every class and the chance to be there for you."

 

Lusinda is married and a mom of two. She proudly works in education. In her spare time, she enjoys reading children's literature, baking, gardening, tending to the chickens, working on the trails at home with her husband and helping other. 

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Claire Rideout
Instructor In Training

Claire has been poling since April 2022 "Pole has always been something I've wanted to try, but never really knew how to start. I finally got myself into a class, and I was hooked for life. I never could have imagined how strong and confident pole could make me feel. Whether it's expressing myself in choreos, or working towards nailing that new move, my pole journey has already proved to be so enriching in the short time I've been doing it. I count myself lucky everyday to have found such a supportive and encouraging new family, and cannot wait to encourage and support everyone around me as they conquer their goals!"

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Lusinda Frost
Assistant Instructor

Meet Lusinda, one of our assistant instructors here at PR Pole Fit.

 

"On November 2020, I walked through the doors of PR Pole Fit for the first time with a few friends. Ever since that one intro class i knew this was the place for me. While I focus on being fit, it is so much more than that. I continue to go to be physically challenged while being supported by exceptional people, both staff and clients alike. There is always something new and unique in the classes offered at PR Pole Fit, there is an aura of connectedness and creativity that brings balance to my life. As the saying goes, you only live once, and I want to live a lively life! I have had a chance to know my true self and continue to grow as an individual. It is a personal journey of progress. I look forward to every class and the chance to be there for you."

 

Lusinda is married and a mom of two. She proudly works in education. In her spare time, she enjoys reading children's literature, baking, gardening, tending to the chickens, working on the trails at home with her husband and helping other. 

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Cathy Lavers
Assistant Instructor

Cathy Lavers
Assistant Instructor

Meet Cathy, one of our wonderful experienced assistant instructors at our studio.

 "I started my pole journey in fall of 2018 I was hooked before I even entered Paula's front door
Being older I thought I most likely couldn't do much but I truly surprise myself every time I enter the pole studio
I have found my passion and it's a bonus that I've met some amazing people here and that I find it to be very therapeutic mentally and physically
I can't say enough about the love I have for the crew at prpolefit and how much pole fitness has helped me"

Cathy is a mother of 2 and a step mother to one, has 6 beautiful amazing grandkids. she works in healthcare and the beauty industry's.

Meet Cathy, one of our wonderful experienced assistant instructors at our studio.

 "I started my pole journey in fall of 2018 I was hooked before I even entered Paula's front door
Being older I thought I most likely couldn't do much but I truly surprise myself every time I enter the pole studio
I have found my passion and it's a bonus that I've met some amazing people here and that I find it to be very therapeutic mentally and physically
I can't say enough about the love I have for the crew at prpolefit and how much pole fitness has helped me"

Cathy is a mother of 2 and a step mother to one, has 6 beautiful amazing grandkids. she works in healthcare and the beauty industry's.

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Kate Gorman
Assistant Instructor

Meet Kate, "In 2018 I started my pole journey with the intention of finding a fun new way to exercise. Little did I know, it would turn into so much more than that. Each week was a new challenge, new goals and celebrating things I never dreamed possible. I found an incredible community in the pole world filled with so much love and support. Pole fitness has increased my confidence in and out of the studio and has a positive impact on my day to day life. The diversity of pole means there is something for everyone. I’m excited to be assisting at PR Pole Fit and see others fall in love with this amazing sport"

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