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Friday, December 30, 2011

Only a few days left!

You only have a few days left to purchase your 1 year unlimited membership at the fantastic price of only $299 (reg $699). Plus you get 10 free class vouchers to give to your friends and family.

The sale will end on January 3rd.

Don't miss out!

To purchase your package, visit the online store.

*If you already have a monthly membership, the year unlimited pass would cancel out your regular monthly membership.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New aerial hammock move!

Don't let this move intimidate you if you're a beginner. Charlee is our aerial hammocks instructor. If you want to build up your strength and courage to perform a move like this one day, you should start taking her classes.

Aerial hammock 1 - Tuesday's 6-7pm
Aerial hammock 2 - Thursday's 7-8pm

Check it out! We named it the "Sail boat drop"

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Hip Hop

Hi everyone!

Here is this week's hip hop class video. The new hip hop teacher is doing such a great job of getting the girls to find their "inner thug".

Class Times:
Hip Hop 2 - Tuesday's 7:00pm - Sunset location
Hip Hop 1 - Thursday's 6:00pm - Ogden location

Remember, your memebership is good at both locations. Try them both!


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Pole move of the week!

Becca is demonstrating one of our level 3/4 moves called the Trapped Twisted Grip Split. If you are a level 3 or 4 student, start practicing this one at home or in open pole!

13 days to a beautiful Sunset!!!

Only 13 days left until our new Sunset location officially opens. We are not closing Ogden, we will have both studios. AND your membership is good at both locations!

Here's our progress with the design and renovation. We still need to finish painting and put the poles up, but it's almost there.

What do you think so far?



Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Dirty dancing!

Check out our dirty dancing class.

December Schedule
Ogden location
Tuesday 7-8pm

January Schedule
Sunset location
Wednesday's 8-9pm

Monday, December 19, 2011

You can have it all!

When it comes to gym memberships, you can have it all. Especially in this economy. As the owner of French Kiss Fitness, I would love to say, "Pole dancing is the only way to go." But as a mother of a new born baby, I also know that I require a variety when it comes to my work out. I credit pole to my weight loss of over 40 lbs four years back. But this time around, I am finding that my body is getting much too used to the pole benefits and my body isn't responding as well the second time around.

So I started shopping for the dreaded "gym" membership and I was actually pleasantly surprised. I found that places like Golds Gym and Planet Fitness have memberships starting at just $9/month. Some even include unlimited tanning and massage chair. I asked the manager of one of the facilities how they are able to offer such low prices. The answer was a no brainer. Gyms that have such low rates have super low over head. The cheap memberships are often at a smaller facility that only offers weights and treadmills. The bigger facilities that offer pool/sauna/fitness/dance classes are much more expensive per month. I wish I could offer $9 memberships, but at the studio, we offer dance style classes that require experienced teachers. We are a dance studio, not a gym. Teachers cost more than equipment that is readily available 24 hours a day that has a life span of 5-10 years :)

So my point: You can have it all! Gym's and dance studio's have finally come to realize that we are in a recession and the prices must reflect the price the customer can pay. For you that means you can go to Golds...grab a $9 membership. Come to French Kiss Fitness...get some dance classes starting at $25. Then maybe head over to the rock climbing gym, and take up scuba diving. The options are endless. For around $100/month you could have 3-5 memberships that will keep your body guessing. Every facility has something that will benefit your body and your soul. Shop around...but instead of limiting yourself to one facility, think outside the box. You can afford it now!

Meagan Goodson, Owner
French Kiss Fitness
www.danceogden.com

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sunset Schedule

Our Sunset location opens January 3rd 2012!!!

Here is the tenative schedule:

Monday's
6:00pm - Pole Fitness 1
7:00pm - Open Pole
8:00pm - Pole Fitness 2

Tuesday's
6:00pm - Hip Hop level 2 (level 1 class offered at Ogden)
7:00pm - Jazz level 2 (level 1 class offered at Ogden)
8:00pm - Dirty Dancing

Wednesday's
6:00pm - Pole Fitness 2
7:00pm - Pole Fitness 1

Thursday's
6:00pm - Pilates
7:00pm - Zumba

Saturday's
10:00am - Pole Fitness all levels
11:00am - Open Pole

Watch for the schedule to be posted to our official website soon!
www.danceogden.com

The address for the new Sunset location is 1691 N Main street.
We will be painting and laying new floors in the coming weeks. Stop by and say hi!!!

Gift Cards

French Kiss Fitness gift cards make a great present this Christmas and we have some great packages for your loved ones:

30 visit punch pass - $105
15 visit punch pass - $75
5 visit punch pass - $30

Or get a gift card for any amount. All packages, memberships, and gift cards are good at both our Ogden and Sunset locations. Sunset opens on January 1st.

Gift cards are available at the front desk.
2440 Washington Blvd in Ogden
Monday's 6:00-9:00pm
Tuesday's 6:00-9:00pm
Wednesday's 5:00pm-9:00pm
Thursday's 6:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday's 10:00am-Noon

Have a Merry Christmas dancers!!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Get inspired


Lulu is a pole dancer who weighs 252 lbs. Her story is so inspirational to many women including myself. I almost wasn't going to perform at tonights pole recital because I personally have about 15 lbs to lose before I will allow myself to feel sexy...but Lulu has taught me that sexy comes from within. I will be performing tonight and I will try to accept my body "as is" and do my very best. Come see our teachers and students perform tonight Sunday, December 11th from 6pm-9:30pm at Cluub Wet in Roy. Admission is onLy $3.

If you are a "bigger" girl, don't let your weight stop you from enjoying dance. Dance is for every body, every size. I think you'll be surprised that there are many women in the studio just like you who want to have fun and embrace their bodies.

To read the full article about Lulu the pole dancer including lots more photo's and a video, click here.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

What is be bendy?

Be Bendy is our brand new flexibility class that turns a stiff girl into a contortionist! Check out some pictures from tonight class.

Be bendy
Tuesday's 7-8pm
Thursday's 8-9pm

Also check out Hot Yoga
Thursday's
9:00-10:30am

Drop in classes are only $10
Memberships start at $25
Christmas special: $299 - 1 year of unlimited classes (reg. $699)
www.danceogden.com




Saturday, December 3, 2011

Massive Christmas savings!

Pay in full for a years worth of unlimited classes and save big!

Reg price : $699
December price : ONLY $299 + 10 free classes to give to family and friends

This is huge! This yearly package has never been offered at this price...and the 10 free classes are the icing on the cake.
If you've been waiting for the best deal of the year, this is it.

You will enjoy unlimited access to all of the classes offered at French Kiss Fitness.

Www.danceogden.com

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Discount private parties!

December isn't exactly our busiest month for private parties mainly because there aren't a lot of weddings happening. This is good news for you! Save $5/guest when you book a December party.

Did you know that we host the best bachelorette, birthday, and girls night out parties!

Our instructors will teach you and your friends how to pole dance, lap dance, or how to train on a circus apparatus such as the dance trapeze or the aerial silk.

Cost:
1 hour party - $15/girl (Host a December party and it's only $10/girl)
2 hour party - $20/girl (Host a December party and it's only $15/girl)
The two hour party will allow you to learn pole, lap dancing, and circus!

Call Meagan to schedule your party at 801-394-3185

Most days are available between December 2nd - December 20th

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Move of the week!

Our pole fitness level 2 class learned a sexy move tonight. It's the upside down booty roll! Big thanks to Shay Voorhees for a really fun class.

Pole Fitness 2
Monday's 8-9pm
Wednesday's 6-7pm
Wednesday's 7-8pm

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Black Friday PARTY!!!



Join your fellow students and fabulous instructors for a fun filled night out at Teazers Dance Club in Ogden ,UT

Friday, November 25th
8:00pm - 1:00am
$5 cover charge
Mention French Kiss Fitness and get invited to the VIP lounge on the 2nd floor free!

Many of our students and teachers will be performing silks, pole, trapeze, hoop, and hammock routines. You won't want to miss this one. If you would like to be a performer, please e-mail danceogden@gmail.com with your name, phone number, and the style of dance you wish to perform. We still need about 5 girls to dance!!!

You do not need to be a student to perform or attend. This event is for anyone who likes to party.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Dirty Dancing

We are excited to announce that we have added an extra Dirty Dancing class.
Monday's 8-9pm
Tuesday's 7-8pm

In the Monday night class, you will get to use a prop :)
Drop in's are only $10 and memberships are as little as $25/month!

www.danceogden.com to buy yours today!

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November/December Private Parties

Let us host your next girls night out. We are known state wide for hosting the best birthday and bachelorette party bashes. In your party, you can learn pole tricks, lap dancing secrets, or circus apparatus skills.

Cost:
$15/person - 1 hour party
$20/person - 2 hour party

Minimum of 5 guests
$15 deposit holds your date

Call us at 801-394-3185 to book your party

November 10th - 9-10pm Ainsley
November 11th - 7-8pm Hadley
November 12th - 7-9pm Jennifer
November 15th - 8-9pm Taylor
November 18th - 7:30-9:30pm Mallory
November 19th - Available
November 21st - 9-10pm Lindsey
November 24th - 7-9pm Erin
December 2nd - Available
December 3rd - Available
December 9th - Available
December 10th - Available
December 16th - Available
December 17th - Avialable

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Check us out on facebook!

We update our facebook page regularly. Become a fan of our FB page and get discounts, see pictures and video from class, and stay in the loop.

French Kiss on Face Book

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Bring your man to class!

Common phrases used by men who have pole dancing wives:

"Pole dancing isn't exercise."
"I can pole dance better than you."
"You can dance on my pole."

So, once a year, we invite the men to class to prove their man hood.

Bring your man to class week
November 7th-12th

The rules:
1. He has to have a lady friend participating in class (no random men please).
2. He can come to every class except for dirty dancing, exotic dance, and belly dancing.
3. Each class he takes is $2. This helps cover the cost of his ego, his whining, and the space he takes up in class :)
4. You have to take pictures of your man in class and post it all over facebook! Best picture wins a $25 class credit.
5. No being rough on the equipment. The poles are built for women, not for men who act like monkeys.
6. As long as the class size isn't too large, he can plan on participating in class.

This is an annual event that our teachers and students look forward to each year...and this year is no different...we are super duper excited!!! Remember, he is invited to most of our classes including pole fitness, zumba, kick boxing, hip hop, jazz, and all of our aerial classes!

If your special guy needs some encouragement, have him watch these video's :)



Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Dirty Dancing - October

Come to our super sexy Dirty Dancing class held every Tuesday from 7-8pm.

Drop in's are only $10 and memberships start as low as $25/month.

Click here to reserve a space in class.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

We heart pole 4!

This week, we are welcoming back two out standing pole teachers Charlee Wagner and Becca Butcher. Here's a sneak peek into their level 4 class.




October/November private party update

Here's what we have available for your fall private party needs.

November 3rd - Bridget 7-8pm
November 4th - Rachel 8-0pm
November 5th - Available
November 10th - Ainsley 9-10pm
November 11th - Available
November 12th - Jennifer 7-9pm
November 18th - Available
November 19th - Available
November 24th - Erin 7-9pm
November 25th - Available
November 26th - Available

Your party can be a sexy pole dancing party, and super naughty lap dancing party, or a very conservative circus party (dance trapeze & aerial silks). We can also customize your party to bring you hip hop, chair dancing, or any other style you would like.

Cost
1 hour party - $15/guest
2 hour party - $20/guest

A $15 deposit is required to book your party.
To schedule, call the studio at 801-394-3185. Leave a message if we don't answer and we will call you back within 2 busines days.

Pole party on!

Teacher Injury

For the next two weeks, all yoga and Mrs. pole body classes will be cancelled. The teacher, Tracie D., has a minor elbow injury that she needs to take care of before returning to teaching. Sorry for the inconvenience...and thank you for understanding!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Come to pole class!

Here at French Kiss Fitness we love our poles! For most of us, pole dancing has become a way of life and a new beginning for some women who come in desperate for a life change. For me, pole has taught me dicipline, it has shown me what I am passionate about, and it helped me find the person I will spend the rest of my life with. It takes a strong man to be with a woman who embraces her sexuality 100%.

Please try at least one class so we can show you what the pole can do for your life. Drop in classes are on sale for only $10/class and memberships start at just $25/month. Google any pole studio in the United States. We have the best deals, but we also have top of the line instructors that are ready to kick your booty!

Check out a clip from Saturday mornings "Pole Fitness - All Levels" class. This is a class where the instructor will work individually with each student on pole tricks and we always finish off class by learning fun choreography together. If you have questions about memberships or private parties, call us at 801-394-3185. To purchase a membership and sign up for your first class, click here.

French Kiss Fitness
2440 Washington Blvd
Ogden, UT
www.danceogden.com

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Felix Cane

For those of you who are new to pole or who have never tried the pole, this video will show you exactly what pole should look like when done properly. She is athletic, sexy, and graceful.

Check her out on youtube.com .

October/November private parties

Host your next bachelorette or birthday party with us. Choose from a pole party, a lap dancing lesson for your group, or a fun circus themed party with our aerial silk and dance trapeze instructors. This is also a fun time if you and the girls just need an inexpensive girls night out.

Prices
1 hour party - $15 (Pick one: pole party, lap dancing, circus party)
2 hour party - $20 (Pick two: pole party, lap dancing, circus party)

Availability:

October 1st - 9:00pm - Cassie
October 1st - 8:00pm - Corinne
October 7th - 7:00pm - Candy
October 14th - Available
October 15th - 7:00pm - Natasha
October 15th - 5:00pm - Kristy
October 21st - 8:00pm - Kelsey
October 22nd - 5:00pm - Anete
October 22nd - Available (anytime after 7pm)
October 28th - Available
October 29th - 7:00pm - Jolene

November 3rd - 7:00pm - Bridget
November 4th - Available
November 5th - Available
November 11th - Available
November 12th - Available
November 18th - Available
November 19th - Available

Call the studio at 801-394-3185 to book your party (leave a message and we'll get back to you). $15 deposit required to hold your spot. We can take credit cards over the phone.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Girls night out - This FRIDAY!!!

The ultimate girls night out
Location: French Kiss Fitness
2440 Washington Blvd
Friday, October 7th
5:30-8:00pm

No reservation required. Chairs will be provided for the class.



Part 1 (5:30-6:30pm)
Come join me with a drink in hand in a brand new demo from "Slumber Pary" by our sexified consultant Marianne Stephenson. Discover ways to increase your sensuality, spice up your love life, and explore your fantasies! You will get a hands on presentation of the latest lotions, lingerie's, and novelty bedroom items. In order to keep everyone comfortable, this is for women ONLY!!!



Part 2 (7:00-8:00pm)
After the demo, for only $15, the studio is offering a sultry class to get you more familiar with the art of lap dance. It's not trashy! The instructor will teach you a classy & choreographed lap dance that is sure to have your man begging for more. Every woman wants to be desirable to her man, but many of us haven't been taught the proper way to move your hips and get your grind on. Here's your chance to change your love life for good!

Dress: Semi-sexy and bring your tallest high heels. But make sure you leave your inhibitions at the door.

Food: B.Y.O.B. & Candy Leffler will provide finger food.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Upcoming events

October 15th
Outdoor Aerial Dance Recital
FREE!
7:30-8:30pm
Held right on Washington Blvd right outside the studio's front doors.
Watch our aerial silks, trapeze, and hoop students perform right outside our front doors. Seating will be provided as well as refreshments and give aways!

October 22nd
Flexibility Workshop
$10
10:00-11:00am
Learn the latest trends in flexibility that will help you improve your aerial, dance, and pole skills.

November 4th
Break Dancing Battle
$5 admission
7:00-9:00pm
Watch b-boys and b-girls battle it out for a large cash prize!


December 11th

Christmas Recital @ Club Wet
$10 admission
6:00-10:00pm
We have rented out the entire strip club so our sexy students can get their freak on! Sign up to dance at the front desk, or call us at 801-394-3185. Everyone is invited!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

October Private Parties



Come celebrate your upcoming birthday, bachelorette party, or girls night out party with us at French Kiss Fitness. You can have a pole party, a lap dancing party, or a circus party (aerial silk & trapeze). To book your party call the studio at 801-394-3185. You can bring food, drinks, and the guys if you wish :)

$15/person for the one hour party
$20/person for the two hour party

October 1st - Cassie 9-10pm
October 1st - Corinne 8-10pm
October 7th - Candy 7:15-8:15pm
October 8th - Available
October 14th - Available
October 15th - Natasha 7-8pm
October 21st - Available
October 22nd - Annette 5-6pm
October 28th - Available (host your Halloween party here!)
October 29th - Available (host your Halloween party here!)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Dirty Dancing!

When I originally asked Kira to teach a really really dirty dancing class, I had no idea how dirty she could get. I filmed this class to share on the blog, but I have been procrastinating because I think it might be a little too dirty for our bloggers to handle :) But, the class is called Dirty Dancing, so here it is....enjoy!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I challenge you!



Take 6 classes and lose 3 lbs!

Contest runs September 26th - October 1st
If you take six classes during that week, you should lose 3 lbs. The person with the most weight lost at the end of the week will get a $50 credit on her account she can use toward her membership fees or merchandise.

Weigh in at the front desk on Monday, September 26th any time between 5-9pm

Your final results weigh in will be Saturday, October 1st between 9-11am.

Not a member? Get a membership today and join our weight loss challenge.

Click here to purchase a membership or see the class schedule.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Private Party Calendar

Here is our September/early October availability for private parties. These are great girls night out parties perfect for birthday's, bachelorette parties, or just a simple yet wild girl party.

September 16th - Available
September 17th - Heather 7-8pm
September 23rd - Heather 8-10pm
September 24th - Heidi 6-7pm
September 30th - Available
October 1st - Cassie 9-10pm
October 1st - Corinne 8-10pm
October 7th - Candy L. 5-7pm
October 8th - Available
October 14th - Available
October 15th - Natasha 7-8pm
October 21st - Available
October 22nd - Available



Call the studio at 801-394-3185 to reserve your party today.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

We love compliments!

This comes from Melinda Brown who has been with us for a little over a month.

"I totally LOVE these classes and am getting pretty addicted to pole. I am picking up on it really quickly and have the strength and technique so it's a perfect fit for me! SOOOOOOOO glad you started this studio. I really look forward to coming to my classes every week and all of your instructors rock:)
-Melinda"

Thank you so much for the compliment Melinda! If you have some kind words you would like to share, please e-mail them to danceogden@gmail.com

Thursday, September 8, 2011

New shoes!

Our new halloween shoes are on their way! If you want to look at the entire collection visit www.pleaserusa.com . If you see something on there you like, send us an e-mail at danceogden@gmail.com with the product number and we can quote you a price. You can also call the studio at 801-394-3185 with inquiries. Most shoes on that site are between $40-$60.



Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Host your party here!



Did you know you can host your own party at our studio? We throw the best bachelorette parties that are sure to make the bride blush. We also do birthday's and girls night out parties.

Your party includes one instructor for one hour on the apparatus of your choice. Choose from a pole party, a circus party (trapeze and silk), or a lap dance party.

Cost is only $15/person

Call 801-394-3185 and book your party today!!! Hurry, September is almost booked.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Zombie Prom practice

Check out our practice for this year's Zombie Prom. Zombie prom is an event held in Ogden to raise funds for Juvenile Diabetis. Visit www.utahzombies.com for all the details including info on how to purchase tickets!

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

New jazz routine!

We have an all new jazz routine for the month of September. I took this song very seriously because it hit a very tender place in my heart. Never let anyone try to take away what's yours whether it be your dreams, your sobriety, or your family.

Song: Sky Scraper
Artist: Demi Lovato
Teacher: Meagan Goodson

Jazz class is held every Thursday from 7-8pm. You can jump into class anytime of the month....so come dance with us!!!

Click here to reserve your space in class.


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Good morning Utah pictures

This morning, we were on Good Morning Utah. We had such a fun time!!!




Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Good Morning Utah!



Our teachers will be on live TV on Thursday, September 1st! Tune into channel ABC 4 from 7:00-9:00am to see the pole teachers demonstrate some really cool moves.

Don't miss this one.

French Kiss Fitness
www.danceogden.com
801-394-3185
Ogden, Utah

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

$19 membership ends August 31st!

Our huge $19/month membership sale ends tomorrow.

You get:
A short 3 month contract (with the option to renew)
The low price of only $19/month
Each month you get 5 classes to mix and match anyway you want

You can space your classes out over the month or use them all in the same week. It's all up to you!

To sign up, click here.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Class Video's

Our Dirty Dancing & Music Video Vixens classes were a blast tonight. Thank you Kira for another great day of dance!

Dirty Dancing
Tuesday's 7-8pm

Music Video Vixens
Tuesday's 8-9pm

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Xpole order



I just placed a new order for X-Poles for students who wanted them.

Congrats to Jen, Tracie, and Janet on their new purchase.

The next order goes in on September 1st. Poles for your home are only $279. This is a standard X-sport pole in a chorme finish that fits any ceiling up to 9ft.

For more details on this fantastic pole, visit
www.xpole.com

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Pole photo shoot

We apologize. This photo shoot is SOLD OUT. Please join us for our next shoot TBA.



Shay Voorhees from Utah Boudoir Photography will be doing an exclusive pole photoshoot right here at the studio.

Saturday, August 27th
11:00am-2:00pm
Cost: $65
Includes three pole poses on a CD optimized for digital display.

Shay is on of the best in the photography industry. In fact, you can see some of her work displayed in the studio. If you've been wanting to capture your pole progress, you must attend this shoot!

Time Slots
9:30am- Taken
10:15am - Taken
11:00am - Taken
11:45am - Taken
12:30pm - Taken
1:15pm - Taken
2:00pm - Taken
2:45pm - Taken
3:30pm - Taken
4:00pm - Taken

Reserve your spot by e-mailing danceogden@gmail.com, calling 801-394-3185, or sign up at the front desk in the studio.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Student & Teacher Recital

Sign up now to perform at our upcoming recital!

September 24th
8:00-10:00pm
Free to perform
$8 admission for spectators

This recital is going to help us raise money for mirrors for the upstairs dance room.

Only 15 spots available for performers so sign up a.s.a.p. at the front desk.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Upcoming studio events

July 30th - Flash Mob at Ogden's farmers market

August 6th - Aerial Dance Competition (Midvale)click here to buy tickets.

August 1st - September 9th - Thriller Class
We will be performing what you learn in class at Strankenstein's Zombie Prom. Look for the Thriller class to appear on the schedule in August. This has been a yearly tradition that we are looking forward to!

September 9th - Strankenstein's Zombie Prom

September 24th - Student/Teacher recital. Start making up your routines NOW!!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The baby is coming!



This blog post is sort of studio related...sort of not, but I really wanted to post it and share my thoughts.

In four short days, I will be having a new baby we're going to call Zolara Marie. My husband and I are so excited and anxious to hold the little bug :)

Most of you know how much I love the studio and how hard I work to try to keep things running smoothly. When I first found out I was pregnant, I thought "YAY a baby"! My next immediate thought was, "Oh no! The studio!"

I haven't been able to teach classes in about five months and I knew that I would need to take some time off to bond with baby Z and allow my body to recover. What I didn't know is just how much the girls surrounding me (students and teachers), would help. They have been teaching all the classes, cleaning, reception work...you name it. Now the big day is away, and I feel 100% confident in their abilities to keep the studio running smoothly until I get back.

So, thank you teachers and those students who go above and beyond. You are my rock, my support system, and you energize me everytime I walk into the building.

I will be back in August and you can bet that I will be back to teaching and making grown women cry out in pain :)

See you then!!!

-Meagan Goodson, Owner

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Flash Mob

We are celebrating National Dance Day this year in conjunction with FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance". They have posted a video on their network website that shows a dance that every dancer in the USA is supposed to learn and perform on July 30th in a large group of people called a Flash Mob.

If you would like to participate in this years Flash Mob, all you need to do is come to class on Monday's and Thursday's at 7:00pm (Flash Mob will take over our Hip Hop Hotties and Story Book Jazz classes for the rest of July).

To get a head start on your learning, watch the video. This is the exact dance we will be performing in front of an unsuspecting audience on July 30th. For more details about the day of the flash mob such as meeting times and what to wear, talk to your instructor.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Silks at the Park

This past weekend, a bunch of students and teachers gathered at the park for our first 2011 weekly "Silks in the Park". We had so much fun sharing our talents with the many people who were at the park that day. If you want to see some major silk action, you should come check us out. It's free and aerial students of all abilities (even if you've only had one class) are invited to play on the silks.

Silks at the Park
On the corner of 26th and Washington
10:00am-12:00pm
Every Saturday

See you there!

To see more pictures, visit our studio facebook page by clicking here.



Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July Special!




12 month unlimited membership
Reg: $59.00/month
Now: $46.50/month

You save $150!!! This price is unheard of in the pole and aerial community. Take advantage while you can.

For more info, visit our online store.

Other Prices:
1 month unlimited memberhsip - $99.00/month
3 month unlimited membership - $79.00/month

5 visit punch pass - $79.00
10 visit punch pass - $149.00

Introductory Week - $25.00
Introductory Class - $15.00

How to redeem your groupon

Did you buy a pass during our three day groupon sale?
Here are the steps to redeeming your groupon:

1. Visit our website at www.danceogden.com. Click on student log in and create an account. Don't purchase anything...simply create an account! Look at the schedule and pick your first class

2. Send an e-mail with your first and last name to danceogden@gmail.com. Include the exact date, time, and name of the class you want to take.

3. Come to class! It's safe to assume that if you sent us an e-mail with your first class request, you will be enrolled in that class for that day.

4. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your groupon to your first class!

5. After the first initial class, you will be able to reserve the rest of your classes by using the log in name and password you set up in step 1.

Spinning vs. Stationary

Did you know there are two types of poles? Stationary (aka static pole) is basically a pole that does not move or spin. A spinning pole rotates with your body when you spin. A spinning pole is much harder to dance on because it requires an advanced knowledge of safety and strength. Here are two video's that best show the difference:


Spinning Pole

Courtesy of Be Spun pole studio


Stationary Pole
Courtesy of Polenastics


Pretty cool huh? We will be having a spinning pole workshop very soon. Check back soon!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Come to Intro to Pole!

OMG! Shayli's Intro to Pole class tonight looked like so much fun. I filmed the routine they learned at the end of class. There were more girls in class, but only the one girl was willing to be on the blog :(

Awesome class Shayli.

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Inrto to Pole:
Tuesday's 8-9pm
Wednesday's 7-8pm

Come try it out!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Go pole girls!

I love wandering the halls of the studio looking for camera opportunities :) Here's what I saw in tonights classes.


And, I even snuck in on an Intro to Pole class. Intro to pole is the first class that a student will take to learn the basics of the pole. Kaitlyn and Britney did so so good for their first time. Thank you for letting me film!
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Dirty Dancing

Kira taught such a fun Dirty Dancing class tonight. Thanks Kira!

You can catch this class every Tuesday at 7:00pm.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Got pole talent?

Here are two great video's from America's Got Talent and Australia's Got Talent. Both are very different but very entertaining and representative of pole fitness and pole dancing. I love the guy, but I also love the three girls. Who is your favorite?



Pole dancing and your pocket book.

In most places in the country and the world, pole dancing classes are only for the women of the uppper class. Thankfully, this is not the case Ogden Utah! Our prices, depending on your frequency of the studio, range from $49-$99/month. This is unheard of in places like California, Colorado, New York, Nevada, and almost any country in the world. Pole classes are costing students $100-$300/month. Just google pole dancing classes if you don't believe me.

I can't blame another studio for having high prices. The amount of owners it takes to start a dance studio and the rent that it costs to rent a decent facility is crazy. Here at French Kiss Fitness, we are lucky to only have one owner and a landlord who is fair :) We still have the same over head as any other dance studio or pole studio. Check out this well written article written by Candy & Chrome that tells it like it is.

Why are pole dancing classes so expensive? Click here for the answer.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New spin combo!

In our pro pole class, Tiffany taught a really cool spin combo. I can't seem to post the video here, but follow this link to the studio's facebook fan page to watch it:
Spin combo video.

Don't forget to "like" us while you're visiting the fan page :)

Friday, June 17, 2011

No classes on Father's Day

The flexibility class as well as the technique class have been cancelled this Sunday to celebrate Father's Day.

Thanks for understanding! Sunday classes will be back next week with your favorite teacher Devon Flint.

Thursday, June 16, 2011



Are Aerial Silk program is growing every week. We had a great intro class last night, and we even made up a new move. (at least it's new to us) Here are some pictures of the girls showing off what they learned.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Why the new name?

I have had a few comments in the suggestion box regarding the new name. Most people love it and a few hate it. I can not keep the name Adult Dance & Fitness or Studio Blue because I have had to rearrange my business plan and the way my business is set up through the government offices.

I had to pick a new name and I figured that we would go for something a little more sexy since we do teach pole dancing and we do have the occaisional lap dance workshop.

It's getting really frustrating defending pole dancing and pole fitness. I have tried for the past five years to keep pole fitness clean and to keep the studio as conservative as possible, but this year, I knew it was time for us to come out of hiding and allow the studio to take on a sexier role. No it's still not for strippers, but why should we have to defend hip twirling, hair flipping, pole dancing, chair dancing, any longer? No more. We are sexy fit women and not ashamed of it....hence the name French Kiss Fitness.

Then there are those who say, "But you offer more than just sexy dancing. What about the aerial and fitness classes". For the majority of our time in business our main "product" was the pole. Every once in a while I add a class that I find interesting such as Aerial Silk and African Heat. Pole has always defined the business, these styles have been brought in as an added bonus. I don't know how long our aerial and fitness classes will stay popular and well attended. I do know that I will always offer pole. Without pole, this studio would not exist.

For those that still hate it, I apologize. I hope you will continue to support Weber & Davis Counties only studio that keeps it real and fresh.

June Specials (2 weeks left)

Here are the June specials for those interested in taking up dance and fitness this summer.

2 for 1
Introductory Week
Reg. $25
Now only $12.50/person
Get unlimited classes for one week.
This is such a great way to sample the studio and all it has to offer.

10 visit punch pass
Reg. $149
On SALE for $99
That's only $10/class compared to our regular individual class rate of $18/class

Pay for 3 months up front and save 20%
Reg. $237.00
on SALE for $189.60
You could get unlimited classes for the whole summer for less than $200. What a great deal!

For more details on these specials and our regular membership prices
click here.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Story book jazz

This week, the Story Book Jazz class did a sassy piece. The goal was to dance like your x-boyfriend was watching :) Tonight we had a substitute teacher, Nikki Bean. Thanks Nikki! Tonight's dance was a blast!

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Name change.


The name of the studio will no longer be Blue by Adult Dance & Fitness. The new name is "French Kiss Fitness". The owner is the same, all teachers will be staying, and we are adding some additional classes.

It will take approx. a week to make all the necessary changes to the website, facebook, studio signage...

Sorry for any confusion this may cause.

Dance Trapeze

Here is video of the routine that our Dance Trapeze class is working on this month:



Intro to Trapeze - Monday's 6:30-7:00pm
Dance Trapeze - Tuesday's 8:00-9:00pm

No experience necessary. If you love dance and you love conquering your fear of heights, this one is for you!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Dirty Dancing

Tonight was our very first Dirty Dancing class taught by new instructor Kira. We had a packed house full of women who were definately out of their comfort zone. From the reception desk, I heard lots of giggling. Only a hand full were willing to be video taped being so naughty on the dance floor :)

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Not bad for only 1 hour of practice.

Thank you to everyone who came. I hope you enjoyed it!

All about the Silks!

Our Intermediate Silks class did so well tonight!

Brooke performing the "Candle Stick"


Mallory performing the "Flamingo Hang"


Both moves look similar, but are very very different. Thanks ladies for letting me take pictures!

Tuesday night video's

Since I'm preggo and can't dance, I figured I would spy on some classes tonight and take some video so you can see the fun stuff that is happening :)

Here's our African Heat class showing off what they learned today.
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Silk instructor Shayli shows us how to get into a Superman.
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Instructor Tiffany does the "Teddy Bear"
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Student Britney just learned how to do the "Advanced Ballerina" on the pole. This is only her second attempt. Great job Brit!!!
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I love Tuesdays!

Monday, June 6, 2011

What the studio has taught me

Time out. Let me take a break from the specials, the pictures, and the video's. I wanted to take just a moment to tell you what I have learned from owning this dance studio for the past five years.

1. I have gotten over my fear of having "girl friends". I was one of those girls that would have told you that I didn't have many girl friends because girls are catty, vicious, and evil. Although I have experienced quite a bit of this in the past five years of owning the studio, I have seen many examples of women helping women. The atmosphere in this place has been surprisingly supportive of womens differences and we all seem to come together for the common purpose of dance.

2. All you need is love. I know this sounds lame, but since I met my husband two years ago, I have accomplished more than I ever dreamed. He is my rock and the one who gives me energy to come to the studio and has taught me to appreciate dance and to love my job.

3. Dance is forever changing. Five years ago, I would have told you that the world revolved around jazz, ballet, and hip hop. Now I know better! Ever three months, I find a new dance style that I have to learn and some of them I end up bringing to the studio. Pole was a big surprise to me as well as circus fitness. I'm so glad that I didn't snub my nose at the word "pole".

4. My pole is my friend! Whenever I have a bad day, I know that my pole in my living room will be there with a boom box and my favorite MP3 mix. It's amazing what 20 minutes of free dance on the pole can do for your spirit.

5. Owning the studio has made me see my worst days and my best days. There have been days when I thought that I couldn't stay in business for one more month. This I can tell you: When you are at your lowest, there is always something good waiting to come your way. If you are doing what you love and you are doing it with integrity and putting the grunt work into it, you will get what you want.

6. If you come to the studio, chances are, you will get pregnant! This year alone, the studio has experienced more than 16 pregnancies with 6 of those coming from our instructors. Don't drink the water!

Thank you for listening. I am feeling very humbled today. I am sitting at my computer at the studio listening to classes happening, fans blowing, and the phrase 5, 6, 7, 8. Life is good and I am so lucky to have this studio and the people in it in my life!

-Meagan Goodson, Owner

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Wow!

One of our regular and very determined silk students posted this picture on her facebook today. She has been taking silks classes for just over three months. Great job Brooke!!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

One of my favorite performances from our competition a few weeks ago came from Dana Strauss. The poles were very slippery all night, but she toughed through it and hit an awesome freeze to cap off her performance. Thanks Cara!

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Pole on the VIEW!



Pole fitness was showcased on ABC's The View. This is such a huge milestone in the pole world. It's all about becoming accepted as an art, a sport, and a possible future Olympic event. Follow the link below. The pole showcase is the last segment towards the end.

Click here to see pole on The View!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May Chair Dancing

This months chair dancing class is a super sexy fabric routine! We had a full class last night and the students loved it so much that most of them let me video it!
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