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Friday, June 29, 2012

Thank YOU!

Meagan here. I just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who comes to the studio. I greatly admire your ability to see past the scary exterior of the studio's image and take a chance with the pole. So many men and women in Utah have ideas about the studio and pole dancing, but most of the time they are wrong. I'm not here to say that we don't get a little rowdy and sexy every once in a while, but for the most part, the studio is about fun and fitness.

I know of some women in our walls who haven't told a soul about their involvement in the studio. Then there are other women who rave about us at work and church. Each one of you are brave and amazing in your own way. Thank you for the support you give the studio and your teachers. French Kiss Fitness is a small business that survives on her student's love and kisses :)

Thank you for 6 years in business. Cheers to 6 more!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Teacher of the Month

This month's teacher spot light belongs to Tiffany Tremaine!

Tiffany Tremaine was born and raised here in Utah. Three years of high school dance and one competition is the only previous dance experience she has had. In August of 2009 she took a chair dancing class at the studio, on her way out the door, she peeked in the "pole room" and immediately knew she wanted to pole dance. Since then she has trained hard to build the strength she was lacking to try the more advanced pole moves she found online. Tiffany also won a pole competition title during the summer of 2011.

Recently, Tiffany has been training and competing in Bikini Body Building and has already won a title! Tiffany is a true gem in the studio. She is definately one of our most enthusiastic teachers here at FKF. She is great at making students feel like their fitness goals are attainable.

Thank you Tiff for three years of dancing!!!<

Her pole idols include: Felix Cane, Estee Zaker, Becca Butcher, and Jenyne Butterfly.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Damsel in Defense

Damsel in Defense will be at the studio's this week!

Ogden location
2440 Washington Blvd
Monday, June 25th

Syracuse location
2107 W Antelope Drive
Tuesday, June 26th

Damsel in Defense specializes in unique self defense products including:

Lip Stick Pepper Spray

Hair Spray Diversion Safe

and much more!

If you're looking for a clever way to stay on the defense, stop by the studio and check this company out.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

International Pole Masters Cup

Over the past weekend, I had the opportunity to travel with my dear friend Becca Butcher to Los Angeles to see Charlee perform. Charlee is a teacher here at French Kiss Fitness. Becca has been Charlee's mentor for the past year so it was very important to both of us that we were there to support Charlee in her first big pole competition.

Let me tell you a little about this competition. There were only two women invited to represent the USA, one of them was of course Charlee. The rest came from Russia, Australia, and Japan. Becca has attended dozens of events like this, and she said this one had the toughest competitors she's seen so far.

We flew out and stayed with my brother in law who offered up his home. Free sleeping quarters. Bonus! When we landed in the airport, Becca saw a Police bullet bike. She loves bullet bikes. So naturally, she had to get a picture with it :)

The morning of the competition, we wen't to breakfast on the 3rd street promenade and had the yummiest meal I've had in a long time. Then we headed over to the Santa Monica pier to meet up with some pole friends from South Africa. And what do you know? We found another parked police vehicle. This time, it had a surf board on top of it:)

The competition was at the Circus Disco in West Hollywood. Very cool place! I volunteered to help at the door checking in people who bought tickets. I got to greet everyone who came to the event. My favorite part was meeting the famous pole people. I met Steven Retchless (america's got talent), Natasha Wang, Jamilla Deville, Felix Cain, Fawnia, David Owen, Anjel Dust, Honey, and so many more amazing pole dancers.

There were four categories in the competition. Groups, Duo's, Women, and Men. Here are my favorite routines in each category of the evening.

Jagged USA- 1st place

Sergia & Jennifer USA - 2nd place

David C Owenn USA - 3rd place
Video not available (what a shame, because it was AMAZING)

And in the female category, of course my favorite was our girl Charlee Wagner.
Charlee Wagner USA - 1st place

Yes! Charlee won the whole thing. The competition was so intense. There were four girls who really stood out and Charlee was the judges favorite. When the winners were announced, I was sitting by her mom Robin. The two of us fell apart when her name was read as the winner. I had a moment where I realized that we have some of the best talent in the world right here in Utah. That's crazy!

By the time time it was over, Becca and I were exhausted. We woke up the next morning only to find out that our flight had been changed to a different airport. We rushed to Burbank California, hopped on a small plane and came home to our families :)

Next time, I hope we can take more teachers and students. It was really a life changing experience that every pole enthusiast should experience.

Vote for Eliana!!!