Hello! My name is Chantelle Beasley – owner and operator of Aradia Fitness Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Whyte Ave, and Kingsway! My passion for pole fitness started in 2011, upon the deployment of my fiance – now husband, to Afghanistan. I wanted to try something new to pass the time, and pole fitness had me hooked! I am not a fan of the gym, or typical workout classes. Pole fitness finally didn’t feel like working out, and I didn’t make excuses to go to classes! Here I am, 5 years later with three studios under my belt! My confidence and self-esteem has improved, along with my core and upper body strength. I am thankful for my incredible team of instructors that help make Aradia what it is today! Everybody has their own strengths and talents, and we are so lucky to be able to provide our students with a plethora of experience and skills!
Other fun facts!
I enjoy CrossFit and Circus Arts. I am quite the homebody with my husband and fur babies. I also study Social Work part time at Grant MacEwan University!
Asher is our Administrative Assistant, and also an Instructor with Aradia Fitness! You might get a chance to chat with her on the phone, or via e-mail!
Her passions are contortion, yoga, hoop, pole and anything that involves dancing! Her speciality is her Sexyflow classes where wearing heels and flows are the main focus.
Lisa has been working at Aradia Fitness, teaching classes from Beginner to Expert!
Lisa also works as a carpenter, goes to school, and is trained in Aerial Yoga Fitness as well!
Morgan has been taking pole classes since 2016. She particularly loves how pole challenges her mentally and physically.
Outside of Aradia, Morgan is an administrative assistant and a janitor. In her spare time she loves binge watching anything on Netflix with her two chihuahuas!
I decided I wanted to give pole a try when I was getting out of a relationship I was very unhappy in. I wanted to do something “wild and crazy”. Push my comfort zone. Do something just for me.
I’ve been doing pole since October 28 2016. (I remember this because it was exactly the next day after I got possession of my house and had been waiting months to have the freedom to try it). By the time my first 6 weeks were up, I was hooked. Driving from Camrose 2-5x a week, and purchasing my own pole for home because I simply couldn’t get enough of it. I dreamed of teaching pole since my beginner level, and that dream became and wonderful reality! I’ve been teaching now since October of 2017- right after the craziness of performing in the Aerial Hoop Troupe at our second Aradia Fitness Showcase. Since then, it’s no longer that taboo, crazy thing I initially thought.Both pole and hoopare exceptionally challenging sports that are constantly evolving and growing. Despite it being a killer work out, it never feels like a chore. You’re always learning, and getting stronger and better than your last weeks self.
Pole dancer/instructor by night, and Self Employeed RMT by day. Which, despite being VERY OPPOSITE professions, they truly come together to interact a lot through teaching, learning and helping others. I’ve gotten to use my knowledge of the body to help have better form and prevent injury, as well as bring my anatomy background into things like my Strength and Flexibility classes.
Outside of pole I have far too many hobbies, because I think I’m allergic to standing still for any length of time. I have two wonderful and destroy-everything-I-love dogs, a love for horses –currently in the process of training my own– as well as being an avid archer/hunter(I have a wolfdog to feed). It becomes more and more apparent to me that I’m not good at conventional sports and activities, and end up doing the ones that are initially very much off the beaten path.
There are so many things I love about teaching. I love watching students grow into themselves and find their confidence and own style. The “AH HA!” moments when you finally nail a nemesis move that’s evaded or terrified you is so wonderful to be apart of. And equally, as much as those things, I love the community and camaraderie that comes with Pole, Hoop, and all the Aerial arts. If you for some reason don’t believe in what you are doing, you are always in a entire room full of people that do. It is absolutely amazing.
Josh is an aspiring Nurse and University of Alberta biology student by day, avid pole dancer by night. When he is not at school or in the studio you may find him teaching swimming lessons or lifeguarding at Sherwood Park’s Kinsmen Leisure Centre, where he enjoys teaching children almost as much as he enjoys teaching pole. “My favorite thing about teaching pole is watching my students succeed at something that has challenged them” says Josh, “Pole has helped me overcome so many of my own personal and emotional challenges”. Josh hopes he is able to offer an inviting, fun and encouraging environment for anyone and everyone to take on a new challenge.
“Kalie has been taking classes with Aradia since September 2013; she quickly fell in love with the sport and decided to share her passion with other women, just like her. Kalie’s favorite thing about Pole Fitness is that it challenges her to do things she never thought were possible and it empowers her to be a stronger, more confident young woman. Her favorite tricks are twisted grip handspring, brass monkey and superman.
When Kalie is not instructing Pole Fitness classes she is spending time with her son and working as a Project Supervisor for a land agency. Kalie enjoys many other activities outside of Pole Fitness but she especially enjoys her time in the kitchen baking and cooking healthy meals, as well as living an active lifestyle.”
Elyse has been pole dancing since 2015 and was hired with Aradia in 2016. Outside of the studio, she’s busy doing mental health advocacy projects and getting creative with writing, photography and film. She loves spending time with her family and binge watching RuPaul’s Drag Race. Elyse loves teaching because she gets to help people learn to love themselves inside and out!
Whitney first started her journey with Aradia in June 2014, and a year later she found herself in her first pole competition. She enjoys working on strength tricks and anything to do with splits. When Whitney is not poling, she works for a telecommunications company as an area manager/dealer business manager. She also spends time training in circus arts, tai chi and relaxing at home with her four fur babies. Whitney strives to offer a positive, friendly and encouraging environment where students can develop their own pole journey and have fun while keeping fit.
Alyssa started pole fitness as a way to change up her workout routine, and add some excitement to her everyday life. She currently is a Master’s student at the University of Alberta, and when she’s not on the pole, she’s working with archival documents at the UofA. Alyssa used to fence internationally before finding pole fitness, and holds her certification in both coaching and refereeing for fencing. Now she spends her time training for competitions and working on her flexibility. Her favourite move is the jade split and anything that challenges her strength.