Ocean City, MD 21842
I hold two Bachelor of Science degrees, the first in Respiratory Therapy, and the second in Nursing. I am a wife, mother of two, and owner of Pure Power Studio--Aerial Fitness & Dance (Ocean City, MD). After having my children, I cut my nursing career to part-time to spend more time at home. Although I have always been into fitness, it was after having my kids that I discovered and fell in love with pole & aerial fitness and its incredible mind and body benefits. In 2007, I opened the studio, and I teach beginner through advanced pole & aerial fitness classes and workshops, POUND Rockout Workout, PiYo LIVE, chair dance, flexibility training, instructor training, and more. I have a great understanding of body movement, technique, and body positioning, and provide a safe and an encouraging class environment for women of all ages, sizes, and fitness levels. I am very passionate about women's fitness, alternative fitness forms, and making it fun and enjoyable. I believe pole & aerial fitness strengthens women both physically and mentally. The ladies build confidence and get fit in a fun and encouraging atmosphere. I love working with other women, watching them build strength, gain confidence, and feel fabulous!
I am very proud to be an Ambassador for the Pole Fitness Association, and a Master Trainer for PoleMoves/Pole Fitness Alliance. My goals are to make pole & aerial fitness an acceptable form of fitness and dance, and to show the beauty, art, and strength involved with this unique type of workout.
I am a Beginner-Advanced Certified Teacher, Elite Instructor, and Master Trainer with PoleMoves/Pole Fitness Alliance, a Certified ACE Group Fitness Instructor, a FlyGym Aerial Fitness Trainer, YogaFit Certified, POUND Pro, PiYo LIVE Pro, and CPR/AED certified. I continue to further my education and skills by attending workshops, conventions, and training with the leaders in the industry.
My pole accomplishments include: 2011 APFC Elite Finalist, 2011 Best Instructor and Best Studio for the East Coast by the International Pole Dance Magazine, 2nd Place in the 2012 Tri-State Pole Invitational Competition, named 2013 Greatest Around Ocean City for Best Fitness Instructor, Best Women Friendly Gym, and Best Fitness Classes, and 2013 1st place Southern Pole Championship, Level 3, and placed 4th in the 2014 Atlantic Pole Sport Championship. I am very proud to be a part of the pursuit to make pole & aerial an acceptable form of dance and fitness and I look forward to introducing this unique fitness training to the rest of the fitness community.