Pole Sport Coach / Flexibility Trainer / Barre Instructor/ Proud Owner
IPSF Certified Pole Coach (Level 4)
AUT Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Barre Instructor
First Aid Certified
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Pole Sport Instructor
I began my pole journey (with Ximena as my Instructor) back in 2017. Despite being quite young (yes I'm 19 currently) I've had a lot of experience with a variety of sports and found Pole Sport to be the most challenging & gratifying. I discovered dance 7 years ago and have experience in K-pop and contemporary dance. I balance representing New Zealand in Ultimate Frisbee and being a student - but always make time for Pole. I love how there are so many styles of Pole. Whether you enjoy the dance side of it or the strength side, there's always a way for you to express yourself. Pole sport is a great way to become more confident and stronger as each day passes. I hope that I can help you find that spark in expressing yourself through Pole Sport. I’m looking forward to welcoming you to the Onyx family.
Pole Sport / Pole Art / Barre Instructor
Born and raised in Auckland, I started my dance journey at 4 years old and haven’t stopped ever since. I’ve given almost every type of dance a try, from ballet to hip hop to capoeira, rhythmic gymnastics, ballroom dancing and even highland dancing (from Scotland with the kilts and all) but I had always loved contemporary dance the most as it let me express my own unique movement style. Then in 2013 while living in Nelson, I found pole at Pole Artistry and absolutely fell in love with the sport. I’ve had a vision ever since of fusing my contemporary dance style with pole to create something completely uniquely Me and can’t wait to share it with all the students at Onyx and help them find their own dance style.
Pole Sport Instructor
Growing up in Malaysia, I always joked about being a pole dancer but I never got the opportunity to even try pole because of the lack of pole studios there. After moving to New Zealand four years ago, I finally gathered the courage to try pole sport at Onyx Fitness Studio. I started pole in February 2019, and since my first class with Ximena, I have been attending the studio 4 hours a day to improve my ability and strength. I immediately developed a deep passion and dedication to the sport and I would love to share my passion with you at Onyx Fitness Studio!