Micki Steedman: Marine Biologist Turned Pole Champion

Micki Steedman is a Marine Biologist by trade with a BSc from University of Victora and a Masters of Marine Conservation from the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand (NZ). She’s extremely passionate about marine biology and conservation, which is part of the reason she moved from Calgary to Vancouver. She moved to Vancouver to work as an environmental … Read More

Men Can Pole: Alex Hart’s Story

One of our favourite things about Alex Hart is that he is breaking the stereotype of who society thinks is a “pole athlete.” Alex is a 55-year young pole athlete who will be competing at this year’s Canadian Pole Fitness Association Championships (a.k.a. Nationals). In fact, Alex will be the oldest competitor this year. Alex, a single father of 2 … Read More

One Doctor’s Journey to Becoming A Pole Champion: Anna von Rossum

The love of pole is not discriminatory and the sport embraces a diverse mix of people from different backgrounds and professions.  Anna von Rossum took her first pole class in the summer of 2012 and her life changed forever. By day she is a Doctor in Immunology and by night she’s both a pole champion and teacher at Tantra Fitness. … Read More

Rebekah Mullen: Survivor

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  It’s a well-worn, often overused cliché: what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. But sometimes, in special cases, the cliché fits. And Rebekah Mullen is one of those cases. In 2008, while training as a professional cyclist, Rebekah was involved in a horrific crash, suffering a multitude of broken bones and other injuries. As painful as the physical scars … Read More

Rosalyn Mow: A Rapid Rise to the Top

  What do you get when you take a soft-spoken Vancouverite – a former rhythmic gymnast and Chinese dancer, with a heap of athletic talent – and introduce her to the sport of pole dancing? The answer: within two years she is crowned champion at the U.S. National Championships. Meet Rosalyn Mow. People come to Pole Dancing from a variety … Read More