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The “premiere pole fitness studio” offers everything from Pilates to pole dancing, all in the name of empowering women.
(St. Louis Magazine)
On Washington Avenue sits one of the most unique all-female fitness establishments this side of the Arch: The Dollhouse Studios (1428 Washington, 314-241-3655). Dollhouse, which calls itself a “premiere pole fitness studio,” offers classes ranging from Pilates, Zumba Stiletto Striptease, hip hop, strength training, and, yes, pole dancing. From time to time some professional dancers visit the open gym classes, but the gym serves every size and every ability level.
“Safety is very important, so we have different levels for our pole classes,” says Taliya King, one of the three owners, along with Lisa Potts and LaShell King. The three met in a fitness class directed by LaShell, and then opened Dollhouse in 2011. The facility's walls are peppered with photos of different classes and events, as well as personal notes from members. They’ve also brought summer Zumba block parties, with mass dancing, to the Lou.
The Dollhouse Studios makes getting in shape sexy
(St. Louis American Newspaper)
By Lydia McGhee | Posted: Thursday, April 5, 2012 12:05 am
When three strangers met for the first time at a trendy Clayton exercise facility, they had no idea that their collective sweat, blood and hard work would materialize in one of the newest and hottest exercise facilities in downtown St. Louis.
Lashell Blissit, Taliya King and Lisa Potts are the savvy girl-powered business team and owners of The Dollhouse Studios, a women’s fitness facility located at 1428 Washington Ave. that opened in September 2011. This is no sweaty, intimidating, meat-market gym. This fabulous fitness studio is adorned with posh decor and contagiously positive energy. From the lobby to the kitchen to the pole fitness studio – yes, the pole studio – you can learn how to reclaim your inner-sexy while getting fit and healthy.
THE DOLLHOUSE STUDIOS was featured on the l "The JJK Effect", where on this episode, Jackie and the ladies visit to the Studio where they were pleasantly surprised by the intensity of the Dollhouse workout.
Check-out THE DOLLHOUSE STUDIOS feature on one of the more entertaining episodes of the OWN Network's hit reality series "Welcome to Sweetie Pies." In this episode, Jenae arranges a fun night out with the girls. Miss Robbie's in for the surprise of her life when the spa day she was promised turns out to be a pole dancing class!
Co-owner, Taliya King, talks candidly about the vision for The Dollhouse Studios and their mission to remain St. Louis' premiere workout studio by empowering women to get results through strengthening the mind, body and soul to work in unison. Creating a community of strong women confident in their appearance and finding new methods to achieve health and wellness, is the Mission of The Dollhouse Studios.