Hello Pole, Beg/Intermediate Pole Dance Series
Lisa is a Certified Pole Fitness Instructor, and she is everything but your average woman…more like super woman! She is a busy mother of two, a strong advocate for helping families in poverty, and a world-class social butterfly. Lisa, who does not have a dance background, fell in love with the art of pole dancing after having the urge to unleash her inner diva. “Growing up I was always self conscious of my body and never really considered myself as sexy. Pole dance fitness has changed that for me – it is liberating, fun, empowering and it makes me feel sexy and self-confident – I found my inner Diva! When I first started I didn’t know what to expect since I had no dance background; four years later and I am still at it – I love it!”
Lisa loves it so much that she began to envision a place where all women can go and unleash that confidence, release the stresses of the day, and meet positive women with the same goals. “I wanted to open my own studio to introduce other busy-working-moms like myself to the benefits of pole dance fitness. Anyone can do it!”
Video Vixen, Advanced Pole Dance Series
LaShell is a Certified Pole Fitness Instructor, and brings a vast dance background to The Dollhouse Studios, both as a performer and as a trainer/instructor. “I made a commitment to myself to stay fit and live a healthier lifestyle. That commitment led to training opportunities in St. Louis, and I found that being a fitness instructor and coaching women through their goals has made me feel more confident and comfortable in my own skin.”
LaShell helped introduced pole fitness to the St. Louis area back in 2007 and she has shown many women - all shapes, sizes, ages, etc - that you can dance your way to a new person on the outside, but on the inside as well!
LaShell is looking forward to growing alternative fitness in the St. Louis area, and she dreams to one day host and compete in the first Midwest Pole Competition.
Stiletto Striptease,Beg/Intermediate Pole Dance Series
Taliya is Certified Pole Fitness Instructor, and like many women she believes that when you look good you feel good, and when you feel good you can make an impact on those around you. This busy corporate executive has never lost site of her dance and performing arts background, but traveling and servicing her business clients left little time for the fun stuff.
Always looking for new ways to keep up her workout regime on the road, Taliya was introduced to Pole Dance Fitness in Houston and it has been a staple in her fitness routine for the past 3 years. She’s visited pole dance studios and cardio dance classes in Charlotte, Atlanta, London, Chicago, and hopes to grow it to new heights in St. Louis. “Having the opportunity to dance, be sexy, and increase endurance, provides the confidence and balance I need to be my best self! All women should experience this.”
Pole Sweat & Tears, Boom Boom Pow
Margaret’s passion for working with people is truly genuine… but you’ll need to keep that in mind as she’s kicking your butt into shape through high-intensity strength-based training at the Dollhouse! As a social worker trained in counseling/therapy, Margaret sees firsthand the negative effects that stress, anxiety, and depression have on the body.
“My passion for helping people quickly transformed into a passion for helping women to become physically fit and assisting them in achieving and maintaining total mind/body wellness”.
Margaret brings 2 years of training/instructor experience to the Dollhouse.
Sexy Sculpt, PiYoLet, Personal Training
Davena Wellington is an AFAA/NFPT Certified Personal Trainer. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. She also has certifications as a Lifestlye and Wellness Coach, CPR/First Aid Instructor, Active Older Adult Fitness, and Apex Health and Wellness.
She is an experienced instructor in a variety cardio classes, PiYoLet, Muscle Sculpting, Zumba, and various dance classes. Davena belives, "A Strong Body = A Strong Mind + A Healthy Spirit".
Black Light Zumba
Over a year ago, Miriam walked into her first Zumba class and hasn't stopped partying her way into shape ever since! She believes whole-heartedly that Zumba Fitness is a fun and effective way to burn calories, tighten, tone, and relieve stress!
Black Light Zumba at the Dollhouse is the only of its kind in St. Louis and Miriam encourages anyone to try it - no experience neccessary! "Bring your ENERGY, water, and your best friend to the party and get ready to SHAKE it all off on the dance floor!"
Sexy Chair, Hip Hop
Brandee has always been into staying in shape and being active no matter what this busy mom is doing.
"Growing up I have always been involve in the arts of dance and music, which in itself is an awesome way to get and stay fit. Because of my passion for the art of movement (exercise and dance), it has always been a dream of mine to encourage others to experience the full effect of being confident, becoming comfortable, feeling sexy, and having a great time while getting that body into shape."
Jeli has been a licensed Zumba instructor since April 2009. She is Zumba Toning certified and has AFAA Group Exercise Certification as well.
Jeli makes her students feel comfortable and confident with the moves. "If you've ever been intimidated going into a group fitness class--don't be! I have been there and can absolutely relate". She took her very first group fitness class only after a friend suggested she become a fitness instructor. She strives to present a high-energy class with contagious music; "don't ever feel like you need to perfect the moves--just feel the music--express your individuality! "
Jeli's choreography is easy, yet fun... and she promises you'll enjoy sweating! Are you ready for this Jeli?
Jennuine has been a professional hoop dancer, aerialist, fire performer, and fitness instructor since January 2010. In addition to her classes at the Dollhouse, Jennuine enjoys teaching hundreds of workshops throughout the year at music festivals, retreats, health fairs, schools, and at her JennuineFire Studios in Downtown St. Louis.
Jennuine is excited to bring the sassy art of modern hoop dance to the fitness world at Dollhouse Studios to create a spinning, spiraling fusion of sexy and sweaty fun!
Lisa started taking dance classes at age 3 and hasn't stopped moving yet. She brings her choreography experience from multiple dance teams and over 6 years of dance fitness instruction to The Dollhouse.
Lisa is excited to introduce HIPnotic Hotties! Its fun and energetic with choreography that emphasizes core & hip movements, and will leave you feeling worked, rejuvenated and "hipnotically" hot!