Fitness Friday

Being active and working out has been a part of my life for a very long time now. But, like most people, going to the gym day after day, week after week, year after year became monotonous, and well… just straight up boring.
As a lady who likes to shake it as often as possible, (and having done so many times in the gym’s Zumba class I could lead the thing) I sought out a sassier challenge for my workout. At the urging of a dear friend of mine, Amelie, I decided to sign up for a pole dance class at a studio here in Tempe called ExpressMie.
That 90-minute class was all I needed to fall in love with this sassy, sexy style of dance.

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Now, nearly a year later, I am taking classes four days a week at the studio and loving how strong I’ve become. What I didn’t expect was how empowering it would feel – with every new trick I nail I feel even more confident. Dance has most certainly changed my life for the better in more ways than I can describe. Not only am I working out every day, but I can’t wait to get to the studio. I love to walk down ExpressMie’s halls while I smile, and exchange excited hello’s with my fellow dancers and share routine ideas.

crystal coons plus size workout fitness pole dance pole dancing

crystal coons plus size workout fitness pole dance pole dancing

crystal coons plus size workout fitness pole dance pole dancing

leggings via lululemon {similar} | bra & tank via victoria’s secret

Special thanks to Christie and the staff at ExpressMie for welcoming me into the studio and allowing me to shoot on site. Love you ladies!