Pole Fitness Society

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Fancy giving pole fitness a go? Pole fitness is a great fun way to get fit, build strength, become flexible and meet new people. No previous experience or fitness required, and we accept everyone!

Membership for newcomers is £20, and will include a pair of hot pants and access to discounted pole fitness, aerial hoop, aerial silks and other classes with fully qualified instructors. For returners membership fee will be £15. There are also options for termly membership for erasmus students and alumni membership for past students.

If returning members wish to purchase new hot pants, they can purchase them for £12 by getting in touch with us by email!

At Spin City you will also have access to other classes such as Metafit, Insanity, Piyo, Kettlebells, BodyJam, Body Conditioning, Hot Yoga, BodyBalance, Pole Fabric, Pole Bootcamp & Routine Classes.

Spin City also offers free tasters on the first Friday of every month 6-7pm throughout the year.

All classes take place at Spin City Pole Fitness, 184 Hotwell Road, Bristol, BS84RP, (t) 07779773510. Society events will usually be held at the Students' Union!

You can join the society by clicking on 'Add To Basket' for the relevant membership on the right hand side of this page (log-in first to see it!).

If you have any queries please feel free to email us at uobpolefitness@gmail.com

Make sure to like our Facebook page and join our Facebook group, follow us on instagram @uobpolesociety and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

President - Molly Nobes

Hello everyone - welcome to our SU page!

My name is Molly and I'm a medical student currently doing my iBSc in Bioethics. I have been doing pole on and off for 5 years, but got really serious about it two years ago. Prior to doing pole I was a complete and utter couch potato - now I regularly attend pole, handstands and contortion classes and also sometimes do aerial hoop and silks!

You'll catch me in Claire's evening classes on a Wednesday but I'm also around Spin City a lot generally so if you see me, come say hello!

I've competed three times for the society, at SWUPC in 2016 and at IUPDC and Pole Stars (placing 2nd) in 2017. Competing is terrifying but also so much fun so if anybody is thinking of doing it I would highly recommend going for it!

If you want to get in touch, drop me an email at mn12815@my.bristol.ac.uk or add me on Facebook. I'm super friendly and keen to support everybody, so don't hesitate to contact me with anything.

For any other enquiries, please contact uobpolefitness@gmail.com!  

Vice-President - Sara Hillyer

Hello, my name is Sara Hillyer, I'm Pole Fitness Vice-President and I'm a fourth-year veterinary student. I've been doing pole for just under two years and love it from my first attitude spin in Cath's taster class!

Pole is about strength, fitness and flow, but most of all, having fun! The thing I love most about pole is undoubtedly the people - the instructors at Spin City, the committee and the whole society is filled with the most amazing, interesting and supportive friends I could have ever made.

If you'd like to hear more or have any questions please feel free to email me at sh13084@my.bristol.ac.uk


Publicity Officer - Niamh Akerman

Hi! My name is Niamh and I’m the publicity officer this year. I’m a 4th year Computer Science student and I am incredibly passionate about pole. I have been training since before university, although my love for the sport, my strength and my body confidence have really grown since joining the amazing and supportive society. I can’t imagine my life without pole anymore!

I competed for the university in 2017 at the IUPDC competition, and usually attend the society practices in the Student’s Union. I’m always happy to help and give advice on any topic, from competing to new pole outfits. My favourite moves are deadlifts, janeiro, and jade splits.

I came alone to the society and have since made some of my closest friends, so if you have any questions or just worries, feel free to contact me any time: na14813@my.bristol.ac.uk

Treasurer - Chloe Musij

Hi everyone, I'm Chloe and I will be your treasurer this year. I'm really excited to be part of pole society as it is a big part of my life. I am a second year dental hygiene student. Due to my unusual uni timetable I cannot always attend the pole society student classes at Spin City so I usually attend Aislinn's intermediate evening classes on a Monday or Thursday depending on my schedule that week.

I have been doing pole since October 2016, I quickly progressed in class and competed at both regionals in Exeter and nationals in Newcastle in the group routine a few months after starting. It was an amazing experience that I got to share with 5 lovely girls.

I was put off pole at first as I thought I wasn't flexible or strong enough to do it, but it has definitely impacted my life for the better. I love pole because I have made some of the best friends by doing it and I know it sounds cheesy but they are going to be friends for life and feel like my family. Pole fitness is difficult and you do get bruises, but I love being able to embrace them and feeling empowered. I also love seeing the look on people's faces when they find out I am part of Pole Soc; before coming to uni it is the last thing anyone would have expected me to do and people understand that it requires a lot of strength. My favourite move at the moment has to be a Gemini or Butterfly, they look so graceful as do a lot of the pole moves. If you have any questions don't be afraid to contact me by email (cm16346@my.bristol.ac.uk). If you are a bit on the edge about starting pole I would definitely encourage you to come along to a taster session. I hope to see you guys at class and practice x

Social Secretary- Lauren Dawe

My name’s Lauren and I’m in my second year studying Accounting and Finance. I started pole for the first time in September 2016 and fell in love instantly. I am driven, enthusiastic, outgoing and so excited to be your Pole Social Sec for this year!

Secretary - Lucy Mason

Hi everyone! My name is Lucy Mason and I'm a 2nd year Physics and Philosophy student. I started pole last September after wanting to do it for a while and I have loved every minute of it.

I didn't do any sport before uni and have gone from nothing to being able to do the side splits (just about) and touch my head with my feet (in a back bend) as well as doing all sorts of pole tricks. My favourite moves at the moment are the Archer (which I'm doing in the picture), the Reverse Grab spin and Butterfly, I'm working on extended Butterfly but I'm not quite there yet!

I competed as part of the group routine in SWUPC and IUPDC as well as doing a doubles routine in the showcase last year, it was an amazing experience and I would encourage everyone to get as involved as possible and really take advantage of the opportunities this society provides. I am always available for a chat so feel free to get in touch (lm16449@bristol.ac.uk or on Facebook as Lucie Mason) and if you're nervous about trying something out on your own tell me and either I'll come with you or I'll find someone going to the same thing!

Competition & Kit Officer - Raffi Johnson

Hi! My name is Raffi and I’m in my second year studying history. I’m really excited to be the club’s first Competition and Kit Officer!

I go to Aish’s Early Intermediate classes on a Wednesday and can’t believe how much myself and everyone I know have progressed in a year. With a dance background I’ve loved the performing side of pole, and was lucky enough to compete and come first in the Beginner's solo category at IUPDC in 2017 for Bristol which was an amazing experience – I’m hoping the competition team will have as much fun this year!

It’s great to have something to focus on outside of your studies, so you can be working on arm strength or general flexibility instead of labs or essays. It’s also fab to turn up to socials as a team instead of just going on a regular night out. Joining the society was one of the best decisions I made in first year for my all-round wellbeing, so definitely turn up for a taster session or class at Spin City! If you have anything at all to ask shoot me an email (rj16269@my.bristol.ac.uk) or feel free to have a chat if you bump into me on a Wednesday class or at a social 😊

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