verticalvixensa on Instagram

Vertical Vixen - Northriding

Vertical Vixen est 2007 Tone up, increase your self-confidence, have fun & meet amazing people! #poledancing #aerialyoga #stretchclasses

https://youtu.be/sWG0gQUpQLE

Report inappropriate content

We have the most incredible staff at the Vertical Vixen Studios! Each one of them add personality, style and emotional support to all of our amazing students. Next up on our introduction list is Angela. Angela teaches at our Linksfield Studio. ****** Angela is a dance instructor. She started dancing when she was 4 and has actively trained for 16 years. She has competed in Provincial and National competitions in acrobatics and modern dance, receiving her SA colours for both styles. She has also trained in hip hop, tap, ballet, freestyle, slowdance and jazz. Angela has been poling for 2 years and likes to incorporate pole into her dance routines as well as chairs and many other props. ***** Visit Angela's dance class every Wednesday! 💃

2

Transformation Tuesday is not just about physical changes, it is about the journey that we have with ourselves - mind, body, spirit and how they all link together to make us feel empowered, stronger, confident and healthier. We are going to delve a little into this with some of the students, as they share their experiences and incredible journeys of personal growth and achievements. This week we meet up with Charlene Slabbert: Tell us about yourself: So I'm a 39 year young Mom, Wife, Sister, Daughter, Workaholic. Standards Auditor & Human Resource Manager by day & Machine by night. When did you join the Aerial Yoga classes: I joined Aerial Yoga in 2016 What were your reasons for joining? Not only was I looking for a body challenge but also mind, body, inner strength and peace. How do the Aerial Yoga classes help you in your daily Life? Aerial Yoga is my calm and my happy place and has taught me selfworth and a deeper love within and around. It has helped me cope through times of tough emotional and physical weakness. One needs to make time to honor one self and those around us. Aerial Yoga is that place and moments for me. And it has done amazing things for my body and strength. What advice would you give to anyone thinking of trying Aerial Yoga? If you want to find your inner strength and soul connection but also understand the deeper connection you can have with your mind and body then Aerial Yoga is definitely worth a try and it's for all shapes sizes and personalities. Anything else you would like to share? We love having new faces in the classes so come and join us.

0

We have the most incredible staff at the Vertical Vixen Studios! Each one of them add personality, style and emotional support to all of our amazing students. . Next up on our introduction list is Alana AKA Sapphire, based at the Linksfield Studio. ****************** Not even the decade of ballet and years of gymnastics and dance could prepare Alana for the challenge and passion created by pole fitness. In 2013 she started her pole journey where she also entered and won Miss Pole Dance South Africa, Intermediate division. She has been an Instructor since 2015 in Cape Town and Johannesburg. . "The best thing about teaching is to see students grow in strength and confidence!" Alana is also a known performer in the burlesque and entertainment circuit. . Other titles earned: > 1st Place Pole Sports League Provincial 2015 - Professional Division Western Cape > 2nd Place Miss Pole Dance South Africa 2016 - Professional Division > 2nd Place APAC Art 2017 - Professional Division > 2nd Place Pole Battle 2018 - Professional Division . Follow @sapphire_flex on Instagram to see what she gets up to next!.

0

*Goooood Morning beautiful People* . Keep strong & healthy with us this Winter, it's almost over. Spring is just 2 months away ❄☀ . Join us for classes this week with our fabulous team of instructors! We will stay motivated together! . #polefamily #bettertogether . See ya there 💚💃🏼

0

We have the most incredible staff at the Vertical Vixen Studios! Each one of them add personality, style and emotional support to all of our amazing students. . First up on our introduction list is Andrea aka Rea - the Northriding Studio Manager. We would literally be lost without this super woman! . Happpppy Birthday for the 8th July 💚💚 . ****************** . Hi, I'm Rea, the Studio Manager at Vertical Vixen Northriding. . I started pole about 10 years ago because a friend of mine came back from the UK and was raving about this new craze. I was too lazy to go to the gym, as I always found it boring, so I was immediately interested in this new form of exercise . One day going to the shops I saw a big poster advertising Pole dance classes and decided to give it a try. Now 10 years later I love our pole family at Vertical Vixen. . Everyone is always so encouraging and helpful. You could be having the worst day, come to class and you are guaranteed to leave with a smile on your face. There is always so much love and laughter in the classes, that it has always been my "Happy Place". We promote a healthy body image and that sexy has no size but rather that Strong is the new sexy. At Vertical Vixen we encourage you to be exactly who you are and we will celebrate your uniqueness. After every class I feel a sense of accomplishment, whether I finally managed to get my nemis move, or do it on my "silly side" or if I am working on something new and am now just that little bit closer to getting it right - there is always something to celebrate. . Pole dancing is good for your mind and body, it makes you physically strong but also makes your mind stronger & determined. I truly believe that being able to overcome the boundaries of your mind and any fear that may be holding you back, is so essential to leading a better and more successful life, plus it is a liberating feeling. . 10 years later and I still love it as much as I did on the first day that I started, the only difference is, I now have a huge pole family. . *************** . We love you Rea 💚💚 #polefamily

1

Transformation Tuesday is not just about physical changes, it is about the journey that we have with ourselves – mind, body and spirit and how they link together to empower us. . We are going to delve into this with some of our students from Vertical Vixen. . Visit us each week as we share their experiences and incredible journeys of personal growth and achievements. . This week we meet up with Vishani. . Vishani is a Scientist and Tuition Centre Owner. She joined Vertical Vixen Studios for the Aerial Yoga classes about a month ago. . "I joined to enhance my fitness goals and gain core strength. I have gained so much of energy and flexibility, in just under a month, and as a result I do not require physiotherapy anymore. I feel energised and rejuvenated, physically and mentally. I strongly recommend joining Vertical Vixen in order to look and feel healthy and active. There will be no regrets from day one, because above all the health benefits, it is FUN FUN FUN!"

1

Repost - great pic! http://poledancingadventures.com/comic/the-ideal-body/ #more-3157 (We) I receive messages every now and then from hopeful pole dancers curious about trying it out. More than half of the time, it’s someone worried they can’t pole because their body “isn’t right” for it. What does that mean?Let your curiosity overcome your fear. Let your passions move you! The pole community has dancers from all walks of life from all over the world. It’s incredible the kind of motivation that’s out there for you to see. Who inspires you?

1

Transformation Tuesday is not just about physical changes, it is about the journey that we have with ourselves – mind, body and spirit and how they link together to empower us. . We are going to delve into this with some of our students from Vertical Vixen. . Visit us each week as we share their experiences and incredible journeys of personal growth and achievements. . This week we meet us with Veronica Hughes: . What were your reasons for joining? The year before I joined had been a very difficult year for me, hubby and I spent the year in doctor's rooms trying all methods and medication to conceive a child. This took a huge tole on me, both emotionally and physically. My self confidence was at its absolute lowest, not being able to have a baby made me feel like I wasn’t a woman. And the medication had made me put on a lot of weight and I felt tired and depressed. . I decided I needed to find a way to lose weight, and to love myself again and feel like a woman. Many times I drove past Vertical Vixen and I thought ‘wow how amazing it must be to dance and feel sexy and beautiful, and be a strong woman’. When I first walked into the studio, in my XXL baggy tracksuit pants and t-shirt, I looked at all the beautiful woman in their skimpy pole outfits and thought 'hell no, I don’t belong here. I can never be like them’. My first instinct was to sneak quietly out the door and hope that no one saw me. Then Julie came and spoke to me, and she was so sweet and made me feel so incredibly welcome, as did all the woman in the class, that I couldn’t resist staying for the class that I had signed up for. So there was me, in my super baggy clothes doing my first ever pole class. . And over the years I became that person that I thought I could never be – I lost weight (well over 30kgs), I became the woman in the skimpy pole outfit, my fitness strength as well as my self confidence grew to levels that I never imagined possible. I even became that woman who went up onto stage which I never ever imagined I could be. #transformationtuesday #verticalvixen #polefitness #poledancing #poledancersofinstagram

6

#Repost @julzfowler ・・・ BUSINESS INSIDER | LIFE Watch: This Joburg woman started pole-dancing to lose weight – now she's SA's champion *12 years ago, Julie Fowler wanted to lose weight. *In 2018, the 36-year old was crowned SA's pole-sports champion. *In July she will travel to Spain to compete in the World Pole Sports Championship and compete with 41 athletes in the pole-sports division. https://www.businessinsider.co.za/watch-this-joburg-woman-started-pole-dancing-to-lose-weight-now-shes-sas-champion-2018-6

3

Transformation Tuesday is not just about physical changes, it is about the journey that we have with ourselves – mind, body and spirit and how they link together to empower us. . We are going to delve into this with some of our students from Vertical Vixen. . Visit us each week as we share their experiences and incredible journeys of personal growth and achievements. . This week we meet up with Merelda Wu: Because of the classes / new exercise regime - did you start to make changes to other areas of your life? if so what? (what other benefits have you gained from your classes at Vertical Vixen?) I never used to exercise for fun and my only reason for exercise before was to lose weight. Because of how dreadful it was for me, I could never sustain the momentum once I see a little bit of result. I hated running, found gym exceptionally boring and the progress in yoga too slow. Since I began the pole journey, I started going to gym more regularly because I need to build strength for all the pole tricks. I became a lot more confident and active, started mountain climbing, joined various obstacle course races and went on numerous hiking trips. I not only made exercising a habit, but a habit that I really love and am proud of. I’ve essentially unlocked a whole other part of me by falling in love with pole. What advice would you give to anyone thinking of trying pole? You don’t have to be fit, strong or know how to dance. Pole makes you fit and strong while you have tons of fun (and bruises and pain). Don’t be put-off by the connotations people often associate with pole dancing. We are all just normal girls with a career but with the added good core strength. http://www.verticalvixen.co.za/testimonials/events/transformation-tuesday/149-merelda-wu

0

Are you pregnant or have a family member / friend that is? If so, did you know that we host Pregnancy Yoga classes every Sunday morning at 10am? Prenatal Yoga is a wonderful opportunity for you to take time to connect with the changes in your body and connect with your baby. In our classes you will build strength and work with your breath preparing for childbirth and motherhood. Send us a message or give us a call! 💛👼👶 #yoga #pregnancyyoga #pregnancy #prenatalyoga

1

**NEW CLASS** 7.30pm - Tuesdays starting in July Contemporary Dance: This class encourages you to explore freedom of movement and self- expression. It is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Designed for all levels of dancers, each class will give you a deeper understanding of body alignment and confidence as we strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.

3

Transformation Tuesday is not just about physical changes, it is about the journey that we have with ourselves – mind, body and spirit and how they link together to empower us. . We are going to delve into this with some of our students from Vertical Vixen. . Visit us each week as we share their experiences and incredible journeys of personal growth and achievements. . This week we meet up with Yvette Malherbe: What were your reasons for joining? A colleague tried to get me to start years ago but I never took the plunge. After having my boy I had to learn to deal with this mom bod and I had to regain my confidence as doing the mom thing on your own really digs into your self-confidence and image Are they still the same? No - They have changed dramatically over the years. Because of the classes / new exercise regime - did you start to make changes to other areas of your life? if so what? Totes, I never enjoyed gym and would go if I had a training buddy but never alone. Since pole requires a lot of strength and discipline I joined gym and now frequent gym for that matter (and I do enjoy seeing progress both at pole and gym) Healthy living is easier because there is motivation to remain disciplined. What other benefits / experiences / friendships have you gained from your classes at Vertical Vixen? Benefits are plenty. As woman we are all very critical of ourselves and there will always be room for improvement. Each new move is such a confidence boost, pushing your body to do things other people are in awe of and getting them right. High fives and victory dances (yes we go full spaz) are quite common in class and we all share in each other’s victories. I have gained many friends through pole, one of which I get to call a best friend. Besides the obvious there is also my own confidence. Pole does wonders for your self-esteem. Walking into a room tall and confident in who you are and accepting yourself really goes a long way. Pushing yourself to do things that may seem impossible teaches you that you don’t need to focus on your flaws because it’s only in your mind that they hold you back (and only you notice them) http://www.verticalvixen.co.za/testimonials/

0

1

We have a wonderful Prize to raffle off to raise funds to Get Julie to World's. Thank you @daniellecamera_jewellery for your generous donation. "We've found the most fabulous place to keep your little one's favorite drawing... it's on our 925 Sterling Silver POSH MOMMY 'My Favorite Picture' necklace . We use highly advanced laser technology to take your drawing from paper to silver. All you need to do is scan your drawing, save it as a PDF and email it to us...it's that easy This pendant is the perfect keep sake and one that mum will treasure for years to come Your POSH MOMMY necklace will arrive ready packaged in our very posh gift box at no additional charge...our gift to you. You an view our POSH MOMMY range at www.daniellecamera.co.za" For just R200 a ticket you have the chance to win this fantastic prize of a silver pendant " My favourite picture" necklace valued at R1 175.00 The draw will be live on Facebook at 7pm on 16th June. You can purchase ticket cash at the studio or by doing an EFT FNB Current Account Vertical Vixen CC Account number 623 3329 5609 Branch Code 256755 Please use your full name and "raffle" as a reference. Tickets can be bought from anywhere in the world we will courier the prize to you. P.S If you Win this necklace is also available with our signature 9k rose gold or 9k yellow gold plating for the mum who prefers a bit of colour so you can pay to have it plated.

0

Transformation Tuesday is not just about physical changes, it is about the journey that we have with ourselves – mind, body and spirit and how they link together to empower us. . We are going to delve into this with some of our students from Vertical Vixen. . Visit us each week as we share their experiences and incredible journeys of personal growth and achievements. . This week we meet up with Casey Blake: What advice would you give to anyone thinking of trying pole? Do it. It is so much harder than it looks, and takes so much more strength than you've ever imagined your body was capable of. It really has helped me create a better and more loving relationship with my body. Why would you tell someone to join a pole class? Because it is so much fun. People often tell me that when they are happier with their bodies, maybe then they'll join a pole class. Don't wait. Being in pole class was a huge part of becoming happier with my body. http://www.verticalvixen.co.za/testimonials/events/transformation-tuesday/147-casey-blake

1

5

Hi everyone, Thank you for taking the time to visit my BackaBuddy Fundraising page. I recently qualified to compete at the World Pole Sports Championship in Spain. The event takes place over the weekend of the 13 - 16th July 2018 in Tarragona, Spain. I need as much help as I can get to cover the costs, the Rand / Euro conversion rate is definitely not in my favour. I will be looking to cover the travel costs (Visa, flights, local transport), food, coaching, costume, tracksuit as well any other costs that I may incur whilst embarking on this once in a lifetime opportunity. If you would like to help me on my way, I would be incredibly grateful for whatever amount you are able to donate. https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/get-julie-to-worlds

1