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Meet Your Sexy Side

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Providing quality pole dance classes, parties and more since 2007.  Raleigh NC number 1 resource for pole dance, exotic dance and sexy fitness classes & parties!
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Offering quality pole dance classes, pole dancing classes and pole dancing parties in Raleigh, NC and surrounding areas.  Specializing in pole dance fitness, bootcamps, weightloss programs, sexy fit & exotic dance classes, bachelorette & birthday parties, aerial acrobatics, stretching, yoga, Zumba and more!
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Aradia Fitness
Crunch XPert
United Pole Artists
Pole Fitness Association
Beach Body
Aerobic Fitness Association of America
Dancing Instruction, Health Clubs, Personal Fitness Trainers, Poles
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Bike Parking: Yes

Classes Offered: Dance Classes


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Heather W.



I love Aradia Fitness!!! I started taking classes there 2 months ago, and I cannot believe the improvements in my muscle definition, core strength, and flexibility. In addition to the pole classes, they offer so many other types of classes: yoga, aerial silks, twerking, Zumba, flexibility, etc....

Everyone from the instructors, staff, and fellow classmates are so friendly and supportive. The instructors are well-versed in both technique and safety, and are always there to help you with the moves, and to give pointers on how to execute the moves.

I could go on and on about how amazing this place is, but I will end this review by saying that I recommend Aradia to everyone--Just go. You will be so glad that you did :)



Provided by Citysearch - 
I <3 The Pole!

Aradia fitness is a great studio to learn a new trick or too and make some good friends as well. I've been going to this studio for about 3 years now and there is more to offer than just pole. They have a large selection of beyond the pole classes such as the very talked about Zumba! They also offer a variety of fun cardio classes and dance classes. I have enjoyed the pole classes. Mainly because the instructors are very supportive and it is taught in levels so everyone in your class is learning everything for the first time with you. I also like that all the students are different shapes and sizes and the school teaches you how to beautiful in your own skin! I would recommend the place to anyone that wants to try something new and fun.



Provided by Citysearch - 
""Got Pole?""

""Got Pole?"" I know I do!

I can honestly say that Aradia Fitness is the highlight of my week! I've been a student at Aradia for a year and a half, and can't imagine my life WITHOUT pole fitness! I proudly tell all my friends and family this is what I do for fun and fitness, and encourage all my girlfriends to give it a try. If there is ever any confusion about what exactly ""pole fitness"" is, I merely whip out my phone and show them a few pictures. The most common response is, ""Wow! That looks like Cirque du Soleil!""

The instructors at Aradia are simply an incredible group of women. They are so supportive and encouraging during class, and they always make you feel comfortable. Safety is of the utmost importance, and moves are learned gradually so you feel both confident and secure in your abilities--whether you're a beginner or advanced!

So don't be shy! If you're a newbie and curious about all the hype, grab a friend and come take a teaser class! If you're already involved in the pole community, they have the level for you!

Come and ""Meet Your Sexy Side"" at Aradia. We'll see you there!



Provided by Citysearch - 
best workout ever

Aradia Fitness is the best place I've ever been. I hate going to the gym, the only way I ever workout is because of Aradia. With so many different classes to take, and everyone in them going through it with you, you do things and have strength you never knew. I've made so many new friends and discovered a passion in dance to do things I never thought possible. The instructors are so supportive and happy when you get a trick. Go to Aradia take a teaser class, or other beyond the pole classes and you'll soon be addicted.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best work out for post baby body!

I thought I would NEVER get that post baby weight off until I heard about Aradia Fitness. It's a pole workout that really works your entire body while getting you in touch with your sexy side! I lost 45 lbs after I started using the techniques I learned in class, and it helped be build back my confidence too. Any woman who has extra weight to lose and you feel like you have tried everything...well try this, you wont be disappointed!
I recommend Aradia Fitness to EVERYONE!!!!

Tara G.



I attended Aradia Fitness for the first time on Friday 8/27 for an aerial silks workshop they offered. The studio was gorgeous, clean, and spacious. Everyone who worked there were VERY friendly and helpful. Although I live over 4 hours away, I will attend this studio again in the future. Two huge thumbs up for Aradia Fitness!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Aradia Love!

I can not say enough about Aradia Fitness. I adore going to class, I adore the ladies in my class, I adore the instructors who I have not had yet, and I adore my current instructor Kim. I am trying to spread the word like wild fire in the Triangle Area.

I think about Pole when I wake up, ALL DAY AT WORK (I sexy up anytime I can honey), I have a special playlist for class ""Poletential"", and hell I even put sexy up, sexy out at the end of message.

Aradia is a great place to have the best time of your life, meet new people, and get a good sweat in, I wish class was 2-3 times a week :-D

Miss Cleo Moment: I see Aradia getting so many women they have to move into a huge studio where everyone can fireman spin their asses to victory THE CARDS DON' LIE

_sexy up, sexy out



Provided by Citysearch - 
I love Aradia Fitness!

I still remember my first class at Aradia Fitness, I was nervous yet excited and had to bring best friend along to get the nerve to go. But wow! After the first class I was hooked! All of the instructors are fabulous and make you feel so comfortable. Plus they offer so many different & fun classes, I don't have enough time in the week to take everything I want to. Before I started taking classes, I had a little extra ""padding"" and did not feel very good about myself. Now I've toned up, become inspired to be healthy in all aspects of my life and learned to appreciate each & every curve of my body. I've been going to Aradia for about six months and now I'm flipping upside down on the pole and wearing fun heels to dance class! I tell all my girlfriends to come and am currently looking for a pole for home :)



Provided by Citysearch - 
Fun & Inspiring

Some people give me strange looks when I mention that I take pole fitness classes because they don't *really* know what that means. So let me tell you that this is a heck of a workout! Most of your time, especially in lower levels, is spent doing intense yoga-like exercises that strengthen your core muscles, legs and developing glutes. Believe me, your body will know you've had a workout when you are done. The time you spend on the pole will develop your upper body and strengthen your core - I have a new respect for dancers because this is incredibly hard! Try holding yourself up off the ground on a swingset sometime and smiling while you do it - it ain't easy!

So that's the workout aspect of it, but the bottom line here is that it is also fun, which makes the workout a lot more enjoyable. The ladies form a tight bond and spend a lot of time laughing at themselves and each other as they try to perfect new moves and not grimace while they do it :-) The atmosphere is relaxed and energizing.

All of the instructors are very professional and proficient. They take a lot of time to work with students if they are having trouble getting an particular mood. I have the most experience with Tracy, and she is wonderful and incredibly encouraging, but all of the women who work there are very nice and work hard to make sure everyone has a positive experience.

I can't say enough about how much fun the classes are and how much my self-confidence has improved. If you're ready to really enjoy moving (and maybe impress a few other people in the process), Aradia can get you there!



Provided by Citysearch - 

I can remember my very first class at Aradia...I had Tracy as an instructor. I was immediately put to ease and have been hooked every since. I fell in love with the physical fitness part as well as becoming comfortable with myself. I have more confidence and feel sexier than ever! I highly recommend trying this and get Tracy as your instructor you will be hooked too! It is a wonderful place for women to become sensual within themselves and not feel intimidated. All sizes, ages, races fit beautifully here!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Supportive enviroment for fun and fitness

The staff is extremely friendly and supportive. The classes are small. There are no mirrors for you to judge yourself in.

When i went to my ""teaser"" class in early 2007 I had no idea what to expect. I was very self conscious and didn't feel comfortable in my own skin. After one or two classes I found myself becoming more and more comfortable in my own body. I would walk a little bit taller and more confidently after every class. I could also see a change in my physique. ( Which certainly didn't hurt anything.)

I can't say enough amazing things about Aradia Fitness. I would very highly recommend Terri and the ladies of Aradia to anyone who wants to get fit i with the added benefit of a more confident sense of self.



Provided by Citysearch - 
The best overall feel-good exercise class in town

I went looking for pole dancing on line after reading an article in US Weekly about Kate Hudson taking the classes. Even though I could be her momma, I was so intrigued by it the idea of actually learning how to do something so unusual. I was in one of the first classes offered over a year ago and I've been a regular ever since. I started taking classes start with a teaser and have worked my way up to a 6.5 class. I have no idea how high the number goes but I'm in it for the long haul. I exercise regularly with weights so this has been the perfect addition to my weekly routine. It's been a great way to build self-confidence and strength plus I've been so many nice ladies! There is no competition because we each just do whatever we are can, whatever our bodies will allow us. I would never have believed I'd own a pole in my home nor that I'd be about to climb it or go upside down on it. It's fun and exciting! Try it. I promise, you'll like it.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Awesome workout!

I was getting bored with the routine aerobics classes etc and was looking for a new fun way to get a similar workout. I went to a Teaser class at Aradia a year ago and I haven't stopped going since! All the instuctors are great and a lot of fun. Classes are small, so there is a lot of personal instruction. The floor, wall and pole routines exercise all areas of your body for a total fitness workout. Want your arms and shoulders to look great - this is the fitness class for you! It is amazing what tricks you can do on the pole - although they seem impossible when you see them - but the instructors are so patient and helpful that you pick it up quickly. Chair Dance, Lap Dance and other workshops are offered and they are a ton of fun! Not only are you shaping your body, but the classes increase your self confidence and your self assurance ... it is a great female bonding experience and we can all giggle together :-)



Provided by Citysearch - 
Take a class with Tracy Swickle at Aradia Fitness

I highly recommend taking a class at Aradia Fitness. It's a great all over body workout for all sizes and ages. I've taken several classes with different instructors and I recommend taking a class with Tracy S. In my opinion, Tracy is the best instructor at Aradia Fitness.

I suggest taking a ""teaser"" class first to see if you will enjoy the class. I started taking classes in Jan. 2008 and got hooked. I've been taking classes ever since and have seen so many positive things within myself. I walk with a certain confidence and my strength and flexibility have increased dramatically since I began.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Fun & Refreshing workout

This studio is great for anyone looking for a new type of workout, a way to meet your more feminine side or just a night out with the girls. I have been doing aradia for more than a year now and have had so much fun with the classes and with the girls I have met there. It's a good workout especially for your arms and shoulders but also for your core and lower body



Provided by Citysearch - 
You have GOT to try this!

Whoever says you have to be 5'8"" and a size 2 to be beautiful... well, they never had it so wrong!

I'll admit I was one of the skeptical ones who rolled my eyes when I first heard about pole dancing for fitness. But after just one class in this amazing studio, I realized I had never had so much fun working out before! I walked out the door that evening with a little strut in my step. Now when I visit the studio for classes, I'm thrilled to be able to perform amazing acrobatic moves that have me hanging upside down and spinning wildly in my fun shoes. The strength and flexibility required to perform these dances is astounding. I don't think I've ever looked, or felt, this great before!

The instructors are fabulous - no two are alike and they each bring an amazing energy to the class. Classes are so much fun and I've met so many women from different lifestyles. I want to share Aradia with all my girlfriends and I'm soon going to book one of their Aradia parties to introduce them to pole dancing. I even took one of the Aradia lapdancing classes which was a blast! My husband was pleasantly surprised when I came home that evening to show off what I learned =P

If you aren't sure about Aradia, I strongly suggest signing up for one of the ""Teaser"" classes which is like an introduction class. You won't regret it!

Aradia is FUN and has me feeling better about myself then ever. I get hang out with awesome ladies and cut loose to the music. With the yoga portion of the class plus the dancing part of the class, I really do get a GREAT workout... plus its FUN!



Provided by Citysearch - 
So much fun!

Aradia Fitness is such a blast! I'm so glad that I found out about this and tried out their teaser class. It's a good way to see if you really like the classes. I did the teaser, loved it! and I have moved on into the levels. It feels a little awkward at first when you start the class, but no one judges you and quickly you feel very comfortable in the studio. I feel that I have increased my flexibility and my arm strength since starting the classes. I will definitely keep up with the classes and can't wait to get my own pole at home to practice on!