Hi, I’m Princess K – aka Karen
My relationship with fitness has been long-standing; albeit at times, we have drifted apart!
I started ‘keeping fit’ to Jane Fonda videos in the 1980s progressing out of my leg warmers, onto my Step Box and various Aerobics classes in the 1990s. From there, I tried every new trend – Pilates, Yoga, Tae Bo, various celebrity videos, personal trainers in the gym and, eventually, in 2007, at the tender age of 45, Pole. I’d decided to try just one Pole session, the result of attending a Hen Party and not having a go – I needed to try it after that!
Suffice to say, that I did try it, and after a couple of classes, I loved it!
I went on to qualify as a Fitness Instructor with Future Fit Ltd in November 2009; then undertook Instructor Training with Xpole and Vertical Dance, and started teaching my own Pole classes.
Pole has not only made me stronger, leaner and more flexible but it has also given me self-confidence and an outlet to indulge my own girly Inner Vixen! Without it, I would never have had the belief in myself to teach.
By day, I am a 54 year old wife, mother of 2 and, alongside my husband, Ian, I’m director of a construction business; but, by night…
I become Princess K – my Alter Ego, who is far more daring than Karen could ever be – growing old disgracefully and Making Fitness Fun – Come join us!