Studio Entrance and New Car!

We have just had new doors and windows on the Purity Studio, so our signage has been updated. The new Pandas were created by one of Purity’s lovely students called Hannah Trinder.

Don’t forget to look out for the new look Purity Panda driving around town too!

At Purity Studio we offer pole dancing classes from absolute beginner to advanced. We are a dance based pole school which is oodles of fun!

Pilates and Half Hour to Power (HiiT) classes are also available.

The studio can also be hired out if another instructor is looking for a fitness studio to hire for their own classes.

Daytime Pole and Pilates FREE Launch!

Daytime Pole Dance classes and Pilates classes are launching on the week of 11th June 2018. First week is free, but you must contact to book in, as there are a maximum of 9 in Pilates and 6 in Pole Dance.

If you decide to book in June for a 5 week block there is a £10 discount. Making Pole Dance £40 instead of £50 for 5 weeks, and Pilates £30 instead of £40 for 5 weeks.

Pilates is a great class for keeping your body fit and healthy, working your core with slow controlled movements, both standing and mat work.

Pole dancing is great if you want to improve you relationship with your body, whilst learning a new skill. It will get you fit, but once you start you will realise it is so much more than that.

New Autumn Timetable 2017

Our new Autumn Timetable has just been released, now includes our early morning HiiT class, Half Hour to Power at 6am. If you would like a class at 6.40am please get in touch too.

Pole Dancing now has Beginner Pole Dance on Wednesdays at 7.20pm, with plenty of space to move up to Improver then Intermediate Pole Levels. Freestyle Pole Dancing is now fortnightly on Fridays, first one being on Friday 6th October 2017.

Pilates which is great for keeping the body active, reducing risk of injury, core strength, core stability and flexibility, is now on Mondays at 6.05pm and 7.15pm for Beginner Pilates. Tuesdays at 9.30am will also be for beginners to Pilates.

All of these classes are located at the Purity Studio in Andover, Hampshire, UK.

See our full timetable here!

Pilates for Orthopaedic Conditions

This week has brought some exciting news, not only am I now a qualified level 3 pilates instructor, but I have been told that I have passed my Pilates for Orthopaedic Conditions course!

This means I can help more people become active again, stay active, and take GP referrals.

I have been trained in many different issues, including:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • Specific Back Pain – Trapped Nerve, Sciatica, Slipped Disc
  • Non-Specific Back Pain – Caused by general living, posture etc
  • Shoulder issues – Frozen Shoulder, Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Knee and Hip Replacements
  • Knee Injuries

The list goes on! This doesn’t mean I can diagnose you, but when you are ready to exercise I can work with what your Physio and GP have advised you to do, and get you back to working order.

Pilates is great for keeping you healthy by working at a low impact level to gain core strength, mobility and natural flexibility in your body.

If you suffer from an achey back, but there is no underlining issue you can come to a class. Also if you are Hypermobile but not had any issues with it, you can also come to a class. If you have any other conditions listed above you would need to have seen a medical professional first. I can then help you either privately or in a small group class.

Please always let me know if you have an existing condition prior to joining any class.

Click the photo to see our latest timetable for Pilates at the Purity Studio in Andover Hampshire.

The Treatment Room

Recently I have been busy having a wall built in the studio, this means the studio now has 6 poles instead of 7. But we do have a beautiful new woodland styled wall, with more mirrors.

I had been toying with the idea for a couple of years, and finally have a treatment room at the front of the studio. We have Mark Terry from MJT Massage Therapy. I have been having treatments with Mark for 3 years, and without him I don’t think I would of been able to teach some of your classes! He specialises in Sports and Remedial Massage.

Mark is due to start in October 2017.

Here are a some photos of the new wall from the Studio side. See the Timetable for the classes and times.

Why Have You Stopped Teaching Pole Tricks??

So this question has come up lately. After teaching pole dancing, including pole tricks for 13 years, why have I decided to stop teaching pole tricks now?…

In July 2017 Purity is about to become an actual ‘Pole Dancing’ school, by that I mean I am waving good bye to the pole tricks side of things, and focusing on the dance side more.

I have a few reasons… I feel that the dancing has more to offer people, myself included. I am all for body positivity and a happy state of mind, and nothing gives this better than the dancing side of things, any dancing for that matter! I am not saying that pole tricks doesn’t give you this either, it’s just that dancing does it way better in my opinion. I feel it is a bit of a metaphor for life – “It is not how many tricks you can do, but how you move.

I feel people can hide behind tricks, and ignore the dance, which is strange seeing as it is called Pole Dancing.

“Is it because you can’t keep up with the new tricks?”
This makes me laugh! Most people can’t keep up with the ‘new’ tricks! I don’t even try, never have done! I have my own way, perhaps because I am an old school poler, I love the old school tricks. Trick wise, I think you can’t beat a beautiful Scorpio or an Extended Butterfly. I have spoken to some of my old instructor friends during the recent years, who started teaching around the same time I did, they stopped years ago when the tricks went crazy, they said “I don’t know how you keep going through all the madness that pole has turned into“. But I can’t understand why they stopped for that reason, I got into pole because I love dancing, the tricks were always a side line.

I have had a few pole related injuries this year, and it has made me re-evaluate what I want
from life. Do I love the doing/teaching pole tricks enough to put my body through it anymore? The answer is no, (not sadly no, just no). I am happy about my decision. Life is too short to do things we are not happy with. Don’t get me wrong, you may still see pictures cropping up on Instagram of me doing pole tricks, I am not giving them up, I am just stopping teaching them. I still love pole, and don’t want to lose my passion for it.

This year I have been training hard in a new area for me, (well newish), I am becoming a Level 3 Pilates teacher. I trained in Fitness Pilates in 2008, but I have decided to go sh*t or bust with it now! I feel that pole dancing is great for helping the mind and body in so many ways, but I would like to do more to help people.

I think Pilates is a key for the body to stay fit and functional for life, and I want to bring that to more people.

I want to thank all of the Purity Students, both past and present for all their support. I do hope you all continue your pole journey with Purity, so we can dance together for many years to come.

 

 

Fitness and Dance Studio Available to Rent in Andover Hampshire UK

The Purity Studio, which is located on the Walworth Industrial Estate, in Andover Hampshire, is available to hire on a Wednesday evening from 7.30pm, and Monday to Fridays from 6am to 2pm. The price is £15 per hour.

You can easily fit around 12 students in for a fitness class.

The studio is great for fitness classes, yoga, pilates, dance, zumba, personal training, martial arts etc.

Please contact Jolene on 07961 054 863 if you would like to chat further, or arrange to come and see it.

Studio

Purity Pole Dancing Studio!!!

I have now found a cute lil studio to run the Purity Pole Classes from. Its in Reading near Reading West Station just off the Oxford Road.
At the moment it’s being refurbished but I’ve been promised it will be ready for 1st August 2008, I can’t wait!!

I’m going to put up 5 Xpoles, lots of mats and a couple of trick mats. Mirrors will be installed later in August.

I have got the free pole dance tasters on 6th August for new polers and a pole jam for the more experienced ones on Sun 24th August 1-4pm.

Pole Lessons Beginners, Intermediate and Advance will be starting early August, see the website for more details www.puritypoledancing.com.

Fitness Pilates, Aerobics and Belly Dancing will be coming to the Purity Studio later this year.

Watch this space for pictures of the new studio in a couple of weeks time.