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.

Sexy Pole Dance Workshop

Purity is hosting another Sexy Pole workshop, normally we hold one in the Summer, but time passed me by. So we are doing it near my Birthday! Yay for me!

Our song will be WOW by Marilyn Manson, it’s a pretty filthy track, which is going to make it oh so fun!

This workshop is available to those who have completed a beginner pole dance course in the past 6 months. No matter how long you have been poling, expect your body to ache for a few days after!

Maximum is 1 student per pole, so plenty of time to nail the routine. Feel free to dress up… or down 😉 You are welcome to wear shoes, no higher than 8″ heel and knee pads are a must have for everyone.

Bring your ‘can do’ attitude and prepare to have some fun. If you are good I will give you some cake!

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.

Half Hour to Power 6am

Our 6am HHTP class is back! Are you ready to start on Tuesday 26th September?

Our 30 min class will wake you up and get you ready for your day ahead. Don’t be fooled by the fact it is only half an hour, you will be surprised at how hard you can push yourself!

This is for all ages over 16, so long as you are healthy, then any fitness level is welcome. There are high and low options for everyone.

Advance bookings only, as we only have a maximum of 10 in a class, join our small team!

Pole Tricks Class

….”But I thought you were no longer teaching pole tricks??”…

This will not be like it used to be, I will only teach the inverts and tricks that can relate to lower third pole tricks. Lower third pole stuff is my passion, as it flows well with the dance side of pole.

Also my back has been feeling so much better later, so the one class of pole tricks should be ok.

Main moves that will be a focus are: Invert, Air Invert, Scorpio, Gemini, Inverted V, Chopper, Cross Leg/Ankle Release, Butterfly, Super Girl. Once you have these, there is so much you can do with them!

This class is only available on a membership package, to those who are at intermediate or advance level.

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.

 

 

Are you too self conscious to exercise? Do you want to workout with like minded people?

Then please read on to find out how Purity Studio in Andover can help you.

We have heard it time and time again, we should eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly, but what does this actually mean? Do I have to join a gym, and bimble around my own workout for a couple of hours, wait for machines? The thought of doing this to a lot of people are; I don’t know what I’m doing, I feel self conscious, people will judge me, the gym is full of fit people, I haven’t got the right clothes, I don’t have that kind of time, the list goes on.

Should I start running? The thought of running outside, with all those cars passing me, makes me nervous.

I want to eat healthy, but I don’t have the time or money to do it. I eat all the low fat food, and lots of fruit but still don’t lose weight, what am I doing wrong?

I don’t want to join Weight Watchers or Slimming World, as I don’t want to be measured or weighed. Or you might already have joined and want to up your game by exercising.

All of these are a very normal way of feeling, and you are not alone.

High KneesPurity Studio in Andover are offering a unique class of their popular Half Hour to Power, to those who are self conscious, but who want to exercise. This class is set to start on Monday 2nd March 2015, classes will run on Monday to Thursday at 5.20pm each day. This class will be aimed at those who really want to get their mind and body back on track, but who would like to work out with those who understand how they feel.

We recommend you do 3 to 4 classes per week. Everyone is entitled to a one week taster at £15, which will give you 3 classes in that week. After that it is booked in 5 week blocks. The SILVER (£75) package will get you 3 classes per week. The GOLD (£95) will get you up to 4 classes per week, plus 1 month of fat burning protein, and nutrition advice. The SILVER package works out at £5 per class, and the GOLD is less than £5 per class. You can be flexible on which days of the week you attend.

Please note this is not like a gym membership, once your 5 weeks is up, you can choose to continue, or stop, it is up to you.

But I can join a gym for less than that, and get more classes too!

Yes you can, but, will you go to those classes? Will you use the gym? Are those classes going to be filled with similar people to you? Or do you think they will be full of those who make you nervous? Will those classes be big or small? Will your technique be watched all the time? Will you have a good view of your instructor in your class?

The good thing about HHTP is that we only operate as small classes, maximum of 12, this Triceps Dipsgives you a lovely team feel. Your instructor, Jolene, will be able to access your on going technique, make sure no bad habits are formed, and give you encouragement throughout, giving you a personal trainer feel throughout your class.

At Purity we promote a healthy mind more than anything else, so long as you are happy and healthy, then it does not matter what size you are. Which is why weighing in, measurements and before and after photos are optional. This can be done for you at no extra charge, but it is not a mandatory requirement. Feeling taller, feeling confident and in control of yourself is the main thing, and Half Hour to Power can give you that, as well as fat loss, strength building and improved cardio.

In only 30 minutes per day for 3-4 times a week, your results will be fabulous.

You are welcome to call Jolene to have a chat about joining on 07961 054 863, or you can book through here.

We also have 2 other Half Hour to Power classes running at 6pm and 6.40pm each day, you are most welcome to come along for a taster to one of those if you can’t make the 5.20pm time. In 9 years of trading Purity has built up a reputation for having supportive students, in a none competitive atmosphere.

New Studio Floor!

Last weekend the Purity Studio Andover saw a big change! We had a beautiful new floor put down! No more blue carpet, the studio now looks bigger and brighter. Floor to ceiling Xpoles have now gone in ready for the pole dancing classes, 4 are currently up, and we are having new beams installed soon, so we can have 7 poles. Remember all our classes are only 1 student per pole, to give you the best pole time!

Half Hour to Power and Hoop have now christened the floor, everyone is enjoying it!



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What can 6 months can do for a business?..

A LOT!! That is the answer! It has been 6 months since opening the new Purity Studio in Andover, Hampshire, and the support has been overwhelming! I left the Reading studio, to move to little Andover, not knowing what the call would be like, and whether I would ever have another studio or not. I have been surprised at just how big Purity has got, since I moved here!

Starting with only 2 pole classes a week, then to growing to 4, the call for pole has been so1st class high, that we now have 6 classes, as 5 have been consistently full. Not only do we do pole fitness, but we also hold Authentic pole classes now, which have been ever so popular. All of our pole classes are 1 student per pole, given students ample pole time, with no waiting around.

 

photo 2I have been introducing more and more people to the art that is Aerial Hoop, a first for Andover I believe. This has also stretched to teaching children as young as 7.

Two months ago I launched the new get fit in 5 weeks HiiT course – Half Hour to Power. In only 3 x 30 minute sessions per week, students can increase fat loss, and gain fitness rapidly, whilst not losing much time in their day. With the 6pm class getting full as no one wants to leave, I have introduced a later one at 6.40pm.

Purity has a reputation for small and friendly classes, with a focus on technique and individual needs.

As the past 6 months have been so successful, we are now having a brand new floor putPS Launch down, so this means no more carpet, and all poles will no longer be Xstages, they will be floor to ceiling Xpoles for all the lucky students.

We are looking forward to an exciting 2015, with shows, more classes, more workshops, and perhaps even a Twerkshop 😉

Thank you to everyone past and present, who have supported Purity and made it what it is today!

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