If you have visited Urban Aerial Fitness at all in the past few months, you’ve probably met Sarah – @sarahro.aerial. Her infectious laugh echos throughout our studio (and shopping center). And if you’re a little newer to our studio, she’s the chick who probably randomly twerked her way through one of your warm-ups.
She’s a big ball of energy that you can’t help but gravitate towards. It’s a perfect combo to have in a Pole Fitness instructor. She brings the silly and sweat in every one of her classes.
But did you know Sarah began attending classes at Urban when she was just 16 years old? She will proudly tell you she was one of few who had a double-membership to our studio for both Silks & Hoop and Pole.
“I blew out my elbow and couldn’t go back to Cheerleading, so I was looking for a new challenge and luckily Urban had just opened its studio, which is a few streets down from my home. My parents really encouraged participating in physical activities so they signed me up after agreeing I was interested.”
They wouldn’t pay for her Pole Fitness classes on top of her Silks & Hoop membership but Sarah was determined to figure out a way to enjoy everything Urban offered as classes.
So, she picked up a job to pay for a Pole membership at Urban. Now, six years later, she’s teaching Intro to Pole Fitness on Tuesday nights at 6:30 PM.
“I wouldn’t be who I am today if it wasn’t for that Pole Fitness room. It helped build my confidence in a BIG way. I know it’s hard to imagine now, but I used to be painfully shy. I owe a lot of myself to Pole.”
There’s a lot of truth to that last statement. Taking a Pole Fitness class encourages you to watch yourself in the mirror to get some of the steps right. Practicing this builds your confidence.
What can you expect in one of Sarah’s classes?
“I make my classes into the experience I was expecting when I took my first class, good music paired with great moves.”
Sarah’s classes can be described as Pole Flow, which means all experience levels are welcome! She also doesn’t start her ladies off in heals.
In the future, Sarah wants to be a certified practitioner in orthotics and prosthetics. She suffered from Scoliosis as a young girl and had to wear a back brace for many years.
While sitting in doctor’s offices for hours and hours over the years, she realized she could make a difference in future patients’ life because of her ability to relate to their situation.
Sarah graduated from the University of Hawaii with a Bachelor of Science and is searching for a master’s program to finish her schooling.