Lady Kori: What work do you do?
Betsy: I’m a UX designer for a startup software company.
LK: How did you first discover pole dancing?
Betsy: It was through Groupon.
LK: Do you have any previous dance, fitness or sports experience?
Betsy: Only a little bit of figure skating when I was a kid.
LK: What made you feel pole dancing could be for you and decide to try it?
Betsy: I was looking for something new. The Brass Vixens studio was very close to my apartment so I decided to try a class.
LK: How did you come to be a member at Brass Vixens?
Betsy: At first I only did 1 class per week until one day I was able to do the strength hold! I never thought it was possible! That’s when I knew I wanted to come more often and become a Vixen!
LK: What were your first impressions?
Betsy: Some of the moves seemed impossible for me to do as I had no upper body strength! Also, it was very awkward to see myself attempting to be sexy in the mirror!
LK: What keeps you committed to Brass Vixens and pole dancing?
Betsy: The amazing instructors and the community. It’s something I look forward to everyday! Participating in the troupes and performances sets me a goal and makes me want to push myself to get better.
LK: What do you feel is a crucial element for a successful class experience?
Betsy: Patience. Patience. Patience! Every pole journey is different for everyone of us. Be patient about the progress, accept what your body can and can’t do and don’t get injured!
LK: What has been an exciting moment for you on your pole journey?
Betsy: There have been so many of them: my first time climbing up the pole, first time trying spin pole, first time inverting, first time not feeling the pain from superman! There’s never a lack of exciting moments at Brass Vixens!
LK: Do you have any pole goals?
LK: How has pole dancing and taking classes at Brass Vixens effected the rest of your life and sense of self?
Betsy: Confidence! I have never been happier with myself and I’m definitely so much stronger physically and psychologically.
LK: What has surprised you the most?
Betsy: How much fun it could be to get fit and strong.