Adrienne is the owner of FLY Fitness & Aerial Arts. She is passionate about fitness, dance and teaching. Her biggest goal in creating FLY was to create a home for a community that is empowering, supportive and welcoming to everyone of all sizes, shapes and ages. She has always been fueled by variety and creativity and worked to build a studio with diverse and unique classes for people from all walks of life.
Adrienne has been a pole fitness instructor since 2008, completed her Group Fitness Certifications in Group Biking (spin) and Group Resistance Training in 2009 and followed that with a long list of further certifications, education and training in pole, aerial and general fitness.
Her favorite thing about pole and aerial fitness is how you can take the fundamental moves and interpret them in so many ways. It is a truly creative opportunity to create any mood you would like. She also loves how empowering it is and have seen first hand how it increases confidence as skills are mastered.
Leslie got started in aerial arts because she LOVES dance, she always loved seeing aerial performers in shows like Circque du Soleil and to build her confidence.
She loves that it showcases her strength, gives her an opportunity to perform, and she gets to make art. Being able to make routines and perform in front of an audience is one of her favourite things. She lives for the applause and trying to perfect her moves. If she can make the audience feel something, she knows she has done a good job. Pole dancing and aerial hoop are two of her biggest passions. She calls FLY her happy place as she is surrounded by other people who love it too. And someday she hopes to compete in an aerial hoop competition.
Leslie is a licensed practical nurse, but is now taking her social work degree. She is a Certified Personal Trainer and has 13 years of classical dance training including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and pointe. She has a giant orange cat named William and he’s amazing. She loves everything nerdy. Her favourite quote is “Do or Do Not, there is no try” Yoda.
Terri teaches pole and active flexibility, and is certified to teach POUND. She became certified in these particular classes because she fell in love with them as a student.
She loves to learn new things and being at FLY is no different! She has earned degrees in Early Childhood Education, welding and aromatherapy. She considers herself fairly proficient in First Aid as well because she's maintained that knowledge for 21 years.
During the day Terri is a preschool teacher. Any free time she has is spent gardening, embarrassing her teenagers, cooking, spending time with her husband, and loving on her 2 cats and dog.
She has a slight obsession with Stephen King: reading his books, collecting his books, getting multiple tattoos based on his books...it's a problem 🤣
It took Terri hundreds of tries to get 2 selfies she kind of likes.
Carrie is a former dancer and Rythmic Gymnast who has always dreamed of being a Cirque Du Soleil performer. After her third child, she was looking for a unique way to get back into shape and fate took her to the doors of FLY Fitness, in 2016. Pole dancing has taught her to reconnect with her body and has proven that age is just a number. Carrie loves teaching pole to beginners and watching her students grow stronger, all while empowering them to tap into their inner goddess.
Outside the studio, Carrie is an event planner, having worked in the entertainment industry for 18+ years. Currently she is the Trade Show Manager with Canadian Western Agribition and dreams of her next trip back to Maui.
Isabelle got into aerial fitness when she was looking to add something fun to her fitness regime and find a body positive space: "Three years of pole and hoop later, my confidence and strength have improved immensely and my childhood dream of joining the circus has been reignited!"
Things Isabelle loves:
“Do good recklessly” – Travis McElro
Ellen stepped into her first aerial silks class in Saskatoon in 2014 and absolutely fell in love. Since 2014, Ellen continued working on her aerial silks but has also tampered in aerial sling, hoop and cube. She has always gone back to her first love of silks by taking classes and workshops to continue pushing her comprehension. Her passion is learning new skills, especially drops. In 2015/2016, Ellen was given the opportunity to begin assist in silks classes in Saskatoon. In 2017, she moved to Regina. She started to take classes at Fly Fitness and now is instructing classes in silks and aerial sling.
At a young age, Ellen has always been an active individual. Before discovering the aerial arts, she played, and continues to play, soccer and volleyball. Ellen believes that there is a little circus in everyone!
During the day, Ellen is a middle years teacher. She has always had a passion towards education and working with youth. This passion has translated towards being an instructor where she can continue to work with youth and adults in helping them with their fitness, strength, confidence and perhaps their fears.
Jordan has been instructing aerials for a few years now and currently is teaching sling, hoop and pole, she has taught barre in the past as well. Along with that she has experience in a few other apparatuses such as silks, cube and rope.
Jordan first started at Club Mynx in Saskatoon after trying a few of their teaser classes. After her first full class she was so happy she had signed up, pole had become her first love! After a year of pole, it was time to try the aerial side and a new love was born again. As of September, Jordan has celebrated 4 years of practicing aerials and has no intentions of stopping. The continuous learning and challenges keep her on her toes and give her the want to excel and work harder, even if that means stretching to gain flexibility.
When it comes to teaching Jordan loves teaching beginners and helping them learn to love aerials and seeing their faces when they defeat their first nemesis move. That aside, with her barre background she enjoys being able to push people, especially when it comes to conditioning. Jordan’s own personal style when it comes to preforming is “nerdy but dirty”, she enjoys the sexiness she can bring to a routine but knows she can be incredibly awkward, so she embraces it and makes it work.
In the muggle world Jordan is the Member Coordinator for the Insurance Brokers Association of Saskatchewan, summed up she works with insurance brokers but does not sell insurance, it is not as boring as it sounds, she promises. Jordan recently moved to Regina from Saskatoon in April 2018 and she is so happy she found the FLY community to welcome her into the city and give her a second home to go to play and fly!
Aside from work and aerials Jordan describes herself as two things, an adventurer and an 80 year old. With a love of travel, hiking, mud runs and car restoration you would never guess that there is an 80 year old heart in her. You can always find Jordan with a pair of knitting needles, she doesn’t travel without them, cross stitch patterns on her phone and her nose in a book.
When Kandi first started with pole, she was just looking for a fun way to work out that was outside the box, but she has really come to love pole and it has become one of her passions. She says, "It's really empowering to see my body getting stronger and that strength keeps me going week after week."
She has been attending pole fitness classes for three years, has her Mental Health First Aid Certification and believes that mental and physical health are fundamentally linked: "Being healthy, and making healthy choices in all aspects of our lives (mental and physical) is so important to overall health."
When Kandi isn't busy with pole, running her home business and working, her time is spent with her loving husband, two beautiful children and our puppy – you’ll probably also catch her munching on movie theatre popcorn every chance she gets!
Kandi is easy going, determined, and loves seeing people achieve their goals!
Ashley has been pole dancing since late 2010. She loves aerial arts, focus on muscle engagement, perverse humour, and her dog. Her goal as an instructor is to help teach the tools you need to explore on your own and find your distinct style. Ashley’s favourite areas of pole are flow, floor, basework and dancing in heels. She is infinitely impressed by power moves but, personally, it’s not her jam.
Ashley started her journey as an instructor, teaching Liquid Motion and Sultry Pole in 2016.
Ashley’s favourite thing about pole and aerial fitness is that the learning is endless. There are so many different moves, styles, music choices…There’s something for everyone and always something new to learn.
Her favourite moves are anything that involves sliding around on the tip of the toe box or grinding those hips!
Celeste is so excited to be joining the Fly crew! She moved to Regina last June, and started taking classes at Fly as soon as they opened the doors of their new home. She immediately felt comfortable, and had a sense of being home. She played with Pole, Hoop, and Sling, and is finding herself the most comfortable flowing on the fabrics. Though she's open to anything where she can choreograph!
Celeste has a background in gymnastics - competing, and then coaching, for nearly 20 years. Although she learned body awareness and movement in gym, she believed she was a bad dancer until her late 20s. At 28, emotional turmoil convinced her to take a heels dance class in Vancouver where she was living. At the end of 10 weeks of practice, she was expected to perform on stage, in heels, and very little clothing. She felt so powerful, and in control of her body. She found a sense of healing. She hasn't stopped dancing since.
She's a counsellor, and sexual health educator by day, currently studying dance/movement therapy, and pursuing her Masters of Social Work. She loves making folks uncomfortable by getting them to start moving, and feeling into their bodies - all the while knowing that in order to heal trauma, our bodies need to be involved. She loves watching as they experience the joy that comes from movement.
She is passionate about social justice, feminism, and honest sex education for everyone!
Ask her about the cycles of the moon and the magic of nature. If you can't find her at the studio, she is likely playing outside with her dogs, and her little people.
"Don't move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move." - Osho
Deena is a certified Pound Pro (instructor) for POUND® - Rockout.Workout After years of participating in many fitness classes including yoga, boot camps, personal training, running and weight training, she was introduced to a fitness class at FLY called POUND, instantly fell in love and took the opportunity to get certified when FLY hosted a certification.
She is passionate about her classes and loves showing people how they can have fun while staying active. POUND® - Rockout.Workout.™ is for all fitness levels, and can be adapted to accommodate any restrictions including knee, back and mobility issues.