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Meet the Allure Fitness Team

“Don’t practice until you get it right. Practice until you can’t get it wrong”

Michelle Kriedemann

Owner, Director, Teacher

As owner of Allure Fitness Inc., I get to meet fabulous people every day.  We see all shapes, sizes and ages, and seeing students having fun and building excitement in classes makes my day, every day!  The goal I set for my staff and myself is to offer challenging workouts while providing you the opportunity to work at your own level and stay motivated.  I started as a pole dancing student once upon a time too, and the learning has not stopped since – every week, new moves are attempted, and conquered soon after (some remain a work in progress for quite some time)!  This hobby brought me my passion in life – fitness!  I opened Allure in 2009 with the vision of having a place for women to have fun while they work out, and escape for a little while.  Since then, so many of our classes and programs have evolved and been redeveloped; it never ceases to amaze me.

Since I set the bar high for all of us here at Allure, I do my best to keep on top of all things health-, wellness-, yoga- and fitness-related.  My personal trainings include pole (of course!), Pilates, Trigger Point Therapy, 200HR Yoga Teacher Training at De La Sol Yoga, 200HR Yoga Teacher Training at Anjeli Yoga, 40HR Yin Training, Personal Training certifications through Can-Fit-Pro and ISSA, Sports Nutrition certification through ISSA, and numerous workshops and one-on-one trainings with other yoga, pole and fitness professionals in the industry to make sure you are receiving the absolute best classes and workouts possible.

Feel free to get in touch with me any time you have a question; I’m here to help!

I’m looking forward to seeing you in classes soon!

The Alluring Instructors

Lauren

When I found pole fitness, I never looked back! When I saw the ad for an instructor position I thought to myself, “That would be the coolest job ever!” So I applied. I went through the in-house training program here at Allure and completed my Personal Training certification through the International Sports Science Association. I get very excited for all of my students when they learn something new or master a move they have been working on for a while. I love to watch and be a part of my students’ transformations; it is probably the greatest feeling in the world.

 

Melodie

Allure is a place where you can achieve your fitness goals in a safe and encouraging environment. In 2011, I started taking Yoga and Boot Camp classes and eventually decided to step out of my comfort zone and try a pole class. I’m so incredibly glad that I did! I have gained strength I never knew I was capable of and have learned so much. The most rewarding thing as an instructor is being able to help students achieve their goals and seeing the excitement in their faces when they do. I look forward to seeing you in class!

 

Katie

I have always been interested in different forms of dance so in 2015 when my best friend suggested we try pole dancing, I couldn’t resist! I was hooked after my first class and immediately wanted to try everything on the schedule. I also was attending Mohawk College for Health, Wellness, & Fitness at the time so when the opportunity arose to join the team I jumped at the chance. Since then, I’ve trained in almost everything Allure offers! Getting to see students achieve their goals in classes always brings a smile to my face and I can’t wait to see you crush yours too!

Christa

After being introduced to pole by my sister’s best friend at an open house, I wanted to try pole classes. I found a wagjag for Polekitten 101 at Allure and I haven’t stopped since. Not only is pole a fun way to work out and gain so much strength, but you become part of an amazing and supportive community. I became an instructor to share my love of pole and fitness with other women, and to help them gain the strength, confidence, and friendships that pole has given me! Allure is so much more than a place to work out! I can’t wait to see you in class!

Andrea

From the moment I stepped into Allure Fitness Inc I knew this was a studio I wanted to be apart of. Pole dancing has always been a huge passion of mine as it’s brought me new strengths, confidence, many friends, and an eagerness to learn and grow my own skills. Being in a position to share this passion of mine with you is like a dream come true for me. I’m super excited to see you in the studio!

Nicole

After spending a month in Europe in 2016, I completely lost my motivation in the gym and was inspired to learn to pole dance, after seeing someone in Europe show off her strength through pole tricks. I did a google search when I got home and found Allure. I signed up for Polekitten 101 and took advantage of the intro special to try the fun drop ins I heard about, and have been hooked ever since.

 

Jessica

As she has always done, my older sister introduced me to something new and supported me to push myself in giving the 90 Day Get Fit Challenge a try. Given my passion as an Allure Zumba student it seemed like a natural fit to get trained and join the Allure instructor team. In 2014 I joined Allure as a licensed Zumba instructor, since then I have gone on to train in other classes and love to spread joy and compassion to the wonderful ladies who visit the studio. I look forward to seeing you in class!

Triona

In 2015, I was looking for a different form of exercise that didn’t consist of running on treadmills. I saw an ad for Allure and that same year I attended my first pole class. I have been enjoying pole, aerial hoop and group exercise classes ever since. I became an instructor because I love helping students reach their goals and step out of their comfort zones in such a positive environment.

Emma

I have always loved to dance, so in 2014 I decided to try taking Pole Kitten 101. Since then, I have absolutely fallen in love with pole dancing. Not only is it so much fun, but it has been so rewarding watching myself and all my classmates transform over the years. After a couple years of doing pole, I became a Platinum Member and started taking all the classes I possibly could. My favourite classes are Pole Flow, Ass Class and Power Barre. I am so excited to share my love of pole and fitness with you!

Michaela

I went to an allure open house and lets just say, I felt home! The atmosphere was supportive, everyone was friendly, and I laughed…a lot! I enrolled in my first aerial hoop course and burlesque class that day! When I purchased my first pair of Pleasers, I was committed! Before I knew it I was a platinum member, attending multiple drop-ins a week and actually seeing results. The bonus with the membership was getting to meet and dance with such amazing ladies. I am so jazzed to be a part of the allure instructor team. I am excited to share my passion for fitness, hoop, and dance with you; while helping you achieve your own personal goals!

Jimika 

Fitness has always been an important part of my life. I played sports and was involved in performing in musicals and eventually discovered the gym. Working at Allure has given me a new perspective on becoming fit. I love how fun. safe, inclusive, friendly and positive our facility is! It is important to me to work alongside others who are supportive and have a positive outlook. I cannot wait to to continue my journey but to also help you along your journey. Whether I’m teaching or taking classes I can’t wait to see you around the studio! Let’s get sexy and get fit together!

 

Maria 

 In 2017 I was looking for a hard core boot camp to help me get back in shape after having my baby. I came to Allure and definitely got more than I was looking for! Not only did I lose inches and learn proper form for lifting weights, but I found a supportive and caring group of women who quickly adopted me into their family.
Now you’ll find me in Flow Yoga and Yogaburn classes. Yoga has been a part of my life since I was 16 and I’m excited to have the chance to share what I have learned with you, and look forward to seeing you in class!

 

The Alluring Reception Team

 Brittany

While attending the Hamilton Wedding Show in 2014 with my friend, I came across the Allure Fitness booth and the thought of Pole Fitness absolutely intrigued me! I signed up for PoleKitten 101 and have moved up in the levels ever since! You can also catch me working on some tricks on the Hoop, in Burlesque, or in any of the Drop-in classes!

Krystal

I grew up in Calgary, moved to Banff for three years, returned and then moved to Hamilton in 2016. My passions include travelling, dancing and slowly challenging my fears.
I started going to Allure Fitness to try different ways to stay active and mo
tivated in May 2018. It was the best decision that I’ve ever made as continue to work towards my fitness goals. You’ll often find me participating in my favorite drop-in classes: Extreme Abs, Sexy Stretch, PoleFit and PoleFlow.

Latiesha

In April 2017, a girlfriend and I decided we wanted to try something different, and focus on fun more so than working out. It was then we found Allure. After my first Pole Tease class I knew I was hooked and started coming to drop in classes every day. Since then I’ve been hooked on pole and dabbling in aerial hoop. Allure isn’t just a gym. It’s a community where you can come together with a group of incredible ladies to achieve your goals. Come reach yours!

Rachel

 I’ve always loved to try new things so I started taking pole classes at Allure about 5 years ago after Melodie convinced me to give it a go. After my first few lessons with Lauren, I was in love! Allure is such a great community to be a part of. Michelle, Lauren and the team are so encouraging and do everything they can to help you achieve your goals. I’m thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful team!

Jen

I started at Allure in 2017 by taking a Hoop 101 course with my roomate and by the end of the 6 weeks I was shocked at what I accomplished ! The support from the staff and the students is so uplifting. Everyone here just wants you to be the best possible you and they will help you achieve that. My favorite is Pole and not just because of the pretty shoes I get to wear. I work reception here at Allure and I love that I get to watch everyone meet their goals and get to cheer them on 🙂

See you in the studio !

 

Sarah

One night at the strippers with friends and a friend got on the pole and started doing tricks, it was love at first sight. I figured it would definitely improve my confidence and I found regular gym boring, I just couldn’t stick to it. I came into the studio, got the three weeks drop in special then did polekitten 101 and the rest is history. It will be 5 years in March. Best birthday gift ever 😊

Erin

 I’m too old, I don’t like exercise, I’m not strong… the top 3 myths I believed before I joined Allure. I took Polekitten 101 thinking that would be the start and end of my journey. 6 years later Allure has proved to me that I’m never to old, exercise can be fun and you can gain strength! From pole to boot camp and everything in between I’m so happy to be a part of the Allure Family.

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