My Story

Hello! I’m Angela Marie, ACE personal trainer & health coach, and Pole Fitness Alliance master trainer. Since 2007, I’ve taught women to fall in love with pole fitness, experience the incredible mind and body benefits, and trained new instructors to do the same. In order to gain respect in the dance and fitness community, I believe we have to educate, maintain high standards, and continue to dispel the misconceptions about pole.

I’m passionate about pole fitness, health, and wellness. My workout style beautifully fuses fitness and pole. Dance with yoga. Strength with sexy. I worked in critical care for 10 years and continue to combine my health and fitness backgrounds in my approach to the whole woman--mind & body. The nurse in me keeps injury prevention and safety a top priority 😉

As your personal pole instructor, I’m ready to help you reach all of your pole goals. In-person in my studio or online in your home.

~Angela Marie

So... How did I go from a critical care nurse to a pole instructor??

The women of “Sex and the City” were on Oprah excited about their pole dancing classes with Sheila Kelley. I was like OMG! I have to do this!

I shocked myself, my friends, and my family, and ordered a pole!

YES, I did.

It was so powerful.
It made me feel strong.
It made me feel beautiful.
It helped me get into the best shape of my life.

Long story short, I LOVED it! It became my passion. In 2007, I left my nursing career behind to open my own pole fitness studio. I couldn't wait for other women to experience pole too. Women of all ages, sizes, and fitness levels--women just like you and me.

I fell in love with their stories and their transformations, and I LOVED watching them find the beautiful, strong woman hiding inside 😍.

I am a wife, mom, and beach girl!

❤ Things I love ❤
A cup of strong coffee in the morning and a cup of hot kombucha tea in the afternoon...
Dark Chocolate...
My toes in the sand...

Sunshine & tan lines...
Music, concerts...

Teaching pole fitness!

Certifications & Training:

  • ACE Personal Trainer
  • ACE Health Coach
  • ACE Group Fitness Instructor
  • ACE Youth Fitness Specialist
  • Pole Fitness Alliance Master Trainer & Certified Instructor (Beginner-Advanced)
  • FlyGym Aerial Fitness Certified
  • YogaFit Certified
  • Pole Dance Instructor Certified
  • Discoveries Dance Trained
  • Climb & Spin Trained
  • Diva Fit Instructor Trained
  • Pole Flight Instructor Trained
  • POUND Pro
  • PiYo Pro
  • CPR/FirstAid/AED Certified
  • BS in Nursing & Respiratory Therapy

Proud Pole Moments:

  • 2011 American Pole Federation Championship Elite Finalist
  • 2012 2nd Place, Tri-State Pole Invitational Competition
  • 2012 Featured Performer, Charm City Pole Show
  • 2013 Featured Performer, International Pole Convention
  • 2013 1st place, PSO Southern Pole Championship Level 3
  • 2014 4th place, PSO Atlantic Pole Championship Level 4

Ready to train with me?