About Us
Meet the TEAM:

Melanie
Owner, Marketing Director, Event Planner, Fitness/Pole Dance Instructor, Certified Pilates & Personal Trainer, Tanning Technician

PoleFIT Revolution is a unique studio that gives women a place to play and discover their active and sexy self in a safe environment. I've been an active professional, manager and fitness consultant in the Health & Fitness Industry for almost 16 years. I am a certified Personal Trainer through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and certified Group Fitness instructor by ACE, AFAA, and AEA. I have been teaching Pilates and Yoga for almost 10 years and I'm a Professionally Certified Pilates Instructor (900hr. +, Beginner - Advanced, Special Needs & PreNatal) through PEAK Pilates out of Boulder,CO. I completed my 200hr Yoga Shala Training in 2002 as a way to further enrich my love for Mind/Body forms of exercise. I was introduced to Pole Dancing at a home party and got serious about practicing this fun fitness alternative over 5 years ago after my 2nd child by c-section.  As I pursued my pole fitness journey by learning from dance competitors, classes, national fitness conventions, and self taught practice I immediately saw how my experience with yoga, pilates, and fitness classes translated into one workout on the pole.  I wanted to use my background to teach safe and effective pole fitness to others.  I started by leading many home parties and private lessons. As I trained my clients (mostly female) in all forms of fitness I saw the opportunity and need to share my passion and experience with others to help them create the body and regain the confidence they deserve. 

Sara 
Lead Instructor Pole Dance/Chair (Lap Dance), Aerial Instructor, Marketing Liason
Sara has been pole dancing on and off for 8years.  She worked for 5 years in a Professional Ballet Company, 2 years as a principal ballerina, Certified Cecchetti and En Pointe instructor through Association of Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (AISTD).  Her experience gives her the natural grace and beauty on stage and in every choreographed routine she creates.  She is a pro when it comes to stage presence and sensual flow.  Sara has embraced the unity of Pole Dance, ballet and fitness to create her sexy, smooth classes with a sporty twist that students love!

We have affectionately nicknamed Sara our "Spider Monkey" as she can twist and lift herself into just about anything.  Sara deals with a Hyperactive Thyroid which causes her metabolism to be unnaturally high (I know we keep asking her to bottle it up for us), this leaves her with an extremely lean physique.  Her thin legs keep her from grabbing the pole with them a lot but she has amazing upper body strength that has also made her a great teacher for our male students because she can challenge their upper body as well and give them tricks to suit their body type.  Sara is a single mommy of a very active toddler whom we all hear hilarious stories about so she understands what its like to embrace motherhood...wearing many role model hats for her son while still keeping her own sense of individuality as a sexy confident female with goals and the passion for success.  Sara truly loves to share her knowledge and talent for pole dancing and shows that warmth and welcoming love in every class.

  Ray Kyle (Salsa Ray)
   FIT Instructor, CPT & AFAA Presenter
  
-AFAA Certification Specialist  
  
(Primary Group Certification & Kickboxing Specialist)
  -Certified Personal Trainer (AFAA)
  -Certified Group Fitness Instructor (AFAA & ACE)
  -Certified Aqua Instructor
  -Instructor, Performer, Choreographer: Latin Dance, Hip Hop, Break Dance







Dee
Pole Dance Instructor
Dee fell in love with the art of dance at just 2 years old and even today she is continuously inspired by the challenges and rewards presented from its devotion.  Dee has been a self taught pole dancer for 10 years and has been teaching students privately for over 5years.  Dee can teach anyone how to turn their sexy ON...her moves are mezmorizing!  Dee is excited to share her love of dance and give each student the chance to become empowered to find their inner goddess! 

 

Lori W.
Boot Camp/FIT Instructor, CPT
Born and raised in the Detroit Metro area, Lori Graduated from Utica High School in 2000. She played basketball and was a member of the Track team. Lori helped lead the Utica Girls Basketball Team to the 1999 State Championship and an Undefeated record of 27-0.  She earned a Full Athletic Scholarship to the University of Detroit Mercy where she played all four years and Graduated with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts Degree in Communications.  During her Junior and Senior year Lori served as Captain of the Women's Team and upon completion of her Senior year won the Prestigious Reverend Norbert Huetter Award for displaying Leadership, Dedication and Positive Attitude which was voted upon by University Staff. Lori also served as the Sports Editor for the University Paper, The Varsity News.
It wasn't until 2009 that Lori re-discovered her Passion for Health and Fitness.  Realizing the importance of Balance between work, health and life is not always easily attained for people, she felt compelled to become a Yoga and Group Fitness Instructor to help others reach and maintain personal Health Goals. With the belief that when striving for good health through fitness the other areas of life follow suit.
In 2010, Lori spent 3 weeks in the Costa Rican Rain Forest studying the history traditions and spiritual practice of Yoga.  Completing the 200 hour International Certification through the Frog Lotus Yoga Studio studying under Vidya Jacqueline Heisel and Jennifer Yarro.   
Lori hopes to Inspire and Motivate people of all ages and walks of life to find Balance and Harmony through fitness and health. Using a coach like approach, one that she adopted through years of working with amazing Coaches, Tom McDonald, Anne Serra-Lowney, Ann Rexford, Mickey Barrett and Trainers Scott Savor and Jim Kielbaso.  Lori has plucked much of her Training and Motivating style from the major influences in her life.



Cheryl

Studio Photographer
Cheryl Sugar has been active in practicing Pole Dance and Aerial Arts for several years as she went from student to instructor.  She is also the proud owner and photographer for Spilt Sugar Photography taking some of the most gorgeous pole, aerial, and circus art photography out there including many that are seen throughout our website.










Tiffany

Substitute Pole Dance Instructor
Tiffany has started her pole dance journey as a student at PoleFIT Revolution and after 2 years of dedication and hard work she earned her title as a PoleFIT Revolution Instructor.  Tiffany know what its like to hit plateaus in pole fitness and what it takes to overcome them and get to the next level.  Tiffany has also trained with several Pole Pros in the industry and when she is not poling she is an overachieving student at Oakland University with a double major in Japanese and French.  NOTE:  Tiffany is currently in Alaska and not currently teaching on the schedule.





Amy
Substitute AerialYOGA Instructor
Amy has been practicing yoga for 17 years and teaching for over 11years.  She completed her Aerial Yoga Module 1&2 certification.  She also completed her 200hr. Yoga Training with Johnny Kest out of The Center for Yoga and went on to train at the Himalayan Institute and with Rod Stryker along with some others.   Amy's advance knowledge of the body also comes from her studies with Doug Keller and Jill Miller in Rehab & Injury and Postural Balance.  We love to tease Amy about her VooDoo Magic because she can make any tightness or acute injury feel so much better.  Amy has been teaching Yoga for over 10years and has been teaching AerialYOGA at PoleFIT Revolution for 2 years now along with various yoga and recovery classes like her famous T.L.C.FIT class that students just adore!

 

Lauren 
Guest Pole Dance & FIT Instructor
Lauren has moved to California and we will miss her dearly! She will visit us but is now an L.A. Girl!  She has been a hard working AFAA certified fitness instructor and personal trainer in the fitness industry and began taking classes at PFR several years ago.  Her gymnastics and athletic background made her a natural and soon she made her way to earn her title as PFR Pole & FIT instructor!

 

 

Lori G.
Substitute FIT/Pole Dance Instructor
Lori has always been active and enjoyed physical activities. She has been working as a fitness professional since 2000 and holds ACE and AFAA National Group Exercise Certifications along with YogaFIT. She finds it rewarding to teach classes, motivate, educate and help people reach their goals. "When I found Pole Dancing I was hooked!  I love mixing sexy dance moves with athletic fitness exercises. At PoleFIT Revolution we blend the two worlds into one… you tap into your sensual and sexy side while getting an amazing workout. It really is the best of both worlds!"

Theresa
Substitute FIT Instructor, CPT 
NASM Certified Personal Trainer & Fitness Instructor