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Our Instructors

Tina

I was born and raised in Ottawa. I am now married with 2 little girls and still here! I have always loved exercise. I trained in gymnastics for 8 years, and then learned a variety of types of dance, such as jazz, lyrical, ballet, and hip-hop over the next 9 years.

I discovered pole dancing in Ottawa at Sexaplooza in 2009. The whole idea of a fun, flirty, and acrobatic way of exercising got me hooked. I began taking Corinne's class with a friend in February 2009, and have been in love with it since the first five minutes! My friends even threw me a pole party for my bachelorette in August 2009. It was an amazing way to loosen everyone up, and get everyone excited for the big night out!

I love that pole dancing gives my body a great workout, and my strength and flexibility continue to improve. Pole was an amazing way for me to get back to me after my pregnancies - I'm in better shape now than I was before having kids! I am a certified Acrobatic Arts instructor, specialized in teaching youth through adults. As a longtime instructor, choreographer and program developer at 3Sixty, I was excited to take ownership in 2017. I look forward to seeing you in my classes and getting you as excited about pole dancing as I am!

Lyne

I was born and raised in Gatineau, and I became interested in pole dancing in 2006 while watching Oprah. Women of different ages and body types demonstrated and spoke about what pole dancing had done for them. Many of the women said pole dancing brought them more than just a great way to get fit; it gave them self-confidence, and self-worth. It also gave them an opportunity to do something for themselves, and a place where they could exercise in a women-only environment. After the show I thought to myself, since my children are well into their teens now, I need to do something for me. I need to get fit, and I don't feel comfortable going to a gym. After doing some research I found a course for pole dancing so I signed up!

In 2009 when 3Sixty opened I became a pole dancing instructor! Now in my forties, I’m 20 pounds lighter, and in the best mental and physical shape of my life! This could be you! Come join me and start your own personal journey! Update: Lyne placed 1st in the Masters Division, (age 40+), at the 2012 Ontario Pole Fitness Championships! She went on to place 4th at the 2012 Canadian Pole Fitness Championships!


Sheena

I grew up in the rural farm town of Seeley's Bay near Kingston. I moved to Ottawa for university in 2003. I have a Baccalaureate in Communications from the University of Ottawa, and a Journalism Diploma from Algonquin College. I enjoy swimming, hiking and snowboarding. As a young child I took dance classes, including ballet, jazz, and tap. However, that ended in elementary school.

I learned about pole dancing at my cousin Tina's bachelorette party in August 2009. Back then I was out of shape and very self-conscious about my body. I had started working out at home but was having trouble staying motivated. I had an amazing time at the bachelorette party. It was a relaxing and fun atmosphere, and Corinne was very positive and encouraging. Although I was very nervous at first, over the course of the party I loosened up. I was also amazed at how athletic pole dancing is, and how much strength is required to pull off the advanced tricks Corinne and Tina showed us. I never thought I would be able to do that. After mentioning the party to a friend, she suggested we sign up for classes. We did in September 2009, and I haven't looked back.

Pole has been an amazing experience for me, and is helping me get into shape. Since I started, I've lost over 20 pounds and have gained a lot of strength and confidence. I encourage everyone to try it! No matter how shy you are, trust me! I hope you sign up for my class, and I will strive to give you the same great experience I've had.

Jenny

I have lived most of my life in rural Ottawa, with a couple of years abroad in Australia in 2005 and 2011. I received my BA in Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences in 2013. I have my “Leaders in Action”, ‘Strength Fitness” and “Basic Theory” courses as certified by the Ontario Fitness Council.

I have always been a very active person. I spend alot of my time outdoors hiking, camping, canoeing and kayaking, often with my dogs. I also love rock climbing and, of course, dance. I have 7 seven years of ballet training from the age of 6 to 14. My journey in Ballet had me dance in two productions with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet at the NAC, along with participating in their summer program. After ballet I did a few years of competitive Synchronized Swimming.

I discovered pole in 2009 when 3Sixty opened. I picked up the sport quickly and began to compete at the national level in 2010. Since then I have placed 5th in Canada and I have consistently placed within the top two at the provincial level. I love pole as it keeps me super fit and I am always challenged as this sport continues to grow and develop.


Jessica

Raised in Ottawa, I’m a stay at home mother of three, with a degree in Biotechnology. I love to pole, and have been teaching pole since 2007. Teaching at 3Sixty is a dream come true. It's the perfect fitness activity for toning and getting back in pre-baby weight and shape.

The classes are a great escape from the stress of life, and are really fun! I believe every women and their husband can benefit from pole class! Not only do you build up strength and fitness, but you also feel empowered and in control of your body and your life. Learning to love yourself as you are and being proud of your improvements keep you coming back for more.

Caidence

In September 2017, I moved to Ottawa to earn a Masters Degree in cognitive neuropsychology at Carleton University. Dance has always been a part of my life, and I have trained in ballet, tap, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, and Latin styles. I discovered pole dance in February 2015, and I instantly became addicted. Not only is it a fantastic workout, the combination of strength and creativity was both challenging and fun!

Although I started out favouring the contemporary and lyrical styles, I ended up branching into exotic pole as a way to challenge myself. The sexy side of pole was way outside my element, but I always had fun in the classes - now, without my heels on, I feel out of place! If you hear some early 2000s hip-hop blasting in the studio, it’s probably me :)

I will be taking part in my first pole competition in June 2018 at the Toronto Pro SuperShow as a Semi-Pro competitor. I am thrilled to be a part of the 3Sixty team, and I look forward to seeing you all in class!


Gillian

I’ve lived in Ottawa my whole life, aside from the four years that I was at Western obtaining my degree in Human Resources Management. While procrastinating studying for exams in my final year, I came across a video of Jenyne Butterfly’s routine to Dog Days Are Over. I was in awe! I’ve always loved performing growing up, but had stuck to theatre because I have two left feet. Luckily, pole allows me to perform to music without my feet on the ground!

I decided to sign up at 3Sixty in September 2015 after I had moved back to Ottawa. I was hooked! The studio quickly became my second home and it has made me a stronger, and more confident person.

I have never been a fan of exercising, but pole doesn’t feel like work - it’s too much fun! Pole is a sport for everyone. You can find your own style (mine is comedy), and you can move through the levels at your own pace. Starting a new activity can be intimidating, but the community and support at 3Sixty will quickly remove any hesitations that you may have.

I hope to see you in class so that we can get fit, share a few laughs, and have fun together!

Sarah

I was born and raised in Saint John, NB and moved to Ottawa where I completed my university degree majoring in Law. Like many of us I wear multiple hats, I am a wife and mother, a professional IT Project Manager and a pole fitness instructor.

I tentatively took my first pole dance lesson with a friend 8 years ago and was immediately hooked! Pole dancing is fun, sociable, supportive, challenging and rewarding when you finally nail that pesky move that has been eluding you. Having danced Ballet for 13 years growing up I love the way pole incorporates the flow and freedom of dance. I also love that pole challenges people to try new things and how happy it makes them when they realize they can do it. Being over 40 I am living proof it is never too late to try something new and never too late to get into the best shape of your life. Come join me and amaze yourself!


Gehana

I was born and raised in Toronto. I was always a very active child, climbing every tree I could reach and even climbing onto the roof our garage, much to the chagrin of my parents. This love of fun and movement got me into rock climbing and ballet. I moved to Ottawa for university in 2008, getting a Bachelor of Computer Science, specializing in Network Security. I fell in love with the city and decided not to leave.

For a long time, I was on the outside of the pole and aerial world, looking in. Eventually, I decided to take the plunge and took my first pole class in early 2015. Finding pole and aerials kick-started my active lifestyle again, and I started rock climbing, dancing west coast swing, hiking, and flipping upside down in acro yoga. I began teaching a weekly acro yoga class and was motivated to further my learning. In 2018, I took the Canadian Pole Fitness Association (CPFA) Beginner Aerial Hoop Instructor certification course and am in the process of completing the remaining steps to obtain my full certification.

Pole and aerials combine strength, grace, and flow in the very best ways. I love that everyone can bring their own style and personality to each and every movement. And I love that this all takes place in the most supportive and loving community. Coming to 3Sixty for the first time in early 2019 felt like coming home to an amazing family. Everyone cheers for your successes, and supports you through all the hard work that goes into those successful moments.

I hope to see you in class so I can be on that cheering squad for you, and help you feel like a kid climbing a tree again!

Kelsey

Dance and gymnastics have been a part of my life since I was a kid. I continued taking classes for fun all through my teen years and eventually went on to study dance at York University in Toronto. In my time at school I had the opportunity to learn many different styles of dance including Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, and various Ballroom styles. My favourites were Modern and Contemporary!

When I moved back to Ottawa in 2013, I began working full time as a gymnastics coach and dance teacher, teaching gymnastics for 5 years. I soon discovered that I also had a passion for teaching on top of my love for dance! I love helping students acheive their goals and celebrate their progress along the way. I obtained my Level 1 gymnastics coaching certification and began logging hours for my Competitive 1 NCCP certification.

In 2017, I took on a more administrative day job and was looking for a way to stay active. I tried a pole dancing class on the recommendation of a friend and was absolutely fell in love. I have been training my aerial hoop and pole skills ever since and totally love it! I recently took the Canadian Pole Fitness Association (CPFA) Beginner Aerial Hoop Instructor certification course and am in the process of completing the remaining steps to obtain my full certification.

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