11 Events, 11 Medals at PSO Great Lakes!

Last weekend, eleven travelers (plus a few significant others) from our humble studio made the six-hour drive to the PSO Great Lakes pole competition held at the Vittum Theater, just a few miles from downtown Chicago. We had nine competitors entered into eleven different events. Six had never competed before.

The event spanned two days attracting over 130 crazy talented performers representing 26 studios from all across the country in 36 different events. The competition was tough and we saw some absolutely amazing performances from Entertainment, Dramatic and Championship (straight up Ninjas) to the more exotic Low Flow, Floor and Shadowbanned categories.

Our crew had one performance on Friday night and ten on Saturday.

  • Miki took GOLD in level 3 Entertainment and SILVER in level 3 Dramatic 
  • Kiki took SILVER in level 1 Entertainment
  • Emmy took GOLD in level 4 Championship and GOLD in level 4 Dramatic
  • Cherry Spice took BRONZE in level 1 Dramatic
  • Erin took SILVER in level 2 Dramatic
  • Amberly took GOLD in level 1 Floor Work and Flow
  • JessiKay took BRONZE in level 4 Dramatic
  • Breezy Lee took SILVER in level 4 Entertainment
  • Amber Lynn took SILVER in level 3 Shadowbanned

I am beyond proud of all these amazing women (and have been all along). Their dedication, courage and strength inspire me every day. I am hearing excitement as they are looking forward to future competitions.

We have a few people doing virtual competition early in 2022 as well. I will keep you apprised of the results when they are posted.

Congratulations, Team!

You are loved more than you know.

–Lady K

Blog Backlog!

Allison P demonstrates an invert in the aerial yoga hammock

Oh my, how the time does fly! So much SASS to talk about.

We had a wildly successful Student and Instructor Showcase on Aug 21 with group and solo performances from sport and exotic to lyrical and Zumba. Tricks Bingo was a hit. We will be posting snippets of the show to our YouTube Channel when the final edits are complete. Thank you to all our wonderful performers!

The next showcase is slated for October 30 and our PSO Great Lakes competition team will debut their pieces in front of a live audience to prepare them to take the stage at the Vittum Theater in Chicago November 12 and 13, many of them for the first time. We wish them all the best of luck as they prepare. You ladies are all winners to me!

Our August drawing winner is Allison P. Congrats!! She says, “This is the best place to gain self-confidence! You get to exercise with the most supportive women and the instructors are so helpful and knowledgeable.” Thank you Allison. We are honored to be a part of your journey.

Coming on October 2, we have a crafty workshop on tap. Our very own Shellie Love is hosting a Splice Party. During this 90 minute workshop we will create a body cage from a racerback bodysuit and then do a short and sexy routine to show it off. Bring an inexpensive bodysuit (from Target or Amazon), a pillow, a pair of sharp fabric scissors and your favorite heels. Refreshments and inspiration provided. Cost is $15 per person. Check out MINDBODY for details and sign up info…and bring a friend.

As the seasons change, I am reminded to slow down, to savor and enjoy all the transitions of life. Change is the one constant in life and it is reassuring to know that, just as each season has its beauty and challenges, we can trust that our journeys make up a beautiful mosaic that can thrill, comfort, challenge and humble us to make us better, more empathic and interdependent. We do not exist for ourselves but to build each other up with love and grace.

Peace, my Beautiful Messes!

–Lady K

Coming Back for More

August 2021 winner Abby R doing a Pole Sit

As the great oracle Carlos Santana prophesied: Man, it’s a hot one. Like seven inches from the midday sun…

While class attendance has taken the usual summer dip as people prefer to exercise outside, the studio has been abuzz with bachelorette and birthday parties and both students and instructors are preparing for our summer showcase in just over a week! There’s still time to sign up if you’d like to bring your pole talents in front of a live (and very friendly and appreciative) audience. I am completely amazed at the strength, grace and downright sassiness I am seeing as my ladies master some pretty awesome stuff. 

Congratulations to our July drawing winner–Abby R! Abby just found us a couple of months ago and is already hooked. She says “I love the friendly atmosphere and the wonderful women at Carousel Pole. They’re incredibly supportive. The classes are fun and the studio is just the right mixture of sexy and casual. I can’t wait to keep coming back for more!” We can’t wait either.

We love our little studio and we love our little town. Come and work out with us and then visit some other local gems like Madison Avenue Wine & Spirits in the industrial park or Urban Olive & Vine downtown.

Enjoy who you are where you are, my beauties.

–Lady K

Twice as Nice

Kristin Briggs wins again!

M asked me what we would do if we drew the same person’s name twice for our monthly drawing. I told him that was very unlikely. Well…congratulations for winning twice, Kristin B!

She says “I can’t believe I won again!! There’s no way I would be in the drawing if not for my teachers. I would like to thank all the amazing teachers at Carousel for helping me build my self confidence with a body and mind workout.” Kristin wins a second month of free classes. She added “I will gracefully decline if it happens again!”

We thank all of the students who worked hard to nail those tricks and for mentioning us on social media. We love our students!!

— Lady K

And the Winner is…

We are thrilled to announce the winner or our first monthly drawing. Kristin B has been attending classes at Carousel Pole Fitness since September of 2020. She particularly enjoys aerial yoga and tricks classes. She says “I’m so glad that I joined! Everyone is so nice and encouraging. It really builds self-confidence.” She wins one month of unlimited classes and her entries will be retained for our end-of-year drawing for 3 months of classes. Congratulations Kristin. You are amazing!

The April ‘Shout Out’ board is beginning to fill up and new friends are being added to our community weekly. Mention us on social media and receive additional tickets for our next drawing on April 30.

May the Odds be Ever in Your Favor,

-Lady K