Meet Amanda our Girl Spot Girl of the Month !
Welcome to our Girl of the Month feature! Each month, we will highlight one of your fellow students. This month we’ll chat with Amanda Let’s see what makes her tick!
Amanda began her journey with us in March. We are so very proud to announce that she joined her first pole competition recently, the Pole Sport Organization’s Northeast Aerial Arts Competition, where she took FIRST PLACE in her category. Love and congratulations!
1. Name: Amanda
2. Hometown: Fairfield, now living in Trumbull
3. What is your occupation?: I’m a brand & event marketer for a magazine
4. What is your age? A lady never tells her age! Just kidding I’m 27
5. How long have you been a Girl Spot Girl? Going on 7 months now, I think? Yeah, that sounds about right.
6. What drew you to classes at The Girl Spot? In the beginning of this year I had just gotten out of a relationship and I was feeling super down about myself, and I wanted to do something that would make me feel better, and also help me get back on track, fitness-wise. I had taken 1 class at TGS about 2 years back and I had such a blast, I decided to go back and finish what I started. Best decision ever!
7. What keeps you coming back? Do I have to pick just one thing? Because I can’t. Between the people I have met, who are now more like family, and the things I have learned, I’m addicted. Plus, I love the look on people’s faces when I tell them I’m a pole dancer.
8. What is your biggest challenge in classes right now? Landing that cradle spin! And getting out of my own head – I always have been, and always will be my biggest critic, so I have to stop being so hard on myself all the time.
9. What has your biggest success in class been? Nailing that pole climb! I swear, for a while I thought I was going to be in pole basics forever, but after a little (a LOT) of encouragement, and some (again, A LOT) of Crossfit, I was able to shimmy up that thing like a natural.
10. Tell us about your top 3 favorite things to do when you’re not in the studio? Hmm…well, Crossfit, for sure. And if I’m not at the studio or at CFM, you can find me with my dog Harold or baking something delicious for the studio.
11. Tell us the one thing about your classes that makes it worthwhile. Ugh give me a minute because I’m going to get mushy for this. When I first walked into TGS I had the worst self-esteem, had no idea what I wanted, and was terrified. Fast-forward to today where I look & feel the best I ever have, and I have a group of people who show me non-stop love and support all day every day. Because of that I have been able to do things I never thought my body was capable of doing, and because of that, it makes all the (literal) blood, sweat, and tears worth it.