OPF Certified Instructors

Li (Owner/Director)

Li is the owner and founder of Ottawa Pole Fitness Studio established in 2008. She enjoys the artistic aspect of pole dance and feels that pole fitness is for everyone regardless of age, gender or background. Li brings strength, flexibility and grace into her teaching. Her biggest joy lies in empowering women through the beauty, strength and seductive art of pole dancing. Li is a certified Pole Fitness Instructor and Yoga teacher as well as an accredited Canadian Pole Fitness Association Judge. She has judged Ontario Pole Fitness Championships in 2012, 2013 and 2016 and the Canadian Pole Fitness Championships 2015 and 2016. Li was also a finalist in the North American Pole Fitness Championship in 2014.

Catherine (Bilingual Manager)

Catherine's passion for pole dance and aerial arts began in 2011 at Ottawa Pole Fitness. She teaches her skills in a wide variety of classes ranging from spinning pole, static pole, aerial silks and lyra. She has taken her skills to international competitions, where she won the Essential Division at the North American Pole Dance Championships 2015. She was also the first runner-up in the Professional Division at the Ontario Pole Fitness Championships 2015 and won the Champion in 2016. Her attention to detail and love of pole fitness is clearly visible by her students.

Richelle (Bilingual)

Richelle loves the challenge of executing advanced pole tricks and is a true daredevil when it comes to her pole work. Richelle has dabbled in every type of dance imaginable, including contemporary and step dancing. She also performed with a professional step dancing company in both Canada and the USA.

Abbey

Abbey started learning pole fitness as a fun alternative workout, and soon fell in love with the versatility of pole as a tool for expression. Abbey enjoys challenging her mental, physical and creative boundaries, whether she is learning new moves or coming up with interesting ways to explain moves to students. As a member of the OPF team, Abbey loves to share her knowledge with students, and help them understand their movement so that they can explore their favourite flavour of pole.

Rebecca

Rebecca started with Ottawa Pole Fitness in 2010, and has watched her strength and skill continuously build with the passionate teaching and support from the OPF Team; and now is extremely enthusiastic to pass that same training and empowerment on to other individuals. She has a background in ballet and other various forms of dance. She is specialized in advanced aerial hoop and silks. Being a circus artist has always been her dream.

Carly (Bilingual)

Carly discovered pole fitness in 2012 while in search of a fun and exciting way to enrich her workout and push her limits. She always enjoys new challenges and loves how pole fitness has improved both her strength and confidence. She is thrilled with the opportunity to pass on her enthusiasm and her love of this amazing sport to her students.

Rachel (Bilingual Asst. Manager)

Rachel was captivated by pole dance videos for almost three years before she found the courage to try pole for herself. Inspired by the supportive community of athletes, artists, and friends at OPF, Rachel knew that pole fitness was her true passion; she has been pursuing it wholeheartedly ever since. She enjoys the constant challenge of building strength, coordination, flexibility, and courage, and she is overjoyed to have the opportunity to share her passion for dance with others.

Denise

Denise is amazed by the strength and confidence she has gained since stepping into her first pole class at Ottawa Pole Fitness. She admired the challenge and instantly developed a passion and dedication for the sport. Denise enjoys incorporating her creativity into pole fitness and she looks forward to progressing as a stronger performer. She is very grateful for the supportive community at Ottawa Pole Fitness and cannot wait to share it with others looking to get fit and have fun!

Our Front Desk Admin Staff

Our friendly bilingual admin staff are here to help you with any questions or purchase. They are available in Studio A office Monday to Thursday evenings from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.

Lise Anne

Lise-Anne holds a Bachelors undergraduate degree in Criminology from the University of Ottawa. She discovered OPF in 2011 and has been pole-ing ever since. She loves the challenge that pole has provided and enjoys working on spins and transition moves.

Laura

Laura is a student at Carleton University studying Biomedical and Electrical Engineering. In 2015, she realized that Pole Fitness was offered in Ottawa and joined OPF immediately, and has been loving every second ever since. She loves pole fitness for finding the strength and confidence she never knew she had, and since starting Laura has taken interest in her own personal fitness.

Sarah

Sarah is a Certified Horticulturalist and loves her pole family. After signing up for level 1 in 2012 she knew it would be out of her comfort zone to go off on her own and learn something extremely new and different. She has not been away for more than 2 weeks since she started and looks forward to coming to the studio any chance she gets.

Rachel

Rachel took her first pole fitness class in 2014 and has been hooked ever since! After dabbling in gymnastics and dance over the years, she found pole fitness to be the perfect mix between athleticism and artistry. She looks forward to overcoming new challenges and tricky moves while always building strength and control through pole classes.