Student’s Inspiration of the Month November 2019 title goes to Aoife Ní Chonghaile – congratulations!
Aoife currently goes to our Intermediate level classes. Sometimes you can meet her at Spinny Pole, Sensual Movement or Pole Play training as well. Aoife likes to challenge herself. Just like Savannah – the winner of SIotM October 2019 title – she decided to step out of her comfort zone and join our student’s photo session and get professional pictures of her favourite pole tricks and poses. We asked Aoife to write about her experience with The Coven so far and here’s what she has to say:
“I was always into keeping fit, from Irish dancing and swimming when I was younger, to weightlifting and MMA in more recent years. I always understood the mental and physical health benefits in these sports but they always seemed more like a chore than a hobby I could enjoy. I felt like I had to force myself to go to these classes to gain the benefits I wanted, which in turn, would always result in me falling off the wagon.
In January of this year I decided to try pole fitness. Although I thought pole dancing was impressive (even more so in 8 inch heels), it was the calisthenics side of it that interested me most. I wanted to learn how to move and control my body like pole dancers could, and it wasn’t long before I fell in love with the sport.
Not only did it allow me to be creative, but I gained strength and confidence in the process. By joining The Coven, I had not joined a club, but a community of like-minded people who will push you to reach your potential and make you laugh every step of the way. Edyta is an amazing teacher who’s patient (she always reminds me that I’ll get the Superman trick one day), yet knows everyone’s ability and can push them to their limits. All the students are friendly and welcoming, and help each other perfect new tricks and get Instagram-worthy pictures in the process (shout-out to Kelley for being my personal photographer).
I’ve heard a lot of people say they’d love to try pole but they’re ‘not strong enough‘. To me, that’s like saying you’d like to go to school but you’re ‘not smart enough‘. I’d encourage everybody to get out of their comfort zones and try something new because if you wait for the perfect conditions to do something, that time will never come.”
Thank you Aoife for such an inspiring read!
Team The Coven