THE POSH TEAM
Owner/ Pole Fitness Instructor
Favorite Quote: “Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made.” ~Ted Shawn
Guilty Pleasure: 90's pop music, I still love N'SYNC and old school Britney Spears
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Historical Persona: Vincent Van Gough
Fondest Memory: My birthday is in the middle of January, and is generally a very cold one. On my tenth birthday my grandpa took me out skiing. It was a beautiful sunny day. It was a memory he always remembered as well. I've always loved skiing, I was so happy to be able to experience that with him.
Joanie's Bio: I am very passionate about art. Painting and drawing has been my favorite hobby for years. I discovered pole dancing in the beginning of 2009. I quickly fell in love with how beautiful and artistic it looked. Once becoming comfortable on the pole I experienced the feeling of losing myself to the music and dance. I didn't realize the flexibility and strength I would gain. I was brought on to the Posh team as the advanced spin pole instructor in 2013. In January of 2016 I was able to purchase Posh-Fit and live out my dream of sharing my passion of pole dancing. Pole has changed my life, in physical fitness a long with a supportive pole family, pole truly fills my soul with joy. Un like any other fitness program I've tried. Pole is mentally and physically rewarding. It has helped learn to love my self from the inside out.
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Manager/Pole Fitness Instructor
Favorite Quote: “If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain." ~Maya Angelou
Guilty Pleasure: Wine before bed!
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Historical Persona: Dr. Seuss. He taught love and acceptance through rhymes and cartoons. His books are brain and heart food for everyone!
Fondest Memories: Dancing in the living room with my mom and older sisters; I was too young to know life as anything but simple and happy. Of course, the births of each of my children are fond memories as well.
Ashley's Bio: Totally a Midwest girl, I have lived in Wisconsin my entire life. I come from a large family, and have a large family myself. My husband, Bruce, and I blended our children to make a family of seven. We have three girls and two boys, ages 12, 10, 9, 9, and 6. We live in Onalaska (love the community!), and attend Olivet Lutheran Church on French Island. My background is in teaching and coaching, a bit of healthcare, some photography, waitressing, and retail. I'm a Realtor by day. I fell in love with pole dance fitness in 2013, while still nursing my youngest child. I had zero dance background, but have since enjoyed learning from many trainers and studios around the country. More fun facts about me... I have always loved talking to people, teaching them, and most importantly learning from them. I enjoy learning new skills. I can’t handle spicy foods. I love being outdoors. My nail polish is usually chipped. I smile a lot. I laugh a lot, too. Weddings are my favorite. I like to read, but my mind wanders when being read to. A clean house makes me smile. I have the best friends, factually. I love holding babies. My husband is more fashionable than me. My minivan is named Beyoncé. I love wearing stiletto heels, possibly because I’m only 5’2".
Favorite Quote: "Strength doesn't come from what you do. It comes from what you think you couldn't do."
Guilty Pleasure: Moscato D' Asti and Chocolate & Caramel
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Historical Persona: Helen Keller. She is an inspiration to anyone with or without disabilities. Becoming blind at a very young age, she proved to the world that if you are determined & want something bad enough, you can still be successful & achieve your dreams.
Fondest Memories: One of my fondest memory is when I was really young - my parents took us camping in Montana near Yellowstone National Park. I recall us driving through the mountains & visiting the geysers; these memories are ones I hope to share with my own children someday.
Nvette's Bio: Nvette grew up in small farming communities in South Dakota. Her Pole Fitness journey began in 2013 after participating in her first pole class at Posh. She was instantly hooked. Her main purpose in teaching is to help her students see their individuals potential in what they thought wasn't possible through flexibility and strength. She has trained with some of the best in the industry, including Bendy Kate, AMD, Cloes the Hurricane, and LUX ATL.
Pole Flow Instructor
Favorite Quote: "Dance when you're broken open. Dance if you have the bandage broken off. Dance in the middle of fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free." -Rumi
Favorite Hobby: Harry Potter, thrifting, and tattoos
Favorite Color: Rainbow
Favorite Historical Persona: I am inspired by Maya Angelou, Dolly Parton, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Dorothy Day, Malala, Lux ATL, Frida Kahlo, and so many other amazing women.
Fondest Memory: Riding bicycles down steep hills with my friends with out a care in the world. To this day riding bicycles is still one of my favorite things to do.
Glenna's Bio: I am a born and raised Wisconsin girl! I moved away for about 10 years, but I had to move back because I missed my family. I love the beauty of the Driftless region, and I enjoy exploring the amazing local nature spots. I have been pole dancing for five years, and I hope to be dancing until I am old and grey!
Advanced Levels Pole Instructor
Favorite Quote: "Don't Move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move." –Osho
Favorite Color: Grass Green
Favorite Historical Person: None... well maybe Pippi Longstocking.
Fondest Memory: Long days horseback riding with my sister across the the rolling Kansas prairie.
Cynthia's Bio: I was born in New Mexico, raised in Kansas, traveled overseas after high school and lived six years in New Zealand. I have lived in Winona Minnesota, Fountain City Wisconsin, and now La Crosse. I have held all sorts of jobs and lived many different places. I have fallen in love with La Crosse, in part because of the awesome community of women I have gotten to know at Posh-Fit.
Booty Bootcamp Instructor
Favorite Quote: “Don't count the days, Make the days count”
Favorite Color: Peach
Guilty pleasure: Microwave marshmallows and lucky charms for 30 sec ... instant rice crispy's 🤤
Favorite Historical Person: Thomas Edison... Hello light bulbs💡
Brooke's Bio: 3 years ago I started my fitness journey and lost 50lbs. I fell in love with lifting weights and just being in the gym in general. The atmosphere, the music, the people motivated me to be in the best shape and became easy after seeing results. Now I am in love with helping others on their fitness journey. It is such a rewarding feeling to have someone see results and know that I helped them get there.
Favorite Quote: "Just do it." - Nike
Favorite Color: Burgundy
Favorite Historical Person: George Orwell
Fondest Memory: Whitewater rafting in Montana with my family.
Becca's Bio: I grew up in a small town in Southeastern Wisconsin and I moved to La Crosse in 2015 to attend UWL where I am majoring in finance and psychology. I took my first dance class at Posh-Fit my freshman year as a fun way to bond with friends from the dorm and have fallen in love with it over the past year. I came to Posh-Fit at a time when I was stressed out by school and life, the people I met here have been so supportive and dancing has been a great stress reliever!
Favorite Quote: “I see you there—you’re playing small, ignoring your passions, letting your talent languish, dampening your own spirit. You’ve lost all connection with your inner magic, your sense of power, your primal sexy self. How about we put an end to that bullshit?”
Favorite Color: Green
Guilty pleasure: Middle of the day naps
Favorite Historical Person: Amelia Earhart was captivated by the beauty of flying, and she knew that life demanded courage before it could grant you any peace. Her phobia was girls raised to live timidly, unable to pursue their passions out of fear of breaking the mold. She would have loved pole dancing!
Fondest Memory: My fondest memories involve water. I used to really enjoy ice fishing with my dad. Now I sunbathe with my daughters on piles of smooth, warm stones on Lake Superior.
Jen's Bio: Dance, like any art, begins precisely where the rational limits of the human mind, facing the contradictions inherent to love and loss, fail us. Dance has always been a part of my life, even as I transitioned between seemingly contradictory roles—daughter, scientist, teacher, wife, lover, and mom—I’ve found dance to be transformative in how I understand myself and others. I trained in contemporary ballet and modern dance while living in Minneapolis, but also enjoyed college dance team and studio dance when I was younger. When I discovered pole dancing I was astonished by the sensuality and strength and craved that transformation for myself. My goal as a teacher is to guide students to express sensuality, grace, power, and strength through dance so that these qualities can rise to the surface to be embraced. Sometimes my teaching takes the form of a sexy hip hop routine, a sensual flow of floor movements, or an athletic pole flow. Whatever the choreography, the emphasis is on making movements your own and feeling powerful and expressive in your body.