Student Spotlights

Meet our amazing students and their stories!



Student Spotlight- Meet Laura

I couldn’t be happier to have found Spin Sity. I have been performing in one way or another since elementary school but since finishing college, working full time, getting married and having a child, there wasn’t a ton of time for doing what I love. I started taking classes at Spin Sity and knew right away it was for me. It’s fun, a great workout, and makes me feel like myself again. A lot of moms can relate to feeling awkward and unsexy after having a child and I definitely felt that way for a long time. Participating in pole fitness has made me appreciate myself again, boost my confidence and feel like I can accomplish things that seem out of reach. I never knew my body was capable of the strength and flexibility it takes to do some of the amazing tricks I’ve learned at Spin Sity. The instructors are awesome and have made me feel comfortable and safe when trying something new. It’s a great place to explore a new skill and learn a lot about yourself.

5 Facts About Me

1) I am a mom to the light of my life, my 18 month old daughter.
2) I’m married to the love of my life, my supportive husband.
3) I’m an amateur photographer but dream about going pro someday.
4) I attended Sonoma State University where I obtained my B.A. in Psychology
5) I’m from Grass Valley, CA originally, moved to S.F. after college and finally settled in the East Bay after meeting my husband.



Student Spotlight- Meet Candice

Why I love spinsity….
Spinsity has taught me to be more comfortable with me. Since starting pole fitness/dancing my body and confidence has changed dramatically. I have lost 4 inches around my waist and I have become so much stronger both physically and mentally. I have an extremely stressful job, spinsity allows me to clear my mind. I am addicted to the way pole fitness/dancing makes me feel. The instructors are absolutely AMAZING! They make you feel secure and teach at all levels. I’m looking forward to my continued growth!!


Student Spotlight- Meet Allison

February 7th was my first class with Spin Sity. Marina was my teacher and honestly, I was more than scared. Marina was so amazing and broke down each move and step perfectly. I loved it instantly. I couldn’t wait for the next class. I found one over a week later and was so mad I had to wait that long. My next class was with Angel and I fell even more in love with pole dancing. Dancing became my escape and outlet. Before I started dancing, I had had a miscarriage and the depression from that was setting in deep. I had a hard time seeing the positive parts of my life. My best friend encouraged us both to attend classes and I am grateful to her for that. Spin Sity has helped me build confidence I haven’t had in years. I feel sexy and healthier. I have made friends that I never would have had contact with before. I feel like I am part of a family and the support system is amazing. It goes beyond just dancing in a class with strangers. Spin Sity is my family away from my family. I look forward to every class and sometimes, that’s the best part of my day. Five facts about myself:

1) I am a mother to a 4-year-old little boy, and three dogs.
2) I am getting married in October to a wonderful man and step dad to my son.
3) I am a full time student.
4) I grew up in a single parent household, just me and my mom, and I am the youngest of four.
5) I have been through so much in my life, that I have been told I should write a book and it would become a best-selling, true to life, drama.


Student Spotlight- Meet Lyanne





Student Spotlight- Meet Amanda


I moved to the Bay Area after being in Phoenix, AZ for 16 years. I was stressed out, unmotivated, and out of shape after living in Las Vegas for two months for job training. I always wanted to try pole fitness and Spin Sity was 5 minutes from my house… 6 months later I have lost 10 pounds, nailed tricks I never would’ve dreamed of doing, and most of all regained my purpose in fitness. A huge thank you to my coach Angel and thanks to Jennifer for making it happen!

1. I am a restaurant manager for a busy steak and seafood place on Pier 39 in San Francisco.
2. I own 3 happy little Chihuahuas.
3. I have been running and lifting since I was 16 and coached gymnastics for several years.
4. I have 3 tattoos and the itch for more!
5. I ran a full marathon back in 2012!


Student Spotlight- Meet Cinthia

When the  engagement with my ex broke , I lost all  confidence in myself and that’s why I decided to try a new thing – which was pole dancing. When I found out about Spin Sity, I was so excited to try it out. My first class was back in February & I was really nervous. The reason why I was really nervous , there were certain words about dance that I did not know because my first language is Spanish, but my teachers Jennifer, Marina & Angel, they been helping me a lot and They been really patient with me so that was very helpful for me. Spin Sity brought back my confidence in myself & new friends that I had met & it’s just a wonderful experience being there. I completely recommend this dance studio to others that have are not comfortable with themselves, like if there over weight or to skinny , they can help you bring back your confidence. I’m so happy to be there! I love Spin Sity and I love all my teachers and friends.

Some things I would like you to know about myself

– I work full time at a daycare in San Ramon.

– I’m a part time student.

– I’m only 22 years old, & I just came here from Mexico 2 years ago.

– I love dance, I’m a professional dancer, I used to teach Zumba back in Mexico. – I also was part of a team of professional dancers in Mexico, called “Great Dance”. – I love to do Samba and Belly dance.


Student Spotlight- Meet Julia

I’m a project manager at IBM for Security Services. I am frequently traveling to another place, I volunteer at a few different places a few times a week, and I love to spend time with my friends and family. I’m 24, and I have an adorable dog named Buster. I started pole more as a joke to my friends, and ended up loving it. It gives me a creative way to work out and relieve stress, and some wonderful people to be around.

5 Facts About Me

1) I am a Photographer
2) I love to Cook
3) I’m Adopted
4) I’ve been to India, Vienna, and Budapest
5)  I play the Piano and Drums

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Student Spotlight- Meet Robin

I am always up for trying something new ,especially when it comes to anything fitness related. Little did I know I was in for quite a surprise! After my first intro class I was blown away , I knew I had found something that would feed my craving for a challenge .This has definitely been one of the most challenging experiences for me not only physically but mentally. Spinsity has encouraged me to believe in my abilities and that my body is capable of so much more,even when it seems impossible and way out of reach .It has done so much for me in terms of strength, and most importantly confidence in myself. I love the variety of classes they offer anything from pole classes , dance, yoga, to aerial silks classes. But most of all I love all the instructors , they are extremely patient and super encouraging. Thank you ,Jennifer , Angel, Marina and Stephanie for all your support ! I am definitely hooked and can’t wait to see where it will take me next !

5 Facts About Me

1) I am a full time Personal Trainer
2) I am a video game nerd
3) Graduated from San Francisco State with a degree in nutrition and health and wellness
4) Horror film junkie
5) I Love to hike and be outdoors



Student Spotlight- Meet Katrina

Before I started going to SpinSity, I went through 2 years of chemotherapy and subsequent hormone replacement treatments. I became so depressed that I had a failing liver from the medications, gained 87 pounds, I also felt so lethargic and unmotivated from it all. My best friend suggested trying out this “hot new pole dancing studio” in concord claiming it would help me get my confidence and my health back after all I had been through; but she also wanted a pole dancing buddy. I honestly thought I was just going to embarrass myself because I could not dance to save my life. The first day we showed up, I felt so scared and wore the baggiest/ugliest outfit ever and even tried to hide I’m the back corner of the studio closest to the door just in case I wanted to run away. But after day 1, I fell in love with SpinSity and everyone there. All of the instructors and other students were really empowering and supportive; it gave me the courage to keep coming back, try harder and do better. I threw away that baggy/ugly outfit, my health is back to normal, I can fit in all my jeans again and I LEARNED HOW TO DANCE. I’ve never felt better or more confident in myself and I owe it all to SpinSity.
5 Facts About Me:
-I have 4 happy cats and 1 hyperactive dog
-I own a business with my fiancé, but work part-time in organ-tissue transplant services
-I graduated college in 2013 with a degree in Biology, minor in Chemistry, Business, and Mandarin
-I love knitting, gardening and DIY projects
-Winnie the Pooh is my favorite cartoon character

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