Pole Instructor Lisa Henderson achieves PDC Approved 4 star status.
Lisa Henderson is joint owner at Studio 11 Pole Fitness in Bristol, UK. Lisa is a passionate poler who been a great ambassador for the pole dance community as well as raising tens of thousands of pounds for charity via various pole showcases and events. Lisa commenced her pole instuctor journey in 2007.
PDC Approved 3 star pole dancing instructor Vania Vitillo gave the following reference to support Lisa's 4 star application - "Lisa is such a passionate, positive ambassador of pole dance and pole fitness. In the time I have known her she embodies such a caring and supportive attitude always looking at helping her students achieve their fitness and pole goals and also being a superb role model in her way of helping students to be body positive about themselves through encouragement and inspiration. Lisa is a consummate professional having owned her own businesses before she has a wealth of experience and has been part of the pole industry for fifteen years, twelve years teaching. On a personal note she really helped me regain my pole passion and after a long illness last year and beginning of this, was always there for me, offering her support and reassurance.
Her classes are always fun and engaging working on getting the best out of her students and always guaranteeing a good workout. Extremely popular and great at creating a positive happy community, I wholeheartedly recommend Lisa for 4 star instructor status."
PDC Approved 3 star pole dancing instructor Sam Mooney gave the following reference - "Lisa is a passionate instructor, her extensive knowledge and her love for pole shines through in everything that she does. She consistently looks for fresh and exciting ways to deliver her lessons, which are always filled with encouragement for her students.
Lisa has organised and hosted many charity events which have always been a huge success, she has raised thousands of pounds for charity and tirelessly promoted pole fitness to the wider community, proving that pole really is for everybody.
Lisa’s lessons are professional, fun-filled and enjoyable. It has been a pleasure to have Lisa as an instructor and role model for so many years, she is worthy of the 4-star instructor status."
Lisa's Pole & Fitness CV.
Professional Pole & Fitness Qualifications:
Level 2 NVQ Sport Leadership
Level 2 NVQ fitness instructor
ETM level 2
Level 4 Pole Dancer with distinction
PDC 3-star instructor
First aid trained
PDC Authorized Grading Assessor
Level 4 PDC Dancer
Membership of Professional Bodies:
Professional Fitness Member
Workshops, Courses & Master-classes Attended:
Katie Coates one to one training
Spin City Hoop instruction
Bendy Kate one to one training
Workshops with Sarah Scott, Kirsty Sellers, Daniel Rosen.
Additional Training with PDC Pole Schools & Instructors:
Pole Da Cise Wiltshire
Funky Monkey Bath
Pink Kitten Bristol
"In 2007 gained a level 2 in sport leadership specializing in pole fitness and opened my own studio.
Using x poles I taught fitness dance workout classes.
I then formed Pole Da Cise and opened two studios in Wiltshire teaching non mixed ability Beginners, intermediates and advanced level classes. I guided, trained and graded instructors to teach classes as the Pole da cise studios expanded.
Since selling Pole da Cise and relocating to Bristol I have taught classes and run workshops at Funky Monkey in Bath and Total Movements in Radstock.
I have now opened Studio 11 in Keynsham where I teach non mixed ability beginners, intermediates and advance classes and run workshops and party’s."
Student's pole dancing success:
"I have been involved in the training of students who have gone on to compete and dance professionally.
I have trained several students who have become PDC approved instructors, some of which now own their studios themselves.
Over the past ten years I have been heavily involved in the choreography of numerous students show performances"
Continuing Professional Development:
"My professional development will continue as I train weekly with other qualified PDC instructors from various schools and I will be attending professional courses and workshops to keep me updated with all the latest teaching skills."
I personally do not compete as I prefer to develop student’s skills to enable them to compete.
Professional Pole Appearances:
I have danced professionally at charity shows, weddings and events.
I have judged at local and in house events from beginners to intermediate level.
Sponsorship (gained or provided):
My previous business gained annual sponsorship from Barclays Bank for charity shows.
Pole Dancing Promotions Involvement:
Studio 11 Pole Fitness Launch, Bristol, 2017.
2010- Health and wellbeing awards promoting pole fitness.
UPS new business awards 2007 winner. Promoting Gym and Pole fitness.
Girls night in hen and birthday pole parties.
Gym of the year Wiltshire – promoting Pole fitness- 2008
The Wiltshire excellence awards -2008
From 2007 to 2016 I have organized annual Charity pole shows raising in excess of £50,000 for local charities across the south west such as “Help the Heroes”, “Forever Friends” RUH, “Wiltshire Air Ambulance” and “Splitz” support services.
Publicity and media attention:
"I have managed to gain good media attention over the past 11 years with annual articles in local newspapers regarding the charity shows and promoting pole fitness.
Having won the UPS best new business award judged by Theo Paphitis. I was rewarded with radio air time on GWR which allowed me to promote Pole fitness.
I was able to gain further pole fitness media coverage when I was nominated for the Health and Wellbeing awards for outstanding contribution to improved Health and Wellbeing in Wiltshire. This was a proud moment for me and my team as we were able to give pole fitness the recognition it deserves."
Pole Dancing Goals & Aspirations:
"My aim is to continue to empower women/men with confidence in a safe environment, promoting pole fitness and its benefits to all round total fitness."