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Kristen Nicole Hall
Kristen Nicole Hall is the owner and creative director of Studio Goddess Flirty Fitness. She is an international pole fitness competitor and performer. She started Studio Goddess in 2010 to provide Nashville with a safe and supportive environment to experience alternative fitness regimens. She started her first fitness inspired business at the age of 13, providing gymnastics classes to middles school students in Sumner County. During college she was a member of the MTSU cheerleading squad and taught gymnastics and cheerleading classes at Elite Energy Gymnastics. Kristen Nicole always knew her career would be in the healthcare industry. After graduating from MTSU in 2008 with a Chemistry and Biology degree, she was accepted into the doctorate program at Palmer College. While waiting to leave for school, Kristen Nicole took her first pole fitness class at Goddess A Go-Go in early 2009. She instantly feel in love with the new apparatus. Kristen Nicole decided to postpone her departure for school and pursue her new found passion full time. In 2010 she purchased Goddess A Go-Go and moved the program out of a gym and into a private studio. This allowed her to incorporate a Flirty Fitness program with classes like Shake Your Abs, Burlesque Booty Burn, Fierce Flexibility, AcroFlow, and more! She felt the business name needed to reflect the change in teaching style and additional classes; thus, Studio Goddess was born in October of 2010.
Why Kristen Nicole chose pole dance fitness:
After 14 years of cheering and gymnastics, I felt that pole dance fitness would be a new and exciting way to stay flexible and in shape! Most gymnastics companies do not offer adult classes and I felt this would be a great way to explore a new apparatus to flip around! In the end, I have fallen in love with not only the great physical benefits I have received from pole dance fitness, but also the empowerment and sense of accomplishment that comes with this sport! I appreciate that you can use the pole to create movement of any style: athletic, gymnastics, contemporary, sensual, anything. I also love that I can incorporate movement that is natural for me with the pole, like acro.
How long have you been involved in pole fitness?
Since early 2009
Awards & Competitions:
Pole Dance America Regional Champion Miss TN 2012
Pole Dance America Regional Ms. Echo Award
Pole Dance America Regional People's Choice Award Winner
Pole Dance America National 3rd Place
Pole Dance America National Ms. Echo Award
Pole Dance America National Professional People's Choice Award
North American Elite Pole Championship Finalist 2013
Pole Classic Finalist 2013
Pole Sport Organization National Entertainment Level 4 5th Place
2013 International Pole Convention Instructor
2013 Pole Expo Instructor
More than 22 years of gymnastic and competitive cheerleading experience, 8 years of dance experience in tap, jazz, ballet and modern, NCA All-American Athlete; UCA All-Star and retired division 1 college cheerleader. American Sports & Fitness Association: Group Fitness Certification, American Sports & Fitness: Fitness Nutrition Certification . Author and creative director of The Goddess Body Dance and Fitness Certification.
Favorite pole trick: I am in love with drops at this moment, or any move where flexibility comes into play! I also love Chinese pole.
Nicole's biggest accomplishment at Studio Goddess:
"Of course my biggest accomplishment with the company is building the company to what it is today. I never thought I would blow off medical school to teach pole and dance fitness as a career, or have the confidence in myself to build a studio, basically with my bare hands. There have been so many struggles in building this program but, having a woman cry tears of joy and thanking me because for the first time in her life I made her comfortable in her own skin, makes all the hard work worth it! I am so thankful to have a rockin' supportive staff, and we are what makes Studio Goddess the best flirty female fitness studio around! Last year we were voted one of the top three fitness facilities in Nashville, by the Nashville Scene. Being an alternative fitness facility, this was huge! Of course being invited as one of 12 girls from three countries to compete in Pole Classic and The North American Pole Championship was a huge accomplishment for me, I could have never dreamed of being selected."
Education and special training:
B.S. Chemistry/Biology with Psychology minor
CPR and First-Aid Certified
National Association of Professional Women Member
Instucted by: Flying Laura, Amber Richards, Karol Helms,
Alethea Austin, Jamilla Deville, Oona Kivela,
Felix Cane, Marlo Fisken, Jenyne Butterfly,
Marion Crampe, Michelle Stanek, Heidi Coker, & more.
Nicole's interests outside of pole fitness:
Playing with my 2 dogs, Lola Bell And Marley Jo, dancing anywhere, and making people laugh!
Something people might not know about Nicole:
I am in love with Stephen Colbert from the Colbert Report! I'm a chemist and a huge nerd!