New digs, new instructors… new game.

We asked our fierce instructors to complete a few sentences so that we could get to know them better. Here goes…

ANELMA BOTHA

 

★ I’m a muggle broker consultant by day and a magical pole athlete by night.

★ When I’m not at my desk or on a pole I’m usually out drinking with friends or spending quality time with my hubby and son. And sometimes I bake.

★ My favourite aspect of pole is bendy back tricks because pole is really hard, so whenever I get discouraged I focus on what I’m naturally good at.

★ My spirit animal is a Spinner Dolphin.

★ If I could have a drink with anyone in the world, dead or alive, my drink of choice would be BEER and my guest, Johnny Depp! And it would be all over social media!!

★ Besides English, I also speak Afrikaans.

★ One of my biggest pet peeves is the feeling of chalk.

★ My biggest nemesis move is Rainbow Marchenko.

★ My favourite comfort food is chocolate (Lindt dark chocolate salted caramel to be specific) and chips (new favourite: Big Corn Bites Jalapeno flavour).

★ If I could fly anywhere in the world it would be to Mexico!! We were there recently and just didn’t have enough time to see and experience everything we wanted to. Amazingly beautiful! Cenotes, Mayan Ruins, Margaritas, enchiladas, Salsa dancing… Take me back!

ANEL VAN DER WALT

★ I’m a muggle fitness lecturer by day, magical pole athlete by night. 

★ When I’m not at my desk or on a pole I’m usually sleeping.

★ My favourite aspect of pole used to be tricks and tumbles because of my gymnastics background, but that has changed. I love exploring new aspects of pole. At the moment I am trying to improve my flow, so I try to dance whenever I can 🙂

★ My spirit animal is a T-Rex – the quiz I did said whale… they also have short arms, so I guess it’s the same as a T-Rex.

★ If I could have a drink with anyone in the world, dead or alive, my drink of choice would be a Savanah dry and my guest, Iron Man.

★ Besides English, I also speak Raptor… I mean Afrikaans.

★ One of my biggest pet peeves is sleep walking by day.

★ My biggest nemesis move is Phoenix and deadlifts… oh and plank.

★ My favourite comfort food is pizza.

★ If I could fly anywhere in the world it would be Mexico.

JENNY LE ROUX

★ I’m a muggle private instructor by day, professional performer by night.

★ When I’m not at my desk or on a pole (or in Jenny’s case, a lyra or a pair of silks)… I’m usually a stretchy couch potato 🙂

★ My favourite aspect of pole is tricks because I like to surprise myself what my body is capable of.

★ My spirit animal is a cat.

★ If I could have a drink with anyone in the world, dead or alive, my drink of choice would be white chocolate mint martini and my guest, Stefanie Millinger – she is a beast!

★ Besides English, I can also speak Jen-glish – understood only by my students..

★ One of my biggest pet peeves is whistling.

★ Name your biggest nemesis move? Rainbow Marchenko

★ My favourite comfort food is Lint chocolate … is that considered food?

★ If you could fly to anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? The Bahamas – islands, beaches, sunshine, cocktails…

KATHY LEE

★ I am the Mother of Dragons all day and all night.

★ When I’m not at my desk or on a pole I’m usually surfing, kickboxing/ninja training, or hand-standing on Table Mountain.  

★ My favourite aspect of pole is exotic and flow because I just love floor play 😉

★ My spirit animal is a cat. Fiercely independent, but demand for good snuggles when I want them.  

★ If I could have a drink with anyone in the world, dead or alive, my drink of choice would be red wine with Professor Anthony Guest, my biggest mentor at University. OK I know it’s not someone I’ve never met before… but I miss him a great deal!

★ Besides English, I can also speak Chinese, Cantonese, French and a bit of isiXhosa.

★ One of my biggest pet peeves is bad grammar.

★ My biggest nemesis move is Elbow Grip Ayesha. It’s so scary.

★ My favourite comfort food is cake… or anything with peanut butter.

★ If I could fly anywhere in the world it would be to French Polynesia. Vivid turquoise lagoons, rugged backcountry, towering waterfalls, and the motherland of surfing!

ROBYNN DEEDAT

★ I am a muggle COO at HYCO Tech/@instagram_sa, but I prefer to be called Social Media Hype Creating Boss Lady by day, magical pole athlete by night.

★ When I’m not at my desk or on a pole I’m usually on a wild adventure creating content!

★ My favourite aspect of pole is exotic because it’s empowering; it unleashes a fierce confidence that no one can ever take away. Basically, it’s the best super power…

★ My spirit animal is a wolf. AWOOOOOOOOO!

★ If I could have a drink with anyone in the world, dead or alive, my drink of choice would be pink G&T and my guests, Duchess Meghan Markle (on how to date a prince) and J-Lo because she’s a queen!

★ Besides English, I can also speak Afrikaans… sort of.

★ One of my biggest pet peeves is baby talk between adults. It’s just not sexy

★ My biggest nemesis move is Superman. Firstly, it should be called superwoman. Secondly, that inner thigh grip is excruciating! Until I develop leathery inner thighs… I’ve got to say it hurts every time.

★ My favourite comfort food is pizza and ice-cream – I can’t choose just one!

★ If I could fly anywhere in the world it would be to the Maldives. Do I really have to explain why? #summerchaserslife

ROBYN KHOURY

★ I am a muggle drill sergeant who tells everyone what to do but does nothing herself by day, magical pole athlete by night.

★ When I’m not at my desk or on a pole I’m usually driving or sleeping.

★ My favourite aspect of pole is how incredibly dynamic it is because you don’t have to just be into one style. Monday I can rock out in my heels, and Tuesday I can be working on mad strength or flips. It has a movement for every mood.

★ My spirit animal is a wild dog

★ If I could have a drink with anyone in the world, dead or alive, my drink of choice would be red wine and my guest, David Attenborough (I think he would like red wine, no? Maybe whiskey… mmmmm).

★ Besides English, I also speak gibberish (*cue facepalm).

★ One of my biggest pet peeves is stupid people.

★ My biggest nemesis move is Phoenix.

★ My favourite comfort food is chocolate.

★ If I could fly anywhere in the world it would be to South East Asia… beaches, history, delicious food. I’m dying to take a trip out that way… 

SHERRY BREMNER 

★ I am a muggle Physicist by day, magical pole athlete by night.

★ When I’m not at my desk or on a pole I’m usually reading a book or playing with my kitties.

★ My favourite aspect of pole is flowy, splitty tricks because I love the pretty lines and shapes that can be made.

★ My spirit animal is a cat.

★ If I could have a drink with anyone in the world, dead or alive, my drink of choice would be a glass of wine and my guest, Neil Armstrong.

★ Besides English, I also speak mathematics and physics. No seriously, I battle with English sometimes.

★ One of my biggest pet peeves is incorrectly packed grocery bags. Who puts 1kg of sweet potatoes on top of lovely, juicy ripe tomatoes?!?!

★ My biggest nemesis move is Chinese lady. It took me years to accept that some days I will just slide down the pole, no matter what I do.

★ My favourite comfort food is popcorn.

★ If I could fly anywhere in the world it would be the Maldives – warm water, sunshine, beautiful beaches… need I say more?

VANYA KEREN

★ I am a muggle Vinyasa Vixen by day, magical pole athlete by night.

★ When I’m not at my desk or on a pole I’m usually snuggled with my puppy and my kitty, about to dive into an episode of Vikings or delighting in getting new “ink”.  

★ My favourite aspect of pole is… enigmatically EXOTICA – I love the pulsating power, phenomenal woman punches, head rolls, body slams, hip thrusts and in-your-face tongue in cheek attitude! There’s nothing like a great pair of sexy stilettos to add to the mix!!!

★ My spirit animal is DUH!!! A hybrid Unicorn/Mermaid.

★ If I could have a drink with anyone in the world, dead or alive, my drink of choice would be Bollinger with a shot of Mescal and my guest, Sterling Malory Archer.

★ Besides English, I can speak Hebrew.

★ One of my biggest pet peeves (just one?) stupid people, traffic and questionnaires.

★ My biggest nemesis move is ​Superman (grrrrr *angry face grrrrr).

★ My favourite comfort food is a BEEG packet of oh-so-cheesy Niknaks.

★ If I could fly anywhere in the world it would be to the magical land of A Feast of Flight; where the unicorns fly backwards, pink flamingos fly sideways and mermaids swim in glass bottomless crystal pools… there are glitter candy floss poles on every corner, it makes your world spin right round baby…