Owner, Pole Instructor, Yoga Instructor
Andrea discovered pole dancing in 2010 from a Groupon for a class at her local pole studio. She appreciates pole as a sensual form of art and enjoys empowering women and men through fitness and dance. She began performing in 2012, and teaching pole and yoga in 2013. She believes in a holistic approach to fitness and incorporates a combination of strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular training into her fitness classes.
Andrea was an occupational therapist for nine years prior to opening Darkside Fitness. She has experience working with hundreds of people with a variety of different disabilities, injuries, and illnesses. She holds a Masters Degree in Health Sciences and has extensive training in anatomy, neurology, and psychology. She is also a registered yoga instructor and a certified personal trainer. She enjoys accommodating all levels of fitness and uses a variety of therapeutic techniques she has learned over the years in her classes to help heal and prevent injuries.
Dance Instructor, Yoga Instructor, Movement Specialist
Amy has been teaching dance for over 15 years in different states across the country. Her passion for dance started at an early age and brought her to eventually get her BFA in dance from Montclair State University in her home state of New Jersey. From her years of experience she loves to translate movement from others vocabulary, what makes the most sense to them, into the language of movement. Whether you've never danced before or are looking to get back into it Amy has a specific and unique way of making you feel comfortable in your own body.