Hi, I'm Claire Economou (was Linsdell but I am now married). I am 35 years old and have been teaching pole since 2003 purely for fitness reasons. I have owned Claire's Pole Fitness for 10 years in November 2018.
I attended dance classes as a child such as ballet, tap and modern. I also learned gymnastics which I loved! Pole fitness and gymnastics are very similar, this is why I love pole so much.
My passion for pole began when I attended lessons at a dance school. At this point I realised pole fitness was meant for me! So I then bought myself a pole to practice my moves at home to perfection. At first I started teaching a few friends at home, and then started teaching their friends, so I thought to myself, this is what I should be doing! A job I love! A year later Claire's Pole Fitness was created! Now I teach my own pole fitness classes, private lessons, pole dancing parties and much more!
I have also entered competitions against some of the best pole dancers in the country including Sally-Ann Giles and Annie Norris and came 4th in the professional category, I have done many nightclub performances, promotional evenings, shows, charity events, birthday party performances, car shows and wedding performances and im still adding more to my list as time goes by! One thing I never done was work in a strip club. If you wish to see exactly what have done over the years have a look at my News and Performances page! Although I decided to stop updating the never ending list a few years ago.
I just love to share my love for pole with newbies, I get great satisfaction seeing everyone acheiving goals they never knew we're possible!
I have also been a judge at The Essex Pole Competition 2011 for Pole 2 Pole magazine. I have also been to Cyprus to watch the Gala Pole Show in Limassol where we met the and trained with some of the best pole athletes in the world including Magnus Labbe, Olga Koda and Olga Trifinova.
In Summer 2015 at Dartford Festival our stand won Best Commercial Module. Here we are being presented our trophy by the Mayor of Dartford in his chambers on 7th September. Myself and my team were over the moon with winning this award! Look out for our stand at Dartford Festival 2019!
One of my best life achievements so far has been becoing a Mum! On 21st March 2017 at 8.47am I had a baby girl by emergency c-section weighing 6lb 11oz. My husband Harry and I named her Sophia.This was a big challenge for my body but after a year of gradual hard work I am finally back to my post baby strength. If I can do it, so can you. Dont let becoming a mum stop you coming to my classes.
Here are some of the pole celebrities that I have trained with:
* Felix Cane
* Jess Norris
* Bad Azz
* Tracey Simmonds
* Bendy Kate
* Daniel Rosen
* Alethea Austin
* Yvette Austin
* Rachel Stroud
* Steven Retchless
* Hannah Selden
* Sarah Blackmilk
* Bexiita Ackland
* Olga Koda