BE FITNESS started as Be Studios, a pole fitness and dance studio in 2007 by Christina Anderson. Christina has been a dancer since she was 5 years old in the Canton Ballet and has a B.A. in Studio Art and Dance. She has spent her life studying and exploring different forms of dance. She has traveled to Spain to study flamenco; Austin, TX and Haiti to study Afro-Haitian dance; and San Francisco to study Afro-Brazilian dance, Tribal Belly Dance and Iyengar yoga. She wanted to open up a dance studio that thought outside of the box. She found healing in stylized movement that was feminine and strong, and she wanted to share this with other women. At the time, Be Studios was the only pole dance studio in the Cleveland area and pole fitness was just starting to become a national fitness trend.
Be Studios rebranded to Be Fitness in 2018 to better reflect what we offer to our students. Now Be Fitness offers pole fitness classes and specialized workshops in two locations. We have student and instructor showcases three times a year as a way for the pole community to come together and share their hard work. These events are open to the public if you have ever wanted to see what the pole community is all about!
The studio added Pilates reformer machine classes in 2015. Christina studied Pilates for many years and always used Pilates as a warm-up in her dance classes. It was the perfect addition to the studio. The Pilates department now has its own space with 6 Pilates reformer machines and Wunda chairs. Classes run 7 days a week in the morning and evenings. We were voted Cleveland Hotlist's Best Pilates Studio in 2017.
In 2017, the studio added aerial dance, lyra, yoga, adult ballet and belly dance to our schedule. Be Fitness is now a full fitness boutique including pole fitness, Pilates reformer, aerial silks, lyra, yoga, adult ballet, spin and belly dance.
Be Fitness has become a supportive space for people to get into their bodies and feel comfortable with physical self-expression. We have a community of students and staff that are passionate, kind and authentic. We strive to have an authentic and compassionate staff because we believe that the quality of the individual’s experience is the most important element at Be Fitness.
Owning Be Fitness has been one of the most fulfilling parts of Christina’s life. "It's is like riding a wave," she says, "constantly moving and changing. At times it can be uncomfortable, but mainly it’s about learning to thrive in the unknown. You trust it because you love it; you believe and keep stepping forward without a safety net."
If you feel you have this kind of passion and drive, we would love to have you join our team! We offer various licensing options to open up your own Be Fitness as one fitness department or all. Please contact (216) 227-9710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.