Aryn began her active life in many types of competitive athletics. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Western Washington University and began her 15+ year career in fitness, instructing group fitness and personal training. She also earned her certification through the American College of Sports Medicine.
Aryn began pole in 2007. Her background and years of experience lead her to create a program that was safe, learnable, and challenging. She began The Goddess Movement in Abbotsford, BC with a passion for helping women create a strong sense of self while connecting with other women. Aryn has personally trained and qualified many instructors and thousands of clients through her pole fitness program and has a huge passion for the safety, accessibility, and growth of the sport.
Aryn was selected in 2012 to be one of the founding board members for the Canadian Pole Fitness Association (CPFA). She is working alongside 3 other board members to bring a standard of safety to pole classes in Canada. Aryn’s work through the CPFA will help grow the sport in Canada through sanctioned competitions, resources for booking touring pole athletes and the creation of community events across Canada to unite pole studios and educate the general population on the sport and art of pole.
Aryn competed in bodybuilding in the early 2000’s giving her great experience in being on stage and understanding the judging process. She was invited to sit on the panel of judges for Miss Pole Dance Canada and in 2010 was honored to be named head judge for the Canadian national pole competitions for 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. Aryn has judged at the North American Pole Dance Championships and led workshops at the Great Canadian Pole Expo and at the North American Pole Dance Convention.
Aryn has been a professional pole performer for 5 years. She was cast in in the sci-fi t.v. show “Caprica” as a cameo pole performer and has been hired by the Inner Ring Professional Circus for numerous public professional pole performances including Smirnoff’s Party Exchange and Whistler’s annual food and wine event, Cornucopia. Aryn creates and directs Vertical Theatre a 2-hour aerial arts show made up of performers who are students of the arts as well as professional circus performers, including Jenyne Butterfly. Vertical Theatre is in it’s 5th year of production and generates $13,000 annually.
Aryn has coached numerous medal winning Canadian pole athletes through the past 5 years and students travel from near and far to gain her expertise and unique coaching style to help develop individual pole skills as well as full competition and performance routines.
Aryn and her studio were both nominated for IPDFA’s Instructor of the Year and Studio of the Year awards for 2013.