While Los Angeles is the home to a dizzying plethora of fitness centers, exercise fads and workout trends, it can be a difficult trek finding an individual wellness routine that actually resonates beyond the initial buzz factor. Veteran fitness femme experts Mia Shanté and Sasja Lee are all too familiar with the options and lack of options facing women who want to work out in a non-intimidating space.
The dynamic duo plan to positively impact the physical movement landscape with Lift and Flow Performance, their all-female, personalized training center in the heart of North Hollywood.
Their new Lift and Flow Performance center, formerly known as Strong 4 Pole, will celebrate its grand opening launch on Saturday, March 9, 2019, from noon to 4:00 p.m., with a full day of free introductory training sessions. Lift and Flow Performance is located at 4795 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, CA inside the X Action Sports Club.
Their initial operation, Strong 4 Pole, started five years ago as a workshop space for pole dancers, providing them the tools to train stronger, fuel properly and reduce injury. However, under the intuitive guidance of Mia and Sasja, Strong 4 Pole has now evolved into Lift and Flow Performance, a boutique style training center for working women, staffed by women, with a mission to instill strong, confident and powerful transformations. Lift and Flow Performance offers strength training, plant-based nutrition coaching and personalized coaching sessions, along with workout sessions that include pole dance classes.
In celebration of their expansion, Mia and Sasja are offering a sneak peek into their programs during the grand opening. This includes a sample of a training session; Pole Revolution, the resident pole class; Abs ‘n Ass, a core and glute focused high intensity class and Floetry, a sensual movement class. In addition, they will provide a brief talk on how and why to make super easy and simple changes to one’s overall diet for better health results.
“Most women are operating on overload already, between their work, personal and home life. For many, the gym does not feel like a ‘safe’ space. Our vision with Lift and Flow Performance is to provide an outlet where women can come and feel nurtured by our workout and nutrition programs. They won’t get lost in class here, be gawked at by male onlookers or feel left behind while training next to someone more advanced,” explains Mia.
“We have created a supportive space of like-minded women,” cites Sasja. “There is no judgement, no confusing workout contraptions to figure out and more importantly, a staff that is primarily concerned with your safety while making your session fun! Every training session is customized for the individual client. Whether your goal is to fit back into your old clothes, reduce or get off of medication, or become an elite pole athlete, we work with you to give you the tools needed to accomplish them.”
Originally from Chicago, Mia walked away from a successful career in television production to pursue her newfound passions for fitness and pole dance. Upon deciding to dedicate her life to physical and spiritual wellness she transitioned to a vegan diet. Mia has since soared, becoming a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, a Pain Free Performance Specialist, a NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist, a PoleMoves Master Trainer and a 2014 National Figure Competitor, a 2015 Pacific Pole Championships Level 4 Dramatic Champion and 2015 Paragon Latin America Championships 1st Runner Up!
Hailing from Jamaica, Sasja was someone who once considered shopping as her cardio! Having no athletic or dance background she took to the pole like a fish to water and became an instructor within only 4 months of being introduced to pole fitness. A four-time professional pole champion, Sasja has performed at Coachella with recording artist, Halsey, choreographed a pole dance segment for Christina Applegate on funnyordie.com and appeared in a music video with Fergie. Sasja has also performed on several pole dancing segments for network TV including, Telemundo, Lifetime, Justin TV, and a Fiat commercial. She shares her love of pole dance across the nation and abroad, teaching workshops with emphasis on technique and overall mental wellness.
For the full grand opening itinerary for Lift and Flow Performance on Saturday, March 9, click here: Lift and Flow Facebook event.
Get lifted and flow with Mia and Sasja at https://www.liftandflowperformance.com/
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