August Student Spotlight

Lauren

Tell us something about yourself! What do you enjoy doing outside of RGF?

Outside of RGF, I work full-time as an industrial software product manager. When I’m not working I enjoy bike riding with my boyfriend and shopping with my mom. This summer I started my first balcony garden and I’ve managed to keep almost everything alive so far.

What brought you to RGF?

I came to RGF after meeting Michelle at my previous studio. I went on medical leave and while I was out, RGF opened. When I was ready to return to pole, I reached out to Michelle. I was a little scared to start over at a new studio, but Michelle was very encouraging and told me I could be in Julie’s class, so it was just like I never left.

What is your favorite song to free dance to?

Oh that’s a hard question, there have been so many good ones over the years. I like most songs that are dark and intense. Let’s go with The Weeknd – Wicked Games. It brings back lots of good memories from the beginning of my pole journey.

What advice do you have for someone just starting their aerial journey?

Best advice would be to remember that it’s a journey, there will be ups and downs, highs and lows. I’ve had 5 surgeries since starting my journey, including a hand surgery and a hernia surgery. Each time I’m unsure of when or if I will be able to come back, how good or bad I will be, or if I will ever get back to where I once was. At the end of the day none of that matters, all that matters is I’m back doing something I love with people I love!

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