Instructor Certification

Pole Fitness Alliance


The Pole Fitness Alliance has been training and certifying pole instructors around the world since 2008 and is helping make pole movement safe, accessible, and fun for everyone.

I offer private certification in my home studio almost any day of the week with 1-2 months notice. Click the "Contact Me" button to get your certification scheduled!

The mission of the Pole Fitness Alliance is to empower and inspire the worldwide pole community, propelling pole fitness to take its rightful place in the mainstream fitness arena. The PFA provides many instructional tools to make pole movement safe, accessible, and fun for everyone. These tools include teacher training courses, standardized curriculum, structured progressions, and techniques. We are committed to promoting the many benefits of pole dancing: developing strength, power, and fluidity of the body, enhancing the mind-body connection, increasing body image and self-confidence, and becoming part of a passionate, diverse and inclusive community.

If you have done any research at all on pole certification training, you know many of them are not even approved by governed fitness organizations. PFA offers you the industry’s most comprehensive curriculum at a fair price, while also being approved by organizations like the ones above.

PFA is approved by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) in addition to international fitness governing bodies.

As with any type of recognized sport, the only way to show potential employers you are qualified to teach is to acquire a certification. This shows them you have received the proper training and helps them feel confident you know how to teach safely, and will not put their students in any danger. Credentials from PFA will help you stand out from other instructors who have not been certified, or whose certification has not been vetted by the proper organizations.

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Level 1

Our Level 1 certification is where everyone begins. Successfully completing this level will certify you to teach beginner pole classes and will provide you with the foundation you will need to become certified in teaching more advanced classes as well. ​In this training you will learn:*proper posture and grips for spins, floorwork, transitions, basic climbs, and holds.

*basic spotting techniques.*effective ways to communicate the mind-body connection.

*standards for teaching safe basic pole moves and how to handle accidents and emergencies.

*numerous stability, strength and mobility exercises*how to count music, cue movement and create basic choreography.

*leading an effective warm up and cool down. *the science of pole movement, basic anatomy and anatomical considerations.

Level 2

Our Level 2 certification builds on the foundation set by Level 1 and certifies instructors to teach intermediate pole classes.

​In this training you will learn:

*more advanced pole movement (inversions, ascents/descents, holds).

*greater anatomy.*the science of pole and using physics to your advantage. sports training. spotting more challenging moves.

*using PFA groups and switches to create combinations and basic gymnastics.

Level 3

Successful completion of the Level 3 training provides certification to teach advanced pole classes.

In this training:
*instructors will develop the ability to move students through a series of moves and dismount the pole through an aerial handstand (aka Handspring).

*shoulder mounts, aerial inversion, and shoulder dismounts will be perfected.

*you will work more with the Pole Fitness Alliance Groups and Switches which gives simplicity to creating seemingly complex combinations.

Group certification: $599 per level
Private certification: $799 per level

Hybrid Assessment:​ $150 (limited to 2 hours); $200 for 1 hour of review/training plus a 2 hour assessment

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Pole Fitness Alliance Las Vegas

Centennial Hills

Las Vegas, Nevada