Welcome to Studio X Vertical Fitness!
Studio X Vertical Fitness specializes in pole fitness, lyra/aerial hoop, liquid motion, and yoga. We offer a non-competitive atmosphere where you can truly enjoy yourself and have a great time while reaching your personal fitness goals. At the studio you will find real people like you who want to feel better about themselves, get in shape, and have fun. Students of every age (18+), size, strength ability, and flexibility level will be with you on your fitness journey.
Pole fitness and lyra are sports and art forms just like gymnastics, martial arts, or dance. It is unrealistic to expect to be perfect your first day. With continued practice, determination, and a positive attitude, you will transform! Everyone will move at their own pace, and along the way, you will find encouragement and a sense of community. You will build confidence and embrace your own personal fitness journey. You'll discover new things about yourself while taking classes, and your sense of accomplishment will even lead to personal growth in your life outside the studio. With each class you take, you will progress. You will be amazed at the changes you will see from your 1st class to your 5th class. Just like with anything, the more time you dedicate to classes, the better you will become.
We welcome everyone and anyone, regardless of gender, to take classes at our studio.
Meet Our Instructors
Penny fell in love with pole fitness in 2014 and had always wanted to own her own fitness studio. She decided to partner up with Hailey in 2016 to keep her pole journey alive and create Studio X Vertical Fitness. She also began our lyra program in 2021. She has a group fitness certification.
Julia was born and raised in Maine and recently graduated from the University of Maine at Augusta with a B.A. in biology. She has been dancing her whole life and began her pole journey with us the summer of 2017 and has since become a passion. She holds a group fitness certification and she teaches beginner, intro to intermediate pole, and ground lyra.
Abby currently resides in the quiet town of Union with her three cats: Shadow, Whiskey, and Smudge. Her pole journey began in 2018, when she took a class on a whim and fell in love. Abby teaches beginner pole and has a group fitness certification.
Erica is a ground lyra instructor. She lives in Winslow with her three cats. Erica began her love for pole fitness in the fall of 2018 and lyra in early 2021. She holds a group fitness certification.
Hailey began her pole journey in 2015. When the opportunity to own the studio presented itself one year later, she partnered with Penny to create Studio X Vertical Fitness. In 2016, she trained with PoleMoves (now PFA) in Los Angeles, California for pole instructor certification in levels 1-3. In August of 2019, she became a Master Trainer through PFA Pole Fitness Alliance and can now train and certify instructors. She also holds an AFAA group fitness certification. She has competed in the PSO Pole Sport Organization's Northeast Championship Level 4 Competition in 2017 and 2018. She is also the creator of Pixie Potion body grips.
Nicole lives in Waterville with her daughter and puggle. She has a dance background and a group fitness certification. Her interest in poling started in April 2015 and she has been in love with it ever since. She teaches beginner, intro to intermediate pole, and liquid motion. She competed in the Pole Sport Organization's Northeast Championship Level 2 Competition in 2018 and Level 3 in 2021.
Sarah took her first pole class in the spring of 2015 and never looked back. She is passionate about fitness, with a background in dance and yoga, and enjoys exploring new styles of movement. Sarah lives in Clinton with her two children (she poled through both pregnancies!), two dogs, and two cats. She holds a group fitness certification and teaches beginner pole class.
Megan resides in Fairfield with her husband, two dogs, and two cats. She started her pole journey in November 2019 and immediately became obsessed. In September 2021, she became a ground lyra instructor. She holds a group fitness certification.
Sara began her journey with yoga in 1997 after experiencing profound loss. The practice of yoga assisted Sara in healing, accepting her grief, and grow in her awakening. Upon moving to Maine in 2002 to attend UMF she was asked to teach yoga at the university's health and fitness center, where she discovered her love for teaching. In 2005, she received her 200-hour teacher training from Frog Lotus Yoga in MA and opened her studio in Farmington. Sara has over 18 years experience teaching yoga and loves holding space for her students to develop their own practice with gentle and clear guidance with a bit of humor. Her style of teaching, as well as her own practice has evolved through the years. Each breath and each posture become and opportunity to be more present in our bodies, our minds, and our hearts, therefore, changing the way we move in our lives.