Adrianna Alejandro is a workout instructor at Blessed Body Fitness in Albany.
This is a new LGBTQ+ friendly beauty studio and workout space where they use pole fitness to strengthen not only the body, but also the mind.
“We all feed off each other’s happiness and accomplishments,” Alejandro said. “We really encourage each other.”
Alejandro started teaching pole fitness to others a few years ago, after realizing the positive impact it had on her.
“It changed my life,” said Alejandro. “My self-esteem skyrocketed. I became so strong and discovered that I was capable in ways that I could not imagine. It has helped me in other aspects of my life to let me know too.
It’s part of a movement to provide more places to exercise in addition to conventional gyms.
“That’s what the owner did for me,” Alejandro said. “She gave me a safe space and was supportive.”
Nicole Daniels owns the beauty/fitness studio in Albany that helps people see their beauty inside and out.
“I thought it was really important to share that with people because that’s something we don’t have here,” Daniels said.
So far, the new studio seems to be empowering people from all walks of life to spin pole fitness.
There is also a wide range of beauty services to choose from at this location. They also run LGBTQ+ cycling classes at their second location.
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