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Altitude HQ

Meet Altitude HQ, the super-charged trio behind Altitude Pole & Fitness, Karry, Anna and Steph!

But first, what is 'Franchise'? Think of it as a recipe for success. Altitude HQ whips up all the secret ingredients – the world-class curriculums, the unbeatable training programmes, and the killer brand identity and marketing – and then hands them over to passionate people, just like you, to sprinkle their own magic and bring their own studio to life. 🌟

Altitude HQ is all about empowerment. We're here to help Altitude owners take their passion for pole, aerials and fitness and turn it into a thriving local community. Altitude owners are never flying solo, HQ is always on hand to offer support, guidance, training and resources.

Joining the Altitude family means joining a network of individuals just as stoked about pole as you are. Together, we're building vibrant communities, one spin at a time.

The HQ Team

Karry Summers

Founder of Altitude Pole & Altitude Aerials
CEO of Altitude HQ

From Software Engineer to pole dance addict, Karry Summers has been on the pole scene since 2008, winning various titles both throughout NZ and internationally. Alongside her own pole training, Karry has worked to grow the pole industry and community, through events such as Pole Legends, NZAPP, the NZ Pole Industry Awards and of course, NZ’s largest pole and aerial fitness studio, Altitude Pole & Fitness.

Helping people live a life of passion is what energizes her and drives her to push forwards every day.

Karry Summers, Founder of Altitude Pole & Fitness and Founder/CEO of Altitude HQ


Chief Operations Officer

Anna came on board as a student at Altitude Pole in 2015. Over time as she began poling more and more, joining the team at Altitude was naturally the next step. For Anna, the best part of the job is seeing the growth and transformations both students and franchise owners experience.

Being surrounded by passionate people, maintaining a perfect work/life balance and being in a role where she can help and support others so they can achieve their goals, Anna is dedicated to Altitude and watching the pole industry grow even more.



Chief Marketing Officer & Creative Director

Starting as a student at the original Christchurch studio in 2014 with her friend Elle, Steph quickly found pole dancing and Altitude becoming an important part of her life. Fast forward to 2016, Steph joined other Altitudians in training for a group pole dancing competition in Australia - the Pole Games. To fundraise for the trip, they hosted a pub quiz, allowing Steph to flaunt her graphic design skills (her day job!) through a mini-marketing campaign.

The competition was unexpectedly cancelled. Silver lining? Steph got an even more exciting opportunity. After a chat with Karry, she took on the role of official designer, kicking off with crafting the monthly studio focus banners. 

Things excitedly snowballed from there, leading to her being able to quit her full-time job in 2019 to focus fully on Altitude.

If she's not cooking up a new plans for marketing, you'll find Steph playing video games, DnD or staying up way too late watching spooky movies. 👻

Fun fact, the original Pole Games crew also included Anna who organised the pub quiz! #MeantToBe #DreamTeam

Steph, Chief Marketing Officer & Creative Director Altitude HQ

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