Hamilton

Instructors & Team

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Rhi

Co-Owner and General Manager

Rhi is a poler from Auckland, who you might see on the Pole Legends stage coming up this year! Rhi has been with Altitude North Shore for over 3 years now, moving from student, to instructor, to manager. And now she is joining the ownership team of Altitude The Mount! Rhi will be General Manager of both The Mount and North Shore Altitude's so you might see her around every now and then, working with the team.

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Nika

Studio & Client Care Manager

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Ashlee

Pole & Strength and Conditioning Instructor

Ash only started her pole journey at the end of 2020 but was absolutely hooked from her first lesson! She grew up dancing and acting back in Australia before immersing herself in the fitness industry and starting her career as a personal trainer in 2016. She loves how pole combines her passions and provides an amazing environment to build confidence, continuously challenge ourselves and be a part of such a fun, supportive community. Ash can't wait to grow with you all on your pole and fitness journey's and she's always up for a sneaky workout challenge!

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Toni

Pole and Stretch Instructor

Toni started teaching with Rise & Shine Rototuna and stayed on through the transition to Altitude. She loves teaching our level 1 students and helping them begin their pole journeys. Seeing students succeed and grow is so rewarding.

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Sarah

Co-Owner

Sarah has been a part of Altitude for nearly 10 years! Starting in Christchurch at the original Altitude before moving to Auckland to run the North Shore studio and becoming a nationally recognized poler. Sarah then moved on to starting her very own Altitude in Onehunga before moving with her new family to Napier where she now resides.

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Cas

Pole, Stretch and Supplementary Instructor

Cas started her aerial journey after the first lockdown in June 2020, falling in love with hoops! With her experience in contemporary dancing, floor gymstrada, trampolining and being a competitive springboard diver in high school, she quickly picked up aerial hoops and within a year was training in the intermediate classes and teaching beginners. While now training on a hoop at home and just starting beginner pole classes herself in Oct 2021, Cas also is teaching several floor classes at Altitude Hamilton: Stretch & Flex, Strength & Conditioning and Contemporary Flow. Cas loves to get her body moving and work on improving strength and flexibility, encouraging students to try new things, push themselves and improve in new and fun ways.

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Bailee

Pole Instructor

Bailee started her pole journey in 2019 she fell completely in love with the sport. Becoming an instructor in 2020 Bailee loves to support others to reach their potential and feel really comfortable in their own skin. You can find Bailee teaching our Pole Level 1-3 classes.

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Stacey

Pole Instructor

Stacey has been pole dancing since 2015 but instructing since 2020. She has a love for all things pole dancing, the strength, the flexibility and of course the heels! Stacey has really found herself again through dancing after becoming a mum and loves to see other women finding their own strength and sesuality in our classes.

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Karry

Co-Owner

Karry is the founder of the Altitude brand, starting pole over 12 years ago in UK, before moving back to NZ to start Altitude Christchurch. Opening up the second Altitude with Sarah and starting her family and pole career. After seeing the inspiring journeys of Altitude students, the decision was made to start franchising. Altitude The Mount will officially be the 10th Altitude under the franchise.

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Brittney

Pole Instructor & Stretch

Brittney or (Indi as she is known in the pole sphere) joined pole fitness with friends as a bit of a laugh and fell in love with its challenges and freedom of expression. She had no background in dance or gymnastics and reaching her knees was a stretch, let alone the floor! As an adult she also joined ballet and jazz to increasing her body awareness and hasn't looked back. Now teaching her own stretch classes she knows the struggles of those of us who are flexibility challenged! You will also see her rockin' heels and teaching pole. Not a stranger to the stage, you may have seen her competing with accolades including: 1st Miss Showgirl 2019, 1st NZAPP Open Christchurch heats 2019, 2nd Artistry- Pole Stars 2016, 3rd Pole Championship Series Amateur Australia and Pole Legends solo finalist 2020, 2019 and doubles finalist in 2016

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Justine

Pole Instructor

Justine started pole dancing in March 2019 at Rise and Shine Aerial in Morrinsville. With a background in Figure Skating and Musical Theatre, she found the mix of creativity and athleticism the perfect fit. Justine’s favourite pole moves are handspring to Ayesha and dragon. She loves getting her students into other strong and twisty shapes and brings a fun, empowering energy to all of her classes.