Leah Bradshaw

Stretch & Aerial Instructor

I started training at Athena Fitness in 2013 and started teaching in 2017. Athena is the only school I have been to and I wouldn’t change that for the world! I love every single instructor/student there and it’s practically the base of my life… ! I couldn’t ask to be around better people and I enjoy every minute of being there.

My sister was the one that introduced me to pole fitness and I was instantly hooked. I was then taught hoop and silks and the addiction grew deeper… I ended up starting full membership on my own and it was the best thing I did.

I totally admit that I am not the easiest of students to teach… because the art doesn’t come naturally to me. I have to work very hard to achieve my goals and keep myself motivated and refused not to give up. I make sure I put this personal attribute into my teaching and I feel this gives me a unique teaching style in that I’m extremely patient and break instructions down hugely.

I am extremely passionate about aerial fitness and have undertaken masterclasses by Sam King. My absolute pole hero is Kirsty Sellars.

I am PDC certified and first aid trained. I have undertaken extensive in-house training and have also widened my knowledge by undertaking Spin City’s Stretch and Flexibility and Anatomy and Physiology courses.

I have performed at many events such as various (in-house) gradings, the 2015 Super Rally (which was a Harley-Davidson sponsored event). Circesque 2016 and Circesque 2017, both of which I was heavily involved in organising.

I am currently teaching Stretch and Flexibility classes, Aerial Hoop, Aerial Silks and Pole Fitness.

My day time job is a Legal PA in London! Most of the lawyers I work for have no clue what I do outside of work… and when I’m not working or teaching, I’m usually doing some other form of fitness or out socialising with friends and family!

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