Q: Where exactly is Flaunt Located?
A: Flaunt Fitness is located in the heart of South Philadelphia just 1 mile South of Center City. We are on 17th Street between Mifflin and McKean Streets. Please note, we are in a residential area.
Q: Are you near any public transit?
A: YES. The #2 Bus drops you off outside our door and we are just a few blocks from the Broad & Snyder Subway Stop.
Q: Do you have Parking?
A: Yes, we do have a parking lot connected to our building. We also have additional Parking outside the building in the designated “No Parking Zones”. There is additional on street parking with No Meters.
Q: What are the hours of the Parking Lot?
A: The Parking Lot may be used Monday-Friday starting at 5:00pm-Midnight and Saturday-Sunday All Day. The Parking lot is unavailable Monday- Friday before 5:00pm.
Q: Is Flaunt Co-Ed?
A: Yes! Flaunt Fitness has women and men students and instructors.
Q: Is there an age limit?
A: Yes. You must be at least 18 years of age to attend classes.
Q: Do I need any dance/ fitness or aerials experience to start taking classes?
A: Absolutely not! Majority of the classes are broken out into Levels. As far at the fitness classes, they are for all levels. No matter if you are a true first time or super advanced students, there will always be modification to fit your level.
Q: I have no upper body strength but I want to start Pole Dancing.
A: Drop the myths and get your butt to class!!! Beginner Pole Dancing focuses mainly on mechanics of movements, gripping and spacing. You are not required to have any strength to begin Pole Dancing. The more you come, the stronger you will get.
Q: Is there a weight limit on the Poles?
A: We use XPole at our studio and there is no official weight limit. We have had over 4 people on 1 pole at the same time totaling over 500lbs.
Q: What should I expect during my first class?
A: Your first class can be the most intimidating, but at Flaunt we make you feel right at home. First timers are always amazed at what their bodies are capable of and you never know until you try. It’s going to be challenging, however, our instructors are highly trained and will make you leave class feeling like you just conquered the world, or Pole!
Q: What should I wear/ bring to Pole Class?
A: Shorts are a MUST! Shorts should be tight to the skin, cotton or spandex, and as short as possible. Sports bra and a t-shirt or tank top- again something form fitting. (we don’t want extra material in the way of the Pole). We typically work barefoot during class, however, if you have shoes its always a great idea to bring them along. ABSOLUTELY NO LOTION OR OIL ON THE BODY- ANYWHERE!!!! Lotions and oils will make you slip and slide all over and can cause a major safety issue during class. Leave expensive jewelry at home!!! We will ask you to remove rings, watches and bracelets before class. Do yourself a favor and leave it home so you don’t lose or forget anything. Other items you will want to invest in are Knee Pads and Leg Warmers.
Q: What should I wear/ bring to Fitness or Aerials Class?
A: Fitness and Aerial Classes you will want to wear typical gym wear. Leggings and sneakers for fitness classes and long legging, short and long sleeved shirts for Aerials.
Q: Do you sell Pole Wear and Grip Aids?
A: We currently have a Store inside the studio where we sell, Shorts, Shirts, Hats, Bags, Grips and more! See your instructor to purchase any of these items.
Q: Will I get bruising?
A: “Pole Kisses” is what we call them. You should expect minor bruising during your Pole Classes. Taking extra Iron supplements and using Arnica Gel or Cream can help diminish the appearance of these kisses.
Q: Do I need to Register for Classes?
A: YES!!!! We work through a booking system called MindBody. You will want to create a Free Account and register for classes directly through there. We recommend download the MindBody App directly to your phone as it is the easiest way to register and cancel your classes!
Q:Do you accept Walk-Ins?
A: NO! If you walk in without registering, we will have you create an account through MindBody and register for a new class.
Q: What aerial apparatuses do you offer?
A: We currently use Lyra, Silks, Hammock, Pendulum Pole, Trapeze and Straps during the Aerial Classes.
Q: Do I have to Check In when I arrive?
A: Yes. If it is your first time, please visit the Front Desk Counter. If you have an established and paid account, please check in on the designated iPad.
Q: Do you provide a space where students can put their things?
A: Yes. We have a Free cubby area where students may put their personal items. In addition, we have Lockers which require a Platinum Membership Account or can be added on at an additional cost of $5.00 per month to the Gold Package Membership. *Flaunt is not responsible for lost or stolen items*
Q: How do I redeem my Groupon Voucher?
A: Please go through the Registration process through MindBody. When you arrive for your first class, please visit the front desk, present your Groupon voucher on your Groupon App and your classes will be attached to your account. They will automatically deduct each class you attend.
Q: When do I pay for my class?
A: Upon your arrival, please visit the Front Desk to handle and and all payments.
Q: I want to Compete, how do I start?
A: Flaunt currently has an amazing and growing Competition Team. If you are interested in Competing under Flaunt, please e-mail Erica at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone competing under Flaunt MUST be a current and participating student.
Q: Do I HAVE to wear Shorts to Pole Class?
A: If you want to get the most out of your class, YES!!!!! We need our skin to be able to stick to the pole and pants do to allow this to happen. Don’t worry! Flaunt is a super body positive environment with men and woman of all ages shapes and sizes!
Q: Is there Nudity?
A: There is not full nudity, however, the more advanced you become in Pole, the less clothing you will want to wear. We need our skin to be able to stick to the Poles, therefore lose and bagging clothing is not suggested. Shorts and sports bra is typically what you will see most people wearing during class. PLEASE do not wear thongs or extremely revealing tops to class.
Q: Personal Hygiene
A: We ask that you please mind your personal hygiene. It can get extremely warm during some months and Instructors may have to touch you in order to properly spot you. Body odors can transfer on to the poles and make others feel extremely uncomfortable, especially if you are sharing a pole.
Q: I have had injuries to my body in the past, will pole make my injuries worse?
A: Pole can be as easy or as hard as you want it to be. We always advise our students to let your instructors know about all previous, current and on going injuries before your class starts. This will allow the instructor to give you modifications if need be so there is no further injury.
Q: Do you provide Alcohol and Rags to clean the poles?
A: Yes we do! Each Pole has its own alcohol spray and rag but you may bring your own if you wish.
Q: Do you provide Grip Aids?
A: No. We do not provide free grip aids, however, they are available for Purchase at the Flaunt Store.
Q: How big are the Classes? Will I have to share a pole?
A: We may take up to 20 students per class. In the event that there is a a full class, you may be asked to share a pole. Don’t fret, its not as terrible as it seems. We can assure you that sharing poles can be super beneficial to the students. It allows you to meet other students, help each other and take a break when you need it. Pole can be physically exhausting so have a minute or 2 to cool off before trying a move again is a wonderful thing!
Q: Is there a Class Minimum?
A: Yes. We require at least 3 people re registered for a class in order for the class to go on. Notification of any class cancellation would be no less than 1 Hour prior to the class start time. **Having the MindBody App will let you know right away if any classes have been canceled.
Q: How many poles do you have?
A: We currently have 12 Poles.
Q: Is there a changing room?
A: Yes. We have 2 bathrooms that double as our changing rooms. They are pretty spacious so there is certainly enough room to change.
Q: Are there showers?
A: Not at this time.
Q: Do you allow children/ pets or spectators in class?
A: Absolutely not. Please do not bring your children, pets or friends (unless they are participating) to class.
Q: Can I take photos during class?
A: NO! Taking photos during class is extremely rude to the Instructor and other students in class. We do allow opportunity for photos and videos at the end of class, but we ask that you mind your surroundings as other people in class do not want to be in the background of your photos and videos which will most likely end up on social media. Please respect those around you.
Q: Do you sell Poles?
A: Yes! Please check with Pinki for pricing and installation. Anyone who orders a Pole through us will receive a Free Installation. (Up to 15 Miles)
Q: What is your Cancellation Policy?
A: You MUST Cancel your class within 1 hour of the class start time. Failure to comply with this cancelation may result in a $10.00 Fine. The easiest way to cancel is through the MindBody App. WE DO NOT TOLERATE NO CALL/ NO SHOW. If you miss a class without Canceling, you will automatically be charged a $10.00 Fine.
Q: What is your Late Policy?
A: If you are more than 10minutes late for class, you may be asked to not participate. This is mainly for safety reasons, not being able to get a proper warm up before starting your class and interruption to the class which has already started. It is up to the instructor at that moment if you will be able to participate in the class.