Co-Creator/Founder of Aura Pole Dance Fitness North Florida Director
AFAA Master Certification Specialist/Presenter
Shannon is a long time movement teacher in the fitness industry since 1985 and holds 6 fitness certifications through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. She is known for her creative and innovative, very effective teaching and motivating style. She has been presenting and facilitating fitness certifications and instructor trainings for AFAA since 1989.
She has found her passion in pole fitness and has been practicing since late summer 2010.
Assistant Manager and Volunteer Coordinator
My Yoga Connection
“I’ve found yoga to be a tool within myself that allows me to access what I need in each moment. I’ve been practicing yoga and meditation since I was sixteen and teaching since I was eighteen.” Elaina trained with esteemed South Florida yoga teacher Juliana Trejo and received her 200 hour certification in Hatha Yoga with the Yoga Alliance. Her training focused on restorative yoga, chair yoga, and explored styles in kundalini, Iyengar, Jivamukti, and others as well as hands on adjustments and energy healing. Elaina has a background in dance and gymnastics. After completing her yoga training in April 2011, she incorporated yoga in her classes while coaching recreational gymnastics. Her teaching style follows a more meditative and mindful practice, encouraging students to take extra breaths or movements that may feel good to them and bringing a strong awareness into our energy centers and alignment. Elaina enjoys being outside, long boarding, biking, dancing, swimming, and traveling. “I’m excited to be involved in this competition! Pole fitness is an empowering, beautiful, and strong practice that I’m continued to be amazed by.”
Gemma Lux is a Florida native who participated in many genres of dance while growing up. Including Belly Dance, Tahitian, Jazz, and Hip Hop. She also has a small background in gymnastics and was a competitive cheerleader throughout middle and high school.
Gemma Lux attended her first Pole Dance class at Impulse Pole Dance Brandon the summer of 2012. She quickly fell in love with the art and sport of pole dance. Six months into pole dancing she became a certified instructor under Impulse Pole Dance. For almost two years Gemma worked full time as a Senior Loan Processor for a big banking institution, and taught pole dancing as a side job. Gemma loved teaching so much that she decided to take a chance. She resigned from her corporate banking life in 2013 to become a full time Pole Dance Instructor & Manager at Impulse Pole Dance & Exotic Fitness, Brandon.
Gemma is known for her smooth transitions, beautiful lines, encouraging attitude, and is the creator of the pole trick called "The Lux". Gemma Lux loves helping people reach their goals, fulfill their potential, and find their sexy side.