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Classes in pole, aerial, dance, and fitness
11-126 16th Ave NE Calgary AB

Strut fitness & Dance is a fitness Studio Dedicated to making everyone feel comfortable in their skin. We create a fun and challenging way to workout and our classes are small to give you that personal touch. We offer classes in pole, dance, aerial and fitness. With over 20 years experience in the fitness industry we are dedicated fitness professionals who add a little fun into your fitness program.

As safety is important to us, know that your instructors are certified in their given fields. We are proud to follow and adhere to the scope of Pole Fitness Safety Guidelines and Practices. Our Instructors are Certified and recognized by CanFitPro, (A national fitness certification for fitness instructors and personal trainers). Feel confident in your instructors!!

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Strut Team of Instructors

Sheryl Walsh

Founder/GM/Instructor - Strut Fitness

Creator & Facilitor of Pole Certification Pole & Aerial Fitness Academy

Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association (AFLCA) Resistance Certified, Canadian Pole Fitness Association Pole Instructor Certified, International Sport Science Association Certified Personal Trainer, MOC Barre Certified, CPR/First Aid (Currently Working On Associate Degree in Sports Science & Advanced Sports Nutrition)​ MOC Barre 1 & 2 Certified, HIIT & Cardio Kickboxing Certified. Insanity Live (R) Instructor, PiYo Live (R). CIZE Live (R) Certified, currently working on additional certifications.

Claudia Kuntz

Senior Pole & Fitness Instructor

Instructor Trainer for Pole Certication Pole & Aerial Fitness Academy

ISSA Personal Trainer Certified
Beginner Instructor Certified - Pole Moves Advance Instructor Certified- Pole Moves, Elite Instructor Cerified - Pole Moves, CPFA Judges Certified, IPFA Judging Course
Claudia Comes All the Way from Colombia. She has learned and taken pole from some of the great names in the pole industry. She is fully certified from beginner to Advance pole and loves to share her knowledge to create a safe, effective, and challenging class.

Courtney Gault

Yoga, Aerial & Pole Instructor (Sub)

Courtney started practicing yoga at the age of fourteen and completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2014 through Yoga Passage in Calgary, Alberta. After being introduced to pole a year ago, Courtney was immediately hooked started on her path of becoming an aerial junkie. To combine her love for pole and yoga, Courtney completed her 60 hour training in Air Yogalates, a unique and dynamic aerial hammock practice that incorporates yoga, Pilates and circus play. Courtney was lucky to receive her training from a previous Cirque du Soleil performer and is excited to share her knowledge with students at Strut. Aside from being a aerial yoga teacher, yogi, avid pole dancer, runner and cyclist, Courtney is also a Registered Dietitian who loves to shares her love for good food and ice cream with those around her.


Belly Dance Instructor/Performer

Instructor Sari started belly dancing in Japan in 2007. Her teacher saw the special talent in Sari and let it bloom. She was then chosen as the main dancer of the dance company and instructor. She has received great accolades for her strong shimmy, expressionism, and movements that utilizes her background which extends beyond bellydancing.

She sees dance as a way of life; not just an exercise or business, and constantly promoting and sharing the joy of dancing and expressing ith movements. After travelling and performing across from Nova Scotia to Vancouver, she decided to call Calgary home. Now she is excited to to be 
part of this community and explore the journey of dance together!

Norah Wardell

Dance & Pole Instructor

Norahs passion is getting students in touch with their softer side of movement and dance. She specializes in sultry movements designed to get in touch with your inner sensuality. You can find Norah teaching erotic style pole, erotic chair, low pole flow and a variety of performance based classes. Being an advocate for LGBTQ+ she has started a class dedicated to acceptance for those in the community. We are pleased to have Norah as part of the team. You won't be disappointed when taking her class you will leave feeling confident and sexy.

Payton Glagau

Dance, Acrobatic, Aerial & Pole Instructor

Payton’s love of dance began in the second grade when she started taking ballet lessons at Alberta Ballet. After two years of ballet she discovered Irish dance which she practiced for seven years, performing in multiple shows and competing in numerous places including Florida, Edmonton and Nova Scotia.


In 2010 Payton quit Irish dance to try new styles of dance, she has trained at Dance With France since then in styles including jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, acrobatics, modern, hip-hop, pointe and contemporary. In 2012 she started dancing professionally in with Artists Elite, a performance company through DWF. In 2015 she choreographed her first professional number for Artists Elite and has choreographed numbers for them since.


Currently, Payton is working on incorporating traditional and urban dance styles with pole and aerial hoop to create unique choreographies. She is constantly looking to improve and expand her dancing which she does by competing in acrobatics and jazz, taking lessons regularly, and teaching. She is excited to be the newest member of Strut Fitness!

Alicia W.

Pole Instructor

Pole Certified Pole & Aerial Fitness Academy,

Alicia found an interest in pole a year or so ago and fell in love with how strong and confident she became. Knowing she wanted to share this inner strength and grace she continued to take all kinds of pole and dance until she expressed interest in  becoming an Instructor. She is the newest to the team and you can hear her sharing her new found passion and a few giggles in her classes. She knows what its like to be a newbie. Alicia teaches some of our newest faces in Intro Series and a some choreography classes too.

Madysun Ball

Dance, Aerial & Pole Instructor (medical leave)

Pole Level 1 Certified, Anti-Gravity Suspension Yoga, Aerial Fitness 1 & 2 & OmGym Suspension Certified.

Rebecca Dawn

Yoga & Dance Instructor

Yoga Teacher Certified, Dance Instructor and Artist.

Our Team is made up of various fitness professionals who not only are certified in their given fields but truly enjoy teaching and sharing their fitness knowledge.



126 16 Ave NE #11, Calgary, AB T2E 1J5, Canada

(403) 999-0847

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