Call or text for both studios: 719-233-8982
We are a registered "Open to All" business.
Both studios are in my homes.
In Colorado Springs, we are located in Stratmoor Valley, at 1724 Ascot Road, 80906.
In Westby, we are on Main Street, at 414 S. Main, 54667.
To Book a Class
Our schedule is customizable to your schedule. Because most of our students contact us directly to schedule, we have dropped our online scheduling option to save costs and allow us to be able to offer you the 10 lessons for $150 pricing option. (Single class rate is still $20.)
To schedule, text or call Diane at 719-233-8982 (email or Messenger works too), and we'll find a time that works for both of us. See the list below for dates Diane will be in Colorado and in Wisconsin. Even when she's not in town, she can probably find another certified instructor to fill in for her.
Hi! I’m Diane Martin, owner of South Springs Pole, and I’d like to tell you about my journey with pole fitness. I took my first pole lesson in 2008. Pole was brand-new in Colorado Springs back then, and I had never known anyone who had done it; I just went out on a limb and signed up for an intro lesson. I was not in shape—in fact, I had never really been in shape—and I was a bit older than most of the other students in my class. In spite of all that, I fell in love with pole on my first spin. I smiled from ear to ear, and for the next few days, I felt like a kid with a secret: I was so excited about my new hobby!
I stuck with it, and a couple of years later, I started teaching lessons on my pole in my living room. It didn’t take long to realize that I needed more space, so I found a location to open a "real" studio. I named that studio Pole Revolution because of the ways pole has revolutionized my life, and the studio was a success. In 2017, I sold Pole Revolution to one of my students who I knew could take it farther than I could. And did she ever!
I missed teaching though, so a while back, my husband renovated half of the lower level of our current home into a cozy studio with five poles. I honored my two-year non-compete agreement with Pole Rev's new owner, and in November 2019 we reopened our home studio as South Springs Pole, to provide basic and intermediate pole instruction. We send the advanced students over to Pole Rev!
In 2021, my husband and I bought another home, this one in Westby, Wisconsin. By 2022 I was ready to open a second studio, in our new home. Because of the community's Norwegian heritage, I named this studio Norse Pole, and yes, it feels like Christmas all year round! Since I opened the second studio, I've been traveling back and forth every two or three weeks. (The airlines love me.) And since I haven't figured out how to clone myself, I've done the next best thing: I've helped train some amazing young women to fill in for me when I'm out of town. In Colorado Springs, I have Stacey Okvath, Kathy Prichard, and Sammy Campbell. In Westby, I'll let you know when my trainee has recovered from knee surgery and is ready to teach!
Our first love in pole is teaching the basics. We love teaching the basics of dance, counting music, and routines for each level in our curriculum. South Springs Pole has five poles, and Norse Pole has three, so even without social distancing, our class sizes remain small and personal.
At both studios, we welcome anyone, regardless of age, race, gender or gender expression, religion, sexual orientation, body type, or ability. We are here to help you move forward in your pole life, so please check out what we have to offer. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Our schedule is customizable to your needs, so please text, message, email or call us with questions.
We look forward to journeying in pole with you!
At South Springs Pole, you'll get not just the "what," but also the "how" and the "why" of every pole move. You'll get suggestions like "shift your weight to the other foot" and "put your outside hand on top" and "watch what my feet do here," to make pole accessible. One of our mottos is "Can't isn't a word here unless it's followed by yet."
Diane is trained and certified to teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced students; Kathy and Stacey are trained and certified to teach beginning and intermediate students; Sammy is certified to teach beginners. All are certified through the Pole Fitness Alliance (formerly PoleMoves), the most trusted source for pole fitness professionals. PFA training focuses on the basics: techniques and safety; so our students gain a solid understanding of the finer points of any pole move.
Because of our training and our commitment to helping you succeed, we provide patient, attentive instruction that ensures you'll leave every class with at least one "I did it!" moment. You can do it! Come and see!
Jan 19 – Feb 7
Mar 1 – 21
Apr 5 – 17
Apr 30 – May 16
May 31 – June 14
June 30 – July 15
Feb 9 – 27
Mar 23 – Apr 3
Apr 19, 28, 29
May 17 – 29
June 16 – 28
July 17 – Aug 3
Short shorts and a tank top or crop top are best. We need skin to grip the pole! Bare feet are best, but bring heels if you'd like, and let me know. No lotion, please, except O'Keefe's Working Hands (it's oil-free) or Corn Huskers Lotion or a commercial grip aid. No rings or other jewelry on hands or wrists please, except Fit Bit type watches.
In Colorado Springs: Please pull right up onto the gravel on the front or side of the house (in what would be our front or side yard if it wasn't parking spaces). Please don't park on the street unless all of our off-street parking spaces are full. (You'll block others from being able to pull in or out.)
In Westby: Turn on the side street (Maple Street) and pull into our driveway off that street. Come in the patio door, through the entry, and through the kitchen door.
At both locations, just come in! There's no need to knock or ring the doorbell. We're expecting you!
All of our classes are 80 minutes long. Parties are a bit longer; that's negotiable. We also sometimes rent the studio to folks we know, for unsupervised practice sessions.
In most lessons, it will be just you and your instructor, for $20. We require prepayment for your first lesson; after that, you can pay in cash or card when you arrive if you prefer. (However, if you develop a pattern of canceling, we may again require prepayment before accepting your booking.)
Studio rental for practice is $30 for one hour. (It costs more than a lesson because it's more of a privilege to use our equipment without us in the room.)
We also offer a package of 10 classes for $150. You must pay the entire $150 in advance to get this deal. Together we will track your "punches." And yes, you can share this package with friends you bring to class!
For your 90-minute event, we'll provide an instructor who will teach you basic pole skills and a flirty routine, and table space in case you want to bring food and/or beverages (adult beverages are okay). We'll give you extra time to decorate too, if you want, up to two hours for setup, party, and cleanup. You get all this for $60.