Two years ago, I started taking pole dancing lessons at Twirly Girls Pole Fitness in Pleasanton, California. The owner, Bel Jeremiah, was a little fire cracker. She was so amazing to watch on the pole. She showed us how pole dancing was not only sexy and fun, but athletic and beautiful. I couldn't believe when I found out that Bel was approaching 60 years old (she celebrated her 59th birthday just yesterday). You would never guess. She is such an amazing person. She makes all of her Twirly Girls feel like family. She creates an atmosphere for women to feel safe and empowered -- to let all of their insecurities melt away and just learn how to dance and let their emotions out. We asked Bel the secret to her youthfulness. She told us, inversions are the fountain of youth. I can only hope to have half as much energy when I reach the age of 60! I want to thank Bel for giving me a fun place to work out and meet new friends!
If you are a Twirly Girl or know Bel, please leave a comment letting her know how you've been affected by having her in your life. Happy (belated) birthday, Mama Twirl! Remember, 60 is the new 30! :-)