Thursday, September 8, 2011

Studio Spotlight: Spinderella Fitness!

Meet Elizabeth Rodriguez of Spinderella Fitness.  She lost 135 pounds in 15 months and opened her own studio.  Here is her story!


What is your fitness background?  
I never had any 

What is your fitness routine (on and off the pole)?   
I teach so many different classes. The 1st originated from my homeland of Dominican Rep which is Merengue Tipico ™ to even a Disco Queen class. We focus on intense Cardio and Resistance training Themed classes as well as Pole Tricks classes. 

What kind of diet do you follow? 
I don't follow a diet per say. I just learned how to eat! I eat more now than what I did when I was BIG. 

Do you have a dance background? 
Nope, "official" dancing background.  

Do you compete (pole fitness or any other kind of fitness competitions)?  
I plan to compete in fall of 2012 

What interested you about pole dancing?  
Everything! From the tricks to being able to hold my body in ways I could have never imaged! 

Do you have a preference? "pole fitness" or "pole dancing"  
I personal like Pole Fitness, but Pole Dancing will do to. 

What do you think about the stripper vs. fitness debate?  
A lot of people think that Pole Dancing is stripping and it so not. The professional ones, I can say they do Pole Dancing/Fitness but there are some who just shake they butts and that is NOT pole Dancing/Fitness 

What is your favorite product to help you stick to the pole?  
iTac4... Love that stuff... 

Do you like to dance in heels or barefoot? 
Warm up barefooted, but I must wear my heels... Not only does it help with posture, it also gives you some extra resistance and let's not forget how SEXY we look in them.

What did you do before opening your pole studio? 
I was a Financial Analyst 

What is your favorite thing about dancing on the pole? 
The sense of freedom and empowerment that the pole gives me. 

What is your favorite song to dance to (at this moment)?  
So many, but Rihanna's song called "Skin".. I love that song 

Do you have any upcoming events you'd like people to know about? Well, I am about to open up my 2nd location.  

What else would you like people to know about you or your studio?   
I believe what makes us different then other places are the style of classes we offer and another big factor is, most studio owners have some type of fitness/dance. Here I was this overweight girl who fell in LOVE with the power of the pole. I was NEVER the working out type of person and now you can call me some type of fitness guru. From teaching girls how to eat, using natural vitamins & supplements and most importantly helping the girls get back their self confidence that alone is priceless. I will never forget one day I was told by an instructor at a Pole Studio that I shouldn't take the class. I walked out of the class in tears but what that did for me it made me stronger. Now am opening up my 2nd location and plan to complete in the Fall of 2012.


If you are in the Miami area and want to check out Spinderella Fitness, here is their contact information:


  1. Spinderella fitness has changed my life I have lost 35 lb went from a size 13-12 to a 5-4 I just bought my first pair of size 5 shorts. Elizabeth has made a brand new person of me, not only from the outside but inside too. I learned to be sexy sensual and most of all I can do things I never imagined......I have fallen in love with fitness try it out you have nothing to lose but pounds and lots of inches!! I love you guys and can't wait to see you grow more than you have already!

  2. I just want to say that I've been to pole class twice at another studio and almost left in tears because I was so frustrated that I couldn't lift both my feet off the floor.

    Elizabeth's classes are so much fun, they are about fitness and getting your body conditioned to be on the pole. I just did my first tricks class with her and it was the first time I didn't walk out of there almost crying from the frustration. I actually got my feet off the floor and left so empowered by her. I was actually motivated to keep trying.

    Knowing Elizabeth has struggled with her weight helps me feel comfortable in her classes and comfortable with myself so that I can just have fun in class. She is obviously amazing!

    -Christina V

  3. I love hearing stories like this!! I am glad you ladies have Elizabeth in your life!