Posted on April 27 2016
Eda Marbury is climbing to the top of everyone's social media feed with her fitness activity of choice, pole and aerial fitness. She is proving to the world that fitness (in any form) has no size limits. We connected with Eda to showcase this form of fitness, in hopes that it will inspire you to try something new.
From anorexia to obesity, Eda has been battling with her weight and health since she was a teenager and at 23, she decided she needed to do something about it. She found an interest in pole dancing with an all-women studio, Pink Lemon Studio. There was an instant connection and she found that pole dancing was empowering. Two years later, Eda is inspiring women of all sizes to give pole dancing a try.
Pole dancing has Eda excited about exercising again! She has started to add yoga and hula hooping into her daily fitness routine, which helps her train the muscles needed for pole dancing. Below is a video she made to show her followers the type of yoga and hula hoop exercises you can easily do at home. She gave our Lilia Capris and Jenna Bras a wear test accompanied by a short review at the end.
We wanted to find out more about how she got into Pole fitness and what inspires her:
1. How long have you been doing pole and aerial fitness?
Eda: I've been doing pole and aerial fitness for 2 years and 3 months.
2. What inspired you to get into it? And what keeps you inspired today?
Eda: I was inspired by videos that one of my friends posted. I continue to stay inspired by the students and instructors at Pink Lemon Studio because I get to watch students start their pole journeys and accomplish things they never thought possible. More specifically I am inspired everyday by the owner, Jennifer Scholl, because she works so hard to create such a warm and loving environment for everyone to develop on a fitness and personal level.
3.What do you love most about pole and aerial fitness?
Eda: I love how it boosts your confidence and that it makes me realize that you are capable of anything you put your mind to. Pole is healing for mind, body, and soul.
4. We love that you also mix up your fitness activities with yoga and hula-hooping! What are the benefits of doing these activities for you?
Eda: I do a large variety of activities as cross training for my pole dancing. All the additional activities help build the same muscles I need to use for pole so I can continue making progress on and off the pole.
5. Do you have any advice for anyone who is interested in trying out pole and aerial fitness for the first time?
Eda: My only advice for anyone looking to try pole is to go into it with an open mind and allow yourself the time to learn!
To learn more about Eda's story, check out Barcroft TV's article "Plus Size Pole Dancer Beating Obesity One Spin at a Time."