Florida Pole Fitness Championship

Workshops with the Judges

April 29th – April 30th

LotusAt: Lotus Fitness Studio

1000 N. Magnolia Ave. Ste A, Orlando, FL



ALL WORKSHOPS ARE 90 MINUTES (unless noted otherwise)

Sign up here under workshops or call 407-851-5799

Workshop Times as follows:

Saturday, April 29th @ 10:00am with Derick Pierson

Lyra Workshop – Beginner/Intermediate Level *Must be inverting*

Discover the love of flying through the air and flowing smoothly from move to move. In this workshop you will learn how to train your body to handle the difficulty of becoming an aerialist. You will learn how to train your core, and upper body as well as working on how to combine flexibility, control, and fluidity into your art form. Watch yourself twist, flip, and turn with proper technique and safety. This is a fun workshop you will not want to miss if you ever plan on being on a piece of aerial equipment.

Flexibility & Beginning Contortion – 12:00 NOON – All Levels – 120 minutes
This workshop will focus on developing strength, control, balance, and body awareness while increasing flexibility and learning a variety of stretching techniques. Starting with basic stretches and movement to warm the body up and moving into more advanced stretching, including over splits, chest stands, back bridges, and other contortion poses. Derick will take you through his personal flexibility practice and teach you the techniques he has developed over the years training as a contortionist, aerialist, and pole dancer.

Sunday, April 30th @ 11:00am with Heidi Coker

Pole-tastic Gymnastics – All Levels – 90 minutes

As a forever gymnast I love to incorporate gymnastic and acromoves on and off the pole. When I look at pole, I see handstands and cartwheels everywhere! In this class I will show you technique to strengthen moves that use handstands and cartwheels on the floor and pole, and introduce you to other acroinspired moves. Adding acroelements both off and on the pole can add a new dimension to your pole practice. And they are a great way to build body awareness that can help you in every aspect of pole.

1:00pm – Floor 2 Pole Transitions – All Levels – 90 minutes

Create seamless transitions onto and off of the pole. Use your floor space to make interesting shapes and add another level of creativity to your combos! We will work on transitions from the floor onto the pole, and from the pole down to the floor in new and interesting ways.


Derick and Heidi are available for Private and Semi-Private Lessons by reservation only. 

Book today as space is limited! Sign up online under the SCHEDULE TAB

or call Lotus Fitness Studio at 407-851-5799