Jaime Baker

Lead Instructor

My Pole Dancing Journey started in June 2005:

I was looking for a course online as it had always interested me but the closest course at this time was in Edinburgh, 80 miles away from me. Regardless I booked up and travelled the 80 miles once a week and I fell in love with Pole Dancing instantly, so much so I bought a pole to have in the house and carried on learning from home. I bought all the dvd's I could get my hands on as there wasn’t much online back then and kept practicing as much as I could.

Later that year in November I started working & dancing in the local Gentleman’s Club which I still dance in now.

As I progressed people told me I should start teaching. I looked into it but it was very expensive at that time, so I didn't go ahead with it.

In 2009 I decided to start instructing Fitness Classes. I passed my Exercise to Music Level 2 in February 2010 and for the next 5 years taught Fitness classes, mainly Body Attack and Zumba. I enjoyed it but felt something was missing, this is when a friend brought up the idea of Pole Classes again, as I was already Fitness Qualified and had lots of years experience in Pole, I made it official and passed my Vertical Dance Pole Instructor course in 2014.

After passing my course I still felt I needed to learn more and quickly, during the next few months I booked onto every workshop I could get to and still attend and host as much as I can.

I absolutely love teaching all aspects of Pole Dance and Fitness, I love seeing my students grow in strength and confidence and embracing their sexy side too.

I love that I am always learning from others, fellow Pole Instructors, Pole Stars and from my students.

I am very proud to be part of an amazing community within my studio and the pole world.

Qualifications & Training

 

  • Xpert Pole Fitness 3 & 4 Professional Teacher Training – March 2019

  • Xpert Pole Fitness 1 & 2 Professional Teacher Training – August 2019

  • Polesafe Approved Instructor – August 2019

  • Pole Dance Community 3 Star Approved Instructor – January 2015

  • Spin City Certified Stretch and Flexibility Instructor – July 2016

  • Next Level Training with Zoraya Judd – 3 days in Salt Lake City – October 2015

  • Certificate in Fitness Instructing Vertical Dance Intermediate Level – May 2015

  • Certificate in Fitness Instructing Vertical Dance Beginner Level – January 2015

  • Innertrak Powerhoop Instructor Training – August 2011

  • Les Mills International BodyAttack Programme Instructor – March 2011

  • Zumba Fitness – Official Instructor – Level 1 – May 10, Level 2 – September 2010, Toning – January 2011, Gold – June 2011, Zumbatonic – August 2011

  • Level 2 Exercise to Music – Fitness Scotland – February 2010

  • Emergency First Aid at Work – Amega Fist Aid Training – 2010 – refreshed every 3 years – most recently March 2019

 

Competitions:

  • Miss and Mister Pole Scotland 2019 Final - Instructor - 3rd place 

  • Authentic Pole Dance Scottish Heats

  • Miss and Mister Pole Scotland 2018 Final - Instructor - 3rd Place

 

Pole Instructors / Stars Workshops Attended:

Felix Cane, Jazzy K, Sarah Scott, Kristy Sellers, Leigh-Ann Riley, Alethea Austin, Bendy Kate, Charlotte Robertson, Anastasia Skukhtorova, Aline Kerber, Roz Mays, Lux ATL, Daniel Rosen, Pantera Blacksmith, Felicity Logan, Jenni Janover, Accro Brandon, Tiff Finney, Heidi Hildersley Lyle, Natasha Scott, Sarah Blackmilk, Bethany Finlay, Kitty Velour.

Spin City - Certified Badge Stretch Flex