What is your goal or new years’ resolution for 2014?

Marlo Fisken

Marlo Fisken

The POLEs Answers:

  1. Live life to the fullest
  2. Create something that betters the lives of others
  3. Spread kindness and joy.
  4. Create, create, create!
  5. Wake up earlier! =)

- Anastasia Skukhtorova


I don't tend to make new years resolutions of any kind, but I do intend to spend less time working this year and more time just enjoying life.
David C. Owen


So my goals this year are as follows:

  1. Sit my butt on my head without spiking my hair.
  2. Do five contortion chest stand push ups in a row by the end of Feb.
  3. Get my contortion criss cross move and gain more flexibility in my mid back.
  4. Get a triple fold
  5. Spend more time with my family and friends and take more time for myself.
  6. Work more on my circus arts.
  7. Get out of my debt from traveling to competitions.
  8. Make my students more well rounded pole athletes
  9. Find my Mr. Right.

- Derick Pierson


My new years goals for 2014 are to...Train for myself more often, take more classes and be a student, spend more time with family and friends, volunteer my time or do something kind for others.
 - Estee Zakar

I'm going to spend more time with my family and finally I'd like to try parachute jump.
- Evgeny Greshilov


Shortly after New Years I caught the flu, which has given me time off from work to think. In 2014 I will set more time aside to read, stretch and do handstands. Sometimes I feel like time is slipping through my finger tips, and I just want to hold on a little longer. I have lived ‘Life in the Fast Lane’ for years, so I am putting on the breaks and will freeze time to right here, right now, in this perfect moment. Embracing my now.
- Fawnia Mondey


This year I have deliberately not created "resolutions" for myself. I prefer to see every day as an opportunity for a fresh start and new choices. But I do have ongoing goals. Over the coming months I am going to be incorporating a lot more cross training into and alongside my pole workouts. I've always taken other classes outside of pole - acro, aerials and yoga in particular - but I'm mixing it up even more now. After thirteen years on pole, my body (and my mind) want to extend beyond what they've been doing to date. This year I want to reach out to even more dancers across the world, even though that means doing a LOT of traveling. But it's where my passion is - teaching both students and instructors, performing, and being a part of the big events that bring everyone together. The industry and this whole concept of International Pole Family is growing year by year and it's just incredible what has grown from something so small just ten years ago.
- Jamilla Deville


One of my goals for 2014 is to find the time to work on all those awesome Pinterest crafts on my DIY board!
- Karol Helms


2013 was a beautiful year. Now time to look forward at 2014. I do love enjoying the power of Now, not planning pretty much any specifics goals or resolutions. Regarding my Pole life, I will definitely keep training hard and safely, do more handstands (big challenge), build a little more muscle and why not finally reach my head on my butt (bendy addiction). I also plan a lot of traveling around the world to meet old and new friends and share my knowledge and passion. Private life…(actually being a pole dancer is my private life too :lol!), I will give more time to family, friends and sometimes maybe to myself. Anyway I’m pretty sure the present is the beginning of everything and that's pretty exciting. Have a nice one. Happy new year everyone. Avec Passion
- Marion Crampe


One of my many goals is to master the art of light packing for my insane tour schedule ahead.
- Marlo Fisken


My goal in 2014 is to continue seeking that elusive state of balance of life, love, work and pole that I set my eyes on toward the tail end of 2013. Like many of us, my modus operandi has for years been "pole = life." I've happily made sacrifices to my personal life in pursuit of training, touring and competing. But this year I will remind myself that as an athlete, I need rest to heal and rejuvenate my body, but as an artist, I need to exist in a world outside of pole. That means simply breathing, taking walks, watching movies, writing poems, reading, absorbing art, listening to music, meditating, (non-work related!) traveling, and appreciating time spent with people I love. This living will play an important role in my pole practice this year.
- Natasha Wang


My new years resolution is to finish traveling the world, bringing pole love to places that need and eventually find a home to settle down in!
- Steven Retchless


Some of my 2014 New Years resolutions:
1. Play with my kids more
2. Continue weekly date day with Nic
3. Continue my fitness goals, healthy eating habits and daily stretching
4. Visit countries and parts of the world I have never seen before. 
5. One kind act of service each day
- Zoraya Judd