BOARD MEMBERS & ASSOCIATES

ELISABETH MAGALHAES



Elisabeth has been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 27 years, instructing pole dance for over 13 years and most recently lyra. Her passion for dance and fitness as a child has now grown into her life long career.

Elisabeth has won various fitness competitions as well as PSO dramatic level 4 masters in 2013. As a previous studio owner, she has successfully taught many women (and men) the art of pole dance and loves watching her students grow and achieve things they never thought possible.

As the director of the Canadian Pole Fitness Association, she is very committed to promoting the pole and aerial community in a professional manner.

  • BA Peace and Conflict Studies, philosophy and sociology – University of Toronto
  • Canfitpro certified Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer Specialist
  • Master Trainer CPFA

CPFA ASSOCIATES

We are very proud to formally announce our Canadian Pole Fitness Association Academy Master Trainers for across Canada! The CPFA is very excited to be able to service provinces across Canada much more efficiently and in both native languages. These talented, professional and experienced instructors will be available to book courses with starting in September of 2018.

AERIAL HOOP

KATIE CRESSWELL

Aerial Hoop Program Director and Certification Master Trainer



Katie began her education and training in the circus performing arts at the age of 3 when she first took classes at CircusWest. In her formative years, she entered the elite National Circus School in Montreal, Canada. Katie then went on to study at the Circomedia Centre in Bristol, UK.

Since 1998, Katie has taught and performed throughout North America, and in 2006, pursued her own dream project and founded the Random Acts of Circus. The company became one of the few experimental circus performing acts in Vancouver and had its own production run at Vancouver’s famous Granville Island in 2011.

POLE FITNESS

WESTERN CANADA

CHANTELLE BEASLEY

Chantelle Beasley has been in the pole fitness industry for 9 years, with studio ownership under her belt for 7. She currently owns four Aradia Fitness studio locations in the Edmonton, Alberta area and oversees a team of 40 instructors.

Chantelle is excited to be working with the CPFA team, as she has judged for CPFA competitions 5+ times. She is grateful for the incredible reputation that CPFA has built, and is honoured to be able to teach their well-known course material and knowledge to surrounding studios and instructors!

EASTERN CANADA

ANNEKE RUSSELL

For Anneke, fitness has been a part of her life from an early age. As an adult Anneke spent 10 years serving in the Canadian Armed Forces as an Armoured Reconnaissance Soldier, in addition to becoming a licensed helicopter pilot. After participating in competitive sports and countless attempts at finding a traditional gym regime that she enjoyed, the search began to find something unique and – most decisively – fun! This search lead Anneke to the discovery of pole fitness is 2012. It can be said that she has never looked back since! This fitness and art form became her passion quickly, as she grew to explore all areas of aerial arts – and in as many continents as possible! Anneke loves to take her passion internationally, whether that be for training, competing, or earning teacher certifications. She has competed on both regional and international stages and has performed throughout the Maritimes. Her specialties and interests include dynamic and strength-based tricks, heel work, and flexibility training. Anneke is inspired and motivated to introduce others to the world of aerial arts and fitness!

QUEBEC

SHANNON CHAMPAGNE

Shannon Champagne is a 36 years old proud mother of 2 BEAUTIFUL boys (ages 3 and 2 months). She is the owner and chief instructor/coach at A Lil’Pole Fitness in Cornwall, Ontario since 2013. Her maternal language is french and she is extremely excited to be of service to Quebec! She is Small but FIERCE! She has been a fitness trainer since 2007 on the side of her full time jobs. She has competed in Hip Hop dancing from 1999 to 2009. To name a few, she has certifications in Pole Fitness, Aerial Fitness, Lap Dancing, Gymnastics, Zumba, as well as Nutrition. Why she does this? Fitness has always been a huge part of her life and because she loves seeing people lifting each other UP!! She loves her kids, she loves happiness, and she loves LIFE!

Shannon Champagne est âgé de 36 ans et la fière maman de 2 BEAUX garçons (âgés de 3 ans et 2 mois) !! Elle est la propriétaire et chef instructrice à A Lil’Pole Fitness à Cornwall, Ontario depuis 2013. Sa langue maternelle est le français et elle est extrêmement excitée de servir Québec! Elle est petite mais elle est féroce. Elle a été un entraîneur de conditionnement physique depuis 2007 à temps partielle et elle a faite des compétitions pour la danse Hip-hop au videostyle féminin et sexy entre l’année 1999 et 2009. Pour n’en nommer que quelques-uns, elle a des certifications en Pole Fitness, Fitness aériennes, Lap Dancing, Gymnastique, Zumba, ainsi que la nutrition. Le Pole l’a toujours intéressée. Le fitness a toujours été une grande partie de sa vie parce qu’elle adore voir les gens soulever les uns les autres! Elle aime ses enfants, le bonheur, et elle s’adore la VIE!