What makes Extend Fitness Studio different?
Extend Fitness Studio is Dallas’ longest-running pole and aerial fitness studio located in the heart of lively Lower Greenville Ave. Our students are trained by award-winning instructors who make each class both challenging and fun! At EFS, we like to think of ourselves as a family– if you ever need help with a trick, have a question about a class, or just want someone to run downstairs with you and grab a Steel City Pop popsicle, you never have to look very far.
What’s the best way to reach EFS?
Where are you located?
Extend Fitness Studio is located at 1921 Greenville Avenue Suite B, Dallas, TX 75206 between Greenville Avenue Pizza Company and Boulangerie Bakery. Enter through the blue door and you’ll find the studio at the top of the stairs on the right.
Where can I park?
There is plenty of free parking along Greenville Avenue. There are also parking lots behind the studio building and Truck Yard.
What are your prices?
It’s my first time at EFS, what do I do?
Yay! We are so excited to help you start your aerial fitness journey! First timers, please read the prerequisites on the class descriptions to make sure you signed up for a class that fits your skill set. Please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure plenty of time to get checked in and settled into your class. Once in the studio, place your belongings in a blue cubby located by the merchandise wall (left side of the studio). If there is a class going on, you may sit in the waiting room by the front door, or on the floor by the merchandise wall. When it’s time for your class, grab a rag and a spray bottle from the cabinet (for pole only), find an open apparatus, and introduce yourself to your instructor. They will be happy to get you checked in and answer any questions you have. If you need additional help, ask anyone around you– we are proud to say that our students are typically a very friendly bunch!
Are your classes co-ed?
Although the majority of our students are female, we welcome all genders in all of our classes. EFS is an inclusive, respectful, and body positive space.
Do I need prior experience with anything to start?
Nope. Our beginner classes are designed to accommodate all fitness levels. If you don’t know where to start, a basic beginner pole class is best. For lyra, look for the level 1 classes. For all other classes and apparatus, please read the prerequisites in the class descriptions. Still not sure? Reach out on Facebook or Instagram and someone will be happy to chat about your best option.
What do I wear and bring to class?
All students should wear athletic leggings and a T-shirt/tank top– pole students must bring shorts and lyra students must have the backs of their knees covered. Students may also wish to bring a water bottle, grip aids or chalk, and socks. Do not apply lotion the day of your class and please remove all jewelry from hands and wrists (smart watches and exercise trackers are okay, but please ensure any metal clasps do not come in contact with your apparatus.)
I’ve taken some classes before, and it’s been a while, OR I'm from out of town– which class should I take?
Please check the prerequisites on our class descriptions Each description will indicate the skills that you need to be safe and get the most out of your class.
Is pole/aerial safe?
Like all physical fitness activities and sports, there is a risk for injury. The most common pole injuries can be avoided by doing a thorough warm up and stretching before starting any apparatus activity, using proper technique (hand grip, shoulder engagement, etc.), and complying with all instructions. Students should also consider skill level when selecting a class– please only take classes that you meet the prerequisite requirements for.
Who is pole for?
Everyone! Pole (and other aerial apparatuses) is an empowering and inclusive community, welcome to all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, body types, etc.
When can I start Intermediate Foundations?
Intermediate foundations is the stepping stone from beginner to intermediate pole. Although you will learn many fundamental moves in this class, students must be comfortable with a basic pole climb, pole sit, and jasmine.
When can I start Advanced Pole?
Students must be comfortable with aerial shoulder mounts, and intermediate tricks and transitions on both static and spin pole. Every student progresses differently, if you have questions, please contact the instructor through the Mindbody app.
Can I record myself?
You are welcome to record video and take photos of your combos and tricks. However, check your background and surroundings– please alert others that you are recording, and respect those who don’t want to be recorded. Check out our studio policies.
It’s my first time and I’m not sure if I want to commit to a membership, what are the other options?
We offer a drop in class rate of $25, however we suggest looking at Fit Pass options– think of it as a digital punch card. You save money per class and you have five months to use them up.
How do I sign up for classes?
We utilize the Mindbody platform for all scheduling. It’s a free mobile app that gives scheduling access and deals to thousands of classes nationwide. Simply make an account to book. Make sure to add Extend Fitness Studio to your “favorites.” Then you will be able to easily book all of our classes. MindBody can also be accessed on desktops here.
What happens if I miss a class or cancel late?
Well first, we’d be sad that we missed you. Then depending on the cancellation type, a few things can happen. Cancel at least 12 hours before class time? No problem, the credit will go back to your account. Cancel within 12 hours of class time? You will lose that class credit. Cancel under 3 hours of class time? You will lose that class credit and there will be an $8 charge to your MindBody account. Unfortunately, we’ve got to be sticklers about scheduling– accurate student numbers are essential for instructor preparation. However, we understand that things happen. If you have an emergency, please contact (214) 735-3233 and someone will be happy to help you. View all of our studio policies here.
How do I keep up with things happening at the studio?
Our social media fairies keep our pages fresh with information. Also, for members, make sure that you are on our student facebook groups