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AJF: We have been busy...

Updated: Oct 8, 2023

2023 part 3 : All of the latest at AJF - Yep, it's been another busy month!

  • Sun 1st OCT – UKAAP – Ellie Nelson 2nd place!!

  • Sun 29th OCT – Halloween Showcase - get your tickets!!

  • Sat 18th NOV – End of year shoot - 2 spaces added!!

  • Sat 25th NOV - End of year shoot - fully booked!!


The biggest proudest WELL DOWN and congratulations to Ellie, who started her pole journey just 2 years ago at AJFitness. With a big smile and positive vibes, Ellie has always worked super hard and been up for a challenge. With her biggest pole challenge yet, her first ever pole comp!! Last Sunday saw Ellie compete at UKAAPs higher intermediate level, which, to get through to the final alone, was a massive achievement. Ellie performed a beautiful and moving piece and not only that, SHE ONLY WENT AND PLACED SECOND!!

We are all so incredibly proud of you! Really well done Ellie!! You absolutely nailed it!

Want to see Ellie's performance - she'll be re-living it all again at the end of the month for our 2023 Student Showcase!

Sun 29 Oct - Halloween Showcase

Speaking of performing, this month draws us ever closer to our 2023 AJF annual showcase! Our members have been working super hard behind the scenes and we cannot wait for you to see what they have been working on. Start time 11.30am, wrap up by 2.00pm. Performers will need to arrive by 10.45am.

Showcase tickets can now be purchased! Note ticket sales will close the Friday before the event. To avoid missing out, hit the link below, spaces are limited.

For audience members with additional needs, please contact Amanda at

Sat 18th & 25th Nov Photoshoot dates

Our background colour has been confirmed!! This year we will see fans, lights and some fun props with a gorg pink backdrop! There are 2 spaces left! Not managed to nab one, contact Amanda at to get first refusal on future dates.

AJs Photography Studio - Mini shoots

Last month we have been busy renovating our very own photography studio. The studio upstairs can be booked out for private mini shoots with our in house photographer @Jadefrancescaphotography

For mini shoots, contact Jade at

AJs Photography Studio - Train & Snap

As well as in house shoots, our private studio can be booked out by our members for open training. Studio sessions can be booked out on weekdays, evenings and weekends at the following rate :

  • 3hr train&snap for 2 ppl £150

  • 4hr train&snap for 3 ppl £240

For bookings & availability, contact Amanda -

Studio Glow Up

You may have noticed our space now has not only one mirrored studio, but now two! Our yoga studio is now complete with poles, mirrors and fancy mood lighting ready for some timetable additions very soon! Watch this space!

AJ Kids & Teens

Following the arrival of baby AJ, it’s taken a little bit longer than planned to get our kids timetable back up and running, however I can confirm both Kids & Teen classes will be making a come back on Sunday afternoons as of 5th November! For details on this please drop us an email and you’ll be included in our Kids & Teens comms going out later this week!

Timetable Tweaks

With November drawing closer it's the perfect time to add and review, for a new, improved, winter timetable. Here is what we are thinking...

· Additional daytime classes

· Additional beginner pole classes

· Additional beginner hoop classes

· Weekend heels, flow & combos

· Invite only advanced class

· Monthly choreo

· Kids aerial

· Teens aerial

Got any ideas / suggestions or feedback? Let us know, do also keep an eye on our stories to give you input on timetable specific questions.

Dream Team

At AJF we pride ourselves on being a fun, friendly and supportive environment for our teachers to teach and students to train. We are lucky to have an amazing, super talented and ever growing team – if you haven’t yet met our newest (albeit some not so new anymore!) instructors – be sure to check out our socials for our “meet the team” introductions!

Have you been thinking you’d like to teach? At AJs we are always open to honest conversations and support, for our students looking to transition over to instructors. If you think this is a path you are interested in, and you are an experience AJs member, do let us know!

Here's to another exciting few months!

Best wishes

Amanda & the AJF team xx

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