By Cara Van Dijk

Pole Fitness Discovery is now open, offering a way to reclaim a healthy lifestyle and explore your inner potential! Although pole fitness is not a new way to exercise, it is fresh to the Coachella Valley, as Pole Fitness Discovery is the only offering like it in the area.

“Once students embrace pole fitness, the physical strength often transcends into an amazing inner strength and self confidence that supports people in all areas of their lives,” said Annmarie Lynn, owner of Pole Fitness Discovery, offered at the Hot Yoga Plus Palm Springs studio.

Pole fitness combines aerobic and strength training with self-awareness to burn calories quickly, improve flexibility, develop kinesthetic awareness and reduce stress. Pole Fitness Discovery is offering private lessons and specialty parties, such as birthday and bachelorette celebrations, plus special workshops.


Lynn has partnered with Leslie Gerber and Chelsea Carter, additional pole fitness instructors, to launch an 8-week Pole Fitness Discovery Workshop for only 10 people. The workshop will meet on Sundays from 3-5 p.m. Classes will first work to establish a connection and trust among the small group. Beyond pole fitness, sessions will include body expression, chakra awareness, meditation, dance, trapeze yoga, hair and makeup treatments, plus a fashion show. The workshop will culminate with a special graduation event during the 9th week.

“We have been working on this dynamic exercise and wellness program during the pandemic, and now that restrictions are lifted, we are excited to get started,” said Lynn. “We have a safe, supportive and fun environment. If you’re looking for something to energize you as we all get back to ‘normal,’ this will be an amazing opportunity!”

Lynn is a former gymnast who found life-changing pain relief after practicing Bikram Yoga for less than three months. Since then, she has dedicated her life to helping others find the same healing through the practice of yoga, Pilates and now pole fitness. Beyond pole fitness instruction, Gerber is also a yoga and spin instructor, sound bath facilitator, and does reiki energy work. Carter has danced most of her life and has been teaching pole fitness for more than 5 years. All three women want to help others open channels for growth, healing and selfcare.

Pole Fitness Discovery is located at 611 S. Palm Canyon Drive (in the same shopping center as the Revivals resale store). Two poles are installed in a beautiful studio space that looks out to Mount San Jacinto through a full wall of glass. At night, the room can change dramatically with colored, disco-style lights and high energy music on stereo surround sound. The exercise space is equip with a unique padded, sweat-proof floor that is easily sanitized. A state-of-the-art steam room, well-appointed locker rooms, a shopping boutique, plus private yoga and massage options are just a few elements of the spa-like studio. Staff is following all current CDC guidelines for safe operations.

For more information about Pole Fitness Discovery or Hot Yoga Plus Palm Springs, visit or call 760-832-8655. Register for the first Pole Fitness Discovery Workshop, which begins on April 25, 2021.