Sumara Pole evolved soon after Summer and Sara joined forces to create the Sumara Pole MethodTM. While teaching pole together at Sexy Silhouettes by Sara, Summer and Sara recognized that traditional pole dancing certifications did not prepare them to teach everyday women. Traditional certifications and dance moves did not take into account all of the shapes, sizes, ages and fitness levels of clients. In addition, pole-dancing certifications are often awarded by those with experience in the club, and not by fitness professionals.
In order to open Pole Fitness up to the masses, Summer and Sara began developing a unique fitness program that combined elements of traditional Pole Dancing, Yoga, Martial Arts, and Parkour, with the versatility of modern day workout regimens. They created a class structure, a teaching methodology, and pole techniques designed for group fitness instructors and most importantly, for clients of ALL shapes, sizes, ages, and fitness levels!
In 2011, Sexy Silhouettes by Sara was renamed Sumara Pole Fitness and Dance (Sumara Pole LLC) to reflect the studio and company’s emphasis on fitness and sport... effectively taking POLE from x-treme to mainstream!