Marina Del Rey, CA
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Services: Dance (Fitness)
- $2530 min
With a B.S. degree in Kinesiology, the study of movement and an emphasis in Athletic Therapy, Gabrielle Gumbs is a multi-talented business woman and performer who understands how the female body works and how to make it move beautifully, sensually and with confidence.
Gabrielle’s background in Movement & Sports Medicine is what earned her acclaim as one of the premiere Pole Dancing and Striptease instructors in Hollywood and around the world. Ladies have come from as far as London & Singapore to train with her.
Laura Henry, Gabrielle’s renowned acting coach, made attending pole dancing and striptease classes a mandatory part of her acting class curriculum for women. Henry believed learning this sensual movement would rid her female students of any and all inhibitions. Henry not only wanted to challenge her student’s comfort zone, she also wanted to prepare them to handle any role they auditioned for. “It was Laura’s desire to make sure no matter what type of script we were handed, from sexy siren to victim, we wouldn’t allow our hang-ups from low self esteem, body issues or sexuality keep us from being completely open to any roles.”
As terrified as Gabrielle was to be completely vulnerable, she showed up to the pole dancing class as instructed. By the end of the first session, Gabrielle was hooked! She not only loved the workout, she saw how freeing, empowering and therapeutic it was for her emotionally.
So what do you do with a degree in movement? Gabrielle wanted to teach women how to move of course, how to make their bodies stronger and she wanted to help them walk with confidence in their sexuality…in their womanhood.
Working side-by- side with Sheila Kelly of S-Factor fame helped Gabrielle achieve her goal of becoming an instructor. Gabrielle was instrumental in helping Sheila launch her first S-Factor studio. During that time was when Gabrielle realized she had a natural flair with pole dancing, teaching and business. Aphrodite SNP was born in 2004!
Katie C. January 13, 2011
"I love, love, LOVE pole dancing with Gabrielle! She has seriously changed my life just from this one class! Not only do you learn some sexy hot moves, you also appreciate you body more. I have more confidence, feel better about myself and now have some killer arms. After years of taking this class, I am still excited to go and always surprised by the new tricks we learn.