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Kay Penney - Advanced Pole Fitness Instructor

Learn to Pole Dance - Pole Dance Fitness Classes in Wakefield


Kay's more recent achievements 

  • ACTIVE IQ Level 3 Pre and Post natal exercise for pregnancy qualified

  • First Aid Certified 

  • Advanced anatomy and physiology

  • Pole Passion Qualified Grading Assessor

  • Kay holds a DBS certificate (Disclosure and Barring Service needed to teach children)

  • Infection Risk Management for Pole and Aerial Instructors

  • Prevent Covid-19 certificate of achievement

  • Fundamentals of Shoulder Anatomy and Shoulder Injury Prevention

Kay pioneered and created Pole Passion in 2003 with a passion to pass on her experiences and passion for pole dance and fitness, promoting the very talented and ambitious from beginner students to the World champions, like Felix Cane, Bendy Kate and Alesia Vazmitsel. Kay adapted pole techniques inspired by exotic dance in the beginning, pioneering and introducing pole fitness techniques and constantly affirming her vision by accreditation both her instructor training qualifications in 2007 with Skills Active making them Rep's Accredited and government approved. Her programmes are shared and learnt by women all over the world with a continual passion along with her dedicated and experienced team. Women from all over the world now train with Pole Passion including countries such as Russia, China, Romania, Croatia, Hungary, Turkey, France, Italy & Spain to name but a few.

She innovated synchronised doubles in pole competitions in the UK,

wrote the first Code of Pole Practice specific to professionalise pole fitness 2006. 

She is co inventor of the RPole, the first free standing portable poles, specific to pole fitness and dance techniques without a platform stage and the only pole which incorporates a safety mat as standard. The RPole also is the only pole currently built to British and European safety standards.


She is actively involved in Teacher training and assessing in both Pole and Burlesque Dance techniques and is a registered Quality Assessor.

She has taken the pole under water, in the sea, has pole danced at the top of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK, on the Great Wall of China and more recently outside Dracula's castle in Romania

Kay has appeared on National and International TV :- BBC, Sky, Bravo TV and local radios and many times has been featured in local and national newspapers and magazines. She is a presenter and speaker for pole fitness and over the years supports cancer charities 4 times per year and as a cancer survivor this is very close to her heart. She has raised thousands of pounds for such charities to include MacMillian, St Luke's Hospice, Breast Cancer Awareness and Wear it Pink, 

Her fitness programmes are Skills Active approved, and she is the Quality Assurance & Assessor Trainer for Pole Passion and has attended workshops in  Sept 2012, October 2013, October 2014, June 2015

Kay's Roles and Responsibilities

  • Owner Founder Pole Passion Ltd

  • Owner Founder Miss Pole Dance UK National championships

  • Owner Founder World Pole Sport fitness international championships

  • Pole Fitness Choreographer & Dance Pioneer

  • Accredited Pole Fitness Instructor – Advanced

  • National and UK Championship Judge for pole sport fitness

  • ETM Level 2 Qualified group fitness professional Qualified Trainer / Assessor

Kay has had a love for sport all her life and has been involved in Tennis, Hockey, Netball, Football, Cricket, Orienteering, Badminton, and Gymnastics.  She was a Queens Guide at the age of 16 and is a REP's qualified Fitness Instructor and Exercise Group Instructor and has enjoyed competing in all types of sports all her life.

With her experience of competitions in other fields, she formulated and founded Miss Pole Dance UK Championships in 2005 & Mr Pole Fitness UK competitions in 2009. She is the creator of World Pole Sport & Fitness Championships from 2009 and has since hosted the largest world championships in countries such as Switzerland, China, Hungary, Jamaica and the UK.


Kay is also a fully qualified Beauty therapist and professional masseuse and with her love of theatre and performing arts since her early teens encompasses all of what has formulated Pole Passion today. Passionate about the health and well-being of students and instructors alike she created First Aid Pole Sports Specific in 2010 - the first of its kind.
Pre and Post natal Fitness Qualifiedin 2017
Author of the Pole Passion Child Protection policy 2017, safeguarding children, for children's fitness.

Kay holds a certificate and has undergone the background checks cleared by the Disclosure and Barring Service needed to teach children

She is a member of REP's, Fitness Industry Association (FIA), Honorary Member of Pole Fitness Association, International Pole Sports Federation chair of Events 2012. She is a qualified first aider, pole specific and continues to teach weekly pole fitness lessons where she is happiest.

She loves to promote and organise pole fitness & dance events and is the creator of Miss Pole Dance UK in 2005, Mr Pole Fitness UK in 2009, introduced various categories for theses competition which is now adopted worldwide. She is inspired daily by international and national performers such as Felix Cane, the first documented world champion (WPSF) to the current world champion Natalia Tatarintseva - Ukraine and privileged they all hold titles within her creations and competitions.



Pole Passion Instructors are friendly, passionate, approachable and fully qualified to advanced teacher training standards and receive ongoing instructor training and continual professional development to support and keep class content fresh and safe.


Kay writes the Pole Passion Blog and is always looking for information on the Pole Fitness and Dance world, so please feel free to contact her with any media requests.


Outside of pole Kay is a mum of three teenage children and enjoys psychology, self-development, decorating, gardening, learning something new and spending time traveling and being with her family who constantly challenges and inspire her to be better than before


Contact Kay:
Text/Whats app: +44 (0) 7753585054


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