Meet the Owner

Hello and Welcome to Respectapole Dance Fitness! My name is Jessica Edwards and I am also known by my middle name which is "Elaine".  I opened Respectapole 4 years ago on October 1st of 2009 in downtown Hampton, VA in about a 500sq ft room at the time. Since 2009 Respectapole has outgrown 3 different locations and we are now located in a 2500 sq foot building.

I am a Certified Group fitness instructor as well as Certified Pole Fitness Instructor. I created Respectapole Dance Fitness with the intention of having a a place for women to become fit using pole dancing as a form of fitness. Respectapole is a place where women feel comfortable in their own skin and celebrate themselves as women of all shapes, sizes, and forms. Every class feels like a Girl's Night Out with your friends.


We are a judgement free facility and Respectapole encourages women not to hold back and to celebrate their feminity. The "pole" once thought of as negative is now one of the best ways to transform the body in the fitness industry. Pole dance fitness is not about "stripping" or taking off clothes. Pole dancing is an excellent form of fitness, it embraces strength, enhances self esteem and empowerment in women.


If you are tired of workout routines that are not working, then try us for a class here at Respectapole  and let us help you transform your body through pole fitness and healthy eating!

I look forward to seeing you at Respectapole!