Welcome to the Best Pole Studio in Greater Vancouver
$ripper owned and operated. Tantra Fitness was founded in 2004 by Tammy. Tammy was a professional dancer for 11 years, and when she reached her “best before date” she decided to take a year off to see what she wanted to do with her life.
Going from dancing 6 days a week to nothing started to show on her body, so she reluctantly started going to the gym. It didn’t seem to being doing much so she started to jog 5 days a week while going to the gym and watching her diet. While it helped, nothing compared to when she was dancing. Tammy then decided to get a pole and start dancing at home to get her dancer figure back. She heard that there were some pole classes happening in Los Angeles and they were becoming popular. It seemed only a natural fit that she take her experience, get a formal fitness education and open a studio. Thus became the first Tantra Fitness which opened in Vancouver near Granville Island in January 2004, making it the first pole dancing fitness studio in the city.
Within 6 months Tantra had grown out of that space and expanded to Cook Street in the famous Olympic Village. That same year, Tammy started teaching at UBC’s AMS Minischool. Tantra Fitness started with Pole Dancing and Cardio Striptease programs only and has now expanded to offer everything from Lyrical Pole and Polefit to Silks, Aerial Hoop, and Aerial Yoga. We offer the best pole dance and lap dance parties for stagettes, bachelorettes, birthdays, and corporate events.
In September 2011, Tantra Fitness underwent renovations to create a larger space offering more floor area, a changing area and 15 poles. Then in 2014, Tantra Fitness relocated to the ever-popular Gastown District in Downtown Vancouver. The Gastown location opened our services up even more for Skytrain, West Coast Express, and Sea Bus commuters in the Greater Vancouver Area including: Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey, North Vancouver, Coquitlam, and New Westminster. Then, on October 19th, 2014, Tantra Fitness opened up its 2nd location in Richmond.
On December 1st, 2015, Tammy opened a 3rd location in Mount Pleasant with new partner and studio operator, Randi Moscovitch.
Tammy and Randi plan to continue changing and growing Tantra Fitness as The Best Pole Studio Studio in Greater Vancouver, offering pole fitness, dance fitness, aerial yoga, and circus arts. We hope you enjoying being a part of the Tantra Fitness family as much as we do!
At Tantra Fitness our mission is to create an open space for everyone to be playful and courageous while discovering their inner beauty through fitness and dance. We strive to create an all-inclusive studio, a community based on mutual respect and acceptance regardless of race or gender identity. All are welcome!
EXCITING NEWS...!! We are REBRANDING!
Introducing our New Brand: Be 1 Fitness
Dear cherished members of our vibrant community,
Selecting the perfect name is a journey filled with contemplation and purpose. Tammy, our visionary founder, dedicated significant thought to her aspirations. Her goal was clear—to empower individuals on their journey towards self-confidence and embracing their true selves. Tammy envisioned a sanctuary where people could authentically connect with their bodies, exploring their sensuality in a judgment-free space.
Driven by a belief in the power of energy and frequency, Tammy delved into diverse practices such as Buddhism. It was during this exploration that she encountered the word Tantra. Tammy emphasizes that Tantra, rooted in the Sanskrit language, transcends the commonly misunderstood association with sex. Instead, it represents an energy that can be harnessed through meditation or, in our case, dance—a therapeutic form of expression.
While the name Tantra Fitness initially seemed fitting, it carried a controversial undertone, primarily due to its sexual connotations. The challenges ranged from marketing on social media to presenting our services to consumers. Despite the success achieved under the Tantra Fitness banner, our evolution over the years has transformed us into something greater than originally envisioned.
Today, we proudly introduce Be 1 Fitness, a name that reflects our thriving community of love and support, where everyone is not just welcome but celebrated. It has become a haven for self-expression without judgment, a space where authenticity, creativity, and confidence intertwine. Together, we form a community that uplifts, supports, and unites—where individuals come together to be one.
As we embark on this new and exciting journey, we acknowledge that change is not always easy. Yet, we are prepared for the transformation and eager to embrace the possibilities that lie ahead. We invite you to join us and be part of the unfolding story of Be 1 Fitness. Your support means the world to us, and together, we will continue to thrive as a community, fostering love, acceptance, and unity.
It's important to note that while our physical locations will gradually transition to Be 1 Fitness, the heart and soul of Tantra Fitness will always remain. Our teacher trainings and online tutorials will remain the same.
We sincerely hope you embrace this transformation with the same enthusiasm and positivity that has defined our community. Your continued support means the world to us, and we look forward to growing together as Be 1 Fitness.
Thank you for being an integral part of our journey.
Tammy Buck & Randi Moscovitch