About  Frankie G

Raised in poverty by a single mother she instinctively knew that what was around me did not match what was inside of me. Inspired by teachers in high school she began the journey of self discovery & personal growth. Obtaining my masters degree in psychology she began to realize very quickly the power of the mind. Married & divorced by the age of 28, re-married, having a baby and then widowed. Finding my way through love loss & then love again ( current husband) She is now on a mission to inspire, educate, & encourage others the power of self discovery, the power of the “stripper pole” for fitness, feminine movement, & mindset. Teaching others to overcome life's curve balls and move out of a “medium mindset”
She is a wife and mother of a 17 year old daughter. The owner of the Stiletto Gym™ (since 2006) and of Polga™ (pole yoga) fitness systems. She is a licensed therapist & Women's Empowerment Coach. She has a BA in Psychology, and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. She combines mind & body in everything she teaches. She is the host of the "F Factor" Podcast. 

Carla aka Frankie G is a psychologist turned pole fitness business owner who has over 20 years of business & fitness programming experience. After going from psychologist to “pole fitness enthusiast” Carla combines her 2 worlds by highlighting the fun of pole fitness with the mindfulness of the mind. She has helped over 100,000 women improve their lives through her classes, programs, workshops, and events. She is the owner of the Stiletto Gym since 2006 & the creator of Polga (pole yoga) Fitness. She helps people disrupt their lives and disrupt the fitness industry by stepping outside their comfort zone or social norms and stepping onto the pole. The parent company is FIMB “Fitness in Mind and Body” and that is at the core of everything Carla does, “Helping people get fit in mind and body”.  

Carla is now taking on a new role and has dedicated her life to helping others understand the power of the pole and include it into their existing workouts. She is on a mission to dispel the negative connotation that people have with the pole and the association that the pole is only for strippers used in strip clubs. She is now helping others who want to break into the pole fitness business start and operate their own studios and train instructors to become Polga (pole yoga) Instructors. Her goal is for people to look at having a pole in their house like having a peloton in their house or going to a pole class at the gym like going to a yoga class at the gym.

Little known FUN FACT! Carla is a Guinness World Record Holder for the Largest Chair Dance. 


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