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High-swinging Kettering gym named Dayton’s best is moving

Published: Thursday, June 07, 2018 @ 6:00 AM

Femme Fatale Fitness gave a high energy and high flying performance at the Dayton Metro Library's kickoff party, The Main Event. Video by Amelia Robinson

A high swinging local studio is moving.

Femme Fatale Fitness is transiting to a larger space in Kettering, Cassandra Guard, the fitness center’s owner, said.  

At 4623 Gateway Circle, the center will have 5,000 square feet more than it had at its former location, 4049 Marshall Road in Kettering, she said. 

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“We basically ran out of room where we were kicking each other,” Guard said.

Femme Fatale was voted best gym in Dayton.com’s 2017 Best of Dayton people’s choice contest. 

It specializes in pole, aerial hoops, dance, burlesque, aerial silks and other similar aerobic classes. 

Students and instructors routinely perform at local events and shows. 

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Guard is awaiting final inspections for the building and plans to invite the public to a grand opening in the near future.

Classrooms will be larger and able to accommodate more students at the new location. 

“New customers were starting to get frustrated,” she said.  “Now we can take them.” 

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The new studio is located in a former industrial building. It  has a larger student lounge, more restrooms and updated equipment. 

The ceilings are 14 feet high. The old location’s ceilings were 9 or 10 feet tall. 

“Being in the aerial arts, height is a big part of it,” she said. “We can do more tricks. We can do more choreography.”

Founded by Jacqueline Allen, Femme Fatale opened to the public on May 27, 2009. 

Guard purchased Femme Fatale in 2011. 

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From left, Jacqueline Allen and sisters, Mandy and Jenny Barnes pole dance at Femme Fatale Fitness.(Staff photo by Chris Stewart)

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