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Monday, February 23, 2015

Gorgeous Wedding Dresses and Their Ugly Counterparts

Miss Fit Academy sees more brides than the inside of a church. We are a church of sorts - we worship our bodies and our skills give back to the community ;)  Ha! Um, anyway... Our brides come in all shapes and sizes but we know they all have impeccable style.  They did pick Miss Fit Academy to host their bachelorette party, after all. Still, for their (and your) consumption, we present the gorgeous collection of wedding dresses and their ugly counter parts for us all to swoon over.  But also to point and laugh at, because that can be fun too!

Gorgeous colorful gown:
Not so gorgeous gown:
rainbow dress

Not all wedding dresses are white.  Our culture wears white thanks to Queen Victoria's trend setting nuptials in the 19th century. It's still common for Chinese and Indian brides to wear red to symbolize auspiciousness.  But really, anything goes these days... whether you walk down the aisle in an exquisite butterfly dress by Luly Yang or a less than exquisite wedding gown by Agatha Ruiz de la Prada.

Gorgeous low-cut dress:
Berta Bridal Wedding dress
Amazingness by Berta Bridal
Not so gorgeous low-cut dress:
Ugly wedding dress

Dress number one is absolute perfection. Dress number two is an absolute face palm. At least you know the first bride can do the YMCA without violating city decency ordinances.  Here is a text book illustration of needing to know your body before committing to a dress. A woman who is blessed in the decolletage department probably can't get away with a low cut bridal gown unless a construction crew built her undergarments. We can almost hear that dress groaning under stress.

Sheer Lace
Gorgeous sheer lace dress:
Zuhair Murad Wedding dress
Not so gorgeous sheer lace dress:
Revealing Wedding Dress
photo from Cosmopolitan
The extraordinary Zuhair Murad dress is proof that sheer can be chic and lace can be lady like.  The bottom picture… not so much.  It appears to have a tulle train coming off the back of the barely-there bottom so that's something.   As different as they are, these dresses actually have a lot in common- both brides manage to only barely cover their lady bits and still cover their belly buttons, both emphasize covering the back of the legs, and both are long sleeved.  However, one is obviously more successful in being both classy and sexy and if we need to tell you which one that is then…well, you just do your thing, girl. 

Gorgeous cut-out gown:
Alvina Valenta wedding dress
by Alvina Valenta
Not so gorgeous cut-out gown:
Baby wedding dress
photo from Pintrest
Here is yet another instance of not knowing what looks good on your body.  Adding a baby bump into the mix adds a new dimension (literally) to dressing.  Even this bride seems to know she's made a fatal style error.  It's so easy to venture into tacky territory when showing skin is involved, but the first picture is proof that cut outs can be adorable, whimsical, and romantic.

- written by JLK

Monday, February 16, 2015

7 Things That Make You More Attractive That Have Nothing To Do With How You Look

1. Being decisive
Being Decisive, Making Decisions

Wishy-washy isn't cute. Making a strong decision tells others that you have confidence in your choices. We know that making decisions can be hard (Aerial silks? or hoop?) but once you weigh the pros and cons then just. pick. something.  You'll feel instantly less stressed.  Whatever choice you make assume that your choice is the right choice - and the person you choose to be in a relationship will feel that much more valued.

2. Being kind to those who can do nothing for you in return
 Kindness is the chief of all virtues, without it you have nothing.  Often times, being kind costs you nothing in the moment and will mean everything to the person on the receiving end.  But worse than being flatly unkind is only being nice to people who can further your interests- that's just skeevy and slimy and ensures that no one will want a relationship with you.  Meanness is a deal breaker in our book.

3. Having a hobby
Aerial Silks class at Miss Fit AcademyLearn something that's fun for you and you'll never regret it.  You could be the girl who pole dances or the guy who juggles.   People respect a skill that takes time to learn and grow- even if it's stamp collecting.  It shows that you're passionate about something enough to make it a part of your life.  Passion is sexy.  The very worst that will happen is you'll become more interesting and get invited to more parties.

4. Not hating
At Miss Fit Academy, we've created an atmosphere where hating has no place. Our students are genuinely happy when a fellow student nails a super impressive move! Nothing is less attractive than a hater.  By definition, a hater is someone who's jealous.  They might be jealous of someones accomplishments, looks, or money.  But people who are happy in their own lives have no time to hate.  Cultivate happiness in your own life and you'll be infinitely more attractive.

5. Laughing
Laughing womenLaugh! Laugh a lot!  Potential mates will find you more approachable.  Laughter- and by extension smiling- is a social cue demonstrating that you mean no harm to anyone and furthermore seek to be friends.  Laughter puts people at ease, and you'll feel good doing it.

6. Making a fool of yourself
When you're not afraid to look silly people often interpret your antics as confidence. There's no need to be stupid or obnoxious but not taking ones self too seriously is extremely attractive. Somebody secure enough in themselves to laugh at themselves is an instant turn on.

7. Not interrupting
This one is very specific, but nothing says "I don't care about your thoughts" more than talking over people.  It's an instant turn off and likely to make you look selfish. Interrupting is dismissive and we have a pretty low tolerance for it.  Let people finish their thoughts before contributing to the conversation.  Even better, consider their thoughts before adding your two sense.

- written by JLK

Monday, February 9, 2015

Miss Fit Academy Aerial Showcase: Love isn't the only thing in the air!

Last weekend, Miss Fit Academy hosted our Valentine themed showcase, Love Is In The Air, starring our students and teachers. Were you there?

If you couldn't make it, here's a snapshot of some hotness that you missed...

Miss Fit Academy Instructors

We served XXIV Karat champagne thanks to our sponsor. So delicious and classy!
XXIV Karat Champagne

Sweets for our beloved students
Sweets Table

We're an entertaining group.
Floorplay Routine

Nobody cheers like these ladies! Our shenanigans game is strong. 
Aerial Showcase Audience

Strong.  Like our muscles.
Strength in pole dancing

Oh, you didn't know?  The students of Miss Fit Academy are amazeballs!
Kayla on Silks

So is our sexy lighting.
pole dancing with shadows

The instructors are just… O.O
Taylor on aerial silks

OMG. Yes!! love is in the air! Owww! Who knew a silks performance could be so sensual? 

Our host Daisica was on point.  This is how we feel about her.
Showcase Host

There may have been a twerking contest... It isn't a party without prizes right!?!
Male twerking contest

And this greatness definitely happened.

It was a lovely, memorable evening! If you missed it, join us for our next Showcase in the Summer of 2015. Dates and details will be posted soon. In the meantime, visit Miss Fit Academys Youtube page for more awesome videos. :) We'll see you soon!

- written by JLK

Monday, February 2, 2015

The Most Hideous Bridesmaids Dresses in the History of Weddings.

Miss Fit Academy knows that your wedding should be your special day.  All the little details mean the world to you as a bride and you should feel free to dress your bridesmaids however your engaged heart desires.  However, if you still want to remain friends with the ladies of your bridal court you should maybe steer clear of these hideous bridesmaids styles...

Unholy Upholstery 
ugly bridesmaids dresses
photo from Courtney Clift
Bride: "Hmmm.  How can I make sure that nobody looks better than me on my special day?"
Wedding Planner: "You could dress your bridesmaids like moldy floral couches from 1973."
Bride: "That's perfect. Let's also add some floppy Gilligan hats and they can hold a single wilting flower that everybody can match to their shoes and gloves!  SQUEE!"

Tangerine Dream
tacky bridesmaids dresses
From tackyweddings.com
 We're not even gonna touch on all the melanoma in this picture.  Let's focus on the unholy marriage of garishness and orange vomit that is this look. Their fried 1980's New Jersey hair is skunky and tacky, but not even the classiest hairstyle could save the dress.  Hike those fire-boobs up and hold on to your superfluous puffy trains, girls.  There's just no way no one didn't get tangled in that thing. 

Barbie Bridesmaids
photo from thenest.com
For some reason the bride inverted the color on one of three dresses because she's the bride and gets to call the shots and continuity be damned.  Maybe the other lady in white is the maid of honor, who knows. The dresses, over all, aren't that bad until you see the following picture and realize that some grown woman is biting 1980's Barbie style...

1983 Holiday Barbie
1983 Holiday Barbie

my big fat gypsy wedding
photo from TLC
 Ugh.  Soooooo much tulle. So much lime green and sky blue. You think that the bride screamed a little when she saw the finished product but it was too late to do it over? The ball gown grandiosity coupled with the eye strain that is the color makes these some truly horrible bridesmaids dresses.  Also, the bride looks like a pigmentarily-challenged Christmas tree with that goofy star on her head, but that's another blog...

- written by JLK