New Place to Flex in Hong Kong

Save the Date! Flex Studio is celebrating the opening of its brand new studio in Central, Hong Kong! Their second location will be fully equipped for Pilates Allegro classes, as well as TRX Training, Flying Pilates, Aerial Hammock, and Xtend Barre.  Fret not if you prefer Private Training as this studio on Wyndham Street will…

It’s Only the Beginning

This post is dedicated to my youngest brother, who had just moved back to Tennessee, back home to Mother who is probably ECSTATIC to have her baby back after almost 10 years of living apart.  I hardly post anything personal on this blog but Adam has been a part of my professional journey as much as…

Remembering the Burn

Anyone who has ever trained pole before would know what I am referring to. That whiplash memory of the inner thighs sparkling with electrifying pinches of burning sensation… It has been WELL OVER a year and a half (might be even two…SHAME) since I have done any pole training for myself.  Most people don’t get…

Day 5 of Metabolic Detox

HUNGRY . . SORE . . Missing Princess Mononoke .   No training on Day 5, so skipped my last meal since the hunger pangs wore off at the end of the day but as Ed reminded, no skipping the 4 meals on training days! Now… TGIF!!! Probably my favorite dancer/choreographer in Hong Kong –…

Day 1 of Metabolic Detox

The word “detox” is probably one of the words my fellow Malaysian’s dislike most…because that means not eating GOOD (like, REALLY GOOD) Malaysian food – which might mean the end of the world to some. I was apprehensive about doing another detox since my 3 day cleanse of water, coconut water and green tea.  I…

My Brother Rocking the Screen

My brother Adam Tan doin his thang on TV again – this time as superstar dancer backing up star singer 🙂 Previously seen as your Workout Motivator on Body Blaze show!

Viva Circus Presents: NEVERLAND

Viva Circus presents our inaugural production “Neverland” starring Adam Tan (Australian Hip Hop Championships Runner Up), Samantha Yee (Ultimate Pole Champion Malaysia), Emily Tan (Presenter Body Blaze LiTV), ViST alongside Viva Vertical and Viva Circus troupe members. Discover the secrets of Neverland this xmas with spectacular aerial acrobatic stunts using fabric, rope, trapeze and poles,…

Viva Circus at Taylor’s Retreat: Playtime

So the four of us – Sam, Shan, Vee and myself, were invited to perform at this Fund Raiser for Cancer Research UK.  Of course we said yes, any time we have an opportunity to help a great cause, we’re there – not to mention Ben who runs Taylor’s Retreat Pole Studio is a friendly…

A Useful Guide to Understanding Your Friendly Pole Dancer

This is a repost of Shimmy’s Pole Diary‘s blogpost, which I found so entertaining and quite true 😉 So for those out there who struggle to understand us Pole Dancers, Pole Athletes, Pole Lovers….. perhaps this may help. Peace & Love, Ems +++ —>  There have been a few of those Shit Pole Dancers Say…

Just Dance Magazine’s Last Issue

The first Tan to get his magazine cover with one of the most controversial sport 🙂 Nice work brother, let’s keep changing the world!

Viva Vertical Student Graduation Party

Congratulations to the new batch of Beginner and Intermediate students of Viva Vertical Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur! Prizes were also given out to Best Dressed and Best Performers, big ups to Cheah Wei Li, Jehan, Vicki Chew, Samantha Chan and Jian Hao! Shout to our guest performers Nicholas Lim, Adam Tan, Zane Gan and the boys…