Meet betsy boss
Karen Downey/Betsy Boss
Karen is a St. Louis, MO native that first grew her passion for fitness and pole dance while living in Columbia, MO. As a Journalism student turned Religious Studies major, she found herself planting roots in Columbia which is where she began actively practicing yoga in 2007 before taking her first YogaFit® instructor training in 2008. She has been adding group fitness trainings & teaching her custom classes ever since. Whether leading a class or taking one, she loves to see people feel healthier, stronger and just generally better about themselves, but she wanted something similar for herself.
In 2014 she attended her first pole class at Muse Pole Fitness and instantly fell in love with the pole community and pole as fitness. When relocating home to St. Louis in 2016 she asked her fellow polers for studio recommendations and had an overwhelming response to check out the Michelle Mynx Academy of Pole Dance. Instantly welcomed by Michelle, Karen knew that she found her new pole home. Now the studio is one of the places she teaches and is definitely a place she calls home. Through the support of the pole community Karen has learned to be comfortable in her own skin and has actually taken her hobby and turned it into her income as an adult entertainer.
When she's not on a yoga mat or a pole, you can catch her with her energetic pitbull Potatoes, or on stage with her fellow St. Louis Lady Arm Wrestlers (a group she also met through pole). Karen is eager to share her style of yoga, her love of movement (including twerk) & her passion for exercise with her classes, and she truly enjoys sharing her love of dance on a stage. Performing in her 4th Extravaganza and being a part of the Mynx community are some of her favorite highlights in her pole journey.
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