Welcome to Shine Fitness Studio

Located in the vibrant city of North Richland Hills, Texas, our studio is your gateway to an exhilarating fitness experience.

Whether you're a beginner ready to embark on a thrilling new journey or a seasoned enthusiast seeking a fresh challenge, Shine Fitness Studio has something for everyone.


We are honored to share that Shine Fitness Studio has been recognized for our commitment to excellence and diversity. We were awarded the Bronze Medal for the 2023 Best Minority Owned Business by the prestigious Dallas Morning News. This recognition reflects our dedication to creating an inclusive and empowering space for all individuals to thrive.

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But Shine Fitness Studio is not just about the workouts; we're also the perfect venue for unforgettable celebrations! Whether you're planning a Girls Night Out, a lively Bachelorette Party, or a special Birthday Party, we would be thrilled to host your event. Treat your guests to the VIP treatment, complete with private studio time and a dedicated instructor.

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Our studio is equipped with top-notch rigging and safety equipment, ensuring a secure environment for your fitness adventures. Our knowledgeable staff, with over 40 years of combined experience, is here to guide and support you every step of the way. We are proud members of the American Circus Educators, an esteemed organization dedicated to promoting safety and excellence in circus arts.

Safety is Our Top Priority

Our wide range of offerings includes pole fitness, aerial fitness, flexibility training, strength conditioning, pilates, yoga, and dance. Get ready to push your limits and unleash your inner strength in an atmosphere of encouragement and positivity.

Wide Variety of Classes

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we like our heels HIGH... Pleaser heels are our pole instructors' favorite


between all the instructors, we've trained for over 52,560 hours (...and counting) in pole and aerial fitness


we have over 900 yards of fabric in the studio


there is over 7000 pounds of steel in our pole and aerial rig


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Be confident, yet humble. We listen to and welcome feedback, for it is a privilege. We practice open communication and hold ourselves accountable to our customers and to each other. We do our best to be present and to respond as quickly as possible. 

Accountability & Feedback

Pursue continual learning and growth. We are here to empower you with knowledge, skills, and confidence. We are available to explain, demonstrate, and assist your Shine journey. Our instructors are the pros in their field. Our team studies our art through continuing education like certification and courses to bring trustworthy and safe instruction.

Education & Empowerment

Bring your best every day. Despite our personal challenges we strive to bring our best attitude to Shine. We want to share our passion and belief in what we do to each student. We believe that you come back for the atmosphere, the energy, and the personalities of the people inside Shine.

Positive Atmosphere

You Shine here. Our clients may feel intimidated about taking on the challenge of pole and aerial fitness. To reduce barriers, we welcome all customers and visitors with a warm smile and encouragement. We believe in the value of being “seen” and we want to know you by name along with your interests and preferences.

Welcoming Environment

Treat people with respect, compassion, and kindness. Our customers include everyone we interact with both in and out of the studio. Everyone is treated with respect, regardless of the level or other challenges. It is an honor to assist our students in their pole and aerial fitness journey.

Our Customers

Shine Fitness STudio Core Values

Our mission is To enhance lives, increase strength, and build confidence through a positive, inclusive environment and top-notch fitness instruction.

Meet Our Team

the experts

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From a young age, Kristen's heart was captivated by the thrill of performing and the exhilaration of aerial sports. Whether it was gymnastics, cheerleading, or theatre arts, she found pure joy in expressing herself and defying gravity.

After completing her business degree at the esteemed Texas A&M University, Kristen ventured to the vibrant city of Dallas, TX, where her true calling awaited. It was there, amidst the bustling tech industry, that she stumbled upon Pole Fitness and Aerial Arts—a revelation that would change her life forever.

In January 2013, Kristen took her very first Pole Fitness class, and from that moment, she was hooked. The combination of performing, soaring through the air, and staying fit was like a dream come true. Eager to deepen her knowledge and share her passion with others, she became a certified instructor in February 2014, expanding her horizons in the world of Pole Fitness.

Kristen's greatest aspiration is to empower and nurture her students, guiding them towards unlocking their full potential. She firmly believes that every individual possesses a radiant light within, just waiting to shine bright. With Kristen's guidance and support, you'll embark on a transformative journey, embracing your unique abilities and stepping into the best version of yourself.

Join Kristen and her vibrant community as they create a welcoming and inclusive space where you can freely express yourself, discover your strength, and unleash your inner radiance. Together, let's celebrate the beauty of pole and aerial and the incredible power of the human spirit. Get ready to let your light shine like never before!

Creator Shine Instructor Certifications
Ace Certified Personal Trainer
Xpert Certified Pole Instructor
Spin City Beginner Hoop Certified
Spin City Pole Silks Certified
Paper Doll Militia Level 1 Trapeze
PSO Dramatic L3 2016 - 1st Place
PSO Dramatic L4 2017 - 3rd Place
PSO Exotic L3 2018 - 2nd Place

Founder & Owner

Kristen Fritsche

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Enter Eré's enchanting world of aerial arts, where her incredible journey began in 2015 when she fortuitously stumbled into a pole studio. It was in that serendipitous moment that she discovered the captivating allure of aerial arts, and her heart was instantly captivated. While her journey started with pole, Eré soon found herself irresistibly drawn to the beauty and grace of Lyra, a captivating apparatus that stole her heart.

Eré's passion and talent have allowed her to explore and perform on various aerial apparatuses, including Lyra, silks, and even the awe-inspiring aerial cube. Each apparatus holds its own unique charm and challenges, and Eré finds joy and fulfillment in the diverse expressions they offer.

Beyond the mesmerizing world of aerial arts, Eré cherishes her moments of relaxation and indulgence. When she's not gracefully soaring through the air at the studio, she finds solace in the simple pleasures of life. There's nothing quite like immersing herself in the magic of a captivating show, allowing her imagination to be transported to different realms. And what better way to enhance the experience than with delicious food that tantalizes her taste buds and nourishes her soul?

Join Eré on her awe-inspiring journey through the aerial arts, where you'll explore the depths of your creativity, strength, and grace. Together, let's discover the joy of defying gravity and unlocking the limitless possibilities within ourselves. Whether you're a seasoned aerialist or just starting your own adventure, Eré's warm and inviting spirit will guide you on a transformative path, where passion and self-expression intertwine. Get ready to be inspired, uplifted, and embraced by the enchantment of aerial arts under Eré's expert guidance.

Shine Aerial Hoop Master Instructor
Spin City Beginner Lyra Certified
Spin City Intermediate Lyra Certified
Paper Doll Militia Level 1 Trapeze
Paper Doll Militia Level 1 Hoop
Paper Doll Militia Level 2 Trapeze
Paper Doll Militia Level 2 Hoop

Customer Care Lead
Steel Team Lead

Eré Dominguez

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Step into Frieda's vibrant world of dance and discover the awe-inspiring wonders of aerial fabric. With a lifelong passion for dance, Frieda has embarked on a remarkable journey, learning from numerous mentors who have shaped her teaching and choreography skills. Through her dance endeavors, she has come to realize the extraordinary capabilities of the human body through movement.

It was in 2012 that Frieda's path intersected with the mesmerizing art of aerial silks during a captivating theatrical production. As she took to the silks, an entirely new realm of sensation unfolded before her. The joy, freedom, and exhilaration she experienced while performing on the silks were unlike anything she had ever encountered.

Fueled by her passion, Frieda began sharing her love for aerial silks in 2015 by teaching children, and the following year, she extended her teachings to adults. This incredible journey into the world of aerial arts has not only deepened her knowledge and connection with her own body but has also gifted her with a profound sense of self-awareness.

Teaching and learning silks is a delightful adventure that goes far beyond the mere mastery of tricks and displays of strength. It invites you to embrace new challenges, step out of your comfort zone, and explore the uncharted territories of your own potential. Along the way, you may stumble and falter, but you will also rise up stronger than before, discovering the resilience that resides within you. This incredible exploration will test your limits, awaken your vulnerability, and even bring moments of playful silliness.

Frieda eagerly awaits the opportunity to guide her students through this remarkable aerial journey, where they will unlock their inner strength, push their boundaries, and unveil their true potential. Together, you'll embark on a transformative exploration of self-discovery, where every stumble becomes a stepping stone towards greatness. With Frieda's warm guidance and support, prepare to soar to new heights and embrace the sheer joy of aerial silks. Get ready to embark on an incredible adventure that will leave you amazed and inspired!

Aerial Physique Level 1 Silks
Aerial Physique Level 2 Silks
Shine Fitness Studio Master Instructor

Program Manager
Fabric Team Lead

Frieda Austin

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Step into Kylee's world of enchanting pole dance and experience the transformative power it holds. Since March of 2018, Kylee has immersed herself in the captivating art of pole dancing, discovering a deep well of passion and fulfillment. 

After a year of dedicated practice and honing her skills, Kylee felt a strong calling to share her knowledge and love for pole dance with others. As a result, she began teaching Pole and Flexibility at Shine Fitness Studio. Over the years, she has had the privilege of guiding and supporting hundreds of beginner students, witnessing their remarkable progress as they ascend to the intermediate level. Kylee's expertise and nurturing approach create an environment where every student feels valued and encouraged on their unique pole journey.

As an intermediate instructor, Kylee has become renowned for her mesmerizing long combos and exceptional conditioning techniques. Her classes provide a space for growth, empowerment, and creative expression, allowing students to push their boundaries and unlock their true potential.

Pole dance has not only brought immense joy to Kylee's life, but it has also been a catalyst for personal growth and self-discovery. Beyond the studio walls, she finds solace and inspiration in the natural world, indulging in the beauty of plants, exploring captivating books, embarking on invigorating hikes, and simply unwinding at home in the company of her beloved kitties.

Join Kylee in her welcoming and inclusive pole dance community, where you'll not only learn the art of pole dance but also forge meaningful connections and find a supportive network of like-minded individuals. Together, let's embark on a transformative journey of self-expression, strength, and personal growth. Get ready to unleash your inner beauty and soar to new heights with Kylee by your side.

Shine Pole Fitness Master Instructor
Shine Beginner Aerial Hoop Certified
Certified FLX® Flexibility Instructor

Sales Lead
Pole Team Lead

Kylee Harmon

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Get ready to meet the sensational Moe, a.k.a. the International Tattooed Model Luna Flor! This vibrant performer is not only a professional fire performer but also an enthusiast of the awe-inspiring duo cerceau. With a heart that soars in the air, Moe has fallen head over heels for all kinds of aerial arts.

But that's not all—Moe's passion extends beyond her own performances. As an aerial instructor, she finds immense joy in helping her students conquer new heights and achieve their aerial hoop goals. With Moe by your side, you'll feel supported, motivated, and empowered to reach for the sky!

Join Moe on this thrilling journey into the world of aerial arts, where you'll discover the exhilaration of defying gravity and unlocking your true potential. Get ready to fly high and experience the sheer delight of being in the air, all under Moe's expert guidance and infectious enthusiasm. Let's make your aerial hoop dreams a reality together!

Shine Aerial Hoop Master Instructor
Shine Beginner Hammock Certified
Spin City Beginner Aerial Hoop
Spin City Anatomy and Physiology Foundations
Paper Doll Militia Level 1 Trapeze
Paper Doll Militia Level 2 Trapeze
2nd Place Master Lyra Division at South West Aerial Arts Championships
Rigging 101 & 102 with Brett Copes

Steel Instructor

Moe Ferrari

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Elise started training aerial arts in 2021. Lyra is her absolute favorite apparatus but she can also be spotted in pole class from time to time. Outside of the studio, she is a full-time tattoo artist. In her free time, she can likely be found at home with her partner, three doggies, and 40+ house plants. Elise enjoys painting, decorating her home, and alarming her neighbors by eating fire in my backyard.

If she could give advice to any new student, it would be to believe in yourself, don't give up, and try not to compare yourself to others too much. When she started her aerial journey at Shine, she had no relative experience and had not had a physical routine in a decade or more. It was really difficult at first, and even more difficult not to get frustrated at her progress when she looked at other people. Elise could not believe that she would ever get a single straddle mount. But she believed in herself, kept coming back, and put in the work. Elise says that if she can do it, anyone can!

Hoop Instructor

Elise Pimentel

Shine Fitness Studio Beginner Hoop Certification

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Wendy has been practicing aerials since 2020. She can be round mostly on a hoop but her aerial adventure has included a lot of hammock, pole, and floorplay as well. 

When she is not at the studio she is a special fx and beauty makeup artist for film, haunted houses, and photography. She is also a hair stylist, sculptor and painter! She really loves to express her art through any avenue available!

Wendy's advice to her students is to take rest days, get gains, and love your journey! Love your strengths and your weaknesses because they are unique to you! And take progress videos so you can celebrate your wins!

Hoop Instructor

Wendy Rager

Shine Fitness Studio Beginner Hoop Certification

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Olive has been practicing her favorite apparatus, pole fitness, since 2009 and teaching since 2011. Olive has competed and won multiple awards and titles over the years with her most recent being the 2017 Low Flow Champion at Pole Sport Organization. 

When she is not performing or teaching, she enjoys being outdoors and spending a lot of her time in a mermaid tail or on a paddle board. 

The best advice she can give new students is to just enjoy the journey! Be proud of your accomplishments regardless of how small or big they may be and have fun figuring out your own style.

Pole & Flexibility Instructor

Olive Avira

Xpert Pole Fitness Certification
Spin City Aerial Hoop Certification

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Tam has been a student at Shine since the beginning! She has been training pole, hoop, and hammock since 2018. Tam is a mom of two and even did aerials during her second pregnancy.

Get ready for a cardio BLAST y’all! Tam cannot wait to share VBarre with you. We’re gonna move, sweat, and (hopefully 🤪) smile!

Pole Fitness Instructor
Pilates & Conditioning Instructor

Tam Fox

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Sheila has been practicing pole consistently since 2021. Sheila started to build confidence and work through feelings that accompanies body dysmorphia. Through her journey she discovered a new passion for aerials and an appreciation for my body. She has gained a family and a safe space to learn to open up to others. For future and current students. Sheila says don’t count yourself out. You can do and be whatever you admire about others if you give yourself the chance. 

Customer Care Champion
Pole Instructor

Shay Harbor

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Victoria has been practicing pole since March 2021 and immediately fell in love and started Aerial Hoop later that year. When she is not at the studio, she's in school to become a Web Developer or relax with a book or movie. Victoria wants you to know that you can start your journey exactly as you are now. Everyone starts from different backgrounds or, in my case, no physical background at all, and with practice, you will achieve things you’ve never imagined.

Customer Care Champion
Pole Instructor

Victoria Contreras