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.

Celebrate your big day with Shine

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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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
Circus Arts Therapy Training Level 1

Program Manager
Aerial 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
Circus Arts Therapy Training Level 1

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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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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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. 

Pole Instructor

Shay Harbor