‘Made by Pole Professionals for Purr Purrfessionals,’ X-Purr designs premium pole-themed cat toys and accessories, including the X-Purr Pole and the X-Purr Pole Cleaner. Launched in Los Angeles in 2016 by pole fitness celebrities Natasha Wang and Arloa Reston, the X-Purr Pole is a freestanding cat scratching post designed to look like an exercise pole. Catnip-infused and ready to party, the X-Purr Pole allows pole enthusiasts who chronicle their fitness journeys through Instagram and Facebook the opportunity to realize their lifelong dream of POLE DANCING WITH THEIR CATS. It also provides non-polers good clean fun as they watch their felines shimmy around the pole in an inebriated, catnip-induced haze. www.xpurr.com
ABOUT X-PURR’S FOUNDERS
Natasha Wang, Co-Founder, X-Purr
Natasha Wang is a pole performer, competitive athlete, instructor and industry personality who co-founded X-Purr with Arloa Reston in 2016. She has pole danced on “The View” on ABC, “Good Day L.A.” on FOX, “Amazing Dance” on Hunan TV, and “Day Day Up” on Hunan TV, China’s #1 TV show with over 300 million viewers. She has also toured China and Macau as a solo pole artist and in 2011, performed with the Doug Aitken art-theater project “Black Mirror” starring actress Chloe Sevigny. Her competitive titles include IPC Ultimate Champion 2013, Pole Art 2012 Runner-Up, US Pole Dance Champion 2011 and California Pole Dance Champion 2010, among many others. In 2015, she was named the IPDFA “Instructor of the Year” and in 2014, she won “Female Performance Artist of the Year” and “Inspirational Artist of the Year” at the inaugural PWN (Pole World News) Awards. Prior to pole, she was a publicist for nine years. Her three cats, Sir Digby Chicken Caesar, Pyewacket, and Queen LatiFur, give her life. For more information about Natasha, visit her personal website at www.natashawang.com .
Arloa Reston, Co-Founder, X-Purr
Arloa Reston is an actress, pole performer, competitor and instructor who co-founded X-Purr with Natasha Wang in 2016. A longtime cat activist, she hosts “Cat Chat with Arloa,” an educational and fun web series on cat care, cat health problems, finding homes for rescued cats, and other feline topics. She is also a seasoned film, TV and commercial actress and has successfully translated this performance experience to the pole stage, winning the International Grand Masters Division of the 2016 North American Pole Dance Championships and the Masters Entertainment Division of the 2014 Pacific Pole Championship, among many other titles. In addition to performing and competing, she trains other pole instructors as a Master Trainer with Pole Moves and teaches ongoing classes and workshops at Los Angeles studios The Choreography House (2013 International Studio of the Year) and Luscious Maven. She has never lived without cats and is now mama to rescue kitties Monet and Tabitha and a dog named Houdini. For more information about Arloa, visit her personal website at www.arloareston.com .