Tamara McFly zooms into to national titles on hover board
It's been one hell of a year for Tamara MacKenzie, Beyond Gravity Pole Fitness Academy instructor.
The 32-year-old has returned from competing at the Australian Pole Championships in Chattswood, Sydney, last weekend.
Competing against 23 pole dancers from across the country in the amateur division, Tamara donned her hyper-coloured cap and hover board to perform a Back to the Future style performance to the judges and audience.
Tamara earned her place in the national competition after winning the amateur division in the Queensland Pole Championships in June this year - her first ever pole competition.
"It's been a wild ride," she said.
"I was privileged to be sharing the stage with so many talented pole dancers across Australia. It's not every day you get to nationals.
"I performed a Marty McFly routine to Huey Lewis and the News's The Power of Love; something I had in the pipeline for a performance for over a year.
"I had my husband help make my hover board and made it fly on the night.
"The performance is perfect timing too as the 'future' in which Marty and the Doc travels to in the sequel movie is actually 2015."
Owner of Beyond Gravity Pole Fitness Academy Emma McDonald said she was proud to see Rockhampton represented on the national stage.
"Tamara has worked very hard over the past few months, training and perfecting her routine for this moment," she said.
"Between it all, she has also balanced full-time work, and a second competition in which she performed a completely different routine in August (Miss Pole Dance Queensland).
"Her determination and discipline paid off on the night, and although she did not place, she nailed her performance beautifully."