HIIT Workout & Pole Dance Training

HIIT Workout & Pole Dance Training
I want to share with you one of the high intensity cardio sessions I do here at the studio when I have a short window of time available to get an effective workout done. Like all good HIIT workouts, this session is a killer when done at full intensity – a great whole body workout. You can experiment with different exercises using the format in the video. Perform each exercise for 30 seconds...

 

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Published on: Feb 14 2017   By:    1 Comment

15 Minute Core & Abs Routine for Polers

15 Minute Core & Abs Routine for Polers
In the video above, I wanted to take you through a quick abdominal / core routine you can easily do at home, in the gym or at the pole studio! It should only take you about 15 minutes I have four exercises for you, which you can do as a circuit, or one-by-one. Plank Leg Lifts Bicycles Trunk Twists Leg Lowers To perform these abs exercises as a circuit, perform each drill for 60 seconds, moving...

 

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Published on: Feb 02 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Re-Training in Heels

Re-Training in Heels
A year or so ago I got my first pair of pleasers, hurray! 😀 I used to choreograph one routine every week to teach in class. We only dance bare feet in our studio but while I was practicing at home, I thought I’d get out my pleasers and see how it looked in heels. I thought it was suddenly going to make me look super cool and sexy, make my legs look longer and make me look a little more bad ass...

 

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Published on: Jan 22 2017   By:    1 Comment

My First Day Back Training

My First Day Back Training
So I’m sure there’s a lot of us here who have had a long old break from pole over Christmas, whether we wanted to or not. Leading up to Christmas I had lots of work and exams, but managed to get my butt to the gym for two weeks before Christmas. Then over the holidays I did nothing. Literally nothing. I barely left the house – I even took off my Fitbit as it wasn’t even worth attempting...

 

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Published on: Jan 06 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

New Year’s Pole Resolutions?

New Year’s Pole Resolutions?
As we head into another new year, resolution time rolls around again. I used to do New Year’s Resolutions many years ago, until I realised that they last a week, maybe two and then are given up on. I’d give up chocolate after having too much at Christmas, or I’d vow to go to the gym everyday. My resolutions were always unrealistic and usually were thought of after having 10x too many...

 

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Published on: Jan 01 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

A Time to Reflect on Pole

A Time to Reflect on Pole
As the year comes to a close, I always like to reflect on my pole journey of the past 12 months. At the beginning of each year I write a list of things I want to achieve in the coming year, put it away in an envelope and have a look at the end of said year and see what I’ve achieved from the list. The theory is that if it’s something that you really want to achieve, you won’t need to be constantly...

 

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Published on: Dec 30 2016   By:    Leave a Comment

A Well Earned Pole Break

A Well Earned Pole Break
As it’s Christmas Eve now, I would imagine that most pole schools have shut their doors for the festive season. Some will open in a few days time, but I would imagine that most will open again in the New Year. I know that my students see our two weeks off as such a long time to be away from pole – and so do I! But it’s so important to take a break and rest up. So here I am saying...

 

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Published on: Dec 24 2016   By:    Leave a Comment

My Love For Pole Costumes

My Love For Pole Costumes
When I first competed, five years ago now, I spent a lot of time thinking about potential costumes. Having spent most of my life in plays and working in the theatre, I’m used to (and love) dressing up and getting into character. I must say I also love any occasion to dress-up… much like halloween where I think what would be scary – ohh, I know, a sexy cat! Let’s face it, we’ve all...

 

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Published on: Dec 23 2016   By:    2 Comments

Christmas Pole Games

Christmas Pole Games
So every year I tell myself that I need to write down these fun party games, and every year I forget. I say forget… I plan to write it and publish it on Christmas day, until I realise that it’s unlikely groups of polers will be poling on Christmas day! So while it’s a little later than planned, here are some fun ideas for Christmas Pole Games. Most of these can be adapted to suit different levels...

 

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Published on: Dec 16 2016   By:    2 Comments

Has Anyone Seen My Pole-jo?

Has Anyone Seen My Pole-jo?
So I’ve been a bit quiet on the old blogging recently. Firstly, I lost my pole mojo* (pole-jo or even pojo!) This lasted a good few months. I’d try to train but I just had too many other things I had to do, or just had too much on my mind. I was potentially moving into a new studio which was pretty intense, but luckily has now all worked out for the best. When I did find time to train it was very...

 

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Published on: Nov 16 2016   By:    1 Comment
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