Put Your Pole Self Out There

Put Your Pole Self Out There
When I had been poling for about 6 years, for some reason I had been keeping it to myself – I never meant to, it just never seemed to come up in conversation. It’s very rare when you tell someone you’ve been working out, that they ask specifics of what you have been doing. I’m a secretive person by nature so I’ve always kept myself in a little pole bubble. After I stopped...

 

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Published on: Mar 04 2015   By:    Leave a Comment

Stretch It Right

Stretch It Right
While I wont go into too much detail about which particular stretches are good and what for, I will share with you a few tips to help you succeed. Stretching really is great but we need to make sure we are doing it in the right ways to benefit us and keep us safe. There’s no point stretching if we are not doing it right! Before I really go into it I’m just going to tell you the most important...

 

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Published on: Feb 17 2015   By:    2 Comments

That Freaking Fear!

That Freaking Fear!
So we’ve all had those moments where we are on the pole, ready to go and desperate to do that one move we’ve been working on and hoping to nail… And then all of a sudden we lose the nerve to do it. Whether you are a complete beginner or absolute pro we all get these feelings of nerves and fear. It’s so frustrating when this happens as it can often take quite a while to get your...

 

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Published on: Feb 06 2015   By:    1 Comment

8 Tips For Fluid Choreography

8 Tips For Fluid Choreography
I’ve recently started teaching routines in classes and I love it. It’s so much fun to see pole moves come alive. We are so used to focusing on moves, that it’s great just to be able to do a routine and play with it. I choreograph for street classes every week and have done for a long time. Before that, I’ve choreographed drama pieces and musicals and I love it. While I’ll...

 

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Published on: Feb 05 2015   By:    Leave a Comment

7 Tips To Nailing Your Moves

7 Tips To Nailing Your Moves
I’d like to say that there is a quick and easy formula to learning every move, but we all know there is not. It’s all about hard work and perseverance. We have all been there through those tricky and annoying times where we just can’t seem to get the move we so desperately want. So here are 7 tips to help you nail those moves. While you may not get them today, you hopefully will do...

 

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Published on: Jan 31 2015   By:    2 Comments

Pole Products

Pole Products
Everywhere you look there are hundreds and thousands of different pole products. If you’re anything like me, you think you need them all! As there isn’t a pole fitness shop in every town centre (I wish there was!) you can’t go and browse, see what you like, talk to people and try products out. I know you can do this at conventions and competitions etc but again this is a snap shot...

 

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Published on: Jan 30 2015   By:    Leave a Comment

Even Out Both Sides

Even Out Both Sides
When it comes to your pole moves, hopefully you are already evening everything out – trying to do each move the same number of times on each side. I know it will be harder on one side than the other, and sometimes more painful as well, but this does get much better and easier over time. You might not see the point in learning on both sides, but have a think about linking moves together. If you...

 

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Published on: Jan 28 2015   By:    Leave a Comment

Put The Camera Away

Put The Camera Away
Now I may be about to contradict myself here a little… I go on and on about how helpful it is to use photos and videos to see how you are getting on with your moves, and how you can improve. Sometimes I’ll get a move right 2 out of 5 times and need to watch myself back to see what I do with my body that makes the move work. And it really helps. I can figure out where my limbs are in relation...

 

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Published on: Jan 15 2015   By:    Leave a Comment

Pole Pain

Pole Pain
One of the things I’m asked most often is ‘Will the pain go away?’ This question can be applied to a wide range of moves and people of varying abilities. The great thing I can tell you, is that yes – the pain will go away. Let’s all be happy about that! The bad news, is that it can take a while for the pain to go away. But let’s not focus on the negative! Spurred...

 

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Published on: Jan 13 2015   By:    Leave a Comment

Pole Etiquette

Pole Etiquette
With each pole class you go to, there will be different students, different teaching methods and different approaches to all things pole. That said, we should behave in a respectful way in every class we do – we all want to get the most out of our lessons. I have come up with a few things that will hopefully be obvious to all polers – so here’s my Pole Etiquette list, which will help...

 

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Published on: Jan 12 2015   By:    2 Comments
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