You Only Have Good Sides!

You Only Have Good Sides!
Let’s face it – on the pole we tend to have one side that we prefer to use – it’s usually stronger and more coordinated… And then we have our ‘bad side’. This tends to be the weaker arm or leg – we have less control of it and for some reason we just don’t like to use it as much. If you’ve read one of my articles or been to a class, you know...

 

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Published on: Jul 02 2015   By:    Leave a Comment

A Little Workout Tip

A Little Workout Tip
A lot of people ask me for fitness advice. Being in the fitness industry is one of those professions that as soon as you tell people what you do for a living, they ask for advice. I imagine it’s like being a doctor and suddenly having everyone tell you their ailments over dinner. I love helping people and giving advice that (I think) will be of benefit. I could give you another article on how...

 

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Published on: Jun 22 2015   By:    Leave a Comment

Travelling Strength Training

Travelling Strength Training
I’m quite lucky that I get to travel a lot – both for work and for fun. My family and friends are spread far and wide, and pole workshops and masterclasses can take me anywhere. While I’m at home I can get into a good routine – knowing when I can fit in gym sessions, pole, stretching and work – as well as everything else that life has to offer. I’m even getting relatively...

 

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Published on: Jun 09 2015   By:    Leave a Comment

Food For Flexibility

Food For Flexibility
You have opportunities every day to ensure that your diet supports your pole goals. If one of those goals happens to be increased flexibility, you’re in luck – certain foods (and food groups) are known for having benefits that can help you get that bendy body. On the flip side, other foods can slow down your progress and cause inflammation in the joints. Keeping this in mind can help you leverage...

 

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Published on: May 24 2015   By:    Leave a Comment

Training Strength

Training Strength
I go through phases of loving different types of training. Sometimes I constantly just pole, stretch, do cardio or weights. I get bored easily so my routine changes often but I am quite good at training in specific ways. So I started to think about my pole training and have come to realise that recently I’ve been training my strength on the pole rather than training specific moves. There is nothing...

 

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Published on: May 07 2015   By:    4 Comments

Making Choreography For A Routine

Making Choreography For A Routine
I love coming up with routines and I like to think that the more I do it, the better the routines get. When you read this article the type of routine I’m thinking of is an everyday routine – something for you to play around with, rather than a routine for a showcase. Some of the same ‘rules’ apply but for a competition I tend to work very specifically on training moves first...

 

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Published on: Apr 29 2015   By:    2 Comments

Get Your Pole Mojo Back!

Get Your Pole Mojo Back!
A little while ago I lost my pole mojo. I knew I wanted to pole and would go and sit in the pole room but would end up watching tv or reading a book instead. I’d even get to the point where I was in my pole clothes, water at the ready and pole freshly wiped but would still not even get on the pole. This happens to me every so often. I pole so much and love it but sometimes I can’t think...

 

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Published on: Apr 15 2015   By:    Leave a Comment

Superman: How To

Superman: How To
We all know that we love the Superman. For me it was always a move to judge other moves by: ‘Is it easier than the Superman?’ ‘Is it more painful than the Superman?’ The more I do it, the more variations, transitions and combinations I find. It’s brilliant! I like to teach the Superman from a Side Climb – you can do this super low to the ground so there’s less...

 

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Published on: Mar 18 2015   By:    1 Comment

Ayesha: How To

Ayesha: How To
Ayesha, Ayesha, Ayesha. How I love you and hate you both at the same time. You have been there on my happiest days and my most frustrating days, and sometimes all in the space of a 10 minute window. Whether you can do it or not, it’s fair to say that the Ayesha is an important and awesome pole move. You can use it after your handspring and use it to help get your deadlifts. It helps you to get...

 

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Published on: Mar 16 2015   By:    Leave a Comment

3 Spins To Master

3 Spins To Master
When you’re a beginner, moves tend to come and go. There will be some moves that you absolutely love and want to practice over and over again, some moves that you don’t mind doing either way and then there are those that you just hate. You may not remember these off the top of your head but when someone shows you them, all of that former anger comes bounding back to you! Whether you like...

 

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Published on: Mar 15 2015   By:    Leave a Comment
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