Be Considerate Of Others

Be Considerate Of Others
I’m currently writing a post about what is ‘normal’ for a pole class. Chances are you may have been to only one pole school and stayed there, which is great 😀 The difficulty comes when you don’t know what should and shouldn’t be done, or happen in a class. I’ve been in a class (as both a student and instructor) thinking; ‘Is that a thing that should happen?’ So...

 

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Published on: Aug 02 2015   By:    Leave a Comment

Be Prepared For Your First Class

Be Prepared For Your First Class
Having run lots of beginner’s courses, as well as going to other new pole schools for the first time, (and of course being a beginner back in the day myself) I like to think that I know how to be prepared for a class. I send out emails to every beginner before they start their first class with me, letting them know all the important info – where to go, when to get there, what to wear and...

 

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Published on: Jul 31 2015   By:    Leave a Comment

Beating Your Personal Best

Beating Your Personal Best
As you may be aware I was away this weekend watching the World Pole Sports Championships in London. I also went the year before, so it’s really interesting for me to be able to see how the competition has progressed – both in performer standards and styles, as well as how the competition itself and the organisation has developed. One of the things that interested me most is that competitors...

 

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Published on: Jul 30 2015   By:    Leave a Comment

7 Reasons To Perform

7 Reasons To Perform
Whether you have been poling for 10 years or 10 days you might have thought about performing. I know that when I hear a good pole song I go into a trance thinking about the moves I’d put into that routine (I can’t always do those moves though!) I’ve performed a few times over a couple of years now and every time I get obsessive, and all of my time gets taken up by pole. I get nervous and worry...

 

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Published on: Jul 29 2015   By:    Leave a Comment

Lotions, Potions And A Greasy Pole!

Lotions, Potions And A Greasy Pole!
I try and make my poles as grippy as I can for class – I want everyone to be safe and to be as successful as they can in their class. Now I’ve been doing this for about 8 years and I’ve so far managed to get the poles relatively grippy without the use of grip aides. I always have pole cleaner in the form of vodka and water (I’ve tried others and this works best for me) and clean cloths...

 

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Published on: Jul 27 2015   By:    Leave a Comment

Another Reason To Love The Pole Community

Another Reason To Love The Pole Community
I’ve been at the World Pole Sports Championships in London all day watching the doubles, men’s and women’s preliminaries and will go back tomorrow to watch the finals. It’s been such a lovely day and especially great to be able to sit in a room with so many people who apprecaite pole for the skilled art that it is. I’ve been able to go back this year and see familiar faces...

 

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Published on: Jul 25 2015   By:    Leave a Comment

Stay Positive!

Stay Positive!
In class the other night one of the students was talking (and joking) about punishing herself like Silas does in The Da Vinci Code. As much as we all laughed along, that feeling is still real – that of punishing yourself if you can’t get a move. I know we all have felt that we are useless at one point or another to varying degrees, and we need to stop it. Right now. I can try a move over...

 

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Published on: Jul 24 2015   By:    1 Comment

Your Pole Rock

Your Pole Rock
I’ve come to the conclusion that everyone in the pole community has a pole rock. You might call them a pole buddy, pole brother / sister or even pole mamma. What ever you call them, they are the person that’s always there for you and is spurring you on, to get back on the pole and telling you that you can do it. You might not have realised quite how important that person is to you and your...

 

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Published on: Jul 22 2015   By:    1 Comment

The Day Before…

The Day Before…
So for me it’s the day before a performance. This time tomorrow all of the months of planning, hard work, sweating and bruises will be over – but luckily I’ll still be able to keep the strength and new moves! It’s 11pm and I’m trying to keep myself off of the pole and going through my routine ‘just one more time.’ I always think that if I don’t know it...

 

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Published on: Jul 17 2015   By:    Leave a Comment

When Polers Pole

When Polers Pole
Over the last few years I’ve come to realise that there are certain things that happen to a lot of polers – almost rites of passage. This isn’t the old ‘you will get bruises’ or ‘your skin will become rough’ but just things that have happened to me, and to a lot of others too. No matter what you do, it’s likely that some of these will happen to you –...

 

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Published on: Jul 11 2015   By:    Leave a Comment
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