Music Matters

Music Matters
I’ve already written about the perks of pole dancing: the community spirit, the therapy, overcoming the fear factor, the increased strength (on and off the pole) and of course, music. Recently I discovered a music video that gave me goose bumps and made me so thankful that I have (pole) dance in my life: Sia’s Chandelier. Both the song and the video literally stopped me in my tracks, made me drop...

 

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Published on: Jul 24 2014   By:    Leave a Comment

Bringing The Fun Back

Bringing The Fun Back
I’m always so preoccupied by nailing the next move or getting the right technique that I can forget to have fun on the pole! I judge myself far too harshly if I can’t get certain moves or don’t have enough strength. The reality is that I’ll only get stronger, more graceful and have better technique with practice. So I’m bringing back the fun! I’m seeing pole as a...

 

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Published on: Jul 23 2014   By:    Leave a Comment

Oona Kivela’s Winning Performance at the World Pole Sports Championships 2014

Oona Kivela’s Winning Performance at the World Pole Sports Championships 2014
This weekend we were in London at the 2014 World Pole Sports Championships. There were so many breathtaking performances from athletes in all categories. In the coming days we’ll be posting a number of PoleFreaks exclusive interviews with selected performers… Watch this space

 

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Published on: Jul 22 2014   By:    1 Comment

Pole Bruises are Badges of Honour

Pole Bruises are Badges of Honour
As Leen Isabel says in her latest pole dance cartoon, pole bruises tell us that we’ve been working hard. Even more than that, we can even tell what you’ve been working hard on!

 

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Published on: Jul 18 2014   By:    Leave a Comment

Inverting: How To

Inverting: How To
I don’t know about you, but a lot of the things I find about pole dancing tend to be based upon inverted moves – pictures, videos, competitions, people talking about their achievements. You name it, and everyone’s doing it. Getting upside down is a really big achievement that is often forgotten. Before you manage to do it, you can spend weeks or months trying and one day it all just...

 

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Published on: Jul 16 2014   By:    Leave a Comment

Where Do I Put My Hands?!

Where Do I Put My Hands?!
You know that feeling when you’ve been trying to do a move for so long and then all of a sudden you finally get it? Every part of your body is in the right place, and you’re feeling happy. And just then, when you thought you’d nailed it, the question ‘Where do I put my hands?’ pops up in to your mind. Sad to say there is not definite answer for moves where you have a choice...

 

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Published on: Jul 10 2014   By:    Leave a Comment

Post Holiday Pole Blues

Post Holiday Pole Blues
I love pole. I do – everything about it. Learning new moves, revisiting old moves and teaching other people. It’s come as a big shock to me right now that I have no motivation to get on the pole. I’ve got a competition in three months that I should be training for but so far nothing… I keep thinking about it and then find something else to do. To be fair, I have been working...

 

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Published on: Jul 07 2014   By:    1 Comment

Good Side, Bad Side!

Good Side, Bad Side!
If you love Leen Isabel‘s pole cartoons like we do, you’ll love this simple tip for your next pole competition “It’s your first performance. Your tricks are perfect and you’ve practiced for hours! You can’t wait to show off your routine…” Read More Check out Leen’s Kickstarter Campaign!

 

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Published on: Jul 03 2014   By:    Leave a Comment

Don’t Let Fear Bridle You, Let Passion Release You – Pole Dance!

Don’t Let Fear Bridle You, Let Passion Release You – Pole Dance!
Hi. My name is Michelle and I’m a pole addict. I wasn’t always addicted to pole. I started poling around 20 weeks ago and within the first hour I was hopelessly in love! In The Beginning In the beginning there was martial arts, and mountain biking, and yoga, and Zumba, and swimming, and running, and hiking….I describe myself as a bit of a fitness magpie – I love collecting fitness...

 

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Published on: Jun 28 2014   By:    Leave a Comment

Let’s Talk About Grip

Let’s Talk About Grip
Pretty much every time we get on the pole we’ll spend a moment or two, if not more, thinking about our grip. Are we too slippery for spins or will we get stuck upside down on the pole? No matter what happens, we’re often unhappy with our current grip. I’ve got to a point now where I can do most of my spins without worrying about sliding. My inverts tend to be a little different. Somedays...

 

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Published on: Jun 27 2014   By:    2 Comments
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