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‘Flying Through Pregnancy’ – Book Review

‘Flying Through Pregnancy’ – Book Review
When it comes to pole, aerial and pregnancy, very few people put themselves out there giving specific, real, actionable advice. People are happy to tell of their own experiences rather than telling others what to do – and for good reason too. Some of my friends have quit pole as soon as they became pregnant, others I’ve not let pole in class, and then some have continued to pole for as...

 

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Published on: Nov 02 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

All Styles for Polympics

All Styles for Polympics
So by now you’ve probably read that pole might one day be in the Olympics. My non-pole friends have been super excited – or perhaps just intrigued and I’ve been tagged to read pretty much every news article or watch every T.V. piece that there is on it. I initially prepared myself when reading the comments for all the negative opinions, but was actually pretty surprised by how many positive...

 

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Published on: Oct 19 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Filming Pole Moves For Social Media

Filming Pole Moves For Social Media
It usually takes me a really long time to film moves to then post across any social media channels. I always go through what I’m going to film a few times on each side, and then start to film. I always film one or two attempts, watch it back and then go again. I find that there are so many things I need to consider and things that can go awry when filming including: Showing the wrong angle Having...

 

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Published on: Sep 04 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Cross Training with CrossFit

Cross Training with CrossFit
I’ve seen a lot of people asking recently what are good ways to cross train with or for pole – and some asking about CrossFit in particular. I’ve been going to CrossFit on-and-off for about 5 months now, and have a good idea of how it’s helped or affected my training. My CrossFit journey started as I just didn’t have enough time to go to the gym, figure out a workout plan, and get it...

 

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Published on: Aug 04 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Pole Splits

Pole Splits
There seem to be so many cool pole splits going around at the moment. Whenever I get used to one, another one comes along, and I couldn’t be happier. My normal split can usually touch the floor on both sides – although I turn out a bit on my left side. I find that this is very apparent on some pole splits while others hide it nicely. I love that there are so many different ‘families’ of...

 

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Published on: Jul 28 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Pole Ban for Pole Mojo?

Pole Ban for Pole Mojo?
Some of you may already know that I struggle with pole mojo from time to time. Now I’m not talking about one day where I just can’t be bothered to pole – I’m talking about weeks on end where I just don’t want to. I find that when I have to pole rather than wanting to pole, that’s when my motivation can start to fade. If I have to train to find new moves to teach,...

 

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Published on: Jun 13 2017   By:    1 Comment

Video Competition Entry: How To

Video Competition Entry: How To
So I’ve just entered my first competition via video entry – woo hoo! Well, two actually. I’ve entered competitions in the past where you apply online, and automatically get entry, so entering a video online was a whole new experience for me. I don’t yet know whether I’ve got through to either competition’s live final, but I wanted to write my thoughts while it’s...

 

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Published on: Apr 05 2017   By:    1 Comment

Love Your (Pole) Body

Love Your (Pole) Body
More often than not, I get people wanting to join pole classes but wondering if they are too big / small / young / old / weak / inflexible… you get the idea. Of course I reply saying that pole really is for everyone 😀 When I get to meet new polers or start to get to know them, it’s amazing to find out quite how many people had to pluck up the courage to come to class because they didn’t want...

 

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Published on: Feb 23 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:    2 Comments

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
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