Fitness

My Pole Goals For 2018

My Pole Goals For 2018
If you’ve read any of my New Years posts before, you’ll know that I don’t make any resolutions… mostly because I never stick to them! So instead, I’ve decided to make a list of moves that I want to start working on, or continue working on. I’ve decided to let you know what I hope to work on this year – and you can let me know what you’ll be working on too 😀 My List Janeiro...

 

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Published on: Jan 01 2018   By:    1 Comment

My Favourite Pole Moves from 2017

My Favourite Pole Moves from 2017
Here are some of my favourite poles moves from 2017. Some of these have been around for a long time, but these are ones I’ve tried and loved this year. I’m not sure of all of the names for these moves, but here are the ones I know: 1 Tabletop split 2 Muse 3 Pterodactyl 4 One handed flag split 5 – 6 Recliner straddle 7 Cup grip stag hold 8 Ankle split 9 Claw grip lift 10 – 11...

 

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Published on: Dec 21 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Teaching Children vs Teaching Adults for Pole and Aerial Fitness

Teaching Children vs Teaching Adults for Pole and Aerial Fitness
In the past I’ve had a lot of requests to teach children – currently ranging from 8 upwards. So far they’ve all wanted to learn pole specifically. Sometimes the parents want to learn with them, other times it’s just the child wanting to participate. My main hesitation was that I had no idea how to teach children. My experience goes as far as being the fun cousin aka the person who gives...

 

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Published on: Dec 07 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Beginners Pole Combo 2

Beginners Pole Combo 2
Here’s another little pole routine for you. This one is suitable for beginners. If you’re not yet climbing, then you can stick to the spins 😀 Here are the moves in this routine: Outside step Chair Pirouette Back hook Log roll Leap Leg switch Back attitude Floor cartwheel Stand Climb – crucifix Forwards crucifix Bow Let me know how you get on with it 😀

 

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Published on: Oct 05 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Resistance Band Exercises

Resistance Band Exercises
As you may know, I love resistance band training. I’ve posted a few videos showing how I use them on the pole, so now I’ve put together a little collection of how to train using just the bands. They really help me focus on identifying and strengthening my weak areas, as well as giving me a great workout too. I get my resistance bands from here. Here are the exercises shown in the video: Donkey...

 

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Published on: Oct 02 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Pole Pull Up Progressions

Pole Pull Up Progressions
I love pole pull ups. There are so many cool variations, and they help get you strong for so many amazing pole moves. Here’s how I’ve been building up my pull ups on the pole – perfect for any level. They get progressively harder, and you can work on different pull up variations at the same time. Below is our list of pole pull up exercises in order to help you get those pull ups stronger. Pull...

 

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Published on: Sep 08 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Invert Prep For Pole Dance

Invert Prep For Pole Dance
A big milestone for any pole dancer, is to be able to invert – go upside down. There are so many amazing moves to learn before you’ll be ready to invert, so why not add some exercises in now that are perfect for invert prep? This video is not a tutorial for inverting, but it certainly is a tool for making inverting much easier when you come to it 😀 No matter what level you are, these exercises...

 

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Published on: Apr 01 2017   By:    2 Comments

6 Minute Abs Workout

6 Minute Abs Workout
For some reason I’m really loving core work at the moment. I think I get to the point where all of my body aches, but I can still handle some more core action! This super quick workout is only 6 minutes long. You can do it as a stand alone workout, or use it as your core section in a longer session. I hope you like the workout. Please subscribe if you would like to see more – and let me...

 

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Published on: Mar 31 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Lower Body Workout

Lower Body Workout
I know we tend to think of working on getting stronger arms and a stronger core for pole, but getting our legs strong is just as important. I realised that I needed to work on my lower body when I found it difficult to control my deadlifts. My upper body knew what it was doing, but my legs didn’t want to move at all! So here is a little lower body workout for you. This workout just takes 15...

 

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Published on: Mar 23 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

7 Pole Dance Climbs

7 Pole Dance Climbs
I love being able to climb the pole and wanted to show you some fun ways of climbing. Some you may already know, and some may be new to you. Of course there are so many beautiful ways to climb the pole but for now, I wanted to share these 7 with you. If you want to make these into a workout, you can choose 3 or 4 climbs and make sure you do 3 reps per side. Using your climbs as exercises will really...

 

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Published on: Mar 18 2017   By:    Leave a Comment
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