Health

Staying Injury Free

Staying Injury Free
Okay so just incase you think I’m some sort of magician that can heal all injuries and wipe away all pole bruises, I’m not. Sadly. However there are so many little niggles that we can get from pole that can turn into bigger issues, that if we get rid of, or control them before they get out of hand, we might stand a chance. I’ve had a few pole related injuries (and a few clumsy injuries too) and...

 

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Published on: Jul 28 2016   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

Stretch It Right

Stretch It Right
While I wont go into too much detail about which particular stretches are good and what for, I will share with you a few tips to help you succeed. Stretching really is great but we need to make sure we are doing it in the right ways to benefit us and keep us safe. There’s no point stretching if we are not doing it right! Before I really go into it I’m just going to tell you the most important...

 

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Published on: Feb 17 2015   By:    2 Comments

Pushing Yourself Too Hard

Pushing Yourself Too Hard
In the last few weeks and months I’ve been pushing myself as hard as I can. I have specific pole and flexibility aims – I know I want to get my deadlift and full splits by the end of 2015, which I think is a realistic aim given where I am now. The problem us dancers have is pushing our bodies too hard. We know what are bodies are capable of and we make sure that it happens. We are known...

 

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Published on: Jan 05 2015   By:    2 Comments

How I Lost 10 Pounds in 6 Months!

How I Lost 10 Pounds in 6 Months!
In order to tell you how I lost weight I believe it’s important to know about my body and my history with my weight. Throughout my life weight has been a huge issue. When I was a kid I was extremely skinny, I hated it and wanted to feel like a girl instead of a little boy. In high school I was still very small at 98 pounds and 5 feet, since I was a cheerleader with a poor diet I didn’t...

 

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Published on: Dec 17 2013   By:    4 Comments

Pole Therapy

Pole Therapy
This is a topic that is very emotional for me to talk about so I’m just going to get on with it. My name is Laura, I have been a pole addict for two and a half years now, I have been poling at Pole 4 Fitness in Hull since my addiction started. At first I started with a friend who only lasted two classes – pole just wasn’t for her, I was hooked from the first class. If it hadn’t...

 

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Published on: Sep 19 2013   By:    Leave a Comment

Your Body Leads The Way

Your Body Leads The Way
Being honest, I have to admit that I haven’t been doing anything on the pole for about two months now. Not because I did not want to or because I was too lazy or anything like that. But to get to the point: the pain would just kill me. Well, not literally ¨kill¨ me but doing a Peter Pan spin with your wrist feeling like it is going to explode does not really make you feel comfortable. I have...

 

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Published on: Sep 17 2013   By:    2 Comments

The Pole, Rheumatoid Arthritis And I

The Pole, Rheumatoid Arthritis And I
“You will never be able to do anything like that, you are ill and that is the point.” When it came to sports I have always been one of the lazy children in my surrounding. I have always been the last one picked on a team and after school I’ve never played volleyball or soccer with the other ones. Sports were not really what I called a passion. But when I was 15 years old, my whole life...

 

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Published on: Jul 02 2013   By:    5 Comments

Feels Like A Spin Pole

Feels Like A Spin Pole
So today I went shopping, and I guess a pole dancer’s shopping routine ends up being a little bit different from the rest of the girls. I say this ‘cause rather than spending my money on shoes or miniskirts, I bought ankle warmers (Bolivia is getting colder) some warm up leggings (unlike the leggings you go out with these ones are pyjama like, with flowers) and of course… the mini short. Although...

 

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Published on: May 22 2013   By:    1 Comment
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