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Things I’ve Learnt About Pole

Things I’ve Learnt About Pole
For many different reasons, this has been a very difficult year for me. With regards to pole… I just gave up. I got to about September and for one reason or another, I just couldn’t handle being around pole. I wanted to give up. I couldn’t handle watching it, or talking about it. I turned off all the groups on social media, I set up new accounts that had nothing to do with pole. I even had to...

 

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Published on: Dec 24 2017   By:    2 Comments

Christmas Pole Games – 2017

Christmas Pole Games – 2017
Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year – you get to dress up, party as much as you want, and of course see your family and friends. Our pole studio is now decorated and it feels like Christmas is on it’s way. And what else do you do at Christmas? Well, play games of course! So here’s a few little games that you can play at your studio – I may have even thrown in some sneaky...

 

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Published on: Dec 14 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

Warm Up Routine

Warm Up Routine
I’ve had a few people ask what warm up I do at home, so I thought I’d share it with you. I use this or similar warm-ups before starting my workout. If I’m doing a weight based workout, I usually warm up with bodyweight movements like inch worms or squats, depending on the session ahead.

 

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Published on: Oct 12 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Pole Moves From A Butterfly

Pole Moves From A Butterfly
There are so many cool pole moves that can be done from a Butterfly – and here are just a few of them. Once you have the initial hooks – e.g. outside leg or inside leg hang etc, you can then get into so many other cool pole moves. Below is our list of pole moves that you can get into from a Butterfly. Let me know which one is your favourite and if you have any to add to the list –...

 

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Published on: Sep 23 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

Shoulder Mount Prep Exercises

Shoulder Mount Prep Exercises
I love a shoulder mount. I used to hate them, and was a little scared and frustrated by them, but now they are mine, I love them. There are so many great ways to start training your shoulder mount. This video has beginner, intermediate and advanced options – so hopefully something for everyone! Even if you can already shoulder mount, these exercises are really great for getting you even stronger. Below...

 

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Published on: Aug 16 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

Get Your Flex On!

Get Your Flex On!
Okay so the picture attached is a massive achievement for me… massive! I know some of you will easily be able to do this without with thinking or even feeling a stretch, but for me it is torture! I have to stretch for ages before I even attempt this, and even when I do, I so far have only been able to hold it for one or two seconds. This picture is the first and only time I’ve ever been able to...

 

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Published on: Jul 16 2017   By:    2 Comments
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