8 Tips To Finding Your Freestyle

8 Tips To Finding Your Freestyle
Many of us are still trying to find our groove when it comes to freestyle dance. I hear the words: “I can’t freestyle” all too often from my pole sisters. And heck, I’ve even said them before myself. But I’m here to tell you that you CAN freestyle. If you would have told me a year ago that I’d be free styling and loving it, I would have given a hearty laugh and called you a liar, but to...

 

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Published on: Mar 13 2013   By:    3 Comments

Turn Your Office Into Your Gym

Turn Your Office Into Your Gym
For some of us work means swinging around a pole while for others it means sitting and typing at a desk. While I wish my work was in the studio alone, I do have those times where I am sitting at a desk. While I have the luxury of being able to walk around the room when others don’t, I do feel the aches and pains of a sitting down job, as opposed to having my other ‘on your feet’ job. It...

 

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Published on: Mar 07 2013   By:    1 Comment

The Need To “Push Past”

The Need To “Push Past”
Have you ever noticed that when you get really stressed or depressed you either pole more or you don’t? There’s no in between. Recently I have had a tremendous amount of stress, sadness and depression lingering in my life. At first, I thought that pole would make me feel better, but it turns out it made me more sad. How strange is that? I didn’t want to put my pole up, I didn’t...

 

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Published on: Mar 03 2013   By:    3 Comments

Practise What You Preach: Body Blitz Style

Practise What You Preach: Body Blitz Style
Our daily PoleFreaks Body Blitz Workouts are designed to work all areas of your body for a short amount of time. One day you might be working your abs, the next your legs. It’s all well and good me telling you how great these workouts are for you, but unless I do them myself, who am I to talk? That is what this blog is for. I’ve decided to do the workouts as they come out everyday and let...

 

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Published on: Feb 26 2013   By:    Leave a Comment

The Dreaded Handspring

The Dreaded Handspring
It was about six months after I started Pole Dancing that I had my first encounter with the handspring and my initial thought (rather boldly) was… EASY! It’s just a handstand using the pole… I was wrong though, very very wrong and this was the beginning of my two years of handspring hell! I started with the basics of putting my hands in the correct position and kicking up into it which seemed...

 

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Published on: Feb 23 2013   By:    6 Comments

Tips For Your First Pole Dance Class

Tips For Your First Pole Dance Class
Whether you’ve been pole dancing for one year or ten you will always remember how nervous you were for your first pole class, like it was yesterday. While nothing can prepare you for what your first spin or swing around the pole will be like, we can help you get through those pole studios door in the first place. There are a few things you can think about before your first pole class to really...

 

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Published on: Feb 20 2013   By:    7 Comments

Create Your Own Pole Move

Create Your Own Pole Move
There are hundreds and thousands of different pole dancing moves out there, some of which we all know by the same name… But even with just two Pole Dancers in the same room it is likely that you’ll both know moves that the other doesn’t. There are a lot of hard moves that we all want to master – Shoulder Mount, Knee Hold, Ayesha and Deadlifts to name a few. Each Pole Dancing...

 

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Published on: Feb 15 2013   By:    Leave a Comment

The Importance Of In House Showcases

The Importance Of In House Showcases
What’s The Appeal Of A Showcase? No judges Non critical Get to be center stage Get to show your skills Family and friends can come and support You have a sense of achievement Everyone is a different level of ability Over the 7 years I have been poling my opinions of showcasing has changed quite a bit. When I started training the school I attended NEVER had student showcases….. Ever!  They...

 

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Published on: Feb 10 2013   By:    Leave a Comment

Tomorrow Won’t Do!

Tomorrow Won’t Do!
A lot of things get put off until tomorrow. If you can’t do it today, you’ll do it tomorrow. But why not now? We all have such good intentions about getting fitter, working out, getting better on the pole etc but through all of my good intentions I wonder how many workouts I’ve miss out on. Take Today… I’m working until 6pm and my intention is to go to the gym afterwards....

 

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Published on: Feb 06 2013   By:    Leave a Comment

The Magic At Midnight

The Magic At Midnight
The Magic At Midnight calendar is shot all under ultra violet light, the costumes were made by Wink Designs and I made all the sets for each dancers background. It was pretty much shot all in 5 days in July 2012 when the pole sport comp was on in Bethnal Green and there was loads of international dancers over. I wanted to catch them while they were here but it meant having the most busy week of my...

 

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Published on: Jan 25 2013   By:    Leave a Comment