Getting Into The Pole Zone

Getting Into The Pole Zone
How Do You Get In The Pole Zone? Is it a particular Warm Up? Is it a special Song? Do you have a Signature Move that makes you feel fab? A student’s first foray into the Pole world can be daunting, they may well be nervous for many reasons; not least, the standard prejudices linking this form of exercise to a sleazy club could be flying around in their heads despite their better judgement and all...

 

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Published on: Dec 06 2012   By:    Leave a Comment

Student to Instructor

Student to Instructor
Hi my names Adrienne, I’m 34 with 3 children. I decided to try pole fitness about 18 months ago after the birth of my 3rd child. I have no dance experience and was never a gym lover. I found the gym boring and hard work. I looked around for an instructor and settled on a lady that taught from home. This was appealing as I could bring my young daughter with me. I didn’t fancy making a show...

 

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Published on: Nov 27 2012   By:    5 Comments

Silks and Lyra

Silks and Lyra
Ever since finding out my studio offers Lyra (hoop) and Aerial Silks classes I’ve been intrigued. When I was little we had a finished basement that was our main play area. We were very active kids so our play consisted of acting out the Power Rangers, flipping off of furniture, play fighting and real fighting and having pushup races. When I was really young and did a brief stint in gymnastics my...

 

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Published on: Nov 26 2012   By:    2 Comments

Masks and Basques… and Pole?

Masks and Basques… and Pole?
My first thought after hearing about a ‘Masks and Basques’ charity event was ‘I want to Pole Dance for this.’ It is pitched as a night of burlesque performers, circus and aerial performers, naughty cabaret and raucous bands. Being a burlesque teacher I already quite enjoy more bizarre events such as this. It is also held in a very modern theatre where only ‘appropriate’...

 

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Published on: Nov 24 2012   By:    Leave a Comment

Too Old To Pole?

Too Old To Pole?
Is Age Only Number For Us Pole Dancers? Of course there are older generations participating in different sports all over the world, but at what point does our body say: ‘No! No more pole for you!’ Alternatively, does our favorite sport give us longevity keeping us supple and flexible, maintaining our strength without causing great stress on our bodies? All pole dancing schools around the...

 

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Published on: Nov 18 2012   By:    4 Comments

Strength Training Outdoors

Strength Training Outdoors
As most of us have limited access to a pole, it can be highly advantageous to be able to work out in a way that benefits your pole dance training, without being at The Gym or Pole Studio. While you may not have much time, money or workout space, you should hopefully be able to find a local park or green space in order to do some circuit training. You can do this workout with a partner to help motivate each...

 

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Published on: Nov 14 2012   By:    Leave a Comment

3 Tips To Improve Pole Flexibility & Stretching

3 Tips To Improve Pole Flexibility & Stretching
As far as I can tell, every Pole Dancer wants to be more flexible. I have yet to have a conversation with a Pole Dancer who says “nah, I don’t want to be able to do the splits”! Flexibility is an important part of our repertoire. Plus it looks really cool when you can whip out a Jade Splits or even a Banana Splits! Below are three powerful tips and tricks that will help you become more flexible. Do...

 

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Published on: Nov 10 2012   By:    2 Comments

The Joys of Stretching… Or Not

The Joys of Stretching… Or Not
I have to admit… I HATE stretching. I find it boring, time consuming and a little uncomfortable (because I don’t do it as I should) I notice that there’s always a couple of girls in class that are hard core stretchers. They can stretch for hours. They enjoy stretching and they look great doing it. Their legs look broken because they are sometimes over stretched. They do their back...

 

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Published on: Nov 03 2012   By:    1 Comment

Aerial Inverts

Aerial Inverts
Aerial inverts are tricky. No matter how long you have been practising inverting from the floor, you will need a lot more strength for an aerial invert. There are many ways to do an aerial invert . The simplest tends to be a basic invert from a pole sit where the harder ones know no limits; Superman to a shoulder mount for an example. There are many ways to do an aerial invert, as there are many...

 

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Published on: Oct 27 2012   By:    4 Comments

Tips And Tricks For Bruises

Tips And Tricks For Bruises
All pole dancers, new and experienced, get bruises. Big horrible purple bruises, speckled bruises that run the length of your leg, and bruises that are in places that make no sense. As great a lesson as bruises are, the non-pole community seems to have mixed emotions about people being covered in bruises high up on the leg and on the arms. I’ve found 3 main tricks that are helping with healing...

 

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Published on: Oct 26 2012   By:    1 Comment