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

What To Do When You Meet A Poler!

What To Do When You Meet A Poler!
Being a pole dancer you tend to meet other Pole Dancers all the time – classes, competitions, over the internet. We’re everywhere! So what happens when you meet a Pole Dancer out of context and you are taken by surprise? Well that happened to me just a few days ago… I’ve been poling in the studio in my gym for about a year now. I love it. It has 3 poles, cushioned floor, mirrors...

 

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Published on: Jan 20 2013   By:    1 Comment

The Forbidden Female Sensuality

The Forbidden Female Sensuality
When I first told my mom back in 2009 that I was taking pole dancing classes, she was accepting and curious. This open attitude toward my newfound hobby did not come without my steady assurance that I wasn’t planning on becoming a stripper while also sending her a variety of athletic-oriented pole videos. I should probably mention that my mom is not your typical mom. She’s been known to show off...

 

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Published on: Jan 10 2013   By:    3 Comments

My Love Affair With Aerial And Pole

My Love Affair With Aerial And Pole
Discovering The World Of Pole And Aerial Fitness Was Sheer Coincidence. It was the summer of 2012 when I met up with a friend of mine for lunch in Chelsea just before I was to take a cooking class at a nearby culinary school. A woman in my cooking class happened to overhear us discussing our curiosity of pole dancing fitness when she pointed us in the direction of a nearby studio, Body and Pole. She...

 

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Published on: Jan 04 2013   By:    Leave a Comment

Interview With Evgeny Greshilov

Interview With Evgeny Greshilov
Earlier this month, we were lucky enough to catch up with Evgeny Greshilov. The 2012 World Pole Sport Champion and Winner of the 2011 World Pole Dance and Fitness Championships in Budapest, shares some insights with us. Which Pole Achievement Makes You Most Proud? I think the biggest pole achievement for me was 1st place on Pole Sport Fitness Championship in 2011, in Budapest. I could not believe...

 

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Published on: Dec 17 2012   By:    Leave a Comment

Handspring How To Guide

Handspring How To Guide
The handspring is one of those tricky moves – beautiful to look at, great to aim for but realistically, very hard to achieve. It is one of the few tricky moves that makes you feel like you will never get close… but you will. The ‘How To’ Part Place your strong hand very low on the pole – about shin height. Have your fingers facing down to the ground. Place your weaker...

 

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Published on: Dec 11 2012   By:    Leave a Comment

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