Stop The Name Calling

Stop The Name Calling
So recently the old yawn worthy debate of stripper vs non-stripper has come up time and time again on my newsfeed. The reason I say ‘yawn worthy’ is not to disrespect anyone’s opinion in said debates, but for me to say my piece and just get over it. I’m so bored of this pointless aggression. We don’t need it. As a pole community we face so many issues from the outside non-pole world...

 

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Published on: Feb 18 2016   By:    7 Comments

Over to the Sexy Side of Pole?

Over to the Sexy Side of Pole?
Over time my performance and teaching style has always leaned towards the fitness aspect of pole, rather than the sexy side. This is mostly because I’m not good at the sexy side – I’ve tried and it didn’t go well! I choreographed a routine, then put on my brand new pleasers to try out said routine… and I could not get up off the floor. Sad but true. Having seen the Classique category...

 

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Published on: Feb 12 2016   By:    1 Comment

My New Love For Pole Theatre

My New Love For Pole Theatre
Over the weekend I had my first experience with Pole Theatre and I must say, I loved it. I remember first properly hearing about Pole Theatre two years ago when someone asked if I was going. I think I was on a training course and couldn’t make it… but in all honestly didn’t know quite what it was. So of course, I went home and got straight on to Google. There are some competitions that you...

 

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Published on: Feb 06 2016   By:    2 Comments

Dragonfly ‘Tiger’ Limited Edition: Review & Giveaway

Dragonfly ‘Tiger’ Limited Edition: Review & Giveaway
Check out the limited edition here: Visit Dragonflybrand.com Giveaway Details: We’re pleased to be able to give away two sets from Dragonfly’s new ‘Tiger’ limited edition range of pole wear. All you have to do is post a picture on Instagram of yourself performing your favourite pole move, and use the hashtag #PoleFreaksDragonflyGiveaway @PoleFreaks @Dragonflybrand. Rules: –...

 

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Published on: Jan 28 2016   By:    Leave a Comment

“What’s The Hardest Pole Move You Can Do?”

“What’s The Hardest Pole Move You Can Do?”
I’m quite often asked what the hardest move I can do is. Sound familiar?! I used to go for the Shoulder Mount Walk Down as it was the move I was most proud of, and took the longest to learn. The other day some of my students now suggest it would be the Cup Grip Iron X. I would probably agree. It has been the move the has taken me the longest to learn (partly because there are so many moves that...

 

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Published on: Jan 25 2016   By:    2 Comments

Pros & Cons of Having a Pole at Home

Pros & Cons of Having a Pole at Home
When I was first attending pole classes as a student, as soon as I got to Level 3 I decided to get a pole of my very own. It was a great decision! Having a pole at home has got me to where I am now. I am able to practice more frequently and can work on any move I want. I can work out as frequently as I want and it’s so easy to jump on the pole, rather than taking the 20 minutes to get to the...

 

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Published on: Jan 23 2016   By:    5 Comments

10 Tips for Building Stronger Handstands

10 Tips for Building Stronger Handstands
For me 2016 is the year of the handstands… and over splits, back bends and general foot to head situations, but let’s focus on the handstands I’ve always thought that I was quite good at handstands – in the same was as I think I’m flexible… until I entered the pole world. I used to think that if I get stronger in general, and try say 5 handstands every so often,...

 

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Published on: Jan 20 2016   By:    1 Comment

You Own That Pole Move!

You Own That Pole Move!
I genuinely believe that everyone in the world is the best at something. It might be something really great that most people in the world know about, or it might be something small. Something really random and personal to you! No matter what it is, you are the best in the world at doing something, and that is amazing. I’ve been thinking recently how this might translate to the pole world… With...

 

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Published on: Jan 12 2016   By:    Leave a Comment

Pole Progress Pictures

Pole Progress Pictures
I love progress pics. I think they’re really helpful to track your progress and to help keep you motivated. The problem I have, is that I’m really good at taking the before pictures… but not so great at the after. I guess I lose motivation through my project (whether it’s splits, or a particular move) and then haven’t improved enough for an after picture. Of course I’m...

 

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Published on: Jan 06 2016   By:    Leave a Comment

That ‘Oh Crap’ Pole Moment

That ‘Oh Crap’ Pole Moment
I’m here to tell you a secret, and I really hope it helps! Every pole move, spin, trick or drop all have one thing in comment; the ‘Oh Crap’ moment. I didn’t realise this on my own – other polers have told me about it, and it’s my turn to pass it on to you. Call it what you will, but all our moves have it. It’s the one point in the move where you literally...

 

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Published on: Jan 04 2016   By:    2 Comments
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