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:    2 Comments

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

Pole Twins – Růženka Kunstýřová & Veronika Řehořová

Pole Twins – Růženka Kunstýřová & Veronika Řehořová
Last Summer I went to watch the IPSF World Pole Sports Champs in London, where pole twins Růženka Kunstýřová & Veronika Řehořová the Czech Republic won the Doubles competition with their wonderful routine (below). The duo have been working with pole wear brand Dragonfly in recent months. I really enjoyed watching the video they’ve just released (above) where the twins show-off the...

 

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Published on: Jan 04 2016   By:    Leave a Comment

Millie Robson Interview at PoleExpo 2015

Millie Robson Interview at PoleExpo 2015
  Last year at Pole Expo in Las Vegas, we caught up with the wonderful Millie Robson. Millie is known widely for her brilliant pole photography, and is also a pole performer herself! Check out Millie’s Pole Photography Facebook Page here!

 

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Published on: Jan 02 2016   By:    Leave a Comment

Pole & New Year’s Resolutions

Pole & New Year’s Resolutions
Okay so it’s time. We’ve all had a think about all of the things we achieved in 2015, so it’s now time to think ahead. I tend to fail at keeping New Year’s Resolutions. I set unrealistic goals thinking that a new year will bring a new me, but I’m pretty happy with the current me. I just wanted to improve on a few small things… It’s easy to think that you’ll drink less, eat less...

 

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Published on: Jan 01 2016   By:    Leave a Comment

New Year – Past Pole Achievements

New Year – Past Pole Achievements
When a New Year rolls around, most of us are so busy thinking about all of the things that we want to achieve next year, or change about ourselves that we don’t really stop and think about all the amazing achievements from this year. If you’re like me, it might take a little while to realise quite how much you have manage to accomplish in the small space of a year. For example, some of you might...

 

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Published on: Dec 31 2015   By:    Leave a Comment

Interview with Lisette Krol & Terri Walsh at PoleExpo 2015

Interview with Lisette Krol & Terri Walsh at PoleExpo 2015
  Back in September we had an amazing few days at Pole Expo in Las Vegas. While we were there, we caught up with triple World Pole Dance & Fitness Doubles Champions (2015 / 2014 / 2013) Lisette Krol and Terri Walsh. It’s always fun chatting with these two 😀 Check out Lisette’s Facebook Page here! Check out Terri’s Facebook Page here!

 

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Published on: Dec 18 2015   By:    Leave a Comment

Don’t Look Down!

Don’t Look Down!
When we first learn to invert, there is a tendency to want to look down. I don’t know why we do it – but we do. We know the floor will still be there, but for some reason we feel the need to look down and just double check. To be more specific, it’s usually when we are on the way down. Imagine you are just starting to go upside down and have got into your Crucifix. When you start...

 

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Published on: Dec 09 2015   By:    Leave a Comment