About Julia Gefahrt

Hey there PoleFreaks!

My name is Julia Gefahrt and I am from Salzburg, Austria. I have been dedicated to the pole for a few years now, but just recently I really started pole dancing. For a long time I was too afraid of trying it because of my disease. I suffer from rheumatoid arthritis which is an illness that destroys your joints and sometimes even your muscles or organs.

But pole dancing helped me to feel better in my body and to stem the pain. It makes me happy and I am lucky that I tried it! In my blog I want to talk about pole dancing in the teeth of rheumatoid arthritis. I want to focus on the good sides, but sometimes it will also be necessary to concentrate on the dark sides of my hobby. I am hoping that maybe I will be able to inspire you guys and to point out that you don’t have to be 100% physically fit to have fun on the pole.

Recent Articles

How The Joy of Christmas Helped Me To Get Back On The Pole Again

How The Joy of Christmas Helped Me To Get Back On The Pole Again
I’ve been struggling with my joints for the last four months, since September my pole was left alone covered with dust. Every time I wanted to jump back on it my body stopped me from doing so – what if the pain got worse? What if I wasn’t able to move the next day? Actually I was too much of a coward to even try and see what would happen if I did. Well, the months went on and – of course...

 

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Published on: Dec 20 2013   By:    Leave a Comment

Your Body Leads The Way

Your Body Leads The Way
Being honest, I have to admit that I haven’t been doing anything on the pole for about two months now. Not because I did not want to or because I was too lazy or anything like that. But to get to the point: the pain would just kill me. Well, not literally ¨kill¨ me but doing a Peter Pan spin with your wrist feeling like it is going to explode does not really make you feel comfortable. I have...

 

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Published on: Sep 17 2013   By:    2 Comments

The Pole, Rheumatoid Arthritis And I

The Pole, Rheumatoid Arthritis And I
“You will never be able to do anything like that, you are ill and that is the point.” When it came to sports I have always been one of the lazy children in my surrounding. I have always been the last one picked on a team and after school I’ve never played volleyball or soccer with the other ones. Sports were not really what I called a passion. But when I was 15 years old, my whole life...

 

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Published on: Jul 02 2013   By:    5 Comments