About MichelleS

Hi, I'm Michelle, otherwise known as Squidgeypaws (I'm a polEr bear you see ;) ).

The short version? I'm a pole addicted fitness magpie!

The slightly longer version? I'm a pole dancing, endurance hiking, WoW playing, psychology trained fitness geek. I wasn't always this way, a few years ago I was over 200Ibs and miserable. Then I got bitten by the fitness bug and haven't looked back! I first got into pole after waiting over a year to sign up for a class because I was too nervous to do it - within the first hour I was hooked. I love the strength and grace of pole dancers, it's pure, raw strength which you rely on your body to carry out complicated patterns. Dancing removes everything in the world around you - it's like having a silent space to chill in!

If you want to know more about me, check out my blog @ www.trailsandtribulations.co.uk. All of the monetisation of my site goes to charity, so come and have a look :)

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Recent Articles

What Happens When You Get Injured

What Happens When You Get Injured
What happens when the unthinkable happens…What happens when you get injured? For me, and I’m sure I’ll find a lot of support in the audience here, pole is like a lifeline. It’s a lifeline to everything I can be, everything I want to be, everything I am capable of doing. It makes me calm, happy, excited. It lets me be free of everyday drudgery and it just centres me. So when I finally had to...

 

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Published on: Nov 01 2015   By:    3 Comments

Mind Over Matter – Your Guide To The Fear

Mind Over Matter – Your Guide To The Fear
I Met Someone This Tuesday Tuesday is pole night. This Tuesday I met someone who doesn’t usually come to our class, she’s been going to the Thursday session for about 7 weeks now. I got talking to her and quickly realised something – we had something VERY important in common. It’s not something you’d initially think of when you begin pole. And when you watch all these...

 

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Published on: Aug 05 2014   By:    8 Comments

Don’t Let Fear Bridle You, Let Passion Release You – Pole Dance!

Don’t Let Fear Bridle You, Let Passion Release You – Pole Dance!
Hi. My name is Michelle and I’m a pole addict. I wasn’t always addicted to pole. I started poling around 20 weeks ago and within the first hour I was hopelessly in love! In The Beginning In the beginning there was martial arts, and mountain biking, and yoga, and Zumba, and swimming, and running, and hiking….I describe myself as a bit of a fitness magpie – I love collecting fitness...

 

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Published on: Jun 28 2014   By:    Leave a Comment