About Stefanie Decker

Hi! My name is Stefanie Decker and I Pole Dance.

I have always been into fitness. Having taught Pilates for 3+ years, I was in excellent shape. I was seriously injured in a car accident and had to stop working out altogether because I could barely walk, which resulted in low self esteem, depression and overall poor health.

I was invited to a 'Pole Party' a coworker was having. Feeling obligated to go, I did. I'm thankful I did because I've been addicted to Pole ever since. Poling is one of the hardest workouts I've ever done. The cardio in itself is ridiculous. The strength I've gained is immeasurable and the confidence is ever growing.

It's fun, it's challenging, it's different and it's instant.

Pole has changed my life in so many ways. I'm confident in my own skin, I pay more attention to my body, I appreciate myself and I not only feel like I'm AWESOME I know I AM! :)

Recent Articles

Exclusive Interview with Karol Helms

Exclusive Interview with Karol Helms
Of course, as all of the people in my life know, Karol Helms is my pole IDOL! Some of Karol’s pole achievements include USPDF 2012 Pro Championships 3rd Place, USPDF Miss Sexy 2010, and USPDF East Coast Champ 2009. When I got the chance to do a Q&A style interview with my idol, it seemed like I was asking the questions as much for myself as for other PoleFreaks readers! I know you have a...

 

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Published on: May 10 2013   By:    1 Comment

The Need To “Push Past”

The Need To “Push Past”
Have you ever noticed that when you get really stressed or depressed you either pole more or you don’t? There’s no in between. Recently I have had a tremendous amount of stress, sadness and depression lingering in my life. At first, I thought that pole would make me feel better, but it turns out it made me more sad. How strange is that? I didn’t want to put my pole up, I didn’t...

 

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Published on: Mar 03 2013   By:    3 Comments

The Joys of Stretching… Or Not

The Joys of Stretching… Or Not
I have to admit… I HATE stretching. I find it boring, time consuming and a little uncomfortable (because I don’t do it as I should) I notice that there’s always a couple of girls in class that are hard core stretchers. They can stretch for hours. They enjoy stretching and they look great doing it. Their legs look broken because they are sometimes over stretched. They do their back...

 

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Published on: Nov 03 2012   By:    1 Comment

Another State, Another Pole Studio

Another State, Another Pole Studio
Let me start out by saying… I’m going to miss Knoxville, TN., where I’ve lived for the last 11 years. I’m also going to miss the people I’ve met along the way. Besides missing the obvious… I’m going to miss my Pole Studio and the other students. The thought of having to find another studio, in a different state, is scary. I’m full of worry, fear and anticipation. I’m...

 

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Published on: Oct 23 2012   By:    5 Comments

When The Elephant in The Room is a Pole

When The Elephant in The Room is a Pole
Ok, so you’ve been practicing your pole spins for a while now. You’ve started to notice a slight change in your body. Your arms are looking a little more firm and your legs are becoming elongated. All of a sudden people are noticing a difference as well. Then they ask you what you’ve been doing. So, knowing that there’s a HUGE stigma towards “Pole Dancing”, what...

 

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Published on: Oct 19 2012   By:    13 Comments

Poling for Fitness or Poling to Dance?

Poling for Fitness or Poling to Dance?
As a newbie you’re really excited, nervous, self conscience and in full throttle learning mode. You watch YouTube videos while you’re in bed, you listen to music and think about how awesome you’re going to look while twirling around the pole and you go out and buy the bootiest booty shorts that you can find… Because you’re going to ROCK that pole. Your first class you...

 

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Published on: Oct 16 2012   By:    9 Comments