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Is Pole Dancing Difficult?

Is Pole Dancing Difficult?
I’m always getting people asking ‘Is Pole Dancing Difficult?’ and there’s really no straight answer. It simply is Yes and No. Is it difficult as much as anything new is – everytime you try a new move you will probably find it difficult but once you’ve got that move nailed, usually it’s a piece of cake. It Isn’t Difficult… Pole Dancing is not as...

 

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Published on: Apr 08 2013   By:    2 Comments

The Importance Of In House Showcases

The Importance Of In House Showcases
What’s The Appeal Of A Showcase? No judges Non critical Get to be center stage Get to show your skills Family and friends can come and support You have a sense of achievement Everyone is a different level of ability Over the 7 years I have been poling my opinions of showcasing has changed quite a bit. When I started training the school I attended NEVER had student showcases….. Ever!  They...

 

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Published on: Feb 10 2013   By:    Leave a Comment

My Love Affair With Aerial And Pole

My Love Affair With Aerial And Pole
Discovering The World Of Pole And Aerial Fitness Was Sheer Coincidence. It was the summer of 2012 when I met up with a friend of mine for lunch in Chelsea just before I was to take a cooking class at a nearby culinary school. A woman in my cooking class happened to overhear us discussing our curiosity of pole dancing fitness when she pointed us in the direction of a nearby studio, Body and Pole. She...

 

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Published on: Jan 04 2013   By:    Leave a Comment

Getting Into The Pole Zone

Getting Into The Pole Zone
How Do You Get In The Pole Zone? Is it a particular Warm Up? Is it a special Song? Do you have a Signature Move that makes you feel fab? A student’s first foray into the Pole world can be daunting, they may well be nervous for many reasons; not least, the standard prejudices linking this form of exercise to a sleazy club could be flying around in their heads despite their better judgement and all...

 

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Published on: Dec 06 2012   By:    Leave a Comment

Student to Instructor

Student to Instructor
Hi my names Adrienne, I’m 34 with 3 children. I decided to try pole fitness about 18 months ago after the birth of my 3rd child. I have no dance experience and was never a gym lover. I found the gym boring and hard work. I looked around for an instructor and settled on a lady that taught from home. This was appealing as I could bring my young daughter with me. I didn’t fancy making a show...

 

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Published on: Nov 27 2012   By:    5 Comments

Silks and Lyra

Silks and Lyra
Ever since finding out my studio offers Lyra (hoop) and Aerial Silks classes I’ve been intrigued. When I was little we had a finished basement that was our main play area. We were very active kids so our play consisted of acting out the Power Rangers, flipping off of furniture, play fighting and real fighting and having pushup races. When I was really young and did a brief stint in gymnastics my...

 

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Published on: Nov 26 2012   By:    2 Comments

Tips And Tricks For Bruises

Tips And Tricks For Bruises
All pole dancers, new and experienced, get bruises. Big horrible purple bruises, speckled bruises that run the length of your leg, and bruises that are in places that make no sense. As great a lesson as bruises are, the non-pole community seems to have mixed emotions about people being covered in bruises high up on the leg and on the arms. I’ve found 3 main tricks that are helping with healing...

 

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Published on: Oct 26 2012   By:    1 Comment

My Typical Pole Workout

My Typical Pole Workout
While many people are able to go to classes, a lot of people pole by themselves. It can be difficult to stay focused, motivated or to see any improvements. I wanted to give you an insight into the typical pole workout that I do when I’m poling alone to see how our workouts differ. While my personal workout may not suit everyone, its perfect for me! Warm-up I find warm-ups very important –...

 

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Published on: Oct 25 2012   By:    7 Comments

An Introduction to Strength Training

An Introduction to Strength Training
The thought of strength training makes many women want to run a mile in fear of developing bulky, manly muscles. However, to improve on the pole, it is very important to include strength elements in every pole workout that you do. You’ll find that doing so will help you improve very quickly on the pole. Bonus! The truth is, that to make serious improvements on the pole, you don’t need to...

 

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Published on: Oct 21 2012   By:    9 Comments

My First Time

My First Time
I’ve been pole dancing for a few months now and can’t imagine going a week without getting on the pole. The cool feeling of the chrome beneath my hand as I throw myself into a flying body spiral is one of the most amazing sensations in the world. Now that I’ve been dancing for a little while I’ve come to expect all the bruises and strange aches, but when I first started that was all new territory. I’m...

 

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Published on: Oct 20 2012   By:    3 Comments
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