Training

First time playing with my new LyraPole!

First time playing with my new LyraPole!
I’m really excited to have received my new LyraPole from X-Pole this week! As soon as it arrived, I set-up the LyraPole, also known as Lollipop Lyra and started playing. I want to share some of the moves and combos with you 🙂 Please bear in mind that this was my first training session on the lollipop, so I’m sure I’ll have some far more exciting moves to show you in due course!! I’m...

 

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Published on: Sep 22 2018   By:    Leave a Comment

Keep The Pole Frustration Away

Keep The Pole Frustration Away
I know what it’s like to have that feeling where you can’t do a move and feel so, so far away like it’s never going to happen. Then you look around the room and convince yourself that you’re the only one that can’t do the move… and now you get angry and want to give up. Sound familiar? I hope not, but incase it is, here are some tips that may help you. Staying Positive Look...

 

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Published on: Jul 16 2018   By:    Leave a Comment

How To Progress – Train Sideways

How To Progress – Train Sideways
About a year or so ago I got into a real pole funk. I wasn’t having any of it. I felt like I wasn’t strong enough to progress and wasn’t flexible enough to do some of the moves that I was strong enough for. I had a long time away from training pole, but coming back I decided to train slightly differently – sideways not forwards. While this could be literal in terms of pole,...

 

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Published on: Jun 10 2018   By:    Leave a Comment

Training In The Heat

Training In The Heat
Our bodies are all different – some of us love the hot weather and some of us love to pole when it’s colder. I love the hot weather – and not just to pole in! When it’s warmer I have so much body grip that it makes those pesky ‘holding on just with skin’ moves much easier… still painful, but much easier. My hands slide a little bit but it has to be super warm for me to feel...

 

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Published on: May 28 2018   By:    2 Comments

Things I’ve Learnt About Pole

Things I’ve Learnt About Pole
For many different reasons, this has been a very difficult year for me. With regards to pole… I just gave up. I got to about September and for one reason or another, I just couldn’t handle being around pole. I wanted to give up. I couldn’t handle watching it, or talking about it. I turned off all the groups on social media, I set up new accounts that had nothing to do with pole. I even had to...

 

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Published on: Dec 24 2017   By:    2 Comments

Christmas Pole Games – 2017

Christmas Pole Games – 2017
Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year – you get to dress up, party as much as you want, and of course see your family and friends. Our pole studio is now decorated and it feels like Christmas is on it’s way. And what else do you do at Christmas? Well, play games of course! So here’s a few little games that you can play at your studio – I may have even thrown in some sneaky...

 

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Published on: Dec 14 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Teaching Children vs Teaching Adults for Pole and Aerial Fitness

Teaching Children vs Teaching Adults for Pole and Aerial Fitness
In the past I’ve had a lot of requests to teach children – currently ranging from 8 upwards. So far they’ve all wanted to learn pole specifically. Sometimes the parents want to learn with them, other times it’s just the child wanting to participate. My main hesitation was that I had no idea how to teach children. My experience goes as far as being the fun cousin aka the person who gives...

 

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Published on: Dec 07 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Warm Up Routine

Warm Up Routine
I’ve had a few people ask what warm up I do at home, so I thought I’d share it with you. I use this or similar warm-ups before starting my workout. If I’m doing a weight based workout, I usually warm up with bodyweight movements like inch worms or squats, depending on the session ahead.

 

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Published on: Oct 12 2017   By:    1 Comment

Pole Moves From A Butterfly

Pole Moves From A Butterfly
There are so many cool pole moves that can be done from a Butterfly – and here are just a few of them. Once you have the initial hooks – e.g. outside leg or inside leg hang etc, you can then get into so many other cool pole moves. Below is our list of pole moves that you can get into from a Butterfly. Let me know which one is your favourite and if you have any to add to the list –...

 

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Published on: Sep 23 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Pole Pull Up Progressions

Pole Pull Up Progressions
I love pole pull ups. There are so many cool variations, and they help get you strong for so many amazing pole moves. Here’s how I’ve been building up my pull ups on the pole – perfect for any level. They get progressively harder, and you can work on different pull up variations at the same time. Below is our list of pole pull up exercises in order to help you get those pull ups stronger. Pull...

 

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Published on: Sep 08 2017   By:    Leave a Comment
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