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

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

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

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

We Are All Pole Freaks!

We Are All Pole Freaks!
For my first Blog at Pole Freaks I wanted to write about just that, POLE FREAKS. As dedicated Pole Dancers we are all little Pole Freaks and at some point at our first Pole Dancing course it gripped us and now it will never let us go! So I decided to take a look at Pole Freakish Behavior in greater detail – What makes Pole such an addictive and fantastic form of Dance and Fitness? How over the years...

 

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Published on: Oct 14 2012   By:    1 Comment

Help4Heroes Pole Dance Calender

Help4Heroes Pole Dance Calender
The idea for making a pole dance calendar came about after reading about a touring production of Calendar Girls. I was reminded how brilliant the concept was and thought it would be a real opportunity to raise funds for a fabulous cause, as well as raising the profile of pole dance/fitness and attempting to change the public perception! I mentioned it to the girls at the pole studio where I dance,...

 

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Published on: Oct 14 2012   By:    Leave a Comment

Diary of a Pole Champ…Almost

Diary of a Pole Champ…Almost
Today is the day I have decided to be British Pole Dancing Champ, and this is the diary following my journey to success. As it stands I am in the process of moving house and so have 3 weeks of living out of a bag. This means that all I can do is work, go to the gym and Starbucks. Luckily my gym has a pole studio in it, as my pole is currently in storage (even if it wasn’t, I don’t have...

 

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Published on: Sep 28 2012   By:    Leave a Comment