The Plank is a really great pole move! It looks beautiful, can make you a lot stronger and leads into many other moves as well. The Plank and the Layout are very similar moves. In my opinion (as I’m sure some of you may disagree!) the Layout is similar to the Plank. Both are from […]
Inverting: How To
I don’t know about you, but a lot of the things I find about pole dancing tend to be based upon inverted moves – pictures, videos, competitions, people talking about their achievements. You name it, and everyone’s doing it. Getting upside down is a really big achievement that is often forgotten. Before you manage to […]
Where Do I Put My Hands?!
You know that feeling when you’ve been trying to do a move for so long and then all of a sudden you finally get it? Every part of your body is in the right place, and you’re feeling happy. And just then, when you thought you’d nailed it, the question ‘Where do I put my […]
Let’s Talk About Grip
Pretty much every time we get on the pole we’ll spend a moment or two, if not more, thinking about our grip. Are we too slippery for spins or will we get stuck upside down on the pole? No matter what happens, we’re often unhappy with our current grip. I’ve got to a point now […]
Take Every Picture You Can!
I’m sure that you’ve read over and over again that taking pictures is a really great way to see your progress and check out your moves. I let my students know that they can get others to take pictures of them while they are on the pole if they want to. This isn’t forced or […]
Flexibility & Good Posture!
A few weeks ago I decided to really start working on my flexibility. I’m one of those people who go on and on about becoming more flexible and will stretch every time I teach or take a class, but unless I’m doing some form of yoga or Pilates I just don’t think my flexibility will […]
Flexibility – What You Need To Know
I’m sure for most of you, flexibility is something you want to achieve. Whether this is a small amount to make some of your pole moves feel more comfortable, or bigger ranges of flexibility to get you into those splits, it’s probably something that you know a little about. For me, I used to do […]
The Not So Knee Based Knee Hold!
We all have those moves that for some reason we can never get, no matter how hard we try. For me, this is the Knee Hold. I have been trying this move for ages – and by that, I mean years!! I remember a time in a lesson about 4 years ago where I think […]
8 Tips To Add A Workout To Your Daily Tasks
As much as we would all want to do a long pole workout every day and see great improvements, some times life just gets in the way and we just can’t. There are certain things that we know we’re likely to do everyday so why not try to add a little workout into these daily […]
Tips For The Ayesha
Ayesha, Ayesha, Ayesha. There are not enough words to sum up the frustration and hours of attempts that this move has taken me. I thought I had been able to do the Ayesha for a few years now but it’s only recently that I’ve come to realise that there’s a better way for me to […]