Every time I teach a shoulder mount, it’s usually accompanied with a groan that goes around the room. Despite not liking it, everyone gives it a go – on both sides of course, but no one really loves this move… unless you can do it.
The first time I really felt strong on the pole, was when I got my head around using a forearm grip to climb. It’s amazing. You have so much more strength in this grip than you think you do. I have only recently started using a forearm grip as my go to-climbing grip and I love […]
Okay so I have the best piece of pole dance advice for you when it comes to pole. You already know it, and it’s really obvious, so please carry on reading once I’ve told you.
I was very excited to be able to do three workshops with Yvonne Smink at the Pole Rocks studio in Bookham this weekend. I had booked it up as soon as I found out about it, and was really excited to go. I first came across Yvonne Smink when the video of her winning performance at […]
One of my students came along to class last night – but only to watch. She had injured herself at home during the week and was taking time to recover. As much as she wanted to get on the pole she knew she couldn’t, and so just took in all the information she could for when […]
Apologies if you haven’t heard much from me in the last few days. I’ve been travelling about for various family and work commitments, and then of course to a pole competition. I wanted to write a diary entry for each day leading up to the competition. I always go through certain thoughts and emotions in the run […]
I don’t know about you but I’ve got so many pole friends – some real and others just through Facebook. I ‘like’ so many pole sites and groups that I am surrounded day in and day out with pole images, crazy flexibility tricks and our Kings and Queens of pole. I love it. It’s great for […]
Every so often I lose motivation to pole. I get to the point where some of my moves are just too hard to try and think about, and I just don’t have the energy. If I have a performance or a competition, I spend all of my time rehearsing and going over and over my […]
I’ve come to the conclusion that everyone in the pole community has a pole rock. You might call them a pole buddy, pole brother / sister or even pole mamma. What ever you call them, they are the person that’s always there for you and is spurring you on, to get back on the pole […]
A lot of people ask me for fitness advice. Being in the fitness industry is one of those professions that as soon as you tell people what you do for a living, they ask for advice. I imagine it’s like being a doctor and suddenly having everyone tell you their ailments over dinner. I love […]