Usually, these courses are 6 weeks long but due to the Christmas holidays mine was just 5. This is a real shame because I followed a learning curve much like that pictured where week 5 is the massive dip and I’m certain week 6 would have been an awesome week! But hey, pole life goes on 😉
So trying to do the routine was a task in itself considering my body seemed to have forgotten a lot of what I had learnt the previous 4 weeks. There were some moments of clarity and lots of laughter! With just two of us in attendance for final week it meant Christina was even more eagle eyed picking up on toes not pointed and wrong hand positioning.
With a few minutes left before the end of the class, Christina taught us some basic moves on the SPINNING pole! This was exciting for me as I had never had a go on the spinning pole before…and my first attempt almost made me die laughing! I mounted the pole with a leg swing into a standing position and the pole started spinning, with me on it, faster than I ever imagined a pole could spin!
I closed my eyes with fear, whilst Christina instructed me to “sit” which at the time of fearing for my life meant nothing! Eventually I realised she meant to lower my hips and I did so making the pole slow down considerably! I stepped off and fell to the floor laughing…one of those laughs where you can’t even breathe…
We got the hang of it though…and I even made a short little video of corkscrew to standing with some twists and backbends 🙂
Before we left, Christina very gracefully and beautifully performed the routine from Intermediate 2; to me, it felt like a huge step up from Intermediate 1 with lots of inversions, moves based on the straddle and one handed stuff! I think I will aim to repeat Intermediate 1 in the New Year and work on some conditioning during that time before I move onto Intermediate 2!
Yours in Pole,