A few years ago, I regularly attended dance classes at Pineapple Studio’s in London. One day, whilst scouring the timetable, I came across pole dancing classes on a Saturday afternoon. Why not, I thought. Off I went. There began my story.
Class was interesting, a mix of beginners, those who had done pole before and those who were amazing because they had a background in dance. It was a very strength based workout with the emphasis being on arms and upper body. The day after, muscles ached that I never knew existed! I was hooked!
I found a pole school (Ecole De Pole) and enrolled on a 6 week beginner course to cover the basics. After a few months, I enrolled on the next course; Elementary, where I learnt more spins and tricks as part of a routine.
At more than £20 for a class, or £140 for a 6 week course this was becoming an expensive hobby. I did my research and found that I could purchase a professional pole for £160 for my home which was easy to install and is easy to remove as and when I want to.
I did the maths, and it meant I could practice at my leisure and reduce the expense. Pole purchased.
I haven’t been practising for a while; I’ve been waiting for the next level course with dates that suit me and I have finally found it! The next course (Intermediate 1) starts on 19th November so I had better get my practice in! It’s where I will learn to go upside down (which as you can see I can do but I actually taught myself)! I will be putting together a training plan to get ready for my course which I will share with you when I have devised it!
I have found pole to be one of the most challenging, but rewarding forms of exercise. You gain strength, tone and cardiovascular benefits as well as enjoying yourself. Many women have said it helps to improve their confidence on top of all of that!
If you have any questions or would like to share your story please leave me a comment below!