What Is Pole Fitness
Posted on 01 March 2016
Ladies, slip into your favorite sports bra and cute mini shorts and get ready to take part in the latest workout trend that’s been riding a wave of popularity over the last couple of years. Step aside yogalates and barre, there’s a new kid in town. Pole fitness is at the top of our “OMG I need to try this” list.
Controversial, sexy, and totally badass, pole fitness is the latest workout craze taking hold of fitness junkie’s hearts everywhere. If it sounds similar to pole dancing, that’s no coincidence. Pole fitness fuses choreographed dancing, acrobatics, and gymnastics all around a pole. Not exactly your traditional workout, but if you’re the type of person who gets bored by the even thinking the word “gym” pole fitness could be a fantastic alternative to get your exercise fix. It is making great strides in becoming more and more established and respected in the fitness world, being recognized for its art, strength and discipline it requires. There is even a push for it to be included in the Olympics.
Because pole fitness is all about feeling confident in your own skin, it’s no wonder the preferred outfit of choice is a cute combo of a sports bra and mini shorts. After all, a trendy class deserves a trendy outfit. It’s important during pole fitness that you have your legs and arms bare so your skin can grip the pole. The right pole dancing clothes will definitely help you succeed in your pole fit journey and make it easier to learn all the cool tricks like spins and turns
Here’s all the buzz on everything you need to know about pole fitness:
- Killer Workout
Don’t be fooled thinking it’ll be a piece of cake. It’s not just twirling around a pole to some bouncy pop music. Pole fitness requires some crazy physical toughness. Pole fitness combines four types of exercises all in one: it incorporates strength training, endurance, flexibility, and cardio all in a typical class. This is a surefire way to increase upper body and arm strength as well as toning up your core.
- Body Image Booster
On top of being an all-over body workout that will no doubt leave you feeling sore after your first class, pole fitness will also leave you feeling like you just took a triple shot of self-confidence straight to the bloodstream. Learning how to move and control your body in a creative, sensual way will make you fall in love with your own body and all it can do! You’ll find that the confidence learned in pole fitness can lend itself over to other areas of your life, including relationships. There is no room for feeling shy in these classes, so if you’re looking to take a giant step outside your comfort zone in the world of fitness, pole fitness is the way to go.
- All Inclusive
Come one and come all! Pole fitness is not just for one body type or age group, but for anyone brave enough to try something new. Women of all different ages, sizes, and backgrounds have come together to get fit through pole fitness.
- A Worthy Fitness Accomplishment
Just like running your first marathon (or your first mile!), pole fitness is something to add to your wall of accomplishments. Tackling a brand new challenge and mastering something you never thought you could learn before is something to be proud of!
- One on One Instruction
Pole fitness classes naturally are smaller in size. Smaller classes equals more personalized instruction. This intimate setting does a good job in creating a more personal and satisfying experience for those taking the class. Instead of being crammed into sweaty spinning rooms or being mat to mat in the yoga studio, taking a pole fitness class can feel like you’re getting a one-on-one instruction.
So, what do you think? Are you ready to dive in into the Pole Fitness world? Leave your comment below and let me know your thoughts. Would love to hear from you!
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