Why You Don't Need to be Skinny to Start Pole Dancing

One of the most common reasons women tell me they don’t want to try pole dancing is because they feel like they need to lose weight to start. I can completely understand where this reasoning comes from. People think strong means you have to be skinny and only skinny people pole dance. Well this is completely false! Let’s dive into why you can be any size and work the pole.

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Three Mistakes I Made As A Beginning Pole Dance Student

I started pole dancing in 2010 with the intention of learning how to dance like a stripper. I didn’t know much about the activity at all! I just knew I wanted a new way to exercise and I wanted to feel sexy again. Those first couple of months were rough. I was awkward, out of shape, bruised up, and sore but having the time of my life! I wanted to reflect on my days as a beginner student before I completely forget about them and so I could pass some knowledge on to you!

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The Best Websites to Buy Your Pole Dance Gear

It is time to go shopping! Buying new clothes for pole dance can be one of the best experiences. You are feeling confident and sexy and ready to start showing off! I have bought shorts from so many different places over the years and it is amazing to see how small my shorts have gotten since I’ve started pole dancing. I just love looking at all the pretty shoes on websites too! I am going to provide some of my favorite places to get pole dance gear from!

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Five Things I Love About Being A Pole Dance Instructor

I have been teaching pole dance formally for almost three years and it is the best job I have ever had point blank period. Teaching other women helped me love and appreciate women so much more than I ever did in life. I will sometimes catch myself with a goofy grin on my face watching my students dance because I love how proud of themselves they are and how amazing they look. Here are my top five reasons for why I love teaching pole dance.

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Busting the Myths About Upper Body Strength and Pole Dance

        “I can’t pole dance! I don’t have any upper body strength!” This is quite possibly the number one reason I hear from women who are hesitant to try pole dance. And I can relate. I was once one of these women. When I started pole dancing, I was about 30 lbs. over my normal weight and the thought of climbing up a pole was terrifying! I was so out of shape climbing the stairs seemed hard enough let alone a metal pole. I decided to take the plunge anyways and after my first class I was sore as heck! I had no idea what muscles I used but boy did they get activated pole dancing. My lack of upper body strength did not hurt me at all in that first class. I want to dispel some myths about upper body strength and how it relates to pole dance.

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The Three Ways Pole Dance Can Help In The Bedroom

I talk a lot about the physical and mental benefits of pole dance. When I started pole dancing, I anticipated the physical changes, but I wasn’t so prepared for the mental benefits. You would think it would be given that pole dance can help in the bedroom but no one really talks about this benefit openly. Pole dance is an extremely sexy form of exercise and after almost seven years of pole dancing I am ready to talk about this advantage of pole dancing. You begin to feel sexy and confident in yourself which is big part of having an enjoyable sex life. I am going to highlight three specific ways pole dance helps in the bedroom.

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How Pole Dance Will Help You Get The Body You Love

    A lot of people ask me exactly how pole dance helps you get in shape. Everyone knows it is a great workout but the piece of puzzle explaining to people exactly how that happens is missing. Pole dance has huge physical as well as mental benefits. Honestly any exercise you do consistently will help you lose weight but pole dance is different because it helps you get in shape as well as makes you feel sexy. I am going to break down exactly what happens to your body during pole dance that helps you love it.

 

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How To Keep Your Body Strong So You Don't Flop

If you’ve never taken a pole dance class before and aren’t active, you might find yourself sore after your first class. That is because pole dance uses muscles in ways that we don’t use on a regular basis. Your upper body and core especially might be particularly sore after your first class and what you experience is completely normal. Even people who exercise on a regular basis are sometimes sore after a pole dance class. I wish I could tell you this soreness goes away but it doesn’t, other parts of your body just start to hurt instead as you learn new moves. What I am going to tell you is how to get your muscles and bones prepared for pole dance.

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What’s Stopping You? How To Eliminate Your Fear Of Pole Dancing

Taking pole dance fitness classes has many wonderful benefits. Physical benefits include weight loss, toned muscles, increased flexibility and many more! Pole dance has a lot of mental benefits as well including helping women get out of depression, increased self-esteem, and higher confidence levels. With all of these benefits you would think women would be clamoring to sign up for pole fitness classes but this isn’t the case. Women have put up mental blocks when it comes to doing something good for themselves, thinking they have to get “ready” to pole dance. This isn’t the case at all. You possess everything you need to start. You don’t have to change to pole dance. Pole dance changes you.

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Caution: How To Not Break Your Bones While Pole Dancing

“I don’t want to pole dance. I know I will fall on my head!” This is something I hear often and I understand. You see someone up in the air holding on to a metal pole and you think “Heck no!” So let’s talk about staying safe while pole dancing so you don’t bust your head. I don’t want anyone to fall off the pole!

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You'll Never View The Art of Pole Dance The Same Way Again

Once or twice a year, the pole dance industry gets into an argument about where pole dance came from and if it is a legitimate sport. There are some in the industry who are trying to get pole dance in the Olympics and pole dancers constantly fight negativity on the Internet which affects how pole dance is perceived. Changing the perception of pole dance is not an easy thing to do. Because of the treatment of women in this country and pole dance’s influence from the sex industry, unfortunately there might be a negative perception of it for a very long time, however change can start. If people understood and can articulate how awesome pole dance is for women and men then maybe we can move away from the stigma of it. 

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Choosing The Right Music To Unleash Your Inner Pole Dancing Diva

This post is going to discuss one of my favorite things in the world, music! The songs you choose for you practice sessions, parties, twerk sessions, performances can make a huge difference in how you dance. I am going to break down choosing a song and highlight some of my favorite songs!

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The Truth About Modern Day Pole Dance Fitness

Pole dance fitness like many other dance forms has a complicated history. Let one segment of the community tell it, pole dance originated in India or China. Let another segment tell it, it came from strip clubs. I am going to break down all the theories so you have a better idea of how pole dance fitness came to be.

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No Pole? Here’s How to Pole Dance Without One

So you want to start pole dancing but don’t have a pole. I understand that for a variety of reasons, you might not have access to a pole but want to do something to get ready. I speak to a lot of ladies who tell me they want to have other fitness goals accomplished before they start pole dancing and that is totally fine! I am here to give you some tips on getting ready for pole dance without a pole.

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10 Myths About Pole Dance You Should Ignore

This post is for everyone who has given me reason why they haven’t tried a pole dance class yet. It is super real and super honest. Some of the reasons are valid but some of them are just plain silly. I am going to address all of your concerns because a lot of them come from fear of trying something new. There are also some excuses I hear simply because people don’t understand how pole dancing works. I don’t want to hear any more excuses about not trying pole fitness dance classes!

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How To Feel Confident About Your First Pole Dance Class

So it’s time for your first class. Yay! I have taught private lessons and in class settings to beginners and this blog post will focus on what I have seen and observed over the years. I want your first class to be fun and exciting so here are some tips that will get you ready!

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8 Reasons Why You Will Love Pole Dancing

I discovered pole dancing in 2010 when a friend invited me to try a class at a new studio that was opening. I was a year removed from a failed long term relationship and still seeing my ex. It was really a challenging time in my life and I knew I needed to make a change. I was overweight, lonely, life generally just sucked. When pole dance was suggested to me, I thought “Sure why not?” I had always been a dancer was certified to teach Zumba so I figured it would be fun to try a new form of dance and exercise. Boy was I right! I am going to share some reasons to try a pole dance class based on my story.

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