Health and Fitness

Pole Dancing For Fitness


I had the chance to go to a group pole instruction this weekend and absolutely loved it. My girlfriends and I trekked over to Harlem to stop in to La Femme Suite. The place is very nice, it has non-intimidating lighting, several poles and great music to dance to. They also offer packages, my group had wine, cupcakes and fruit in ours. 🙂

To begin the class we started with a sexy warmup, we stretched and rolled our necks, hips and shoulders in ways that would make anyone blush. After the warm-up you could feel the excitement build, we were about to become one with our poles! After we were warmed up for the work to come, we were taught how to do a sultry walk to the pole and then grasp the pole with confidence. I liked that part, I had a chance to let out my inner sexy diva. Once we had the sultry walk down we added in some sexy floor work, pole slides and my favorite the “Around the world” spin on the pole.

Many people think that pole dancers don’t do any work, that they just look sexy and magically hold themselves up on the pole and do tricks, but there is so much more to it than that. I consider myself to be in shape and love to go to the gym; so I can say pole dancing is NOT easy. For example if you wish to climb up the pole you need upper-body and core strength. Can you climb to the top of the pole without a struggle? That’s great, but to get off the pole you have to slide down and exit the pole in a sexy manner, which requires lower body strength or you risk falling at the bottom of the pole. 🙁

The next day after the pole dancing session my whole body was sore, I truly did get a workout. Besides the workout, pole dancing will give you a great boost of sexy confidence. It was a lot of fun and since I have been bored lately with my workouts I will add in some more pole dancing sessions to spice things up.

Have any of you ever tried pole dancing?

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    November 17, 2014 at 9:48 am

    The first time I took a pole class I was super excited. It was really fun and I definitely had a new found respect for dancers. I was uber sore the next fews days, but would love to do it again.

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      carmen victorino
      November 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm

      As the owner of La Femme Suite I want to thank you for the support and write up of our services and your experience. We are pleased to see that we set the tone so woman like yourselves can view a new perspective on pole fitness in which one can enjoy and benefit…once again thank you:)

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        November 19, 2014 at 9:26 pm

        Hey Carmen. No problem! I hope to be back soon and continue my pole journey. hehe 🙂

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      November 19, 2014 at 9:26 pm

      Ashley, yes I was sore too! I was surprised because I thought I was in decent shape…I guess not! LOL

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    November 22, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    I view pole-dancing workouts the same way as hot, naked yoga. They may be good for exercise, but would only happen in the presence of one person– my hubby!

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      November 23, 2014 at 4:20 pm

      Hi Jen, I never tried hot, naked yoga but the description alone is sending me to google to look for locations.
      Probably won’t attend but good to know.
      Why not attend a pole-dancing workout with your husband? There are classes that are private or can come to your home.

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    December 9, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Hey BLM girl! I don’t know how anyone could think that pole dancing isn’t work! Just the thought of having to lift myself completely off the ground makes me tired 😉 and while I haven’t taken one, it has always been on my list of things to do.

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      December 9, 2014 at 10:09 am

      It’s so much fun! Try an introductory class. Depending on the school, they won’t have you doing anything crazy. Like any workout the more you do it, the easier it becomes.

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    Kimi LeV
    December 9, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    I have thrown community pole dancing parties, and it is a wonderfully toning experience. Lots of women have the misconception that it has to be sexualized, which is not the case. There is a lot of athleticism involved. Hubby would appreciate you taking the lessons, trust me – mine did!

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    Michellette "Mimi" Green
    December 9, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Sounds like fun, I’ve not tried it. I’m always down for a new skill.

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