Have you ever tried pole dancing? If not, ask yourself why not?
Are you self conscious? Are you afraid that you won’t be able to?
Don’t overthink it, give it go!
Pole is an amazing community full of support, strength and body confidence.
You don’t need to have any previous dance experience at all.
Join a beginner class. you’ll work your way up to the higher levels in no time. Ever seen someone hold their entire body out to the side of the pole and thought; “how are they doing that?” They started as beginners just like you and me.
Focus on you. The wonderful thing about being on the pole is you can forget about everything and just focus on you and the pole. If you’re training in a class with 20 other people everyone is doing their own training so they aren’t thinking about you, they are just focusing on themselves. When you’re upside down you can’t see anyone else so just be yourself.
Don’t be afraid to show some skin.
Don’t be afraid of having to show a bit of skin because if you don’t have skin to the pole you’ll slip and fall. Exposing parts of your body is what helps you grip in order to complete certain tricks, flips and poses on the pole otherwise you’re going to fall on your face. Don’t be afraid to fall though because most times if you get it on camera, it will give you a giggle!
You will get strong.
Pole artistry is a wonderful form of strength building, physical activity and cardio workouts.
You will gain strength in your core abdominal muscles which helps with EVERYTHING. It is so important to have a strong core as it helps you with everyday life from lifting heavy boxes to helping with home renovations while balancing on that ladder.
Did I mention how strong your shoulders will become? Many tricks on the pole require external rotation of your shoulders, this movement helps with correcting posture and bringing your shoulders back which leads to less back pain, neck pain and less headaches.
I started my pole journey 3 years ago and have never looked back. I am now training in advanced levels and my core and body has never felt better! When I first started I was self conscious and body conscious while also struggling with injuries that I had sustained as a kid but I soon realised, as I became stronger, my pain started to go away. I now have less pain when extending my back and leaning to the side, I never would have imagined being able to do a backbend again let alone hold my entire body out to the side of a pole!
So, get into Pole artistry. With supportive instructors who are body positive and welcoming, forever friendships and the strength and the body confidence you can only imagine, what is not to like?!
If you have any Pole questions or need a body release, I would love to see you in the Clinic!
Jump online to book or call 03 9686 2373.