10 reasons to pole dance
1. Full-body workout
Pole dancing is resistance training and cardio in one. It’s an incredible feeling when you learn how to hold and control your own body weight in the air. While you’re busy learning exciting new tricks and spins you rarely realise how many times you lift your own body weight in just one class. Most pole dancers, regardless of age, are in the best shape of their lives!
2. Anyone can do it!
You don’t need to have any special background to start pole dancing. Whether you have been dancing before or not, or if you’re in or out of shape, pole dancing is for everyone. It can be as easy or as hard as you choose. If you attend a pole class you will find people with all kinds of occupations, ages, genders and body sizes.
3. It’s so much fun!
The excitement and euphoria you feel from achieving each new move gives you motivation to keep going. You’ll be addicted in no time and you won’t be able to resist learning just one more trick, and another one, and then another!
4. Confidence boost
A lot of people feel out of place and silly the first few classes but once you have the very basics figured out your muscles will begin to develop and you’ll start to progress much more quickly. You’ll have an improved posture and naturally walk taller and more confidently.
It is really empowering to nail all of those new moves while getting an intense workout. It’ll give you the motivation you need to keep going and in the long run you’ll feel less shy, more attractive and more confident.
5. Be a part of a positive and non-judgemental community
Whether you start pole fitness alone or with a friend you’ll never feel left out. The majority of pole fitness studios offer a safe and comfortable environment to achieve your goals with instructors who will guide you with enthusiasm every step of the way. You’ll never have to worry about being judged in a pole fitness class as women of all shapes, sizes, ages and fitness levels are welcomed with open arms.
6. You will be amazed of what your body can do
Many workouts focus only on changing the way we look. It’s about the end result and not the process. This makes many women to view working out as a chore. Even though our bodies are quite exposed in order to get a grip of the pole, pole dancing redirects the energy away from what your body looks like toward what it can do, which is a much healthier way to keep fit. You will really learn to respect your body for its strength and performance.
7. Sport and dance
Pole dance is a combination of dance, athleticism, movement and acrobatics. With the different styles it has to offer you can choose whichever type that you like or maybe do them all!
8. You always get new challenges
There are always new moves to master. As soon as you’ve conquered one move, there is always another harder one to strive to achieve!
Another health benefit of pole dancing is that it increases your flexibility. Building up your core strength and balance greatly contributes to your body’s flexibility. Improving your body’s elasticity also helps prevent immediate muscle strains and injuries, increases muscle recovery time, and improves overall joint strength.
10. Time for yourself
Pole dancing is a good way to take some time for yourself. Let go of work, studies, kids, chores or whatever usually keeps you busy and let yourself focus on you for a while.
What’s great with pole classes are that they are usually smaller and more intimate than other group fitness classes. This way you get a lot of individual attention from the instructor, similar to personal training sessions.