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It’s here! The one you’ve been asking for…. the Partner Stretching and Floor Work for Pole class has arrived to Pole Sport London. Flexibility for pole dancing is essential to helping you prepare for or develop more advanced pole technique and pole moves, and after much demand, we’ve created a unique pole dancing class specifically dedicated to flexibility for pole dancing!

Why Is Flexibility for Pole Dancing Important?

Stretching isn’t just for flexibility for pole dancing. Flexibility in everyday life is important too. Ever wake up stiff, or find you can’t turn in certain ways or reach your toes? Stretching exercises can improve your overall health and fitness, preventing issues such as muscle injury and back pain. Flexibility exercises help keep joints mobile, and keeps your muscles lean and strong as you age. The less you stretch, the weaker your muscles become, making them more prone to damage when you do go to use them – and no one wants that!

So what does this mean for pole dancing lessons?

Pole fitness obviously includes a lot of bending and requires more flexibility the more advanced you get in pole dancing. We always, always ensure our students are warmed up thoroughly to prevent injury, but stretching exercises and working on your flexibility can help with that and make certain moves easier.

We wanted to offer you a tailor made stretching workout, specifically for flexibility for pole dancing, so you can reach your moves quicker and safer!

Partner Stretching and Floor Work for Pole Class

Our brand new class, Partner Stretching and Floor Work for Pole begins Tuesday February 20th, starting at 6pm.

The pole fitness class will include a high intensity warm up, partner stretching and floor work routines to build in to your pole routine combos. Expect to bend – a lot! These sessions will really focus on extreme stretches, supporting your partner to develop their flexibility on areas such as the back, shoulders and including the splits!

Our new flexibility for pole dancing class will be held at: Train Fitness, Pocock Street, Southwark SE1. The venue includes a wonderful space, with room for 20 students, a powerful sound system, air conditioning (we’ll need it!), showers and changing room.

If you’re interested in signing up, check out our booking page or contact us for more information.

Pole Dancing for Beginners

February 9, 2018

We get it. Pole dancing for beginners can be a little scary. Firstly there’s the whole challenge of getting your body around a pole and then there’s the dress code – or lack of one!

But you’re curious… Whether it’s for fun, fitness or to treat yourself to feeling like a goddess, pole dancing classes are calling you. So let us calm your anxieties and introduce you to pole dancing for beginners at Pole Sport London.

What’s Pole Dancing for Beginners Really Like?

“I always wanted to try pole classes but as I’m not flexible and I had no upper body strength, I was too worried of not being able to do anything or being left out (as sometimes happens with other sports).”

You’re not alone when it comes to  being nervous about you first class, in fact, you’re with others who are there to support you and learn with you. One of our students, Paula Natalicchio, recently talked about her worries about starting pole dancing lessons and how they soon vanished!

“I joined them [Pole Sport London] almost 4 months ago now and since then I have increased from 2 to 3 classes per week.”

Our community vibe is like no other, and you’ll never feel like the last one to be picked for a game of rounders! Our pole school in London is all about bringing people together to have fun and encourage each other as a team. We love focusing on pole exercise and pole dance routines to bring a feel good vibe to our pole dancing classes for beginners.

“What have I gained? First of all, great friends, you work with a partner, so you support and encourage each other. As they have small and personalised classes, we all get to know each other and celebrate each other’s achievements. I found Pole Sports very challenging but, as you are not alone it becomes very interesting and great fun.”

Does Pole Dance Fitness Count as Exercise?

YES! It might look gracious and easy, but pole dancing takes strength and pole technique. But don’t worry – we’ll get you started with the pole dancing basics and over time, with others cheering you on, you’ll learning some of the more advanced pole moves.

As Paula says, it’s an amazing form of exercise to help you feel good and get healthier; “That’s not all, I lost weight, it has improved my body coordination and flexibility, I became stronger and fitter. I can’t complain, I love it.

“I have completed my first steps of going upside down. That is very satisfying and a great achievement for someone that couldn’t lift the feet off the ground!”

So What Should I Wear?

It’s not all about skimpy bikinis and underwear! Pole Sports London is welcoming, non-judgemental and accepting of everyone. You don’t need to come along in tiny hot pants (unless you want to!) – running shorts and a t-shirt is more than fine. You can also layer and wear a long sleeved top and jogging bottoms for the warm up and cool down – whatever you’re comfortable in!

If you’re curious and have more questions, check out our booking page to see what’s on or contact us here.

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Happy New Year and A New Healthier Lifestyle!

Happy New Year, Happy New You! We hope you enjoyed the festive season. What better way to start the New Year than with a new a blog post focusing on your fitness goals and creating a new healthier lifestyle? It’s a great time to adopt a new fitness routine because a new year is, after all, considered a fresh start by many people. Lets start 2018 of as the year we work towards our health and fitness goals with a workout plan that’s sustainable – so you will be more likely to get past the end of January and still keep up the great exercise and healthy eating lifestyle.

New Year Resolution?

New years resolutions can be tricky, especially if you’re trying to create a new healthier lifestyle. It’s easy to think the new year, new you thing means that you need to dive in at the deep end, start hitting the gym everyday of the week and remove all refined sugars and processed foods from your diet. The usual thought is that you have to completely change your lifestyle and while it would be amazing if you could do that and stick with it, for the majority of us it’s just not feasible.

It’s much easier to make small, gradual changes and introducing a new exercise routine can really help with that. The key is not to try to change too much at once!

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Pole Fitness – A Great Way To Keep Fit!

Trying something new is an exciting way to approach your health and fitness goals, and pole fitness is a great way to keep fit. How often have you signed up for a gym membership and attended just a few times? Pole dancing is a fun, empowering, body positive workout routine. It focuses on body weight strength that improves your overall strength capabilities, and also takes stress off your joints. It also serves as a detox for your body from the overload of a everyday life.

You’ll be far more likely to stick with your new workout plan if you enjoy it!

A Healthier, New You Is About Balance

At the start of every New Year you can bet there will be a new fad diet everyone is trying their hardest to follow. But to reinvent yourself doesn’t mean you have to find the latest fad diet and attempt to survive solely on soups or smoothies. Just aim to make generally healthier lifestyle choices. Team this with a new workout regime and you’re off to a winning start.

Make being healthy your main goal. You’ll soon notice improvements.

Pole Fitness Classes

At Pole Sport London, we have a range of pole fitness classes to get your health goals started. We have pole dancing lessons to help improve flexibility, classes that focus on improving your pole technique and pole dancing for beginnings. Come and see what we have in offer at our pole dancing school, London.

Check out our booking page to view our pole dancing classes available.