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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.

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Julien Roussel is Our New Pole Dance Teacher!

We’re incredibly excited to welcome our new pole dance teacher and Pole Champion, Julien Rousell, to Pole Sport London! Julien Roussel will be bring us exciting new pole dance classes and pole dancing workouts from January 23rd at our pole dancing school in Fitness First, London Bridge Hotel and we can’t wait for him to get started!

Julien Roussel is known for his inspiring and expert pole technique, which saw him win the title of Mr Pole Champion in 2016 and the Miss Pole Dance UK Double’s Championships with his partner Cheryl Teagann in 2017.

New Pole Dance Workouts with Pole Champion and West End Dancer

The pole champion has not only graced London’s West End in the infamous musical The Lion King,  but his long standing dance career has seen him perform at countless stage shows and even at the London Olympic Games. His dance technique and years as a professional ballet dancer makes him the perfect dance teacher for anyone interested in stage show dance and working on dance performance and confidence.

Giving his background, our new pole dance teacher appreciates pole dancing as a specialised art form, and yet he also sees it as a type of workout, specifically, pole fitness. As a professional dancer, he will be introducing new pole dance workouts that blend his vibrant energy and love of dance, with his knowledge and understanding of the body and pole fitness. Expect fun and exciting pole dance lessons that are expert led and great for the physique!

Is a Male Pole Dance Teacher Right For Me?

Going to a new dance class or any fitness workout class can be scary! At Pole Sport London, we always want you to feel comfortable and welcomed – which is one of the reasons why we’re thrilled to have our new pole dance teacher Julien Roussel on board! Whilst some may not associate pole with men, having a male pole dance teacher shows how the pole dancing industry is growing, moving away from the judgement and becoming a professional dance form in its own right.

Julien is an understanding and approachable teacher, with a passion for dance teaching and pole dance. With a background in ballet and contemporary dance, Julien will be able to help beginners learn the basics of pole dancing and will encourage and support intermediate or advanced pole dancing students take their pole technique to the next level.

Julien is a brilliant pole dance teacher, whether you’re looking to improve your fitness in 2017 or if you and your friends are after a fun hen party idea!

Pole Fitness Classes London

Our talented new pole dance teacher will be bringing you lessons weekly every Tuesday, starting at our pole dancing school at Fitness First, London Bridge Hotel on January 23rd:

All Levels: Pole Dance

Tuesdays 4.10pm – 5.10pm

This is a fun class for all levels whether you are a complete beginner or progressing on to more advanced moves. The class sizes are small with 2 – 7 people in class allowing you to work closely with your teacher tailoring the class to your level and ability. If you are a beginner you will work through our five week course learning how to pole dance, spin around the pole and go upside down!

To read more on classes with Julien Roussel and the other pole dancing fitness classes we run at our our pole dancing school, check our classes and booking page.


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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.

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Try Our Pole Dancing Hen Parties in London!

Pole dancing hen parties are a fun and glamorous way to get a bride-to-be excited for a big night out!  Every girl has questioned the idea of pole dancing so what better way to celebrate than trying out a pole dancing hen party in London? Pole Sport London offers hour long pole dancing hen parties for brides-to-be and their excited bride squad, and we’d love to help you create the perfect hen party.

Planning A Hen Party?

Planning a hen party, whether it’s a hen weekend or a hen night, can feel a bit overwhelming at times. With so many hen party ideas out there, it can be hard to know what to choose! We make creating the perfect hen party package easy and fun.

If you want a hen party theme – go for it! Learning to pole dance in fancy dress makes it all the more fun – just be sure to check our clothing recommendations for safety! If you got some music requests for the hen do, let us know. Every pole dancing hen party includes a short dance routine at the end, so you can film the bride-too-be spinning around the pole to her favourite song!

Whether you and your friends are into fitness, or just want to feel fabulous – our sessions are perfect for a pole workout or a fun pole dancing lesson for beginners!

Hen Party Ideas in London

If you’re stuck for ideas of what to do after your pole dancing hen party, Pole Sport London is in the heart of London Bridge. There are plenty of bars, clubs and restaurants to make the hen night extra special.

Why not head up to The Shard for a gorgeous view of the sunset, or enjoy champagne and live music at the Sky Garden? After some champagne, you could head over to one of our favourites, the London Grind – just by Borough market, the venue is an espresso bar by day and cocktail bar by night, with beautiful decor and soft velvety seats.

If you’re looking for somewhere to eat (which you probably will after all that dancing!), the riverside has plenty of restaurants for all budgets. Tapas Brindisa and Padella Pasta are two of the best in Borough Market.

What’s Included in our Pole Dancing Hen Parties?


You will work with one of our experienced pole dance teachers who will introduce you to the art of pole dancing as a one hour pole dance class for your hen party. We use central London locations with showers, meaning you can get sweaty in your pole class, and then take advantage of the changing rooms, sauna and showers, ready for your big night!

You do not have to be strong or physically fit to take part and it’s ideal for all ages. You will work in small groups on the pole learning to pole dance and put together a short pole dance for you to perform, film and take away for you to remember!

Our pole dance hen party venues London include:

London Bridge Hotel Fitness First Weekday days only

Fit4Less Southwark – In between London Bridge and Southwark Tube.

Gymbox Bank Station – There is an extra charge for booking at this venue.

How To Book Your Pole Dancing Hen Party

Pole Sport London’s pole dancing hen parties caters for various sizes and take place on Friday evenings, Saturday or Sunday. At our Fit4Less Southwark venue, our prices are £175 for up to 10 people and £15 per additional person, or £120 for parties with 5 or less people.

To book your hen party please make payment via paypal over on our booking page, and email us with the date, time and names of all those attending via

Click here for more details on our pole dance hen parties , or contact

A Little Clip from Our Christmas Pole Dancing Class