A while back I was researching on the
internet about topics to write regarding
pole dance fitness. I feel that sometimes
it’s also nice to look around and see what
people are actually looking for regarding
the topic instead of writing what I think
might be a good angle for my business and
In my search, I stumbled upon an article
on The Guardian about pole fitness being
the respectable face of pole dancing. Now,
this article really caught my attention
because not only does it speak about a
sport I love, it also speaks about a very
controversial issue on the suitability of
the dance in mainstream society.
Pole fitness has already gained momentum in
the fitness industry. Never mind that it has its
roots in what people call as “exotic dance.”
Classes have been opening up in private
studios, community centers or even online so
you can do a pole dancing workout at home.
Moreover, its celebrity fan base like Carmen
Electra, Lindsay Lohan, Emma Watson and
Teri Hatcher has women joining classes
although men and children as young as 3 are
A class usually starts with a warm up
with stretches similar to the ones used in
gymnastics and ballet. It then progresses
to dance pole climbs, slides, and kicks.
The physical demands of pole dancing
make it a very intense workout with
choreographed routines providing cardio
whilst lifts and tricks offer muscle tone.
People in the industry especially the
International Pole Dancing Fitness
Association has really worked hard to
revamp pole dancing’s image with a
thrust of including pole dance fitness in
the Olympics. However, in spite of its
newly found status of respectability a lot
of people still see the dance pole as a tool
to engage in lechery and that I think is
very sad. www.PoleFitnessDancing.com
Although there were a lot of positive
comments regarding pole dance fitness,
there were also a number of harsh
criticisms one being that the porn
industry has managed to wriggle itself to
the majority. Mainly because of the
stripping industry and the pole dance
clothing required to do pole dance
More than health and fitness, pole fitness
dancing has been an instrument of
empowerment to women.
I know this may be confusing to some
especially when it has clearly objectified
women for years, but yes, it is enabling. I am a
testament to its influence.
In my own point of view, pole dance fitness isn’t just
all about being sexy, it is being comfortable in your
own skin; learning how feel sexy, to love and accept
yourself not just for the aesthetics but also for all
those things that make you unique from stretch
marks to saddlebags. Furthermore, it changes your
outlook by diverting your attention on your
insecurities and transforming them to your unique
capabilities. This renewed self-confidence through
exercise in itself is sexy and a healthier and fun way
to keep fit.
Pole dance fitness teaches you self-control by holding not
just your body in the air but your attitude and confidence
as well. You also begin to look at other women with greater
appreciation; no judgments making you walk taller because
you know you are helping build each other up instead of
tearing each other down which pervades our social milieu
as women. This, in turn, builds stronger and more cohesive
friendships among us.
I know in any field you do get a share
of detractors, pole fitness isn’t any
different but I do hope that people
can be more forgiving and give the
pole dance fitness sport a chance.
You can get started pole dancing for
fitness at home with a dance pole
starter kit that includes grip aids, a
dance pole, and pole dancing
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