What is Pole Fitness?
Pole Fitness is an extension of pole dancing that uses the pole to its maximum potential as a versatile piece of fitness equipment. It works the whole body, improving muscle tone, flexibility, coordination, posture as well as upper body and core strength.
You’ll be amazed at the variety of exercises you can do with a pole, which are similar to exercises you might do in the gym, but using your own body weight for resistance. From chin ups to crunches to work your arms and abs and climbing to swan holds for your legs and bums - you can work it all on a pole.
In Britain’s first pole dancing survey 98% said they improved their upper body strength as a result of pole dancing. 90% said they toned their arms most and 60% said they toned their abs/stomach the most. 94% of people associate pole dancing with fitness and 99% would recommend it to friends, so if you’re stuck in a rut with your regular gym routine, trying a pole fitness workout could be the answer.
Pole dancing is a combination of dance and gymnastic moves performed around a vertical pole in a flowing, graceful routine. There are many different kinds of pole moves including; spins, poses, floor work, dance and transitional moves, pole to floor and floor to pole moves and inversions. Pole dancing is growing in popularity as a form of exercise, with an increased awareness of the fitness benefits. There are classes nationwide and many people now own their own pole at home.
Celebrity Pole dancers include; Britney Spears, Demi Moore, Ellen Degeneres, Emma Roberts, Emila Fox, Eva Longoria, Fearne Cotton, Heidi Klum, Kate Moss, Kate Hudson, Kelly Rowland, Kirsten Stewart, Lindsey Lohan, Miley Cyrus, Paris Hilton and Terri Hatcher.