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THE SEXY WAY TO STAY SLIM THIS SUMMER! » THE SEXY WAY TO STAY SLIM THIS SUMMER!

2021/02/04

Pole Dancing has come a long way from the gentlemen’s clubs and has not only developed into an art form with its own World Championships (yes, really) but has revolutionised the way women workout. Now when we get hot and sweaty we can feel sexy about it too! Who says exercise has to be boring?!

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When Pole People ( .co.uk) invited me along to experience a course of their Pole Dancing classes I wasn’t quite sure what to expect! Would I be faced with a group of Katie Price wannabes in short skirts and high heels, or would I be overwhelmed with a rowdy crowd of Hen Night girls! Well, neither as it turned out. Down to earth women coming straight from the office (sparkly shoes stashed in their bag), unasuming girls from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds signed up to get fit and, more importantly, have fun in the process.

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I thought Pole Dancing would be a bit of a laugh, lots of gyrating moves that the girls can have a giggle at – but it really works you much harder than that! This is serious stuff – before you can even attempt half the moves you need to start work on your core & upper body strength, so our amazing teacher Jai (if I ever needed inspiration to keep going, her rockin’ body was testement to the results of Pole Dancing) would take us through 30 mins of sits ups and warm ups. Then we’d start learning the pole techniques. Generally the lessons would start by going over last weeks moves, then learning a few more, so you always felt you had time to work on perfecting them! To my surprise I found Pole Dancing was an amazing workout - only a few attempts at the moves left me out of breath…and slightly bruised! But over the course of the six 1hr 30 mins lessons I found myself being able to do moves I literally didn’t have the physical strength for in week one! Yes, my abs were strengthening, my arms started to have muscle definition and even as a self confessed hideous dancer I started to find my groove! It was such fun, in a safe, non judgemental environment! And what other workout allows you to wear high heels and feel sexy as a result of your sweating – as opposed to feeling a fried tomato?!

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I didn’t think I’d be able to master many of the pole moves in 6 lessons but it’s surprising what you can achieve – some of the other girls in the class, beginners like me, were doing some fabulous spins and lifts and looking pretty darn elegant too! Of course, for the pure fun and flirty factor Jai taught us some floor work too – which included a lot of kicks and sultry showgirl showmanship but it’s all part of the entertainment of Pole Dancercise! And by our 6th lesson we were able to put all the moves together to create our own lighthearted routine which was definitely buring off the calories, I can tell you!

Due to prior commitments I had to split my lessons over two courses and let me tell you, all students from both courses were dying to sign up to intermediate – myself included! A testiment to Pole People and their inspiring teachers! To find out more about class times, locations and prices in your part of the country then visit PolePeople ( .co.uk), email info@ polepeople.co.uk or call 0207 737 7447

All photos copywright of CHARLOTTE WIIG

I have to admit, when I couldn’t quite achieve one of the lifts, I wanted to practise at home till I got it right! Now if only I could install a fireman’s pole at home…!! Well a little internet search and I realised that actually that is possible..only not quite as extreme! X-Pole are one of the UK’s leading suppliers in Professional Pole Fitness & Dance equipment and they provide poles which can be installed in your home, no screws or major DIY needed. The pole was asembled in 10 minutes and wound firmly into place against the ceiling and floor (with a silicone rim to protect the ceiling!) Even though it arrived in several pieces it fits together seamlessly and is smooth from top to bottom! A great way to keep fit, have fun and work those muscles at home! Yes – who knew Pole Dancing would evolve into such an effective workout, but it has and will be forever in awe of the professionals who make it look so easy…and elegant!!

XPole ( .co.uk) provide poles of all price ranges as well as their celebrity pole range from Carmen Electra and Kendra Wilkinson. Call 01707665933 or go online to find out more.


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