Pole Dancing with a Twist
I just started pole dancing for fitness two weeks ago after the encouragement of my niece who has been doing it for three months now. When I watched that first episode P Valley honey, I wanted to get on a pole and try to see if I could do what they do. The women mystified me with their grace and strength, and I wanted to learn how to move like them. After my first class, however, I found that pole dancing was hard—every muscle in my body ached for days, especially my knees.
Pole dancing is a full-body workout. It is resistance training and cardio in one, and flexibility as well. Pole dancers perform acrobatic tricks either suspending their weight or propelling it around a metal pole. The simple act of climbing a pole is an incredible display of strength.
I did not understand why pole dancers expose so much skin until I started this class. In order for skin to grip the pole, pole dancers must have their legs, arms and stomach exposed.
“Not having upper body strength” is not an excuse to avoid it. I know you might be nervous to try pole dancing. Maybe you are not at your ideal weight, or maybe you think you don’t have rhythm, or you think you are too old. But I encourage you to stop creating roadblocks for yourself. Just do it and have fun!
Whether you’re uncoordinated and can’t lift your own body weight, there is always a new trick or transition to learn with pole dancing. The process of growth never ends, and the possibilities can be as creative as your imagination allows them to be.