Getting fit and healthy is said to be one of the top New Year’s resolutions for 2017, however many a resolution fails due to attempting the same methods as before. Within the pole fitness industry its generally accepted that once you get yourself into a pole class it’s a pretty difficult “habit” to break! The rapid results seen by following a pole fitness regime has many coming back for more time and time again. Pole fitness is a total body, cardio and strength training workout – it’s an incredibly fun yet serious way to workout. Incorporating elements of dance, acrobatics and gymnastics, pole fitness is one of the best ways to develop flexibility, coordination, balance, stamina and muscle definition… fast.
Emma Rose, Regional Director of X-Pole South Africa says; “There’s a lot more to pole dance than meets the eye. Of course there are preconceived notions of what pole dance is but there’s a whole new world of pole fitness out there that is worlds away from seedy nightclubs and stripper heels. It is part of an aerial movement that is taking off across the globe and whilst most pole dancers/athletes – manage to make it look so easy, I assure it’s not!”
If you’ve never tried pole dance before here are ten surprising things you may find interesting: