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We know that some of you may be a little nervous about signing up for a course...so here are the top excuses that people use for not trying pole... LAID TO REST!
"I'm Too Old"
The pole is effective & fun at any age! There's NO limit. We have taught students from 11Years to 70+!
"I'm Not Strong Enough"
Not many people are strong enough to do what they have seen or think they want to do on the pole when they
start out. You start out where you are, and progress from there. By doing it, you get better, and stronger.
"I'm Too Big/Out of Shape"
Pole Dancing is 100% effective for whole body fitness. Start where you are today, tomorrow you'll be glad you did!
"I Will Look Stupid"
Everyone in your class will be thinking the same thing you are. As you learn, you're technique & your confidence will help alter this self-defeating thought!
"I Have a Previous Injury"
This is a good thing to address, always tell your instructor about any current or previous injuries that may affect your ability to do certain moves. Always have a physician approve any work-out program before you start it.Tell your instructor if anything is hurting you in class. Beyond those things, the pole is a great way to 'rehab' injuries of all kinds. It is easy on joints, helps improve flexibility, muscle tone & core/upper body strength-which helps significantly improve and/or heal a multitude of injuries.
If this is true, then you definitely need some pole in your life! You will learn to become more flexible, stronger, and even more rhythmic! Remember, if you were already a pro at the fox-trot, you'd probably be teaching the class, not taking it….right?
"I'm Not Flexible Enough"
Let's go back to #2 on this one. There's no initial 'flexibility requirement' to sign up for a class. Think of it like anything else. You wouldn't decide not to go to the gym because you weren't already in shape. That's why you go…results will follow :)
"I Don't Want to Wear 'Skimpy' Clothes"
'Skimpy' is not a necessity. That's a style option. What is helpful in the beginning, and more necessary as you advance, is skin grip. Some skin is required for most moves on the pole…just like a swimming suit is required for swimming. There's no reason you can't be modest & comfortable.
Basically our advice: Come have the most fun you've ever had while getting in shape & totally learning to love yourself! We've heard it, seen it, done it , worked through it and got the t shirt. Don't be afraid to ask!
But be prepared, we've convinced many to try the pole, and don't intend to quit anytime soon…
WHAT STUDIO 22 ARE WATCHING...
Then take a look at this and your opinion will soon change!
Click HERE to watch The 60 year old pole dancer in action- 6th June 2012
For all the pole-a-phobes out there :)
An article on Pole Dancing: The new bums and tums.
"As long as you throw yourself into it, it's worth a shot. And it's always a good conversation starter at a party."
Click HERE to read the full article. Its well worth a read! - 1st May 2012
Michelle Shimmy's blog on learning to love you body.
Read her amazing and inspiring blog HERE - 5th April 2012
A fun little list by Pole Skivvies - makers of pole shorts - 2009
Clothing & Merchandise
Studio 22 has a range of clothing and merchandise that can be ordered and purchased direct from the studio.
Leggins - S / M / L / XL - £20
Studio 22 logo can also be printed in Zebra print.
CLICK HERE to see the full range.
Here are some useful links...
PDC - Pole Dance Community - Read all the latest news and articles, see the approved instructors, shop and the PDC Syllabus.
Zumba - Find out what this new fitness class is all about
X-pole - Poles that are used the world over. Used in our very own studio. Require no ceiling fixings and can be used for all pole tricks - very safe.
Platinum Stages - World Wide Dance Pole Leader. Dancing Poles and Dance stages.
Dance Direct - Great website for all your dance clothing needs - great for dance trainers - recommended for Zumba.
Pole Dance Dictionary - All your moves explained.
TonicGear - Stylish Women's Fitness Clothing
- TonicGear, based in the UK, offers the best fitness fashions for women. Whether you are looking for gym, aerobics, yoga or even Zumba clothes TonicGear will have the outfit for you.
Wow Dancer - "a genuine dancewear shop trading 6 days a week from retail premises and online with knowledgeable, helpful and friendly staff providing quality goods at sensible prices with a smile:)"