Tuesday, March 3, 2015

5 Benefits of Pole Fitness & Free 30 Days of Yoga Offer


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Pole fitness, or better known in society as pole dancing, is a truly excellent form of exercise that not many people know about or are willing to give a try. It has slowly been growing in popularity as a legitimate form of exercise the past couple of years and pro-polers and advocates of the activity are even fighting for it to be part of the Olympics!

Pole fitness still has a ways to go to be fully accepted into the fitness world but I'm hoping articles like mine will educate people to the wide range of benefits pole fitness offers those people that practice it and maybe, just maybe, get a few people to give it a try.

Here are just 5 benefits you can take away from this fun form of exercise:


1. Weight loss and toning-when it comes to pole fitness, it's an all around kind of exercise. It hits many different things, weight loss and toning being a big part of that! The best part about this physical activity is regardless of how much you weight, if you really want to try it out you can! Actually, because this is a hands on activity where you're lifting your own body weight for a majority of the time, if you have a little more weight to lose, that generally works in your favor and you're more apt to lose weight, gain muscle, and tone down faster.

2. Flexibility-with some of the moves that make up pole fitness, flexibility is required but that doesn't mean it's necessarily a requirement when you initially start the activity. Much like any other exercise, the more you participate and push yourself, the more benefit you'll gain including helping you gain flexibility with each class and/or workout you do.

3. Strength building-with pole, aside from the floor work, you're basically benching what you weigh with every move you do. From the simple starter spins to the climbing to the inversions, every single move you do is the equivalent of lifting your own body weight. Not only that, but you're repeatedly lifting your weight the entire 45 minute to an hour the class or workout runs. Keep exercising like that and those muscles will build themselves in no time.

4. It helps energize and promote blood flow-just like with yoga, the moves where you invert (any moves that require you to go upside down or put your heart over your head) help to energize you, promote good blood flow and circulation, kick starts your lymph system which in turn helps increase immunity, and so much more.

5. Confidence-exercise in general helps promote confidence but pole fitness not only promotes confidence in your physical body, but it helps boost your confidence as a woman (or man) mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I've hear of and actually seen woman with eating disorders that have struggled for years overcome their emotional struggles because of pole fitness. It's an incredibly empowering tool.


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If given the opportunity, would you try pole fitness? 
What other forms of exercise do you enjoy?






27 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

I honestly don't think this is offered anywhere near me, but I think I would be too embarrassed to try it.

Dawn said...

I've never tried pole fitness before. I'd give it a whirl, though!

Melissa Pezza said...

I usually just run, but I'd totally try pole fitness. I love to try new approaches to fitness.

Courtney said...

I'll give it a try as long as I don't have to be flexible to start out. Me and flexibility... We're not on awesome terms.

Angela said...

I might try it... in a room.. alone. LOL Seriously though, it sounds like a fun way to get fit and maybe help with shyness.

Michelle Martinka said...

I have always wanted to try this! It sounds like such a great workout!

Laurie said...

I have heard that this is a great workout but I can't see myself doing it!! Might be fun though!

Sippy Cup Mom said...

Very interesting! I amsure it gives lots of confience.

Liz Mays said...

I can imagine pole fitness is a great strength builder. It could turn into a unique talent too!

Krista Blackburn said...

It's a shame that our society gives pole dancing a bad rep. I have heard many people say it's a great workout!

Danielle Harper said...

It sounds like a fun way to exercise.... but I know I would be way too shy to try it in a public setting, hehe.

Cathy Mini said...

I don't honestly think I would try pole fitness, but that is great to those who have the confidence to try something like that.

NPC said...

What a fun way to exercise. It is very important for sure.

Laura O in AK said...

I have not tried pole fitness, but am not surprised that it has serious benefits. I do love doing yoga as part of my fitness routine.

Ann B said...

I would love to try pole fitness. I have been wanting to give Yoga a try as well.

Jaredamy said...

I can imagine how this would tone up one's muscles. I bet I'd not even be able to twirl around! lol

Debra said...

It sounds challenging, but would be exercise no matter what! If it works for you, do it!

Debi said...

I have always wanted to take a pole dancing class. I bought a pass to one but never got to use it.

Marie Moody said...

If I was fit enough I would totally love love love to try this. I use to love doing this sort of thing when I was a kid I do remember that. It was just too much fun. Thanks for sharing.

Tiffany Cruz said...

Sounds like a type of exercise I'd enjoy doing. I hate to exercise normally but this sounds way more fun.

Elizabeth Parker said...

We actually have quite a few places near me that offer pole dancing lessons - I've written about them for Best of Detroit articles!

Jenna Wood said...

I've heard a lot bout this since Yoga is big here in SoCal- I think it's a great campaign to empower women. I would love to get back into yoga.

Jennifer said...

That sounds like a great workout. I'll bet a pole workout would be killer on my core.

Lena B said...

I don't think my butt can go that high, but I can totally see the benefits

Patty Woodland said...

I respect anyone who can do this kind of exercise - you really need some strong stomach muscles to really do it right.

Rebekah said...

If I saw a class offered, I would give it a try. It looks like fun and, like you said, really works the muscles.

Shelley Zurek -- Still Blonde after all these YEARS said...

What a great point that you don't have to stop your favorite exercise as long as you have a great pad like Stayfree.