(Closed) Pole Dancing PHENOM!!!! I WANT TO LEARN!

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Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

OH MY GOODNESS!  Is she human!?!?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

I did these classes for 4 months but quit because I was always covered in bruises. It was a lot of fun but not for me. 

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper

1). Wow and holy crap. All muscle, she has to be!

2). So, wait, she is doing pole dancing at a talent show? I missed the memo about pole dancing becoming socially acceptable and no longer awkard.

I told my mom I took a pole dancing class and she didn’t bother to hide her “feelings” on the matter. 😛

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Holly77:  We did it for a friend’s bachelorette party for 2 hours and we were bruised!  I always wanted to continue taking classes, but I didn’t feel like going into the city once a week.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Ever been to Vegas?

I saw a bunch of shows and was amazed each and everytime by their body and core strength. Omg.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have close friends who do pole competatively (and actually know the girl in that video, Jenyne Butterfly).  It takes a lot of strength.  It’re pretty much gymnastics with a combination of dance and a vertical bar. It’s about fitness and empowerment. =) It’s high time we see past the pole’s past and step into the 21st century!!

Original link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waIuhfoTMv8

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

WOW she is amazing! I can’t even begin to think how hard that must be!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

@ms.melli:  I’ve seen this, and I love her skill. Ugh, she is amazing.

@Holly77:  No one warns you about the pain…

I took pole dancing classes for 6 months, and it was so much fun. By the end I was doing more complex spins, inversions, and combinations. Although I will say the not-so-fun aspects included the bruising, having your inner thighs rubbed raw from climbing and holding yourself up, and banging into the pole when the more complicated strength moves were thrown your way. 

Successful pole dancing is all about a strong core. Sadly, it took a while for my core to catch on to this. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve been taking pole classes for about 9 months. I went from not being able to lift myself off the ground to being able to flip around and hang upside down and all… Nowhere near where she is, but she’s one of the best competitive pole dancers out there right now.  I don’t compete because it would be frowned upon at work, but it is SUCH a good workout and SO much fun.

Eventually, the bruises do go away.  I only get bruises now when I work on new tricks, the old tricks don’t leave any new bruises. And the new bruises are never as bad as the first ones were, but it was nice to go through that period in the winter when sweaters and long pants were the way to go. 🙂

If you can find a gym near you that does it and you have ANY inclination to try, go for it- if you hate it you hate it, but it’s worth a try!

 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

@ms.melli:  I highly encourage you to try it out. The classes I attended had women of all ages and stages of life. Honestly, the best of the “regulars” was a 5 months pregnant mother, a 40+ full-figured lady, and this super-athletic gymnast.

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