Poledancing for weight loss
I’m terrible at sticking to a training program but I’ve been pretty good at sticking to my Poledancing classes and it’s had an amazing effect on my body. My strength and tone have increased by a lot, and my cardiovascular fitness has improved too. Soon after starting two classes a week, my housemate commented on the visible change. One of the dance studios I train at has come up with my ideal training program, if I had to lose some weight. Pole Princess have devised an 8 week weight loss challenge to help show the benefits of poledancing for fitness. I get really bored doing normal cardio routines and doing a Level 1 poledancing course burns around 470 calories, but the time flies, unlike when I’m powerwalking on the treadmill for an hour. I’m now up to Level 5 and have taken my time, often doing two classes a week of a combination of tricks and routines.
I can seriously not stress how awesome this is. I am obsessed with poledancing and always want to do more and more and more. If I still had my own pole at home I don’t think I’d go out half as much as I do, and I’d be practicing heaps and probably be a lot better than I am. Whilst it’s not the cheapest hobby it’s definitely the most fun I’ve had doing active stuff. If anyone is interested in applying to be the first participant for the Pole Princess 8-week weight challenge check out their website here.
What the participant is required to do:
A commitment to participate in 3 x 8-week courses in Term 3 (begins 10th of May & ends 4th of July)
Pay for two courses and you get third course FREE. So this is still a $440 committment over 8 weeks. It’s worth it.
A genuine want and desire to lose some extra kilos and work hard to do it – and they mean hard. Poledancing is not easy.
Availability for before and after photos and measurement assessments.
Experience in pole dancing is not necessary as two courses will be Level 1 pole anyway (for beginners). The third course is the participant’s choice but the studio recommends for exceptional results that they make it another level one pole class as well – this is the highest cardio class due to the weekly dance routines. I would recommend a higher level class if you’ve done poledancing before to mix it up as well as the added benefits of extra strength training or maybe one of their non-pole classes.
What you get from Pole Princess:
A promise that they won’t make you endure a gym!
Structured classes designed to be fun whilst allowing you do burn fat and increase strength and muscle tone
Weekly follow up calls to make sure you’re staying on track
Encouragement and advice in class along with a healthy lifestyle email to help you stay on track
A feature and cover story on the Pole Princess website
A FREE 50mm stainless steel pole courtesy of Pussycat Pole valued at $395
You can follow the progress online where they will be posting regular updates and once the challenge is over I’ll let you know. If you look at the instructors and ask them what they do to get that body most of the time they’ll respond with “a lot of poledancing”. The advanced level students all have amazing bodies and do crazy things with them and you cannot believe how strong they are. Check out Felix Cane on YouTube if you want to see that poledancing is not just a sleazy pasttime but requires a hell of a lot of strength and skill as well as flexibility. Take a class or two and you’ll see how empowering and addictive it can be!