Pole Dancing probably started in America in the 1920,s when travelling dance troupes started to use the tent poles as props during their acts, from there over the next 30 years, pole dancing grew in popularity and moved out of the tents and into bars as Burlesque became more accepted in the 1950s, since then until the mid 2000’s it stayed in the bars and strip clubs. Now though because of the dancers themselves and the promoters of pole dancing, it has become a recognised form of dance and fitness. In fact because of its rise in popularity, there are now amateur and professional Pole Dancing competitions held around the world. Pole Dancing is available to everyone. As an exercise it blends together the 4 key elements of personal fitness, Pole Dancing never feels like an exercise class, everyone improves at their own pace, and has fun whilst doing it.
Here’s how you benefit:
All Pole Dancing sessions should start with a gentle warm up and end with a cool down, you are going to be asked to move many parts of your body through their full range of motion whilst using the Dance Pole. Helping you to increase your flexibility, pole dancing encourages your body to loosen in a natural and gentle way.
Lots of Pole Dancing moves require you to use your body as a resistance, gone are the days of pumping iron to get stronger; pole dancing encourages those long lean toned muscles that women want, without them bulking up. With practise and repetition of dance moves you will get stronger and will be able to take on more advanced techniques.
All techniques and dance moves that you’ll learn are choreographed together into a sequence that allows for plenty of repetition, this is the key to building up you stamina, to again be able to move onto more advanced moves. It’s fun too.
Not just Abs but your whole core area. Pole Dancing is a fantastic exercise for strengthening this vital area, no more will you be doing endless crunches from the floor, pole dancing uses a lot of body rotation, that engage all of your core muscles.
So even if you don’t plan on competing, pole dancing is safe, its fun, and a great way to lose weight whilst getting fit.