As you’d expect, all types of exercise has it’s benefits but in this article, we want to focus more specifically on the benefits of pole dancing.
1. Weight Loss
Weight loss is probably the most obvious benefit of pole dancing and it’s the reason many women decide to take up the sport. Pole dance classes are often a high intensity workout and a great way to burn plenty of calories. The more moves and exercises you try, the more muscle groups you will be working.
2. Improved Flexibility
Flexibility is extremely important when wanting to perform pole. During a pole class, you’ll often be required to stretch, bend and extend your body in all kinds of wonderful positions. By doing this on a regular basis, your flexibility will improve massively.
3. Improved Confidence
This is the big one!! Not only does pole help improve your body image, it’s also a great place to meet and interact with other like-minded individuals. Once you start to notice a difference in your health, flexibility and strength, you’ll be feeling sexier than ever. Your mental and physical health will dramatically improve when you start learning a new skill like pole dancing
4. The Community
As mentioned above, starting pole is a great way to meet new people. The pole community are some of the friendliest, most welcoming people you will meet.
Everyone’s in it together and the community of polers is full of positivity and support. There’s never any judgement and most pole classes are proud to welcome women of all different shapes and sizes.
You don’t even have to join a class to be part of the community. The internet is a great place to learn, meet and interact with other polers.
5. The Events
The pole industry loves a good party and plenty of them…. The UK is a great place to take advantage of pole dance events. They run throughout the year and all over the country.
We’ve attended quite a few of them ourselves and its always a great day(s). Some of our favorite pole dance events are:
6. Improved Health
We’ve already touched on a couple of health benefits that pole dancing can have on your body but here we van look at it in a little more detail.
Reduced Stress & Anxiety
As with most exercises, one you start working out, your body will release endorphins which will trigger a positive feeling in the body. This will help to lower stress levels and feel much happier within yourself.
The intensity of a pole dance class can tire your body out and make it much easier to get to sleep at night.
Improved Stamina & Strength
Although a lot of experienced pole dancers make it look easy, I can promise you that it’s not. You will often be holding your body weight off the ground and quickly moving your body from position to position. This will have great long-term effects on your strength and stamina.
During a pole session, you’ll defiantly get you blood pumping around the body and this is great for ensuring all your organs get a sufficient amount of blood.
7. Easier Pregnancy & Childbirth
Due to the strong abdominal and back muscles gained from pole dancing, it helps keep back pain minimal during pregnancy. It has also been known to help women have a more pleasant childbirth experience.
8. Improved Balance
Posture, coordination and balance are 3 extremely important skills when pole dancing. The more you practice these things, the better they’ll get.
9. It’s Fun!!
Ever tried to commit yourself to the gym? Did you get bored? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there!! If you’re anything like me, you may lack self discipline when it comes to getting your ass to the gym but fortunately, going to the gym isn’t the only way to keep fit and get in shape.
Attending a pole class is exciting and once you start, you’ll be so keen to try new tricks that you won’t even realise it’s a workout. It’s also easy to stay motivated. You’re always learning and everytime you pull off a new trick, it will motivate you to try another one.
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