Pole Dancing

In the words of 2nd place titleholder of the 2011 U.S. Pole Dance National Pro Championship Gabrielle Valliere, “Pole dancing is a great workout because it encompasses so many things – resistance training and toning, cardio, flexibility, balance and stability, and coordination.” While I’m sure the new exercise craze attracts women looking to experience both their body’s potential and sexual empowerment, it is a legitimate sport that works your body as a whole. If you have a local gym, it’s likely that it contains a pole dancing class. Try it out and see if exotic dancers really have it easy. You’ll likely have a new respect for all professional pole dancers.

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  1. I have done them all except for the pole dancing class and I loved them all! Zumba is great depending on the teacher you have – my first Zumba teacher used a lot of Regeaton and it was AWESOME but other teachers have use crap music like flamenco. African is fun but it can be hard on your back if you don”t do it right. I love hip hop so long as it isn’t old school hip hop classes. Capoeira was cool but I prefer to samba my weight off!

  2. just to add a number six: SOCACIZE!!!!!!

  3. Ddon’t forget the Kukuwa African Dance Workout

  4. Zumba is a GREAT way to lose weight or to stay fit! i took zumba to supplement my martial arts training. i’ve added more flow and rythem to my kata’s because of Zumba! also maintaining my weight helps with my speed and endurance for sparring. if you’re not afraid to sweat give Zumba try! its a fun workout for all ages (youth and adults classes available) and all sizes (you dont have to be super skinny or wear skimpy clothes)! Warning: Zumba can become addictive! i cant imagine going a week w/out taking my class.

  5. I agree Zumba is great and addictive. I have the DVD’s and toning sticks. Can you say awesome….. I’m up every morning trying to decided which DVD to exercise to. My next challenge will be Pole Dancing….

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