Home to Mecca, Saudi Arabia is usually thought of as a highly religious, and often rather intolerant, country. But I was invited there to teach pole dancing. Women in Saudi Arabia Saudi is now the only country in the world where women are not allowed to drive. Women must also cover their bodies with an […]
At Pole Exercise, we are always looking for new ways to improve our flexibility. Pole routines always look that little bit more impressive if you’ve got the flex, even men are competing on a world stage demonstrating incredible flexibility. Our very own DVD 2 featured a professional gymnast and a level approach to flexibility, but […]
I had an interesting conversation with a large profile pole artist the other day. We were discussing the evolution of pole, and I asked her; ‘ do you think any of the performers/competitors are taking steroids?’ Her face was a picture, she blanched and shook her head, ‘Why would anyone take steroids?’ she replied, ‘They […]
With less than a month to go, our world is hotly anticipating America’s largest Pole Fitness convention. Yet all the attention is focused on the shocking news that three Russian pole dancers were turned away from the States when authorities discovered that they were travelling to compete in a pole dancing competition.
Lucy Misch – producer, pole dance trainer, instructor and now American Pole Fitness Championships judge! Competition season is upon us with the 2nd annual American Pole Fitness Championships taking place soon. The best news? I’ve been asked by the editor of Pole Spin magazine to be on the Elite Judging Panel!
Are you curious about pole dancing? Think you may be catching the pole bug? Perhaps you’ve seen it advertised on your local gym, watched some videos on YouTube or have seen Alesia Vazmitsel on Britain’s Got Talent. You’re itching to have a go – but where do you begin?
We’re really excited to be able to tell you about our latest pole dancing product: Lulu Mat pole dance mats. There are four Lulu Mats that we have designed to suit many different pole spaces and pole dancers, so hopefully there’s one that’s right for you and your needs, whether you’re a beginner with a […]
A regular series showcasing moves from Pole Exercise DVD 1. Difficulty: Advanced The Half Flag is an eye-catching pose. It’s a very graceful move when performed properly, while at the same time showing demonstrating impressive strength and core control. About the Half Flag You’ve probably seen advanced pole dancers pivoting into a Half Flag at […]
There has been a revolution in pole design over in the past few years. Dance poles like the X-Pole have transformed what we can get – and what we now expect – from a fixed pole, with static and spinning modes, extensions to fit almost any room and load spreaders rather than ceiling screws. And […]
I first saw Chinese pole on stage in the Cirque du Soleil show Saltimbanco, and it completely blew me away. I was amazed by the effortless grace of the acrobats as they worked on the poles, climbing to and dropping from dizzying heights through a sequence of death-defying tricks. If you haven’t seen the show, […]