Yes, I tried pole dancing and it had absolutely nothing to do with sex and everything to do with physical strength! The above photo is of my daughter and her teacher. So impressive!

My daughter was allowed to bring a guest on the last day of the session. We were invited to try or simply watch. I figured I would just sit on the side and observe but curiosity got the best of me. Would I be able to get myself up on the pole and would I be able to stay there? It was a safe learning environment and probably my only chance to answer these questions, so I gave it a whirl.

I learned very quickly that it requires a tremendous amount of upper body and abdominal strength. I teach 16 hours of fitness a week and I found it incredibly challenging and humbling. I was not a fan of spinning around the pole. Perhaps this gets easier with time. I appreciate the physical stamina needed to do an hour of this class, and if it encourages my daughter to get stronger and more fit in the process, I am happy for her and everyone else who is brave enough to take the class. The best exercise is the one that you will actually do!

At some point the girls were in handstands beside the pole using it for balance. When was the last time you tried doing a handstand or climbing a rope or tree? It certainly appeals to the kid in all of us.

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If you ever get a chance to try a class, I recommend that you do. It is a great way to laugh and lighten up.

See you soon,

Beth