Pole Dancing as an exercise is not necessarily considered a legitimate workout by many fitness fanatics yet it derives from the ancient Asian ‘Mallakhamb’ literally translated ‘Malla’ wrestle and ‘Khamb’ pole ergo ‘Pole Gymnastics’. It was a competition for groups of ‘players’ from aged 6 to 60 years. Teams would compete to show how skillful they performing synchronized routines, each having their turn in the spotlight working with the pole and sometimes balancing each other.
Fitness Dance Pole is Safe
Women who want to maintain a fit lifestyle either choose a daily indoor cardio routine or go for outdoor jogging or cycling but there are drawbacks to these such as a lack of attention to breathing and correct posture and with cycling comes the interference of other road users. Cycling on today’s roads is a dangerous pastime. Doing fitness pole in your own home eliminates the need for a babysitter so it is an excellent solution to getting fit and staying fit after childbirth.
Fitness Dance Pole is Trending as a Career
There has been a social stigma that pole dancing is only meant to be done in strip clubs. But in the past couple of years, things are beginning to change, and women have started to see it as a good routine for keeping their bodies fit. Due to this, more pole dancing training classes have cropped up in various cities across European countries and worldwide there are Pole Dance competitions. If you would like to make it a career you can now take grades and gain certification so you may teach others, 1:1 or groups.
Fitness Pole Dance Dressing
Women get the same benefits that they get in doing regular gym workouts. At a training center, there will be certified instructors to train students. Instructors will also instruct upon the dress that needs to be worn while performing workouts. Usually, women will be asked to come with bare legs, so that they get a better grip with the pole. This shouldn’t be seen as an obstacle to taking up these routines. Women can drive in a normal dress to the class, and there they can change to dress that fits the workout requirements. Fitness pole dance is often practiced to music so it involves timing, cadence, poise, and skill which, with practice, can be accomplished in a relatively short time.
It’s up to you what you wear but the advantage of wearing shorts or leggings you can see your legs from hip to toe and you will see the positive changes in your physique as you develop pole fitness. This can make you more determined to perform routines to a high standard, to help tone legs, hips, bottom, and tummy. As the core muscles and overall fitness improves then the moves and holds are easier to achieve. Sometimes the routines are practiced in high heels but in the early stages ‘fitness pole’ is performed barefoot on tiptoes because it is more aesthetically pleasing and attention to leg and hand movements is essential if you want to look graceful. All work is interspersed with rest periods so you can go at your own pace, you can participate until you literally do not have the strength left so the more you do, the more you are able to do. It’s a good sport for gauging your own body strength.
Fitness Pole Dance Moves
You will learn pole spins, sliding up and down, you will also be taught pole curling but you will first be taught how to grip the pole and the standing position and approaches to basic moves before progressing to basic spinning and sliding moves. After the basic movements, you will learn more advanced positions such as pelvic holds. Some moves appear provocative and erotic or graceful and gymnastic, it’s up to you which style you prefer. The moves are not intended to titillate the audience, but to firm up the hips and reduce excess fat around the waist.
This is one of the better methods that can be followed to reduce the flab around the waist, much more fun than sit-ups. Then there is the floor work, which helps to strengthen the thighs and the back muscles and make them tight and firm. Once proficient and executing moves safely, you may consider setting up your own pole and there are readily available self-assembly pole dancing kits with podiums/mats. These are easily set up and packed away.
Most people who are serious about getting their body in shape, having a good body tone and becoming physically stronger, will want to buy their own pole so they can continue their learning at home.