Friday, 2 November 2012

The November 30/30 Challenge - Day 2. Feeling Pole-ish?




Today is Day Two of The November 30/30 Challenge, and another activity you might like to try is Pole Dancing!

Pole dancing classes are becoming more and more popular, and are a fun way of improving fitness. Not only do they provide a muscle strengthening and toning workout, but they also do incredible things for a women's confidence (or so I've been told!) A lot of women are choosing to take classes such as these, instead of going to the gym, and getting very similar results! Swinging your body weight around a pole certainly increases upper body strength, as well as toning and tightening your core.

Some other benefits of Pole Dancing are:

Increases flexibility.

Burns calories.

Great for a laugh (especially if you join with friends).

Improves posture.

Self-empowering.


In fact, as written by Manly Dance News -

"pole dancing works on lower and upper abs, obliques and thighs, as well as triceps, biceps and deltoids".

Sounds pretty much like a full body workout to me!



What do you think? Would you give it a go?




          Tracey


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30 comments:

  1. Even my sleepy little country town has a pole dancing class (I've heard). It is a full body workout and would be great fun with a group of friends. I'd give it a go although I know I would be incredibly uncoordinated ;)

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    1. I agree. I'd love to do it with some friends, but I have no delusions that I would be anything more than hopeless :)

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    1. You go girl! I am actually hoping to try it one day, too! :)

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  3. Maybe after my pregnancy....? :)
    Ronnie xo

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    1. Ah yes, I think that might be a good idea Ronnie! lol
      BTW, I haven't had the chance to congratulate you! Wonderful news :)
      xx

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  4. I'd love to try this but alas, my poor core strength would not allow me :) It does look like fun!

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    1. Yes, I can imagine how my poor core strength would make me look doing this, too Kaz! lol

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  5. LOL - there is no way I would do that - I would be on my a*se in a tick !!!! Having said that I have heard that it is an excellent workout - well you would think so seeing as you don't normally see larger ladies pole dancing in clubs (so I've heard anyway !!!!)
    Have a great day !
    Me

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    1. Ha ha! I really do want to try it one day, but I think, like you, I would spend a lot of time on the ground :)

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  6. I want to do it, and almost did but found out I was pregnant so decided I'd wait. The reason I want to do it, is because I have no arm strength and no coordination, and I would get an enormous amount of amusement trying to do it (and failing in an epic manner, as they say) I wouldn't do a course, but I will sign up for a one off lesson (the humour of it wouldn't last 10 lessons, and might ruin it for other students who are taking it seriously)
    I go climbing from time to time because my muppet arms struggle to get me up and then I start laughing and end up dangling in the harness, which itself is hilarious....

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    1. Probably a good idea you decided to wait Lydia! lol
      I really love the thought of the laugh factor too, but yes, I think I would try a one off lesson before committing to any more!

      You should like tomorrow's post ;)

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  7. My sister in law had a pole installed in her apartment for a while and she is one fit looking babe. However the whole bump and grind in cellulite flashing hot pants is just not me.

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    1. I'm hearing you! I could see myself doing some lessons purely for fitness, but think I would find it embarrassing too! Definitely, definitely would never put a pole up at home, and couldn't see myself wearing the clothes or, ahem, the lack of them that they wear :)

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  8. My pilates instructor is also an Australian champion pole dancer, she has the most amazing body and strength. I think I'm too chicken to try pole dancing, pilates is enough for me lol.

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    1. I can imagine how amazing her body would be! Most of them do have incredible physiques. I think I'm going to have to try it at least once though, scared or not! :)

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  9. I reckon I'd give it ago. Belly Dancing is more my thing though x

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    1. Cath, my dear, after your efforts in the last week, I have no doubts that you would give anything a go!! lol

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  10. Pole dancing is one thing I will definitely NOT be doing!
    I know it has all those benefits....but NO!

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    1. Ha ha!!!
      Are you sure about that? ;)

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  11. Tracey I have totally joined in without even trying! I thought it was going to be impossible but maybe, just maybe I might be able to do this!!
    Prue x
    P.S - pole dancing is a lot of fun.

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    1. Aaah, obviously coming from someone who knows! :)
      Well done Prue, you're a legend!
      xx

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  12. I tried pole dancing classes at a hens party a few years ago. Wow, it is hard work, beyond anything I had imagined.
    Not sure they do pole dancing classes here in the Middle East though, fairly sure it would be against some kind of rule.

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    1. I certainly think you might be right about that Carly.
      What a great hen's night that would have been! Should have done something like that for mine :-)
      xx

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  13. Unfortunately, pole dancing isn't easily accessible on account of I don't have a pole, and I don't have an available sitter to watch my boys (my husband works long hours). But it looks like lots of fun!

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    1. I think it does too! But yes, a pole is kind of essential! :-)
      xx

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  14. Sounds like a great idea! Very similar to my plan of going for a 30 minute walk/run. I did a 9km fun run back in September, trained for 10 weeks prior 2 times a week, and I'm missing the routine, I need to get back into so I make sure I fit into my dress on my wedding day!! Jumping over from FYBF, from Kate @ katie-ellen26.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Wow! 9k's! Go you, Kate!
      You're obviously getting married soon, so good luck! Feel free to join your 30 mins in with ours :-)
      xx

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  15. I'd love to give pole dancing a go. Looks so hard. I remember Ellen De Generes interviewed Paris. Despite being an absolute bimbo, she was actually quite graceful on that pole.

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    1. I really can't imagine Paris being anything but a bimbo, but I'll take your word for it! Shame we're not in the same state Grace, we could try it together! :-)
      xx

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