Tuesday, March 1, 2011

What I learned from my first pole dancing class:

Yes, I took my very first pole dancing class last night. No, I don’t have dreams of strutting my stuff for the next amateur night at the French Maid. I had heard about pole dancing for fitness from seeing some demonstrations at the Taboo shows. When I saw a Groupon for Aradia Fitness, I thought it would be fun to sign up with some friends.

Here is what I learned at my first class:

1. ‘Sexy walking’ ruins pedicures.

2. It’s hard to be sexy when you feel about as graceful as a llama on ice skates.

3. These women are to be respected and feared. That shiz is so much harder than it looks.


*Obviously, this video is NSFW. There’s no blatant nudity, but I don’t think too many bosses want to see ‘Pole Dancing Championships’ on their employees internet history.

I did have a lot of fun though! It’s definitely going to take some time before I don’t feel awkward with my rubbing my ‘wandering hands’  all over myself in front of a group of strangers, but I guess practice makes perfect? I’m looking forward to the next class, we are learning the Fireman Spin! Watch out!



  1. Hahah. That sounds so fun! The Maid is so dirty, there's no way you want to touch those poles!

  2. Wow - my mind would love to have a go but I don't think my body has the resources!

    I did a 'stripping' workshop once - well, it was only taking off long gloves but the woman who taught us was amazing. I couldn't get the hang of that either - teasing the glove off in your teeth is supposed to look sexy not as if you're hungry!