10 Reasons to Sign Up For Pole-Dancing Classes Right Now

Pole dancers get a great workout every night and they always look gorgeous and fierce. Here are 10 ways pole-dancing classes are just what you need now.

Pole dancing was until recently associated with wanton women, strippers, and sex dungeons. The exotic dance pole was not for the everyday woman. Pole dancing was a special talent of women who entice and seduce men for a living. The rest of us could only look on enviously, pole dancing only in our naughty daydreams.


Those days are sliding into the past, however. A new, shame-free age is opening up for those of us who want to enjoy the fitness and sensuality benefits of pole dancing. Pole dancing isn’t just for bad girls in the movies anymore. Now anyone can – and should – sign up for pole-dancing classes.

Confession Time

I’ve always admired strippers. Why not? They make way more money than I do. They are always in phenomenal shape. And the best of them make pole dancing an art, every bit as demanding and artistic as any other kind of dancing, but with an extra layer of sensuality and fantasy.

Yes, there are bad strippers who just stand there and barely sway as the music thumps. There are below-average performers in every field. I’m inspired by the amazing dancers who work the pole and capture the audience in a spell of enchantment. They’ve convinced me that the pole is a fascinating and sexy place to be.

But those are strippers, right? Can pole dancing really make sense for you and me?

It can. Here’s why:

1. It’s Fantastic Cardio

The best way to keep your heart healthy is to get it pumping. Cardio exercise is essential for keeping your heart and lungs in tip-top condition. And dancing is a time-tested, doctor-approved way of getting the blood moving. Add a pole-dancing class to your schedule and you won’t need any other cardio workout.

2. You Strengthen Your Arms

I have arm flab. I hate to admit it, but it’s true. My arms are not toned and in shape, and much to my annoyance I probably couldn’t do a pushup to save my life.

Pole dancing could change all that. This art form is also a potent form of exercise for building up arm and chest muscles.

You’ll use your arms to swing seductively around the pole. You’ll use your increasingly powerful arm muscles to lift yourself up, hang upside down, and balance yourself while pole dancing. No more flabby arms for you.

3. You Tone Your Legs

Maybe you’ve noticed that most strippers have amazing legs. Yes, they spend their evenings dancing in high heels…but even without the stilettos, the pole gives those ladies one hell of a workout!

Pole-dancing class will really work your thighs and your calves. It might be the best way to get your legs in shape fast. Want proof? Take another look at the legs on those gorgeous strippers.

4. You Become More Flexible

I am not a yoga kind of girl. I’d love to be, I really would. Inner peace sounds absolutely divine, and I’ve never come close to it. But my attention span is too short for a workout that requires me to stand still in one position for a long time. I can’t see myself silently shifting ever-so-slowly from pose to pose. That’s not me.

Pole dancing helps women burn off energy in a way that is more fun and less passive.

If you don’t crave inner calm but you do need to burn off some energy (and calories!), pole-dancing lessons are just the thing. You’ll be able to move your body in ways you didn’t even know were possible. Who needs yoga?

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