polein2fitness - What is it?

I provide pole fitness classes, so what is pole fitness all about??

Pole fitness is a great new way to exercise and have fun at the same time. 


If you have become bored with your present exercise routine, or if you want to become more active but don't like the thought of the gym or the usual studio based fitness classes, then give pole fitness a try!!


If you're not sure if it will suit you, then come to a Taster Session before you commit to a full course of lessons.

Each session has been carefully designed for apparently healthy adults.  It will involve activities that aim to:

  • Improve your cardio-vascular fitness/stamina
  • Improve your muscular strength and endurance
  • Improve your flexibility
  • Improve your general poise, posture, grace and fluidity of movement
  • Provide enjoyment and fun  

There will be a warm up to get you moving and mobilise your joints, followed by some short stretches.  Once this has been done, you will be ready for the main part of the class.

You will be doing some spins and poses on the pole, with some transition moves and floor-work to link it all together.  The instructor will demonstrate all the moves and give you lots of help and useful tips and teaching points to make everything clear. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask.  Everyone will have a turn at perfecting the moves and observing others doing the same.  You will then be able to put all your new skills into effect in a small routine that you can perform for your group.

The main pole session will be followed by conditioning and strengthening exercises to work any muscles not used in the class so far, and to improve the strength of the muscles you need for pole work (especially upper body, arms and abdominals)

To end the class there will be stretching to take any tension from the muscles you have used and to develop and improve your flexibility.

If you have ever attended a well constructed fitness class then you will recognise the above format, the difference being that the main component is based around the pole rather than, for example, the step, fitball, choreographed aerobics routine or resistance bands.

If you feel you should not participate in any part of the class, don't worry as there will be other things that you can learn to do instead.

The instructor is there to explain things and guide you every step of the way.