10 Things I wish I had known before I started Pole

Whether you’re a rookie ready to take your first spin or a seasoned pro, we’ve all had those “I wish someone had told me that!” moments when it comes to pole dancing. So, let’s explore the nitty-gritty of what I wish I had known when I embarked on my pole journey.

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1. Pole is for Everyone: No Exceptions!

In the pole universe, there’s no ‘one size fits all.’ All bodies are pole bodies! It’s your time to shine, regardless of your shape, size, or gender. Pole does not discriminate. 

People seem to think that you need to be strong straight up to do pole dancing. That’s not true at all!  You can be in any spectrum of life and you will still struggle and achieve things in pole in different ways. All you need to do is start!

2. You Can Learn at Any Age

Pole dancing isn’t just for the young. People of all ages can start pole dancing and reap its benefits. It’s never too late to start something new and exciting.

3. You Don’t Need to Be Flexible to Start

One of the most common misconceptions is that you need to be super flexible to start pole dancing. Flexibility helps, but it’s something you can work on as you go. Start where you are, and with time, you’ll see improvement. Trust me, we all start somewhere.

4. You Don’t Need to Be Super Strong to Start

The strength-building aspect of pole dancing is sneaky. You’ll be having so much fun that you won’t even notice how much stronger you’re getting until you’re doing moves that once felt out of reach.

5. You Don’t Need a Dance Background

While dance experience can be beneficial, it’s not a prerequisite for pole dancing. Many pole dancers started with zero dance experience. Pole dancing is all about learning, experimenting, and having fun. Dance skills will come with time.

6. Expect some Bruises (Pole Kisses)

If you get bruises, don’t worry it’s completely normal! You will likely come home with new bruises every week and you get the oddest bruises on your body because of all of the tricks and dance moves. Wear them with pride; they signify your journey and the stories your body is telling.

7. Try everything once 

Don’t stick to the same old routine. Explore different styles and classes – each class is a flavour waiting to be tasted. Spice up your pole journey with a dash of variety. Don’t feel intimidated by joining a mixed level class – the pole community is amazingly supportive and we all remember being a beginner. The quicker you jump in and test yourself with something new, the better your pole journey will be!

8. Connect with your Polemates

Talk to everyone in the studio! Find out why they started pole and see if they love what you love about it. You guys will probably be spotting each other in class at some point, or helping each other out – and pole training buddies are the best!

9. Pole Progress is YOUR Personal Journey!

Everyone comes to pole with a very different background. Our backgrounds may enable us to succeed faster in different ways. Never get caught up in how fast other people learn a trick or routine. You are on your own pole journey that is unique to you. Celebrate every victory, embrace every challenge, and own the spectacular journey you’re on.

10. Pole is Addictive!

Pole dancing is one of the most addictive forms of exercise. Once you start to see progress, you’ll just be so inspired to improve and learn more advanced moves. Before you know it you’ll be creating pole routines in your mind to every funky tune you hear – seriously, it’s that addictive!

Embarking on a pole dancing journey is exciting and challenging, but with these tips, you’re ready to tackle it head-on! Remember, pole dancing is not just about mastering tricks; it’s about discovering your strength, creativity, and confidence.

Are you ready to Achieve Higher Heights?

Blog Related FAQS

FAQ 1: Can anyone join pole classes, regardless of their fitness level?

Absolutely! Pole dancing is for everyone, and our classes cater to all fitness levels. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned enthusiast, we have a spot for you on the pole.

FAQ 2: Is it normal to feel sore after pole dancing?

Yes, muscle soreness is normal, especially in the beginning. It’s a sign that your body is adapting and getting stronger. Make sure to incorporate proper warm-up and cool-down routines, and the soreness will gradually decrease as your body adjusts to the exhilarating pole workouts.

FAQ 3: How often should I attend pole classes to see progress?

The frequency depends on personal goals, but attending 2-3 classes per week is a great starting point. Consistency is key – the more you pole, the faster you’ll see progress!

FAQ 4: I’m worried about bruising. Is it normal, and how can I minimise it?

Pole kisses (bruises) are a common part of the journey and a badge of honor! They fade over time. To minimise them, stay hydrated, warm up properly, and consider using grip aids for controlled spins.

FAQ 5: How can I balance rest and active recovery in my pole routine?

Strike a balance by incorporating rest days into your routine, giving your body time to recover. On active recovery days, consider activities like yoga or light stretching to keep your muscles supple and ready for the next pole adventure.

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