I got my intro class for pole fitness today (June 29, 2014) at Smoke and Mirrors! I am absolutely EXCITED to try it out! Finally!! I’ve been wanting to give pole fitness a try for 4-5 years! Ever since I saw this video from Dirty Birdy I had to add it into my bucket list.
I swear I’ve watched this video like 20 times or so throughout the years by now. I’m always showing it to others whenever I get on the topic of cool and sexy videos to watch on the internet. I am just absolutely in love with how meditative and at peace she looks while she’s spinning and holding herself up on the pole. So much strength and grace! I’m in loveeeeeeee.
I’ve bought pole fitness class coupons a few times in the past couple years but I never got to use them because I always procrastinated on booking a class that by the next time I remember it (which is like almost half a year later or so) they were expired (so much sadnesssss). But lesson learned, right? Now whenever I buy any kind of coupon like this I schedule a date right away!
PRO-TIP: When buying livingsocial or groupon coupons, ACT RIGHT AWAY on them and don’t wait ’til the last minute. Classes and events might fill up by the last minute (since everyone else is probably going to scramble and try to do it last minute too) or you’ll forget about it and it expires.
Link to the coupon $20 for 2 intro classes (a realllly good deal): Smoke and Mirrors Fitness: Two Pole Fitness Classes
This coupon expires on July 4, 2014 I believe so if you’re interested, buy it here before the deal goes away! I would love to hear about your experience if you do decide to take it whether you buy the coupon or join another time at another studio!
Now onto my review of my first day of pole fitness. Here’s a little vlog of my review, I included some short clips of me IN STUDIO (one really embarrassing clip of me too… -_- but #yolo)!
Okay, so I had soooooooooo much fun at my first pole fitness class! We warmed up for the first 20-30 minutes and man was that intense but the burn felt good!! Even the stretches made me feel sexy! The thing I like the most about all these sexy/graceful exercises is the slow and very controlled movements that are required to make things look smooth and sensual, which makes the exercises much more intense.
PRO-TIP: If you’re a visual learner (like me) and need to see the teacher clearly while she is demonstrating to figure out what to do, I highly recommend getting a position in the middle of the class or up front on the right side of the room (if you’re facing her). At one point in class I moved to the left side of the room and it was really difficult for me to see because I had to turn back around to see her.
After that she taught us how to do pirouettes. Conquering that move made me feel quite graceful. And then we learned how to do the fireman spin and stag spin (this one looked the coolest). I had the most trouble with the spins and to be honest I felt really awkward at first but I told myself to not give a shit about it because I’m new, I can’t expect myself to be perfect at everything the first time.
I used to feel very self conscious (I still do a little bit) when trying new things out in front of people because I felt like other people would judge me and thought that I sucked and were making fun of me. But I’ve grown to not care anymore and I just do it anyway! I’m so glad too because it was so stressful before, just worrying about other people’s opinions. First of all they are probably all focusing on themselves so they aren’t noticing you. Second, if they are standing there, taking notice of you and really are making fun of you/judging you negatively. Who gives a fuck? A wise friend of mine said something to me the other day that really hit me, “judgement is a sign of a c*nt”, now I wouldn’t word it exactly like that when I give others advice but that’s basically it. If people are judging you negatively, it means they aren’t the nicest people in the world and you don’t want to be friends or spend much energy on people like that anyway. So might as well be present, enjoy ourselves, just do our thing and make friends that are nice, compassionate and understanding!
The last 30-40 minutes of class was spent learning a routine! That was really fun to put all of what we learned into a sexy little routine.
Conclusion: If you’re looking to feel sexier and also get a good workout in without even feeling like you’re working out (because you’re having SO MUCH FUN) I HIGHLLLLLY recommend giving pole fitness a try! My arms were sore the next couple days but that just means that it gave my arms a really great work out! You will come out feeling stronger and sexier! Let me know in the comments if you guys decide to give it a try!