1. Feel instant results.
Pole dancing is equivalent to a gym session. It is guaranteed to make you sweat! Since pole dancing is fast paced and entertaining, it is a great way to get your cardio in. It will also help you improve balance, endurance, flexibility, posture, gain energy, and most importantly confidence. One can feel accomplished and invincible after completing a class. Burning 250 calories in a one-hour Pole Dancing session is achievable!
2. Attainable goals make it motivating.
Reachable goals increase motivation, and give you desirable rewards. Every time you achieve a certain move, spin, or routine you know you have worked hard to get there. Acquiring something that you can see or share with friends is an impressive incentive. So, challenge yourself! Choose a new trick to master each week.
3. Combines many different types of exercises.
Pole dancing incorporates some ballet, gymnastics, aerobics, and pilates techniques. Cardio exercise is another important component in this form of dance. Pole fitness helps expand your lung capacity, maintain a healthy heart rate while burning calories and fat. Pole dancing could be good for decompression in your spinal cord, and has less impact on your bones than weight lifting or doing push-ups.
4. FUN and exciting.
Most beginners want to continue pole dancing after the first time because of the feeling of excitement they get after the first class. A lot of times it may not feel like you are exercising because it is so entertaining. No experience is necessary; most students have never touched a pole before! It can be achievable for everyone no matter what your fitness or dance level is. Plus, new choreography is normally added to all classes, so every time the experience is exciting and different.
5. It’s addictive!
Mastering a move can easily inspire you to push harder, better, stronger to accomplish more. Not only does that make it addictive, but once you start noticing the change in your body and self-esteem it makes it all worthwhile. Once you get on the pole, you may not want to let go! That is great motivation to workout!
6. Your whole body is targeted
Pole dancing is one of those amazing workouts that targets your entire body, especially those hard to target flabby areas. Which muscles are used? All of them! Arms, shoulders, upper back, lower back, core, abdominals, obliques, glutes, quads, calves, ankles, wrists, and so on. If you take pole dancing seriously, you can work all those areas out.
7. Your body is constantly challenged
Usually instructors keep pole dancing classes different by changing and adding new moves, dance routines, and warm ups. Therefore, you are being thrown out of your comfort zone by using different routines which keeps your body guessing each week. That alone will give you faster results. Routine is the Enemy!
8. Great for Everyone
Pole fitness caters to every man or woman regardless of their age, weight, shape, height, and size. This versatility welcomes all with different passions and backgrounds to build self-esteem and learn how to dance while getting a kick butt workout. No experience in dance, sports, and aerobics is needed.
9. It’s Liberating
Pole dancing can give you a sense of exhilaration when climbing up a pole, holding your own weight and flying around in circles. In a class, you are able to zone out life’s daily challenges by letting loose, and that alone can bring empowerment!
Believe it or not, a pole can be used in multiple ways. One way is to use it as a partner in a ballroom based dance. Another way is to use it as a dance tool to hold onto and perform tricks. Last but not least, a pole can be used as workout equipment for pull-ups and abs exercises.