Ever try pole fitness? Get out of your comfort zone and have fun!

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Imagine a workout that provides flexibility, dance, serious upper body and core strength and best yet, fun!

Pole dancing has evolved into a form of exercise practiced by not only recognized pole athletes and performers, but by students, moms, gym-goers and working professionals.

The industry of pole fitness in some ways parallels that of yoga, dance and gymnastics.

A pole fitness class can include dance and flexibility or it can be purely athletic. Either route is beneficial to both mind and body for the student.

While beginner classes don’t require extreme upper body strength, over the course of time, pole dancing will vastly improve arm and core strength as well as balance.

It will help you lose fat and can tone almost every muscle in the body.

Pole fitness has the ability to improve muscle tone and strength, coordination, balance and as an added bonus, confidence! Pole fitness creates body awareness in a body positive, judgment free zone that empowers women through the art of dance.

So my best advice to you is to just give it a try!

The worst thing that will happen is that you might be stepping out of your comfort zone, get a bruise or a few sore muscles.

The best thing that can happen is that you will find new confidence and reach new physical limits you didn’t know were possible while also meeting amazing women.

Check your local area for a pole fitness studio near you and challenge yourself. After all, a comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.


Candice Tess is the owner and PFA Certified Instructor at Stilettos & Steel Fitness. Reach her at 517.802.8265 or visit 


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