Pole dancing refers to a form of performing art which combines acrobatics and dance and is centered on a vertical pole. Historically, pole dancing has held a bad reputation and is mainly associated with strip clubs but since the year 2000, it has gained popularity as a way of strengthening the upper body and taking care of the fitness of the core. It is taught at various dance studios and fitness centers.
The pole dance workout has been designed to make women feel empowered and have fun in twisting, twirling and being sexy while getting an amazing workout at the same time. It is one of the most transformative yet fun ways to work up your core and upper-body strength while feeling sexually liberated, emotionally empowered and provides you with a chance to explore yourself and improve body confidence.
The best part about this kind of workout is that women of all fitness levels, shapes and sizes are welcomed to join in. It not only helps them to stay in shape but also boosts their body and self-confidence.
The pole dance workout classes begin with strength training. It is a type of physical exercise which is first taught to the women who join this workout. The strength training involves the use of resistance to prompt muscular contraction. In the first few classes, strength training is given to the women to build up their anaerobic endurance and strength.
After the women have mastered strength training, they are taught some basic dance-based moves that can be done around a vertical pole. They are taught to twist, turn and twirl. Some simple exercises like squats, push-ups and sit-ups accompany the whole training. After this, the women are gradually taught spins, climbs, and inversions which are the main specialty of this workout.
Although, Pole dance workout has gained popularity to be a fitness workout for women but some men have also started to opt for this workout as a fun way to improve their fitness. In 2007, a dance instructor, Zhang Peng won the National pole dance championships in China.
Many fitness centers and dance studios are working to promote this form of workout and change its foul reputation. Nationwide and worldwide championships and competitions are held which are strictly non-nude. People want to promote it as an athletic and artistic form of fitness and dance.