I took a pole dancing class a couple weeks back. It was for my sister-in-laws bachelorette party. OMG. I’m so glad I went. It was so much fun. Seriously – I can check this one off the bucket list.
Flirty Girl Fitness is an amazing facility in downtown Toronto where you can learn to pole dance, box, dance on a bar coyote ugly style, etc… This place is a real gym (albeit small) for women. I loved how pink it was.
Everyone walking out of this gym was in tip top shape. The women looked amazing. I can now see why after taking a 2 hour class.
Pole dancing is not easy. The instructor makes it look effortless. But so much upper body strength is required. Luckily, I had the strength. I could do almost every move with the exception of 2. Yes – I could do the moves but by no means did I look pretty.
The Husband joked later that night that he wanted me to show him what I learned. Firstly, I need a pole in the basement to show off my pathetic moves, and secondly, I need WAY more practice.
I was so exhausted at the end of the class, I could barely walk to the subway. For the next 2 days my body was so SORE. Again, it was all worth it. I did get some nasty bruises along the way, again WORTH IT.
I think every woman needs to step outside the box and try something new. It’s not like I plan on making a career out of pole dancing (although some do), but it’s fun to workout and challenge your body in ways you didn’t think possible. If all else fails, just go for a good laugh….because…laugh you will.
I’ve included some photos from the day as well as a before and after shot of me.