Sunday 28 June 2009

Pole Dancing!!!

soooooo, I go to Pole Dancing classes, part of my 'after separation therapy' lol

and I love it!!!

The moment I walked into the PolerevolutioNZ studio I knew it was the place for me. Red walls, soft lighting, incense, Buddha's music, candles, flowers, vintage clocks - a real zen like atmosphere and Amy, our lovely and very talented tutor!!

The first class was hilarious, I know you are meant to slide down the pole but not in the way we all did, collapsing to the floor in fits of laughter!!! And believe me, nothing sexy about it!!! I came away from that class hooked but oh dear the next day, the pain, the agony, unused muscles screaming, especially under my rib cage!!!

The next week was slightly better, but again the next day, the pain, different unused muscles and the bruising, massive inner thigh bruising!!! Sounds terrible really but its not, its fantastic, a brutal but amazing work out.

Amy starts us with a series of Pilates type stretches to warm and loosen us, we also end with more stretches. Our pole routine has a bit more added to it each week, more and more different moves.

In 5 weeks I have already become so much more flexible and supple, can 'float' around the pole and can stay on it!!! Still nothing graceful about what I am doing but I'm getting there!!!

The most important thing is I am working out, enjoying it and happier with my body than I have been for a long time!!

This is not me, but one day soon I hope to be able to do that!!!

That is Amy our tutor and owner of PolerevolutioNZ . Trust me, she is incredible!!!

One of my near future goals is to have a pole installed at home!!!
If you are looking for an amazing work out that tones and limbers your entire body and one that is really lots of fun at the same time then I can highly recommend pole dancing!!!
A bit different from my usual vintage type posts!!!
Rainy Sunday here today, Babes is coming over and we are all going to tuck up, watch a movie and eat snacks!!!
Take care, back soon
p.s. thanks Amy for the photo's I borrowed from your website!!!


Anonymous said...

Im pleased all is well with you
hope you had a nice movie afternoon

been thinking about u

LiLi M. said...

What you write about pole dancing sounds very good! Might take a few lessons myself! Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Oh my! I think I would love that.

bluemuf said...

Looks like fun Rachael.

Have a magical day

Hugs Karen

Holly said...

Wow, I think I'd snap in half if I tried to do that!

Barbara said...

my second daughter mentioned pole dancing...

...have a great day sweetie!!!


Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Sounds like a great way to get fit Rachael. Hopefully the muscle strain and bruising will lesson each week.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Linda said...

Now this looks like fun and a good work out all in one...I'm so unco-ordinated I probaly break something...
Glad you are enjoying the lessons and doing well.
With everything going on I just thought you hadn't had a chance to mail my flower brooch, I'm just happy it's not lost in the mail. When you get a chance I know you'll get it sent off....not to worry. Hugs, Linda

Artifax said...

What an intriguing class! I don't think I've heard of pole dancing classes before, but it looks like a great way to get fit and flexible. That photo of your instructor is really inspirational. Wish I was in great shape like that!

Have fun!!!

Aimz said...

oh my goodness the girl in the photo must be so supple to be able to do that, or she's young :-)
Wow Rachael you're game learning that and at least you all had fun.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Sounds like quite a workout!

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Natasha Burns said...

I have heard that about pole dancing Rachael! (the making you fit and being a great workout part!)
Good luck with it, that's something I'd be totally terrible at! Good for you!!!

Monica said...

I have friends back in the states who go to class together and love it! Do you wear heels when you are doing it she said that ads a whole lot more intensity and her legs are getting shapely!
Thanks for stopping by :)

Jessi Nagy said...

hey doll ,
wow i love that class. it's really hard. they make it look so easy.
hope you are having a fab summer, winter?

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Rachael,
WOW this looks like a great workout. The pic of your tutor is amazing. Good Luck with this. It is good to know you are better and having fun in what you want to do.

So great to see you today and thank you for stopping by my home tour at Lorri's. Your kind comment will be so encouraging to her.

I was thinking of you today and about to visit, when you visited my blog. How neat is that!

Have Fun~
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

Did you really read my entire blog?!! Gosh! Well I'm glad you enjoyed it and that the old posts aren't going to waste.

Just had a gander around your blog too and golly you've been through a tough time. Hope all ends well for everybody. Sometimes when we have to go through hard times, we end up with something better I find. Lots of luck and keep looking for things to make you and your daughter happy!

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Rachael

Glad you're loving Pole Dancing - my daughter's friend does it - I can't believe the muscles and skills you build up - WOW, you do realise you'll need a practice pole in your backyard and little shorts and those shoes too -
Good for you Rachael, I'm so glad you're doing something positive

Keep us informed ....please!!!!

Lori said...

oh my...that sounds very strenuous...i am tired just thinking about sounds fun too, that bit about the first class...reminds me of when i tried to do pilates...i spent most of the class time falling all over my mat...LOL...

Little Lovables said...

wow, what an interesting and fun sounding workout!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

What better way to brighten up the day! This is a very interesting type of exercise, Rachael. What fun! Can't wait to hear more about how it's coming along...

Have a happy day,

Linda said...

Hi Rachael, just stopped by to say is hot, hot, hot here, 103...thank goodness for the AC. I love summer but I'm already thinking fall...enjoy your cool days. hugs, Linda

Gina said...

We look forward to your photo! Great job friend, any work out is a good work out, especially if it makes you feel good about yourself. I hope your summer is a great one.

Ruth Welter said...


This looks like an awesome work out and looks like you had fun at the same time.


shabby*vintage*dreams said...

WOW!! Good for you I say!!! What a FAB Fun way to get fit and relax!!
have a great week!!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

I saw Pole dancing classes advertised about two years ago...I was heavy pregnant!
But sooooo would love that!
I read something too about it being a super energised sport!
Good on you...Go you Sexy thang!

Jobs said...

Im Impressed! I have been wanting to do it but I'm not sure its me! I will organsise the girls and see what they think! Keep up the great posts!