FAQs about taking a pole class

FAQs about taking a pole class

What is pole fitness?

  • Pole fitness uses a pole to perform gymnastic tricks and combinations of strength and flexibility.
  • Our pole fitness classes put emphasis on proper technique and form, as well as full body conditioning to build strength, and stretching to gain flexibility.

What is pole dancing?

  • Pole dancing uses a pole to perform dance transitions on, around, and near, in combination with various spins, climbs and tricks.
  • Our pole dance classes put emphasis on blending movements and tricks into a flowing routine, and also help expand freestyle pole movement.

“I don’t have any: dance experience / pole dance experience / upper body strength.

“I’m not: in very good shape/ not very flexible.”

  • No problem! We teach everything step by step, ask us any questions!
  • Pole classes will help gradually increase your strength, tone and flexibility.
  • Make sure to take an introduction class to get familiar, and move up levels at your comfort.

“Is pole dancing hygienic / is your studio clean?”

  • We clean our poles at the beginning and end of class with rubbing alcohol.
  • We provide the rubbing alcohol, we recommend you bring your own towel.
  • You may clean the pole at any time during class that you wish.
  • Our studio is thoroughly swept daily, and cleaned from head to toe weekly.
  • We strive to keep the studio immaculate and to the highest levels of sanitation.

“Can pole classes be dangerous?”

  • Pole is safe when following the exercises taught by a pole professional.
  • Use common sense to be careful to avoid injuries by listening to your body, stop if you feel overexerted or in pain.
  • Like any athletic sport, the chance of injury is possible, do not attempt moves if you are not ready.
  • You have the right to ask for variations of a move appropriate to your comfort and skill level.

“Will I bruise?”

  • Ahh yes, pole kisses. We call them that because if you get a good one, it resembles a lovely hickey.
  • Weirdly, bruises are trophy marks for polers, they are proof of hours of dedication and tenacity.
  • Bruising is caused from putting intense pressure or friction on a soft area of skin.
  • You can ice the area, use arnica montana to heal it, or let time run its’ course.
  • Some people bruise more than others, others not at all.

“I’m nervous about my first class.”

  • We are a friendly and supportive community, everyone is at class because they love to pole too!
  • Come enjoy class with us and don’t worry, everyone has been a beginner at one point.
  • Smile, introduce yourself, and become a part of Pink Lemon Studio.

“What happens in a typical class?”

  • We ask that students arrive 5-10 min prior to class to change and be prepared to start on time.
  • We begin with a 10 minute warm up and light stretching and a few strengthening exercises.
  • During the pole part of class you will work on various pole climbs, spins and tricks.
  • The pole instructor will spend individual time at each pole to help spot, and give feedback for improvement and progress.
  • The class finishes with a stretch cool down.

“What should I wear to class?”

  • Great question! You will want form fitting shorts, you need bare skin to grip the pole.
  • Swim suit bikini bottoms / monokinis allowed.
  • You will want to wear a tank top so you have exposed arms.
  • Sports bras allowed.
  • Heels are not required, but they are encouraged for dance classes.

We ask you do not wear the following items in the studio:

  • Rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, or watches
  • No lotions or oils on the legs or arms – the poles will get slippery.
  • Street shoes or heels – bare feet or rubber heeled shoes only
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