Exercise through Pole Dancing

Ladies, we all know how hard it can be to squeeze in that time at the fitness center or gym between work, the children, family and friends. Getting a good work out can be challenging and oftentimes, boring. If you’re tired of the same old boring workouts and routines, try a pole-dancing class.

Pole-dancing classes can be a great way to get in shape and can help you to become more limber with a stronger core and more flexible body, making you long, lean and very sexy. The classes help you to focus on your core (your abdomen, obliques and back muscles) while having a fantastic time learning new dance moves and routines. Part gymnastics and part dance class, the classes are fun and geared to the everyday woman.

Pole-dancing classes incorporate the type of pole used in strip clubs to perform a series of simple to complex dancing routines that increase your muscle strength and flexibility, and can help you to get in touch with your sexuality at the same time. Many classes also require participants to wear dance shorts and dancing or club shoes (those with a mid-platform sole and six inch or higher heel) but don’t worry ladies; most classes are limited to women only, allowing a fun and casual atmosphere where women can discover a new part of themselves, while enjoying the company of other women.

Pole-dancing classes are held in dance studios and in the private dance rooms of clubs and usually consist of one to two dance instructors and three to twelve participants, each with their own pole. The classes have earned a devoted following in the United Kingdom as well as the United States and are also a great idea for a hen, bachelorette or birthday party.

Due to the high heels, dance routines and use of a stripper pole, alcohol is strictly forbidden at a pole-dancing party or class, but many hen parties incorporate a pole-dancing class, followed by clubbing or dinner out, making for a memorable girls’ night out.

When looking for a pole-dancing class, make sure to ask whether the class is limited to women, what the dress requirements are, and how long the class lasts. Also, it is advisable to find a class that takes place in a mirrored room, to help you understand your form and to help you visualize yourself as you practice your new hot moves.

Many pole-dancing classes also offer merchandise that allow you to incorporate your new moves into your home life, such as dance poles, both for permanent placement and those that are adjustable as well as dancing shoes, DVD’s of pole-dancing routines, and dancing outfits to enhance your pole-dancing experience.

About the author:

Claire Jarrett is writing on behalf of Pole Secrets who offer pole dancing lessons

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DVD Exercise Program – A Great Way to Exercise At Home

DVD Exercise Program – A Great Way to Exercise At Home

Now you can use your TV for fitness purposes. Instead of choosing the unhealthy “couch potato” routine, you can insert instructional DVD workout programs and exercise along. If you use a DVD exercise program, working out doesn’t have to be boring and tedious.

There are a wide variety of exercise tapes, video CDs, and DVDs on the market today. Each exercise program offers something unique and “breakthrough” discovery in the field of fitness. Majority of DVD programs either come with their own set of equipment, or suggest some form of gear and gadget to use. Here are some options to initiate your home exercise routine using instructional videos:

1. Tae Bo – Billy Blanks, the creator of Taebo, is an expert kick boxer and world champion. He has created workout programs that involve both boxing and tae kwon do. The instructional videos aim to help people achieve certain levels of fitness, while learning basic martial arts moves at the same time. The Tae Bo workout routines are upbeat and pumps up energy. If you make a mistake, all you have to do is rewind the video and do the move again until you master it.

2. Beach body – A few years back, Beach body created an exercise series designed for those who want to lose weight and to build well-toned muscles. The Turbo Jam, also from Beach body, takes the kickboxing lessons even further and teaches you a comprehensive fitness program. Other DVDs that you should check out are P90X, Chalean Extreme, and Slim in 6.

3. Yoga – this is a form of stretching and meditation routine that has possibly originated in ancient times. Yoga workouts possess healing powers and rest the mind from stress. It is also a good way to enhance a person’s discipline, patience, and tranquility.

4. Weight bearing workouts – You might be familiar with the FIRM. I’m not referring to that movie by Tom Cruise. The FIRM is a weight bearing workout program that integrates body-building workouts with cardiovascular exercises. This allows the body to burn double amount of calories and fats. Moreover, the program guarantees that you’ll start seeing positive results after a minimum of ten workouts.

5. Walking workouts – Some people cannot withstand the impact of aerobic exercise on their knees. A good option for those people is Leslie Sansone’s walking workout program. With her exercise routine you can walk an equivalent of 1 to 3 miles in a workout sequence of jogging in place, kicks, and aerobic strokes. A meter at the lower part of your screen let’s you know the distance equivalent of your exercise in the form of miles.

6. Dancing – Dancers stay fit and healthy because they love what they do. It is not new to us that dancing workouts add strength to leg muscles, give agility to the body, and stretches the bones well. Different dance genres such as Latin and hip-hop are not difficult if you enjoy doing them. Just insert a dance workout DVD into your disk cartridge and get ready for some sweat and groove.

Do you want to work out but your schedule doesn’t allow you to? Then begin collecting DVD exercise programs and reap the long term results of high level fitness.