Sometimes, I feel slightly embarrassed about how addicted I am to pole. After all, it’s not like I’ll ever dance competitively, and I’m not even that good at it… I’m just a regular person with no dance or fitness background who takes pole dance classes for leisure.
But every time I talk to other girls from the studio, I’m reminded about why it’s so easy to fall in love with pole so quickly, and that it’s really not just me who feels this way.
One of my pole-buddies put it best when she said “Nowadays I wonder… before I started learning pole and coming for practice regularly, what did I use to do with so much free time?”
Indeed. I go to the studio for classes 4 times a week on average and I really can’t imagine life without pole anymore either.
But it does take dedication!
Beginner level is all fun and novelty, then in intermediate 1 the basic inversions are taught and if you didn’t already have a good amount of strength developed, now is when you’d start to realize just how much is needed to progress.
If that doesn’t put you off and you decide to stay for intermediate 2, once you get through the pain and fear of learning laybacks and leg hangs, chances are high that you’re now pole-addicted.
Each term, new waves of beginners come and go, but those of us who go for classes regularly start to recognize each other and eventually become friends. After a while, its hard not to!
Anyway, I’m really excited that two of my ex-colleagues just bought a Groupon deal together for Beginner pole and Beginner strip-and-lap classes. I can’t wait for them to join me at the studio and to welcome them into the little pole universe, and I hope they like it enough to get hooked on it too!
But in the meantime, I’ll keep reminding myself that just about every other girl at the studio (and at pole studios all over the world) can understand my addiction, and that I shouldn’t feel embarrassed about my pole addiction!