I'm all about trying to get off the weight, but I'm sure you'll agree the idea of being on a treadmill day after day makes it hard to get motivated enough to get your hiney moving beyond all the other things you have to do every day. So in my pursuit of creating a BETTER ME in 2013, I decided to jump off the normal exercise routine and look at some unique options for working off the inches while keeping my interest peaked.
Oh, mama, did I. This week's Try-It Tuesday brought me to pole dancing. *blush*
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Once again, a Groupon caught my eye and I decided to buy a package for POLEITICIANS Fitness Studio. Close to home in Arlington (with other locations in Richardson and Rockwall), I threw on my leggings and tank top and womaned up to whatever I was asked to TRY to do. After circling the parking lot for 20 minutes, I found myself in a small room with six poles, a group of ladies (including 3 newbies + myself) and a powerful professional pole teacher, all ready for Level 1. We didn't waste anytime getting into working our bodies; only five-minutes into the class for the warm-up, I could feel my poor core and thighs just shaking.
Man, move over pilates, pole dancing is where it is at to work that core!
I was able to continue to the actually routine portion of the class to learn how to do the Martini and a Rockstar... Oh, my again I thought again after seeing Rashinda demonstrate the moves. There's NO way I can do that. Between pointing my toes all the time (think ballerina), holding out my arms appropriately and then swinging my legs close to the pole, but not around the pole, I wasn't even going to be able to complete my first class much less graduate to Level 2 in a few weeks.
Well I'm glad to report, I did. Maybe not very well and let's just say, if you paid to come see me at BabyDolls, you'd ask for your money back, but I felt like a Rockstar (which was good since that was supposed to be performing.)
Now, I'm sure you are looking for that photo of me mid pole, but let's just say: