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13 Things You Probably Never Knew About Pole Dancing Classes

You don't need to be a fitness fanatic.

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1. First of all, there's no "ideal" body type for pole dancing.

You just need to be looking to build strength, flexibility, and to discover that you're powerful AF.
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You just need to be looking to build strength, flexibility, and to discover that you're powerful AF.

2. There's also no age limit.

The more you practice, the better.
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The more you practice, the better.

3. And it's not even just for women.

Hello, boys!

4. Dedication to the sport isn't necessarily about being super into fitness per se.

You could also just want to have fun and get strong.
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You could also just want to have fun and get strong.

5. And it isn't always about being ~sexy.~

(Although if you can manage to do that and stay on the pole at the same time, go for it.)
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(Although if you can manage to do that and stay on the pole at the same time, go for it.)

6. Going to a pole class isn't like going to a strip club. Most of the time, it's more like Cirque du Soleil.

Check out the acrobatics!
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Check out the acrobatics!

7. And bruises are a big part of life for pole dancers.

You exert a lot of pressure against that little pole. Expect bruises.
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You exert a lot of pressure against that little pole. Expect bruises.

8. Just like yoga, all the poses have names. This one's called the "scorpion".

And there's even superman, the butterfly, the martini, and more.
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And there's even superman, the butterfly, the martini, and more.

9. Tbh wearing short shorts and a tiny top make the moves a lot easier. It's not just about looking good up there.

After all, cloth slips... skin doesn't!
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After all, cloth slips... skin doesn't!

10. But it's totally possible to do it fully clothed.

Go girl!

11. It takes years of practice and training to get to the most advanced levels...

12. ...but a lot of the poses can be picked up relatively quickly, which is great for your confidence!

Your legs, back, and abdomen get stronger with every class.
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Your legs, back, and abdomen get stronger with every class.

13. Of course, being able to post incredible photos is one of the most gratifying parts for everyone.

And it gets easier to crack that big smile, despite the effort!
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And it gets easier to crack that big smile, despite the effort!

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