Here you will find some FAQ's in terms of what to expect at a Pole Session! Pole really is for everyone - and you'll be surprised to hear that there is NO upper body strength required to start and is for ALL ages!
Q - I'd love to do pole, but I have no upper body strength! A - You don't need any!! Plus everybody has a degree of strength, you just need to be shown how to utilise it properly! Our classes are designed for complete beginners and are formulated so you WILL be getting stronger and leaner
Q - What exactly is Pole Fitness?
A - Pole Fitness is an extension of Pole Dancing, in that it uses a vertical metal apparatus (the Pole) in order to create a whole body workout. The Pole works the whole body improving stamina, muscle tone, strength, flexibility, co-ordination and posture. It also tightens the core and improves upper body strength! A range of tricks, spins and static holds are taught in a structured manner, and these can be linked together to create "Combos", and some people like to fuse these combos into routines using music.
Q - Why do I have to wear shorts? Every poler I see doesn't seem to be wearing much...
A - The whole reason we wear shorts and not your usual 'gym wear' is because the metal pole requires our skin to grip it. Clothing will give no grip whatsoever and will feel as grippy as sheet ice!!!!! We understand that it is perhaps daunting to sport a pair of shorts, as for most of us this is not our usual attire, and for that reason for your first lesson to make you feel more comfortable you can wear leggings as we will start by teaching spins. You can then always bring a pair of shorts with you....we find with our students the more confident they get the shorter the shorts become!! (Also allowing for those more trickier moves with the extra grip) We have all been there I assure you, but its nothing to be worried about!
Q - What do I wear for my first lesson?
A - You can wear normal Gym attire, IE a vest top and some leggings. It would be good to bring some shorts with you, but this doesn't need to happen for the very first lesson (See the Question above!)
You will be bare foot in the studio, so it doesn't matter about footwear. Both studios have toilets in which you can change if you need to. Belongings can be brought in and placed around the edge of the studio near to your pole, but please keep this to a minimum if you can. At the Yoga Barn, there is a strict no shoes policy and therefore the studio owner requests for us to remove shoes upon entry and place them in the shoe rack by the entrance. At the Oxford academy you can place your shoes alongside your belongings and heels can be worn in this studio for our Sexy Pole Flow lessons, choreography's and practice sessions ☺️
Please do bring a bottle of water with you, as you will need to stay hydrated and pole fitness can be just as taxing! Bring your phone too to snap those moves!!
Please also bear in mind, that because we use skin to stick to the pole, there is to be no moisturiser applied on the skin at least 24hrs before the session, especially the hands and legs! Grips aids are allowed to be applied to hands and the body, aside from Itac, Gorilla Grip and Stickum (these brands are banned in the studio)
Q - Where do we go to find the studio?
A - We operate out of two venues - one in Oxford and the other next to Charlton, near Banbury/Brackley. For all the info on either venue as well as address and directions with how to find us can be found in the "Venues" tab or via the link below.