Benefits of Pole Dancing

Any form of exercise is good for your body, whether it’s cardio, swimming, weights or even yoga. But did you know the benefits of pole dancing and what it can do for your body? We spoke with Julie from Everybody Group Fitness who are the only studio in Geraldton that do pole dancing classes and has shared with us the benefits of it.

1.)  Increases your core and upper body strength:
Pole dancing requires large amounts of strength and endurance to support your body when performing intense moves. The combination of abdominal contractions and relying on the strength of your arms to support your body is a fantastic way of strengthening your core and upper body, which is exactly what pole dancing can do.  

2.)  It is a fantastic way to boost your confidence:
Pole dancing isn’t all about the fitness. It’s also about the fun aspect of it. Being able to perform tasks that you once thought not possible is a great way to feel good about yourself and boost your confidence. Being more strong and flexible will also make you healthier and feel happier.

3.) Increases flexibility:
Certain movements of pole dancing require total muscle relaxation, which is an ideal way of increasing flexibility. Flexibility allows your body to move in the direction that you want it to go in. A wide range of movements in pole dancing require flexibility, so consistent practice and going to classes regularly will increase your body’s ability to move.

4.)  Great way to release stress:
If done correctly, any exercise will release endorphins into your system (the feel good hormone), which will make you feel great about yourself and get rid of any stress you may be carrying on your shoulders. 

On February 9th, Julie introduced Pole Fit, a class specifically for pole dancing that takes place during the following times:

Monday: 5:45pm & 7:00pm
Tuesday: 10:30am, 11:45am, 5:45pm & 7:00pm
Thursday: 10:30am & 11:45am
Friday: 5:45pm & 7:00pm 

See their website for more information. 

They’re located at 60 Fitzgerald Street, Geraldton
Phone: (08) 9965 5885