Until recently, pole dancing was associated with the murky underworld of sex dungeons complete with poorly, scantily dressed women gyrating on poles for shady, drunk men so as to make a living. The mere mention of the term was enough to cause a storm of controversy with feminists terming it as sleazy and degrading for women. Those days are slowly fading in the past as women begin to appreciate the healthy and sensual benefits of pole dancing. It’s no longer a preserve of the bad girls in the movies. Here are three reasons why you should join the party.
Have you ever noticed how strippers have amazing bodies with perfectly sculptured, arms, thighs and calves? It’s because pole dancing is a unique exercise activity which engages all the muscles of the body and gives them a thorough workout in the process. You might think that climbing a pole is simple and easy, but it actually requires tremendous strength and balance. Your muscles become toned and better defined without turning you into some kind of muscle-hulk. This is a good reason to totally immerse yourself without any inhibitions. It is also a great cardio activity because it gets the blood moving, your heart pumping and your lungs working at optimal condition. If you have trouble losing weight, then this could be best exercise for you. The good thing is that the results are almost immediate.
Pole dancing is so much fun and this why many women make it their number one fitness exercise, and stick to it. Sometimes the sessions feel more of happy banter more than the exercise itself. You share a good laugh with your friends as you all succeed and fail at the pole in equal measure, giving each other encouragement in the process. The enjoyment also emanates from the sexy, risqué moves that help you connect with your feminine side. You feel more womanly and seductive as you move your hips to the beat of the music.
Isn’t it a big irony that feminists were the ones vehemently opposed to pole dancing? Of course there are some strippers out there who set a bad example, but pole dancing is a wonderful activity which empowers women. It’s actually a form of performance art. There are testimonies of women who attribute their newfound confidence in all facets of their lives to the pole. Mastering a new move is a massive self-esteem booster. You will begin to develop this i-can-take-on-anything feel-good factor about yourself.
So cast off those small insecurities and ignore the annoying misconceptions about pole dancing. Find a class and sign up to discover a new and unique way of staying fit while having lots of fun along the way.