10 Reasons Why You NEED To Take A Pole Dancing Class

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You can be honest. You've always wanted to try pole dancing, haven't you? Don't be ashamed of your desire to try a sexy form of fitness. Go out, and do it! Pole dancing is really fun, and you'll leave feeling great about your body and what it can do. First and foremost, pole dancing boosts positive self talk and your self image. Why would you not try it? 

Weight Loss
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Weight Loss

When you sign up for a pole dancing class, you will lose at least 500 calories per class. You will slim down really quickly and achieve your weight loss goals faster. 

Confidence
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Confidence

Because pole dancing does not feel like exercise, you'll be shocked by how fun it is. As a result, you will start to feel confident about your body as you try to nail the moves. The more you practice, the more confident you'll become. 

abs
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Ripped Abs

Most of pole is about core and back strength. As a result, your abs will be shredded. Soon enough, you will be the envy of your friends. Get that bikini ready!

Full Body Workout
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Full Body Workout

Pole is the ultimate full body workout. It builds back and core strength, as aforementioned, but it also builds the muscles in your legs and arms. No part of the body is left out. 

flexibility
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Flexibility Increase

Just like yoga and pilates, pole dancing increases your flexibility drastically. Plus, it will let you contort yourself in the bedroom to the pleasure of your partner. 

stability
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6 / 10

Balance

Pole dancing teaches you balance, confidence, and strength. In other words, you'll never be clumsy again. You can kiss those sidewalk stumbles goodbye. 

stress
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7 / 10

Lower Stress Levels

Like all workouts, pole dancing decreases stress. Also, it works on your shoulder and back muscles extensively, the two areas where we store most of our stress. 

feel good
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Breeds Positivity

Because pole looks impossible, it makes it that much more rewarding when you land even the simplest of moves. This positivity will bring happiness into your personal and business life. 

sexy
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Sexy Is Secondary

Pole is about loving yourself and getting in fabulous shape. Feeling sexy is only a part of the process. It is not a requirement and not something that is sought after,  which is a common misconception. 

grip
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Reduced Joint Pain

Because pole requires a proper grip (or else you could really hurt yourself) you build muscle in your wrists and other joints. This will make it harder for them to get hurt, as well as speed up the healing process of a joint issue. 

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LANDON FUNK

Landon Funk is a writer based in Los Angeles. Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, she went to Princeton University, earning her degree in English and playing on their varsity golf team. She is the author of "No Place that Far: Splash Mountain's Plantation Preservation," and has written for The Tab, Mic.com, Women’s Golf, and more. She is the founder of Funky Feminist, an online blog and shop that empowers women and girls to push the limits, fight for what they believe in, and be unapologetically themselves. Funk is also a certified yoga instructor who specializes in power vinyasa and trauma yoga. Follow her on Twitter at @funkml.

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