From reading your spark page, it sounds like you should have enough strength to do the pole. You probably just have to get used to using it. If you can't take classes, you can get some ideas on you tube or buy a dvd.
It's just a lot different than any other type of fitness. So no matter how fit you are, it takes a little time to master it.
TO: My SparkFriends, LOVE: Applehead326-- Desiree
This is for when you've come close to giving up always remember these three things: 1. You CAN do this 2. There is no one in the world who wants this more than you do 3. There is no one in the world who has the power to tell you otherwise. YOU ARE STRONG ENOUGH, just remain focused and soon enough you WILL reach your goals! I love you all, and I think you are all wonderful. Thank you for always being there for me, I will ALWAYS be here for you. Here are some quotes that I would like to share with you today.
"The bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you refuse to take the turn." - Anon
"Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance." - Bruce Barton
"You can have anything you want if you want it desperately enough. You must want it with an exuberance that erupts through the skin and joins the energy that created the world." - Sheila Graham
"When emotions are managed by the heart, they heighten your awareness of the world around you and add sparkle to life. The result is new intelligence and a new view of life. Just be sincere in your efforts and appreciate the progress you make, not expecting to be free from unpleasant emotions all at once. Each success builds more power and excitement. It gets easier as you go. When long-standing emotional issues lose some of their intensity and importance, things won't bother you as much." - Doc Childre and Howard Martin, The HeartMath Solution