Sounds like you've had some great classes. Wish there were more opportunities nearer to me. The main reason I got certified in silk hammock was because I wanted to do it, and our studio wanted to offer it. We don't have ceilings high enough for silks.
I can see both sides to whether or not males should be allowed. Having seen how good men can become on pole because of their upper body strength, I think it's a shame many studios won't allow them in.
However, on the other side when you stop to think of how many men look at pole as something you only do in a strip club, I can see most women's reaction to allowing men in the studio.
To be honest, even in a zumba class at the gym, if a guy comes in and really dances, it's fine; but if the hang in the back and barely move and mostly leers at the women, then I have a problem with it.
At one gym where I used to teach, the exercise bikes, treadmills and elipticals were all facing into windows which gave a view of the cardio/dance room. We did have blinds. I always closed the blinds before class. We were there to exercise, not entertain the people on the equipment.
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