My friends still tease me about this, but I swear it is by far the BEST WORKOUT OF MY LIFE! The place I found, Pole Fit, focuses on the "gymnastics" side of pole dancing, so it's good clean fun (we're not learning how to be strippers). It's so rewarding, because each class you can obviously tell you are getting better. Ex: (first class) Couldn't do the fireman spin at the beginning of class, by the end I could. You build muscle so quickly, and it almost instantly tones all over your body :)
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I have problems w/ gym commitment so I found an exercise routine that I love & can commit to. Pole dancing is the ultimate workout. you use all muscle groups at one time while dancing & finding your inner sexy! The room was filled w/ women (only) from all ages groups, shapes & sizes. we had a blast!
No equipment needed if you find a gym like crunch or a dance studio that offers this class. You will forget you are working out & go all out; the next morning you will feel the burn ;). There are other classes like lap dance too. will also increase your flexibility
I found ballroom dancing not only provides a great workout, but it also can improve your coordination, boost your mood, and can get you out of the house. It doesn't matter if it is ballet, jazz, ballroom, belly or pole dancing, or hula it is fun and you are learning.
I have seen 70+ to college kids at group ballroom lessons. The Woman's shoes rock and are the most comfortable heels I've ever worn. It is expensive, so try a $10 video first, or a free lesson. Ever see a buff hot straight guy do jazz hands?? If they can do that and look good, so can I!!
I'm currently in week 3 of the Body for Life Challenge. I've never completed the challenge, so when I successfully complete it, I'm going to experiment with taking a non-conventional exercise class (pole dancing, he, he!!) in January 2011 as my reward. 211
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