I've been on a 5-month hiatus from my pole dancing classes, but I start again on Sunday. In those five months, I'm afraid the firm grasp and stronger core I once had may have weakened. This might seem to some as not a big deal, but when you're 10 feet off the ground with only your clinched thighs and arms keeping you from plummeting, you suddenly remember why Pilates doesn't suck so much.
I don't think I've ever felt sexier in my life than when I started those classes last year. I'd just had my miscarriage and desperately needed a pick-me-up (or pull-me-up if know anything about pole dancing).
I'm looking forward to the high that I got every time I successfully pulled off a pole trick. I've even committed to strength training classes to strengthen my core muscles so I can -- finally -- do a pole inversion.
So what, exactly, does pole dance class training involve? Lots of ab and arm work and a freaking awesome soundtrack.
I will usually do 20 minutes of arm work, 15 minutes of lower back work and another 15 minutes of ab work. I do all of this while listening to the likes of Tila Tequila, Marilyn Manson and Christina "dirrrty girl" Aguilera.
I come home every evening with sore muscles but that's nothing compared to the awesome pipes I'm going to be sporting come next spring.
Bring on the pole chicas!