welcome to Pole
When it comes to taking your first Pole Sport / Pole Fitness class, it can be quite a daunting prospect, which is why we aim to provide you as much information and assistance as possible in the sections below.
If there is anything you can't find or need further information on, please do not hesitate to contact us by email, Messenger, or text. We'll be happy to help.
What to wear
Generally, for all Pole Fitness classes:
- Please wear something that you feel comfortable in, that does not restrict movement. Pole or yoga shorts are recommended.
- We only train in bare feet.
- Please bring a towel for personal use.
- A bottle for water. We have a filter/cooler.
For flexibility classes, it’s a good idea to bring some warm training clothes, as you will get the most out of the class if your body is kept warm throughout the class, even when you are lying still in some of the stretches.
For 'Pole Fit' classes, please bring what you would normally wear to pole, as well as suitable training shoes.
Please do not wear jewelry during the class. Rings, bracelets and necklaces cause irreparable damage to the poles.
Do not apply oils or lotions to the skin prior to your class. They will make you slip off the pole.
I'm not strong or flexible, where do I start?
Very few people are already strong or flexible when they start, as this is something you will achieve in time and through practice.
Our beginner class (Pole Level 1), is designed to build the fundamental strength from scratch, so everyone can take part.
We have no expectations as to your current fitness level, strength or flexibility.
It is a general misconception that you have to be extremely strong or flexible to start training in Pole, which definitely isn’t true.
There is no finish line, so there is no such thing as 'too strong' or 'too flexible' or 'too fit' - we are all a work-in-progress.
If you want to build strength and flexibility, and feel you are behind in these areas, then our Pole Level 1, Pole Sport Class and Flexibility classes would be ideal for you.