Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Hump Day Antics // Working the Pole Like A Boss

I've written before about my desire to stay fit and that I do so by trying all kinds of different workouts. I get bored easily as does my body and I know it's important to switch things up. So when my friend Lynette invited me to take a pole dancing class at a local studio I readily agreed. I mean, she did get worked at the barre with me so it seemed only right I join her in this adventure.
I'm so glad I did.
It was wicked cold (for California) this past weekend and feeling lazy, I wanted nothing more than to stay in my cozy pants in my warm house and bake cupcakes but I knew if I continued to be cooped up with my crazy kids someone was bound to wind up in tears. And it was most likely going to be me.
So I braved the 32 degree weather and headed out to meet Lynette at Black Velvet for our introductory class.

ready to rock this pole


I have to say, I've taken a class once before but it was several years ago and at a bachelorette party and we were three sheets to the wind so I'm not sure how good I actually was. Also there were only one or two poles so we had to take turns which led to more drinking and shenanigans so yeah....
This time, we all had our own pole and were able to do the moves right away and continue to practice as our instructor walked around the room critiquing our moves.

look at me go!

It was wicked fun. And I do mean wicked. Even though we hadn't had a single cocktail there was definitely some fun/nervous energy in the room. We giggled our way through introductions and launched right into some sensual(ish) stretching which was a great way to break the ice and warm up our bodies.
Of course Lynette and I couldn't help but crack jokes because we were the only two "moms" in the room and I'm sure they expected us to be super reserved and all kinds of awkward. Jokes on them as it turned out we're kind of naturals. So if this whole writing thing doesn't work out at least I have something to fall back on. Lynette is a former dancer and with my cheer and track background we knocked it out of the park.  Toes pointed, backs arched, we put our previous 'training' to good use.

the spins were my favorite

We learned the basic moves of walking, spinning and getting up from those cute little turns and while there was some awkward moments (wait, I do what with my leg?) we still nailed it. We even made a few friends who said they "need" us in their lives. They thought we were hilarious and were quite shocked that two moms could get down, let loose and kind of show them up! Mama's know how to have fun too! I mean. We have children for pete's sake! How do you think they got here?


trying to get up sexy like

practicing the 'walk'
The hour flew by and I found myself wishing we'd had time to do more. It was that much fun. However, walking out back out to the car I knew I was going to be sore for days to come. And I was. I still am in fact. Who knew it was such a thorough workout?

showing the youngsters how it's done!


look at those pointed toes!

If you're in the area I highly recommend trying them out. The instructors were fun and supportive and the atmosphere is incredibly relaxed so you don't feel like a fool when your spin goes awry (and it will). They offer party packages and private classes and I've already got my wheels turning on how/when I can put together a ladies night to get back there. Next time, we pre-game with cocktails.

wheeee!

Thanks Black Velvet for such an enjoyable evening and Lynette for pumping me up to go!! Can't wait to try it again!



Have you ever tried a pole dancing class? Would you? Why or Why not?







*Disclosure: I was in no way compensated for this post. The studio offers a free trial class to all who are interested. All thoughts and opinions and photos are my own.





















4 comments:

  1. I love this! Would awkwardly be up for trying this type of class, but definitely no documentation! ;)

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  2. You go girl! Hey- thanks for posting the link on FB to your blog. It's fun! And apparently, you are one hot momma! lol

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  4. omg your writing is delightful! the photos are awesome too. you girls sure did awesome!
    thank you for giving Black Velvet and pole dancing a try. come back to our class soon. we love to teach you more sexy spins!!
    love April@BlackVelvet

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