The pros and cons of doing pole competitions for self-confidence

Have you been thinking about competing in a pole competition? Maybe you have been wondering about how competing in a pole competition can affect your self-esteem, whether that is positively or negatively. I have been asked the question ‘Should I compete?’ many times. Honestly, there are both pros and cons to competing when it comes to how it can impact …

“Peach, why are you so confident?”

Sometimes I am having an ordinary day doing ordinary things. I am listening to a radio play, or reading, or driving in my car. There’s nothing particularly interesting or unusual about this day. The clouds are drifting lazily, and my breaths pass in and out of my lungs in just the same way that they always do. But I stop… Something …

“Don’t worry, everyone hates their body!”

Ever been in or witness a conversation about body hang ups only to hear the phrase, “Don’t worry, everyone hates their body!” come spewing out of some poor, well-meaning individual’s mouth? I have, and there’s few phrases I hate more. It makes my toes curl up and my face do this amazing thing where I pull it back and my …

4 Self-Love Insta Hashtags for a Feel-Good Boost

Sometimes we need a little ego-boost to brighten up our day, and what better way that to combine this with our love of social media by checking out some of the most uplifting hashtags around. Give these # a browse and you will soon be feeling confident, positive, and ready to take on the day. #EffYourBeautyStandards -@rainbowchatman Repost: @jannylivesunapologetically It …

Is ‘When-Then’ thinking killing your pole mojo?

I’m gonna level with you. Pole dancing is HARD. Sometimes pole dancing SUCKS! Sometimes I HATE pole dancing. One of those times was this week. I have been exhausted, stressed and feeling weak as f*ck. Pile on top of that the fact that I am training for a competition in March, and I feel woefully under-prepared, and you have a …

3 Fast Track Self-Confidence Hacks

Every now and then it is natural for us to feel a bit low, and it can impact on our self-esteem. Whether you need to boost your motivation before a pole class, work meeting, or social event, sometimes we need a little help, and FAST! So, here are my top 3 tips to help turbo-charge your self-confidence in as little …

New Year, New Me? No Thanks.

So, happy New Year! January 1st is seen to many as an opportunity for a fresh start. The chance to reinvent themselves, overhaul their life, or become a better person. For many this optimistic attitude for change manifests itself in one phrase… ‘New Year, New Me’. Whilst I admire and encourage an individual’s desire to commit themselves to self-improvement, there …

Top 15 New Year’s Resolutions For Pole Dancers 

Now that 2016 is coming to close it is time to start thinking about what your New Year’s resolutions are going to be. More specifically, it is time to plan your pole resolutions! I’ve started writing my list and it is already about 100 miles long (imagine one of those scrolls in the movies where they unfurl it and it …

How To Be More Body Positive In The Pole & Fitness Industry

I have seen a few posts recently with people lamenting some of the issues around body image that the pole industry may be struggling with. One such story involved some nasty comments that a pole instructor’s students received backstage at a competition. Another pole dancer pointed out some of the conflicting messages that are communicated by our industry – on the …

Self-Love is A Journey, Not A Destination

I regularly have girls approaching me saying things like “I’m so jealous of how confident you are, Peach!” and “I wish I loved myself like you do – teach me!” And I do love to tutor people in the art of self-acceptance, showing them how to fall in love with themselves. With my confidence coaching I help girls to foster positivity …