Review: Poledancerka Knee Pads

My eternal quest to find a pair of knee pads that aren’t like wearing loaves of bread on your knees whilst simultaneously cutting off your blood supply until you begin to suffer necrosis of the lower limbs and need to have your feet amputated, has finally been resolved. I recently bought the Poledancerka knee pads, sold at polejunkie.co.uk, and can say …

Hacks For Heels: How To Care For Your Pleasers

If you enjoy practicing and dancing in your pole shoes, you will probably have come across some issues in the maintenance of your Pleasers. There are a number of recurrent problems that polers face in terms of the upkeep of their favourite pole shoes, with problems arising due to the general, daily wear and tear from training, floor work and …

Why Visualisation Should Be Your #1 Pole Training Tool

When it comes to training for a performance or a competition you more than likely already know the usual things you need to work on: Strength – learning those difficult tricks and transitions, building up your power and stamina. Nutrition – making sure you eat healthy and fuel your training ensures you do not get over exhausted or injured. Rehearsals – …

Why You Gotta Be A Hater? – Pole, Sexuality & The Panopticon

You are probably all bored of the Strippers vs. Pole Fitness debate by now, and I’m not here to throw my two cents into the ring because it isn’t necessary. What I want to explore is why some in the pole community still have an issue with the sexy side of pole, and stripper style dancing, even when it is quite …

360° Pole: Peach Tries Hot Yin Yang Yoga

In this cross-training series I will be trying out different classes and reviewing how they can improve and inform your core pole practice. I believe have a holistic approach to your practice is essential to ensure you are training smart, preventing injury and getting the most from your time and effort. Please consult a medical professional before embarking on any new …

Why Your Practice Might Not Be Making Perfect… Yet! – Part 2

I left you in the previous post (click here for part 1) with some understanding of body awareness and what it means to your dancing. And now I am going to run over some simple techniques and exercises to help you improve your body awareness to make you a better dancer and athlete. Body Isolation Exercises  You will probably have some …

Why Your Practice Might Not Be Making Perfect… Yet! – Part 1

If you have clicked on this blog post then you have probably asked yourself at least one of the following questions: ‘Why can’t I move like that dancer can?’ ‘Why does my flow look so clunky and awkward?’ ‘I wish my floorwork was better, what am I doing wrong?’ Undoubtedly you have posted your videos onto facebook groups or on instagram …

Pleaser Heels: ‘Is Bigger Better?’ & Other Important Questions

As an avid reader of all pole related social media I have seen many questions popping up on my facebook feed about Pleaser high heels. Which style to buy, what finish is best, what the sizing is like, whether to go for patent or clear straps, and so on ad infinitum. I figured, because I have amassed a small but …

Top 3 Tips To Improve Your Stage Presence

‘Stage presence’… ah, that whimsical ideal that every performer obsesses over. Whether you are entering a competition or performing at a showcase or local event, you’ve probably been thinking about what you can do to improve your stage presence and ensure your pole routine keeps the audience engaged. Although it seems as though some people have just been born with …

6 Apps Every Pole Dancer Needs

As a pole dancer, general fitness lover and owner of an iPhone, I have pretty much tried every single related app out there. Here are my top 6 apps that every pole dancer needs on their phone or equivalent device. Although not specifically pole, these apps offer many benefits to aid in your pole practice and support your progress as a …