Pole exercise is an increasingly popular and effective way of getting into shape - and fast.
What does a pole ballet class involve?
Pole ballet incorporates all the beauty and grace of ballet with the energy, impact and fun of acrobatic pole. Spins, climbs, holds and inversions are combined with ballet inspired transitions and linking moves.
What are the benefits?
The combination of the intensity involved in pole ballet can be classed as an ‘interval’ workout. An interval workout is defined as periods of intensely difficult exercise manoeuvres followed by period of rest. It’s acknowledged to be one of the best ways to burn fat and drastically improve your cardiovascular fitness.
With pole ballet can be sure to:
Improve posture and core stability
Tone your whole body
Burn around 400 calories in one lesson
Improve balance and coordination
Increase strength and stamina
Why should I give pole ballet a go?
It’s a great combination of fun and fitness. And, when you are able to master the pole, you’ll get a real confidence boost.
Where can I do it?
There are great pole ballet classes at Pulse Studio, Islington, London. Speak to a lady called Kay Herm.
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