Fitness, Friends, Uncategorized POLE DANCING! 30 March 2010

A group of friends and I signed up for pole dancing classes! In particular, I wanted to do it because it means I’d be ‘forced’ to exercise. My fitness levels are…. nonexistent. I’m generally just too lazy and love to eat, so exercise somewhat opposes that 😉 So I figure, if I enroll myself into classes, and do it with friends, then I’d just HAVE to exercise, right?

And obviously, pole dancing is FUN. A lot more exciting than jogging endlessly, how boring. I also like how you move to music, and it seems to me it’s very similar to gymnastics/ballet.. what with the core strength and flexibility involved. So I figure, since I danced ballet for 10 years, I’d be more pre-disposed to do pole dancing than, say, rugby 😉

The class was a LOT of fun, and so entertaining! It was all our 1st class ever, so it was all very beginner. We learned a lot though, and you realise how much coordination and strengh is needed for pole dancing. In fact, the next day, my muscles were so sore I couldn’t stand up or sit down properly.. let alone walk without limping! My thighs were SO painful I just couldn’t move them, and so were all these weird areas of my upper arms and armpits. Ouchhhhh. The pain was staggering. And all because of my zero exercise, hence none of my muscles are used to working out. Argh. Well…. hopefully now that I’m doing this, I’ll get fitter and be in less pain after each class!


The sexy ladies

I love the expression on my face. LMAO!!!!

Looking more exhausted than sexy. Pole dancing is hard work!

Practicising our walk-around-the-pole move. Even that was not easy…

WHEE!

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50 Comments

  • starbucksweetie posted on March 30, 2010 at 12:42 am

    Ah – looks fun.

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    • beverly posted on March 30, 2010 at 2:34 am

      It’s mad fun, though the pain afterwards is OUCH!

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  • exhileration posted on March 30, 2010 at 12:42 am

    You’re so cute Bev! That does look a lot more fun than my usual gym workouts!

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    • beverly posted on March 30, 2010 at 2:44 am

      It totally is! And it’s even more fun with friends 🙂

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  • renew posted on March 30, 2010 at 1:06 am

    Oh wow I didn’t realize pole dancing was so hard. It does sound fun especially with a group of friends! Also, I love that you’re wearing a fast food tee to work out. 😛

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    • beverly posted on March 30, 2010 at 2:44 am

      Hhaha yeah, it’s a comfy tee though, great for exercise!

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  • am_klutz posted on March 30, 2010 at 1:14 am

    I tried it once and it’s fun! And definitely harder than most people can imagine!

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    • beverly posted on March 30, 2010 at 2:45 am

      I knooowww! I seriously thought it’d be prancing around for a bit, having more fun than exercise. Or maybe I’m just really unfit 😉

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  • ourownact posted on March 30, 2010 at 2:05 am

    roflmao! you’re so funny – you’re doing a pole dancing to get healthier while wearing a tshirt that says “I love Burger and fries”! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on March 30, 2010 at 3:06 am

      Yeah I realised the irony of it when I was in the class.. lol!!

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  • irene82 posted on March 30, 2010 at 7:08 am

    I took a class on pole dancing once but instead of feeling sexy, I felt like a fool! 😛 LOL

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    • beverly posted on March 30, 2010 at 9:42 am

      Hahah i’m with ya, I certainly didn’t look sexy at all… was so clumsy 😉

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  • starbucksweetie posted on March 30, 2010 at 12:42 am

    Ah – looks fun.

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    • beverly posted on March 30, 2010 at 2:34 am

      It’s mad fun, though the pain afterwards is OUCH!

      Reply
  • exhileration posted on March 30, 2010 at 12:42 am

    You’re so cute Bev! That does look a lot more fun than my usual gym workouts!

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    • beverly posted on March 30, 2010 at 2:44 am

      It totally is! And it’s even more fun with friends 🙂

      Reply
  • renew posted on March 30, 2010 at 1:06 am

    Oh wow I didn’t realize pole dancing was so hard. It does sound fun especially with a group of friends! Also, I love that you’re wearing a fast food tee to work out. 😛

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    • beverly posted on March 30, 2010 at 2:44 am

      Hhaha yeah, it’s a comfy tee though, great for exercise!

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  • Anonymous posted on March 30, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Wow! That is really funny.
    Are you going to install one such pole at your home in the future to demonstrate the acquired skills to your husband? 🙂

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    • beverly posted on March 30, 2010 at 9:43 am

      Hehe nooo that is just too weird for us!

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  • am_klutz posted on March 30, 2010 at 1:14 am

    I tried it once and it’s fun! And definitely harder than most people can imagine!

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    • beverly posted on March 30, 2010 at 2:45 am

      I knooowww! I seriously thought it’d be prancing around for a bit, having more fun than exercise. Or maybe I’m just really unfit 😉

      Reply
  • cenedrah posted on March 30, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Wow how fun! I have a few friends who do it and they also tell me about how it’s such a work out! Apparently it also really helps give a person shapely legs!

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    • beverly posted on March 30, 2010 at 9:43 am

      it’s way harder a workout than i’d expected.. was sooo sore!

      Reply
  • ourownact posted on March 30, 2010 at 2:05 am

    roflmao! you’re so funny – you’re doing a pole dancing to get healthier while wearing a tshirt that says “I love Burger and fries”! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on March 30, 2010 at 3:06 am

      Yeah I realised the irony of it when I was in the class.. lol!!

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on March 30, 2010 at 11:25 am

    keep at it~ and do some moves to chris at home next time! 😀

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    • beverly posted on March 30, 2010 at 2:45 pm

      rofl!

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      • tiffanyx posted on March 31, 2010 at 12:37 am

        you go girl! *waves pom poms*

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  • drshree posted on March 30, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Oo…look like lots of hard working fun! 😉 DO they play good music??

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    • beverly posted on March 30, 2010 at 2:46 pm

      We didn’t actually get around to cranking the music up and dancing to it… was too busy learning the basic moves, haha!

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  • irene82 posted on March 30, 2010 at 7:08 am

    I took a class on pole dancing once but instead of feeling sexy, I felt like a fool! 😛 LOL

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 30, 2010 at 9:42 am

      Hahah i’m with ya, I certainly didn’t look sexy at all… was so clumsy 😉

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on March 30, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Wow! That is really funny.
    Are you going to install one such pole at your home in the future to demonstrate the acquired skills to your husband? 🙂

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    • beverly posted on March 30, 2010 at 9:43 am

      Hehe nooo that is just too weird for us!

      Reply
  • good_lenchik posted on March 30, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Oh soo cool!!! Can I repost in on Dolls? Girls will love it!!

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    • beverly posted on March 31, 2010 at 12:12 am

      Ya sure! 😀 Better put a disclaimer afterwards that un-fit people get very sore though.. bwahaha

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  • cenedrah posted on March 30, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Wow how fun! I have a few friends who do it and they also tell me about how it’s such a work out! Apparently it also really helps give a person shapely legs!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 30, 2010 at 9:43 am

      it’s way harder a workout than i’d expected.. was sooo sore!

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on March 30, 2010 at 11:25 am

    keep at it~ and do some moves to chris at home next time! 😀

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    • beverly posted on March 30, 2010 at 2:45 pm

      rofl!

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      • tiffanyx posted on March 31, 2010 at 12:37 am

        you go girl! *waves pom poms*

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  • drshree posted on March 30, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Oo…look like lots of hard working fun! 😉 DO they play good music??

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    • beverly posted on March 30, 2010 at 2:46 pm

      We didn’t actually get around to cranking the music up and dancing to it… was too busy learning the basic moves, haha!

      Reply
  • good_lenchik posted on March 30, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Oh soo cool!!! Can I repost in on Dolls? Girls will love it!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 31, 2010 at 12:12 am

      Ya sure! 😀 Better put a disclaimer afterwards that un-fit people get very sore though.. bwahaha

      Reply
  • blairwitch posted on March 31, 2010 at 11:30 am

    You have such an amazing figure! And you also look very graceful, all those years of ballet really makes a difference 🙂

    I always wanted to try pole dancing. Sadly, when I finally got my act together to sign up for classes, they stopped teaching them due to lack of interest 🙁 I’ve recently taken up Bollywood dance classes though, and it’s SO much fun. Dance classes are just such a better way to exercise than normal gym routines 🙂

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    • beverly posted on March 31, 2010 at 12:45 pm

      Aww thanks hon! pole dancing is really fun.. but ya, only good if you’ve got a bunch of g/fs with you that are keen on it too. Oo never done Bollywood dancing before though!

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  • blairwitch posted on March 31, 2010 at 11:30 am

    You have such an amazing figure! And you also look very graceful, all those years of ballet really makes a difference 🙂

    I always wanted to try pole dancing. Sadly, when I finally got my act together to sign up for classes, they stopped teaching them due to lack of interest 🙁 I’ve recently taken up Bollywood dance classes though, and it’s SO much fun. Dance classes are just such a better way to exercise than normal gym routines 🙂

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    • beverly posted on March 31, 2010 at 12:45 pm

      Aww thanks hon! pole dancing is really fun.. but ya, only good if you’ve got a bunch of g/fs with you that are keen on it too. Oo never done Bollywood dancing before though!

      Reply

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