What is pole dancing?
Pole dancing is a growing sport for fitness and dance based on choreographed routines and tricks with a pole. Sometimes we even call it yoga on a pole! We incorporate so many yoga moves on the pole, but it makes them just a bit harder since it is done aerially.
Pole dance can help you improve your posture, coordination, flexibility, and confidence. Pole dance training is a very dynamic and exciting fitness class that never feels like a boring workout!
This type of exercise will increase your core and overall general body strength by using itself to lift, pull and contort into different shapes. There is a lot of upper body strength when it comes to pole dancing, but you will be using almost every muscle in your body depending on the move. It can be very challenging when you’re new to pole and something you’ve never experienced. With practice and consistent effort you will be a pro in no time!
Our instructors here at Studio Invert make all our students, new and old, very comfortable and welcomed so it’s a lot easier to come to class and work on your poles goals! We understand how hard pole dancing is and we were all there once too! We only allow you to practice moves at your level so you can successfully advance and the intimidation becomes less and less of a problem.
All pole moves that are not aerial are the best to start with, because it is basically just dancing/moving around the pole. There are times when you will take your feet off the ground, but again those beginner moves can easily be done by anyone, even when someone requires a modification.
Pole dancing is a great alternative to a regular gym workout or dance class. As you gain strength and grace in your new pole moves, you will feel empowered and gain a real sense of achievement while having lots of fun making new friends!
What are group pole dance classes
Find inspiration and motivation from your classmates as you cheer them on for getting that new trick or doing a beautiful spin! It’s easy to make friends and feel like part of a community when everyone is cheering you on to get stronger and better during your pole journey! Practicing pole in a group setting is such a great way to digest!
Whether it’s wanting to learn spin choreography, a sensual dance, or sporty tricks there really is no better way than in a group. Even if there is just one other student with you in there, it will feel so encouraging when you’re each practicing a move and you can congratulate each other when you’re finally able to get that hand, leg or foot in the right position.
There is so much that you can learn just by watching and helping other students in the class. Everyone comes in wanting to learn something new or perfect what they’ve already learned.
Our classes are designed to focus on a specific level, so coming in with your friends or the friends you’ve met in the group will make you feel comfortable knowing that everyone is learning the same move at the same level.
We only have a few classes that are a combined level one and level two, but still a group just the same and one where each student is learning or re-learning something that will further advance them into a higher level or more intense pole move. In those classes the instructor will provide each student with the curriculum that he or she needs to thoroughly enjoy and perfect those moves while learning alongside your classmate.
That sense of community you’ll feel while you’re in the studio and after you leave; we’re sure you’ll be feeling the desire to come back and join a group class again!
How much weight can a pole hold?
There is no particular weight limit for Studio Grade X-Poles, but to add to the safety of our members and guests, our poles have been permanently mounted into the ceilings and floors.
What to expect for a first timer.
Please arrive early to sign our Liability waiver and settle into the studio. We provide cubicle spaces for your personal items, but please leave your valuables locked in your car.
To perform best in class please wear shorts, no jewelry and no moisturizer for at least 12 hours before the class (glycerin based lotions okay)
Our beginner and fundamental classes are designed for total beginners with no fitness background
No need to lose weight or get stronger before starting classes. You will tone up, build strength and learn everything you need in class! Most importantly, you will get fit and have fun at the same time!
What is Spin/Static pole?
Spin pole will have you rotating on its axis allowing the poses to be seen from all angles! It creates a beautiful effect of flying while dancing. You will learn to control your speed and motion of the pole while performing tricks on spin pole!
Static pole is designed for the dancer to hold a still pose or use gravity rather than holding their whole body weight up. That makes it the easiest way to learn the fundamentals of pole technique and begin to develop your strength and muscular endurance. Static pole requires you to support more of your own body weight, which involves more strength and control making it a good challenge and a fun workout!
What are the long term health benefits of pole dancing fitness?
All forms of exercise have health benefits. Pole dance for fitness is a full body workout that increases muscle strength, toning, cardio and circulatory health, flexibility, mobility, confidence, balance, coordination, and weight reduction. Pole dance can be a creative outlet that demands the full attention of our mind and body. It’s a great way to leave your troubles at the door and reduce stress by expressing yourself through pole dance and boosting endorphins!
What are the benefits of this vs other types of exercises?
Pole helps improve flexibility and increase mobility while also providing an incredible upper body workout that can actually build more muscle than traditional weight lifting. It doesn’t feel like exercise in the moment, whereas other workouts are designed to focus on the actual training of certain muscles. Pole fitness works all your muscles… even ones you didn’t know you had! You’ll definitely feel it the next day.
How do you prevent injury during pole dancing?
Always warm up! Warming up will increase flexibility in your muscles which then prevents injury when you’re training. Use a crash mat when practicing more advanced tricks. Don’t go hungry before a pole workout, it can fatigue your muscles and they’ll feel weak.
What makes Studio Invert a better option than conventional fitness centers?
Studio Invert is the best option for a fitness class because it offers a unique, fun way to get fit while challenging your strength, coordination, and flexibility by using your own body weight. There’s no workout like it. Studio Invert has highly experienced and trained pole instructors in St. George making us the best place to learn Pole Dance in Southern Utah.
We are a smaller, more intimate fitness center. It’s easy to feel a sense of community & make friends easily. With only a small number of people in a class it’s fun to workout & practice your favorite moves together!
What muscles are worked the most during the exercise?
Pole is a full body workout, although your shoulders, arms and core are used the most. Leg gripping is very essential to hold many moves, so those muscles are engaged most of the time as well.