6 Ways Pole Dancing Can Improve Your Flexibility, Mobility And General Health
Pole dance and fitness is a unique and engaging form of exercise that can provide a heap of benefits for your flexibility, mobility, and overall health 🤩 You can dance your way to surpassing your goals in a welcoming, supportive environment - and have a blast doing it!
Here are six ways that pole fitness can improve your physical well-being...
1) It Involves A Lot Of Stretching And Dynamic Movements
If your goal is to be able to touch your toes, or even to do the splits, then you've come to the right place 😉 It's a no-brainer that regular stretching can help to improve your flexibility, and pole is a workout that delivers!
Through pole dance, you'll gradually improve your range of motion and reduce muscle tightness. Regular stretching is also known to help to prevent injuries and can even improve your posture (win-win!)
During a class at Altitude, you'll learn a mixture of static and dynamic stretches, helping you to improve your mobility and flexibility safely. Annnnd if you really love the idea of getting super bendy, you can try out our specialised Stretch and Flex classes to fast-track your flex 🧘♀️
2) Pole Is A Low-Impact Workout That Is Gentle On Your Joints
Low impact doesn't have to be boring! Unlike high-impact exercises such as running or jumping jacks, which can cause strain on your knees and ankles, pole dancing focuses on controlled and deliberate movements that strengthen, lengthen and tone your muscles without putting excessive stress on your joints.
Our classes focus on teaching you how to control your movements. You'll work towards improving your flexibility, strength, and balance while creating beautiful shapes and poses up the pole. It can also help improve joint stability to reduce the risk of injury, making it ideal for anyone looking for a low-impact workout that's actually fun!
3) Pole Dance Teaches You Balance And Coordination
If you think of yourself as a little bit (or maybe even quite a bit) uncoordinated and clumsy, then we have good news for you! Coordination is actually a learnable skill that you can improve through regular training 🤯 As you become more comfortable with the pole, you'll develop better spatial awareness and a greater sense of self-movement and body position, making it easier to move your body in different directions and planes of motion.
Pole dancing challenges your mind-body connection, which means that at first, you may bump into the pole a fair bit, but over time you'll start to intuitively move in ways that avoid any bumps and bruises - which then spills over into general life (no more coffee table shin bruises!).
4) It's A Full-Body Workout
Pole fitness involves a variety of movements that engage almost all of the muscles in your body. This means that you can achieve a full-body workout without having to spend hours in the gym.
From spinning around the pole to lifting your bodyweight, pole engages almost every muscle in your body, helping to improve your strength, endurance, and cardiovascular health 💪 This leads to improved physical performance and that amazing feeling you get after a really good workout!
The best part is, you'll be strengthening your arms, abs, legs and glutes (#bootygains) throughout the class while having so much fun you don't even realise you're doing exercise...until after mwahaha 🔥😈
5) Pole Can Help To Improve Your Emotional Wellbeing
Exercise is a well-known stress reliever, and pole fitness is no exception! The physical activity and mental focus required during pole fitness can work wonders in reducing stress and anxiety, leaving you feeling more relaxed and centred.
As you master new moves and become more comfortable with the pole, you'll feel a sense of accomplishment that can carry over into other areas of your life. On top of that, the supportive and encouraging environment in the studio can really boost your self-confidence and improve your mood 🥰️
6) It's A Fun Way To Stay Active And Healthy!
Unlike many traditional workouts, pole fitness offers a unique and challenging activity that can help to keep you motivated and excited about your fitness routine. By making exercise more enjoyable, pole can help you maintain a consistent and sustainable fitness habit. Working out is easy when it doesn't feel like a chore!
Altitude offers a supportive community of like-minded people who can help you stay motivated and on track. You'll be surrounded by people who are working toward similar goals, making it easier to stay committed and accountable to your fitness routine and make new friends at the same time 👯