Who can attend pole fitness classes?
Here at Altitude we accept students from 16 and over. Our classes are great for all sizes, abilities and fitness levels. Its natural to feel intimidated attending your first session - but just remember, everyone in your class will be beginners and our expert instructors will provide a fun and welcoming atmosphere to get you hooked!
What are the benefits of pole fitness?
The benefits of pole dancing are immense.
Burn calories - 300 per class approx
Sculpt and tone your muscles - especially your arms and abdominals
Increase your flexibility
Improve coordination, grace, style and dance ability
Build your confidence and self-esteem
Have a great workout in a fun, social environment!
I'm not very athletic or coordinated, will I be able to do it?
At Altitude Pole we welcome everyone - regardless of dance experience, athletic ability or fitness level. Being able to support your body weight and having a little coordination will help but remember - these are the skills you will learn during your course.
As with everything, it will come more naturally to some people than others but everyone can do it! We all learn in different ways, at different speeds and Altitude Pole helps provide an inclusive atmosphere to learn in where you can develop your own unique dance style!
What should I wear/bring?
Bare arms and legs are essential to grip the pole, so we would recommend shorts and a t-shirt or vest, with either trainers, dance shoes or bare feet - comfortable gym clothes. Try not to moisturise, or use any oils the day of your class as this can affect your grip on the pole. Heels are optional from an intermediate level.
For silks and aerial hoop, wear tight fitting clothing with no zips/buckles or things that might damage the fabric. For the rest of our classes, wear what you feel comfortable in.
For our remaining classes, gym gear is most appropriate.
If you're looking to purchase pole or aerial clothing, Pole Gear NZ stock the top brands in pole, aerial, pilates and yoga gear and dispatch within 24 hours. You can find them on FB and IG or visit their website.
What happens if I need to cancel my class or membership?
We understand that often life gets in the way and if you are unable to attend a lesson, please cancel your spot as soon as you can. We do have a 8 hour cancellation policy to allow people on the waitlist to be notified but will often waive that for understandable reasons.
If you miss the 8 hour cancellation window: head over to the private Altitude Facebook group, find the pinned post and make a comment to let us know you're not going to be able to make it. Please make sure to tag your instructor and remind them which class you've booked.
In terms of your membership, we are able to put these on hold in exceptional circumstances. If a cancellation is necessary, contact us and we'll work out the best option together.
How do I join?
We work on a membership only model. Without commitment you won't get to where you want to be or achieve the results we know you can get. Our memberships enable us to help you reach your goals, plus it makes for a great pole family! If you are a visiting dancer we have a visitors pass available, just send us an email and we'll get you sorted! Click here!