Please find below our general FAQs, mainly focused on Pole Fitness. To see FAQs on each of our other classes, please click on the class you are interested in from the drop-down menu at the top of the page ‘Classes’.

Am I too old / Overweight / Weak?

You’re never too old to take up pole! We teach pupils in their 50’s and 60’s!
We will help you lose weight and gain strength, so the simple answer is no! Everyone starts somewhere! If you are particularly concerned about your weight please contact us to discuss.

Is there an age limit for Pole Fitness classes?

Participants under the age of 18 must have consent from a parent or guardian.

How long does it take to complete each level of Pole Fitness?

This varies enormously from person to person. It also depends how many classes you attend each week. If you attend two or more pole classes per week, with appropriate rest periods between sessions, you can progress more quickly than people who only attend once per week. Our levels are very comprehensive! On average, with consistent training, our Beginner Level can be completed within 6-12 months. Intermediate Level can be completed in 12-24 months. Therefore as rough guideline, Advanced Level Pole Fitness training can commence after 2-3 years of training.

When will I see the physical results of pole fitness?

This also depends on individual differences, consistency of training, diet and lifestyle.

Our clients have reported to see results within five weeks. The first benefits reported, aside from feeling great, are weight loss and improved muscle tone.

What shall I wear?

For Pole Fitness wear something that you feel comfortable in that does not restrict movement. Gym clothing is fine. You do not need to wear shorts for the first few lessons however exposing skin on the legs (and arms) allows you to grip on to the pole. If you feel shy about wearing shorts you can wear tracksuit trousers at first.

Lycra shorts are recommended. If you do not have any we sell Pole Studio shorts specially designed for Pole Fitness classes.

In order to protect our poles and your belongings, jewellery must be removed prior to commencing a class.

You can wear trainers, ballet shoes or go barefoot for our pole fitness classes.

For Sensual Pole Fitness please bring a towel and water. You can go barefoot or wear high heels. Knee-pads recommended but not essential. Please avoid putting creams and lotions on your hands and legs before the class, as this makes you slippery.

For Barre Fitness please wear regular gym clothing and ballet style shoes or Pilates socks with grip on the soles, or go barefoot. You are also welcome to bring your own yoga mat if you prefer not to use the studio’s mats.

For Stretching & Mobility/Flex please wear regular gym clothing. You are also welcome to bring your own yoga mat if you prefer not to use the studio’s mats.

For Aerial Silks Courses wear leggings and a close-fitting T-shirt. This is to protect your skin from ‘Silk burn’. Please bring your own sweat towel and bottle of water as these things are not supplied at the Aerial Silks venue.

For Aerial Hoop wear tight fitting, long pants/leggings and a T-Shirt or vest top. You can also bring a pair of shorts to wear as you may prefer training in shorts due to the additional grip behind your knees. No shoes or socks are worn during Hoop training. Please bring your own sweat towel and bottle of water as these things are not supplied at the Aerial Hoop venue.

Other general advice:

If you are asthmatic please bring your own inhaler and let your instructor know where it is so she can access it if needs be.

While you are perfecting new moves on the pole there is a risk that you will get bruises and/or friction burns. Some people bruise more easily than others.

The above page is general advice and The Pole Studio accepts no liability resulting from any advice taken from this page. If you have any particular concerns please consult your doctor as soon as possible.


If you have any medical conditions, injuries or are worried about any aspect of your health that may prevent you from doing physical activity you must consult your doctor prior to attending any class. Please advise your instructor of any health conditions at the start of the class. All participants must sign a disclaimer to waive liability before starting a class or course. Participants under the age of 18 years old must have consent from a parent or guardian.


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