Beginner Pole Fitness

Our beginner classes will introduce you to the basics of Pole Fitness including transitions, floor work, spins and basic tricks.

The aim of our beginner level classes is to build your confidence on and around the pole. We encourage you to ‘go for it’ and have fun – every poler has had to learn from the start at one time or another! So don’t worry, we’ve all been there.

After a few weeks we start teaching you more demanding spins, transitions, dance moves and tricks. You will also be introduced to the first steps of inverting (going upside down) and conditioning techniques to aid your strength and fitness.

FAQs on Starting Pole Fitness:

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 and be observed by their parent/guardian in their first class.

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?

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.

What should I not wear?

Do not apply oils or lotions to the skin prior to your pole class. They will make you slip off the pole!

Do not bring jewellery or valuable items to the studio.

Make sure you bring your own water.

Bring a hand towel. Although the poles will be thoroughly cleaned before your class, you will find it useful to regularly dry your hands and dry the pole to prevent slipping.

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

Do not eat any later than two hours prior to your class. This can help for some people who experience motion sickness.

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.