Pole dancing is the new exciting way to keep fit. Lap dancing exercise fitness poles are fast being sold to homes, dance clubs and fitness centres across the UK.
You can now purchase your own exercise dance pole for home use. We have put together some hints to help with you with your choice. You can learn to pole dance in classes throughout the UK or by investing in an instructional Pole Dance DVD.
If you are pondering on whether to purchase a dance pole, you will need to consider which type of pole would be the most suitable for your specific requirements.
Pole dancing is a fitness regime for all. Forget all those hours spent sweating in the gym; pole dancing burns calories, tones up your body muscles, increases flexibility and fitness level. This activity has also been shown to boost self-confidence and improve posture. No matter what shape, age, size or fitness level, Pole Dancing is for everyone.
We have conducted our own independent research. The feedback we have received, particularly from those who have never tried it before is that it is a much more enjoyable way of keeping fit and burning calories than the dreaded treadmill or exercise bike! It encourages active participation, burns calories and, most importantly, it’s great fun!
For those more interested in personal statistics, a good session on the pole can burn up to 400 calories an hour, which is about two Mars Bars’ worth. Experts agree that a by-product is much-improved muscle tone.
Have we tempted you now to look to purchase your very own lap dancing exercise fitness pole?
There are several main types on the market for home use, a static pole, as in the pole does not move when in use, or a spinning pole, it does what it says it spins. The pole can either come in one length custom made to fit your room or in several pieces which will require assembly. It can be made from material ranging from stainless steel to brass, chrome plated and titanium plated. The pole can be fixed to the floor and ceiling so it is permanent or it can be easily removed with removal fixtures and fittings.
Types of pole include:
Permanent Pole this standard fitting pole can be cut to the specific measurement of your choice. The pole can then be attached to your ceiling (under a secure ceiling joist or concrete ceiling) using matching flanges (these are brackets which have proven to be the most suitable form of fixing for your permanent dance pole). These fixings are attached to the ceiling joist with fixing screws. The pole is then kept in place with a grub screw within the bracket to prevent the pole from moving during exercise.
Semi-permanent Pole / removable pole this removable type of pole is very popular as it is so versatile. It can be supplied as a made to measure one piece pole or as an adjustable height pole. These are easily erected or removed. The height adjustable pole is perfect for using in different locations within your home or even ideal for travel. If you wish to move your pole it can be ordered to be delivered in several pieces which connect easily together. The pole is easily fitted against your ceiling by using tension, which can be as secure as having a permanent dance pole but without any permanent fixings. It also will not cause damage caused by drilling holes. The tension is sometimes created by an adjustable foot which slots inside the bottom of your pole and a ceiling plate which your pole slots into and lays flush against the ceiling. On other poles the tension is obtained by tightening a nut or screw, each guided by the manufacturers instructions. These are suitable for any permanent floor surface. To remove the pole, all you have to do is release the tension. A travel bag can be purchased to carry portable poles.
Podium Pole this differs from the other types of pole as it does not fit from floor to ceiling. This particular dance poles comes complete with a podium style base in which the pole is normally fixed. This is a sturdy pole suitable for all dance moves and is usually found in dance halls, lap dancing clubs, pole dancing teaching classes and exhibitions. These are suitable when the ceiling is not low enough or not supportive enough to obtain sufficient tension. The bases are available in a range of designs and can be purchased for home use.
Poles are normally supplied in a kit with full installation instructions. They can be installed in a standard room, and need to be located under a ceiling joist to ensure the pole has full support. In addition to locating the ceiling joist you will also need to be sure there is enough space to be able to spin and turn on the pole without injuring yourself. The only additional tools you may require are a spirit level to ensure your pole is 100% upright, and a stud finder to find the ceiling joist.
The poles that are the favoured by teachers of pole dance, fitness centres and dancing clubs are strong and sturdy. These types of poles are suitable for spins, inverts, climbs. Be careful of a certain novelty pole on the market that has been stocked by Tesco amongst other suppliers. Novelty poles are not as sturdy as other poles and can in fact cause injury if treated as a professional pole. You need to be sure the pole is safe to take both feet off the floor and do all the tricks you would be able to do on a good quality fitness dance pole.
Take time to read fully about the product, you do not want to buy a novelty pole only to find you have to buy again.
As well as attending local classes, you can also purchase a whole range of instructional lap and pole dancing DVD’s which will assist you to be able to use the pole properly and skilfully. The DVDs range from beginners, through to intermediate and on to advanced and come from not just the UK but Australia, Canada and US. These feature champion pole dancers in their own right and include Fawnia Mondey, Pantera and Bobbi from Bobbis Pole Studio.
If you really want to practice and improve your skills on the pole we would recommend using a sports grip such Gorilla Gold. This is a towel that is impregnated with a solution of bees wax. It is natural non toxic and dissipates quickly. It allows you to get good grip by repelling moisture and sweat.
This accessory is ideal to get grip on your lap dancing pole when you need it the most. Gorilla Gold is not just being used by golf, tennis, basketball players and gymnasts, but also pole dancers. It is a superb additional tool to use for best grip on your dance pole. Ideal to be used by sports men and sports women for the ultimate grip.
You can also choose a solution such as Surgrip, an anti-perspirant liquid grip solution designed for your hands. Surgrip is designed to keep hands dry under stress and heat. It is also ideal for use in many sports including golf, weight lifting, racket sports, baseball and the innovative art of pole dancing.
If you are looking to learn new tricks or improve your skills on a dance pole then using a grip towel or liquid eliminates the need for messy chalk. The product will not leave unsightly marks on your clothing. Using Surgrip or Gorilla Gold will allow you to gain extra grip when performing difficult moves. Use with your lap dance pole for hassle free dancing.
There are several poles available in the UK market but if you are looking for a sturdy, quality, low cost pole suitable for spins, inverts, climbs, as you would be able to do in a gym or lap dancing club then we would recommend the POLE DELIGHTS Lap Dancing Exercise Fitness Pole.
Pole Delights Poles are supplied to night clubs, pole dance teachers and fitness centres. They are a quality brand new pole that is safe to use. These are NOT novelty poles. They are professional poles for professional pole dancing.
We hope you are now equipped to be confident enough to purchase your very own lap dancing exercise fitness dance pole. Have fun, feel sexy, and get fit!!