Frequently Asked Questions
Why is PoleFit so good for you?
There are many physical, emotional and social benefits from attending regular PoleFit classes:
- Sculpt and tone your upper and lower body particularly the arms, tummy, shoulders, thighs and bottom
- Burns fat
- Increases flexibility and co-ordination
- Promotes muscle endurance and stamina
- Increases bone density
- Improves core strength allowing you to perform everyday tasks with greater ease
- Boost your self esteem and feel a sense of achievement
- Build greater self confidence
- Alleviate stress with regular exercise that “really is” fun
Do I need to be coordinated or have previous dance experience?
Not at all; Pole Fitness (pole dancing for fitness) is a relatively new and unique form of exercise. No matter your background, our PoleFit courses cater for the absolute beginner right through to the more advanced student looking for a challenge.
Do I need to have a certain level of fitness to participate?
PoleFit is helping men and women look good and feel great. It's open to men and women of all shapes, sizes, ages and fitness levels. We've found that everyone who has taken on pole dancing for fitness has gained from the experience - you'll not only improve your level of fitness, you'll also increase your strength as you progress through the course.
Am I too old ?
Never! Pole Athletica is extremely proud of its diverse clientele with ages ranging from fifteen years right through to seventy years of age. With a healthy attitude, we believe anything is achievable. Whether you’re bored of the usual gym routine, looking to lose that post baby fat, unwind from work or studies, tone up, lose fat, socialise, or simply looking to try something new, PoleFit courses are helping women of all ages, sizes and ability levels feel great and look good.
What should I wear?
For you pole class, you'll benefit most by having bare arms and legs to grip the pole with so we recommend wearing shorts and a tank/crop top and bare feet. Please DO NOT wear/apply to your body (including hands) any oils or creams on the day of your pole class as this will affect your grip on the pole.
For LyraFit, Open Stretch, Handstands & Beginner Contortion classes, we recommend wearing leggings, a tank top and socks.
What does a typical class involve?
A one hour PoleFit session includes a thorough warm up, core conditioning and cool down however the main class component involves learning different “pole skills” which are later linked and developed into a mini combination or routine. “Pole skills” learnt depend on the level undertaken and vary from learning how to spin, climb or hang. To ensure muscular strength and balance are achieved and maintained, pole skills are practiced using both sides of the body. Courses are conducted with an emphasis on technique, safe practice and with the desire to educate students on correct muscle use.
How do students advance from one level to the next?
Our progressive courses allow students to commence at an introductory level (5 week beginners or level 1) and work towards reaching new heights in the more advanced levels. There are no scary exams at the end of a ten week program, however students are guided individually by their instructor and given core skills to strive towards. Students who attend 80% or more of their course will receive a certificate of completion. Please note that not receiving a certificate doesn't mean you can't progress to the next level. Progressing to the next level is based on how competent each student feels with the set core skills in their completed level.
When do classes run?
Classes run seven days a week. Students can use their class pack towards a pole class suitable to their ability or towards an any Enhancement classes on the timetable. A regular weekly pole lesson will allow your body to increase tone, build strength and develop muscle memory. You'll really notice a difference by the end of the term.