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Studio Showcase!

So what is a showcase?

Our students work hard,13015270_624045667744735_4508535641907440800_n both physically and mentally.

Polefitness takes a bit more of your body, brain, and concentration than your “typical gym” or “typical dance” experience.  We are not just about ‘the reps’, the ‘WODs’, the style & grace, or achieving your PB ~ which are all great things.  But with PoleFitness, as well as the normal physical and mental hurdles, there are stereotypes to overcome.  You get the same benefits of any regular “dance” or exercise, yes; there’s just more to over come.  More areas to grow and develop and challenge yourself with.

The typical polefitness studio churns out people who tend to be more rewarded by their experience than most “gym” experiences.

Now I’m not trying to pick a fight over what is best for anyone.  Truth is the best thing is any exercise or physical activity that you will actually STICK TO.

But here is something unique to the PoleDance world. Showcases!Capture

In fitness scenes you can compete in races, or tournaments.  Dance has recitals for kids.  So do polestudios!

Now Pole Studio Students have a lot to overcome.  Often times, they have to swallow pride when admitting to friends and family what physical recreation they’ve taken up.  Face potential judgement and scrutiny.  Even well meaning.  Yes those darn stereotypes again.

Then you try and explain what you do at classes.  While the best way is to bring someone out to try a class, alternatively you can invite them to ‘watch’ at a Student Showcase.

Most communities will have individual studio showcases, organized area or “district’ showcases, or even competitions.  Let’s face it, most of us aren’t born to show off and compete, so these studio showcases become either stepping stones for people or just a place for them to bring their friends and families to. Or as an outlet to express that creativeness they have bundled up inside of them.

Albeit they can sometimes be just like a little kid’s recital, I’ve been to events that are ‘cirque-de-sol’ wkatchorthy, if not as professional and polished.  But they also don’t have the same price tag.  And they are usually open to the public to attend.  So if you have ever been curious to what polefit, or poledance, or Polesilks is all about, come on out to a studio showcase, or catch a performance on our youtube showcase or KATCH channel (Katch soon to be closing).

You should be proud that your studio not only teaches a beautiful art form to students of all ages, but that is also contributes to the well-being your community.

 

 

Remember to support your local Pole 12802862_604812806334688_4256932159633012615_n Studio!

Emotion Versus Eating

commercial free use snack imageWe tend to let our emotions dictate how we perceive food. This is true, that is why there is food labelled comfort food. We all have our own comfort food. It may be something as simple as chocolate or milk and cookies or it may be a full blown lasagna meal. In any case moderation is the key to keeping this little demon under control.

We first need to find what are triggers are to recognize when we do it. What we reach for and why we’re doing it. If you can get this part of the equation in par then the rest with work will fall into place.

Step one what are our triggers.confused

It is important that you have an idea of what the day is planned out for food to be able to see when we do the extra reach, so when you are doing your regular meals and outside of that food listing you reach for something you need to think am I really hunger or why am I reaching for more food. How do I feel at this moment what is happening right now in my life this second? You need to record this over a week or month period. This then you can look over or best case scenario take it to a registered dietician or a nutrition Advisers to assist you in reading what is going on in there (meaning what is the trigger).

Step two give time to reflect

Now that you recognize that when you reaching it could be emotional that is causing this snacking, you want to be able to decipher the difference. One way is to first take a glass of water drink it down and tell yourself if your still think your hunger 15 minutes later you can have something. First this helps take your mind of what might be the emotional trigger for a few minutes it also cures a thirst which might simple be the issue and third but not last it also gives you time to plan out a far better food choice than one you might have chosen before.

 

Step three don’t deprive yourself

You do not want to total deprive yourself of your comfort food remember we tend to be all or nothing in many parts of our lives and we do need to learn a balance in every aspect. Food is a good start. If there is something you really love and know that this is not the best food choose allow yourself to have this food in moderation such as a normal or reduces portion size twice a month then you do not feel cheated and will not binge on it later with no ability to control what is going in.

Remember little steps make a big difference, have a long term goal. Be Fit. Be Sexy. Be Aradia.