Posted onJuly 24, 2015 by aradia
Let’s face it…societal stereotypes don’t make the general public perception of this industry mainstream. And never will.
That said, pole fitness is probably the best and ‘funnest’ way to shape and tone.
Why the misconceptions creep in when we take the parallel bars from gymnastics and make them vertical, I will never really understand.
In retrospect, the strength and skill possibly increases, as the options do. Yes we still have dancers that are more into the sensual seduction of the sport, yes we have those drawn to the acrobatic techniques that require uber muscle control and flexibility. There are others that love the spins and movements akin to fluidity of ice skaters in dance.
Regardless, or despite societal views, we all are really nothing more than everyday women who started as students to improve our health and wellness. Whether you stepped into your first class at the encouragement of a friend, or on your own, you came because you wanted to be fit, you wanted to be tone, you wanted something different and fun to cross-train, you wanted to learn or many other myriad of similar great reasons.
Once in, you realize the boost of confidence, the opportunities for physical and technical improvement, the empowerment and the comradery help challenge (and my hope- shatter) the misconceptions of the media and society about how women SHOULD be or act; And about the pole fitness experience. Hopefully it’s a contagious thing. 😀