A new pole studio has opened up in Hobart and I’m excited to be one of their instructors, returning to teaching after a hiatus of over a year.
I hate going to the gym, and after high school I kissed compulsory cross country and athletic carnivals goodbye and swore to myself I’d never run unless it was to cross the road.
Although I played badminton competitively for many years, I’m not particularly athletic in that sense. My body goals encompass being able to lift my own weight and do it with seriously crazy control like a circus performer. Lifting hundreds of kilos and smashing out PB times doesn’t make much sense in my head because all the figures seem arbitrary.
However, curling your body out from a stationary point and defying gravity really appeal to me. How many people have you seen who are ripped to within an inch of their life but can’t hold a handstand?
If my muscles are going to be that strong they better be able to hold myself, literally.
So we had Elite Fitness Centre’s grand opening last weekend, and the place was packed. Over 50 attendees, masses of prizes, performers from across the state (well, from Launceston, which technically is across the state).
If you happen to live in Hobart and are interested in pole classes, come check out the centre here, where you can download our timetable, check out the pricing structure, and see all the other additional classes we run as part of cross training for pole – dance basics, core, HIIT, stretching, and a host of others.