So I've decided to make 2010 my year to try new things and be more open, as well as get some things out of the way before I turn the big 3-0. Earlier in the year, I purchased a deal from Groupon.com to take 5 pole dancing lessons for $25 at Pole Pressure. I figured the deal couldn't be beat besides I'd always wanted to try it so I figured what would I have to lose
besides my dignity.
This week, I went to my first class not knowing exactly what to expect. I arrived early to see the ladies from an advanced class leaving wearing skimpy tops, booty shorts and hooker heels (you know the ones with the clear platforms) and wondered what I had gotten myself into. Time for my class to begin and I see several of the young ladies in my class practicing by doing various twists and turns on the pole.
My class was taught by Jessalyn, the founder of Pole Pressure, and began with some stretching exercises including some very sensual movements. After the first 10 minutes, I had worked up a sweat. One girl plopped to the ground, guess it was more than she could handle. Next thing I know we're swinging around the pole and doing butterfly kicks on the ground. I have to say my favorite part was what is referred to as a "lift". You lift yourself off of the ground and use your thighs to hold yourself up then you slide down very slowly.
What a workout! By the time I got home I was already sore, who knew? Even today, I'm still sore from my biceps to my ankles (don't ask :-) ) Can't wait to go back and put what I learned to work.
Ladies, if you're interested they offer a FREE introductory class on Saturdays and they are available for private parties.
UPDATE -- Tuesday, June 14 there's a Groupon Deal where classes are 50% off. Click here to take advantage of today's deal.