1) IT'S MORE THAN JUST FITNESS
Despite the obvious that it's a form of exercise, there are so many other reasons that pole dancing is good for you. Before I started pole I was one of those girls who was never happy with her body, I used to look in the mirror and dislike what I saw. Pole has certainly changed my opinion of my self-image. Now I'm not going to pretend that I'm perfectly happy with my body because I'm not (who ever is?) but now instead of seeing the negatives first I see the positives and feel that my body is a work in progress.
I'm amazed by what my body can achieve especially for someone whose 40th birthday is only a few months away and feel sexier now than I did in my 20’s.
2) IT CHANGES THE WAY YOU SEE YOURSELF
Let’s rewind back to a time before I pole danced, a time when I truly believed I was overweight. If I wore leggings I would have worn a top long enough to cover my ass and the only time you would have seen me in shorts was on holiday or on the beach. I never wanted to draw attention to my (what I thought was) huge behind let alone make a feature of it but since starting pole I have discovered a new found love for my body and my booty. My bum has definitely changed shape, yes I still have plenty of junk in the trunk but I am learning to embrace that and look at the plus side - pun intended!
3) IT MAKES YOU APPRECIATE WHAT YOU HAVE