Recently we asked our fellow polers about what they felt was holding them back in their pole practice. We received many responses - from strength related to confidence to pole techniques. One of the questions was on strengthening your air inverts also known as aerial inversion.
I know what you are probably thinking "A pic of Jane in regular clothing and she is NOT on a pole!"
Last night, I attended a fancy soiree in Toronto and I wore my favourite dress.. it had pockets!
Whenever I go to networking events, the typical question I receive is "what do you do for a living?".
Last night, I had the honour of performing with A Lyrical Affair at Burlington Performing Arts Centre. This cabaret show was a mix of singing, dance and celebrating their 10 years of this singing duo. I had a blast, loved it AND learned a valuable lesson…
And here we go!!
I Heart Pole Challenge 2019 is back!
It's been 3 years since we have had fun with this Instagram challenge!
This is a fun training challenge that we started back in 2016 and I'm thrilled to bring it back. It's great to check out and use as a training guide.
In between pole classes, I would turn to youtube for inspiration and dream of becoming a strong pole performer. I could invert and climb to a sit. I was hooked!
I would watch these two videos - over and over again - dissecting the moves. In all honesty, the sequence of moves are simple compared to the pole moves now…
You are invited to our annual
Doors Open At 8 pm
Show Starts At 8:30 pm
Costumes are welcome and encouraged!
Student and instructor performances!
Treats! Treats! Treats!
Calling All Rock Stars! Join us for PoundFit on Wednesday 7:30 pm @ PoleFit Nation in Oakville
We love this class!
We truly do!
* It's a fun, addictive workout!
* The music is upbeat, we love pounding our drumsticks to the beat!
* We see results! Our legs, butt and core are getting toned - sweet!
What is PoundFit (also known as Pound)
POUND® is the world’s first cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums.
It's a full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. The workout fuses cardio, Pilates, isometric movements, plyometrics and Isometric poses into a 45-minute series. Burn between 400 and 900+ calories per hour, strengthen and sculpt infrequently used muscles, and drum your way to a leaner, slimmer physique - all while rocking out to your favorite music!
This September we have a special challenge for you!
Complete Eight Pound Classes and receive a special surprise gift!
Join us Wednesday nights at 7:30 pm -- sign up here!
It was a BIG weekend for PoleFit Nation at Canadian Pole Fitness Association - Toronto Pro Pole Supershow Competition.
Here are the results:
Christine and Elena were outstanding on the stage.
Elena's performance was strong and powerful. She has grown so much as a pole performer - this was her first ever pole performance!
Christine placed third in the Entry division - performed a clean, solid and confident performance. Well done!
I won my Division.. had so much fun on stage and happy to retire from Pole Competition (I've been competing since 2013) on a high. Very grateful for all our students and PFN Instructors support.
Here's a link to the performance : https://www.facebook.com/PoleFitNation/videos/1041260982693991/
Yomna displayed wonderful performance skills and competed in a division of over 30 competitors! Talk about grace under pressure!
She received Best Flow Award (her choreography was outstanding) - she stood out from all the competitors!
Thank you for all the students and instructors who joined us this weekend - to come and cheer us on!
What a community of fantastic people!
Very proud of this weekend!
And now.. I rest and countdown to playing on the poles with you!
I'm in the middle of updating our You Tube channel, posting new videos.. when I felt curious to see which video was the most popular.
Apparently, it's the pole grip video!
I remember when I started pole - my hands were slippery and I couldn't grip the pole well enough to control my spins. I was a mess!
Plus, Dry Hands hadn't been created yet.
I tended to finger grip the pole, which is when the pole doesn't settle fully into the palm of your hands.
If you are struggling with grip - hope this video helps you.
Today, I want to share with you my top three fave tips on pole self care.
I have been poling for 10 years and have only minor injuries. The worst was last year, when I pulled my pectoral muscle.. yes, I pulled my boob. Thank heavens, I didn't rip it.. it was just a minor pull.
I was cramming for a competition (by the way, never cram for a comp!). I was pushing my body too much and ended up having to take 3 weeks off of pole.
Out of 10 years, one minor injury is not that bad.
I do take care of myself, and here are my go tos for staying injury free:
Meet Karol Helms..
She is one of my pole heroes - one of the people who I look up to in this industry.
She is a legend.
And... most likely you have learned a move or two indirectly from her.
Karol has been pole dancing for 16 years, and she has made major contributions to our industry - especially our studio.
And - she is a total badass!
Recently in class, we were talking about feeling fit and getting into shape.
Many of our students feel they are in the best shape of their lives - which lead me to ask... how did you acquire this fit feeling?
Here are their wise words:
"I found a workout that I liked, and looked forward to doing."
"I was consistent - I didn't go for perfection - I worked towards consistency in doing my workouts."
"I set a plan and didn't leave it up to chance. There will always be distractions - meetings, work, people - so I planned my workouts."
"I play a game of "Do It Now" when I start procrastinating."
"I focus on how I feel after I workout. I always feel great afterwards, so I tell myself this as I am getting ready to workout."
"I accept that my body is no longer 20 years old... so I am working at being my best, at the age that I am in now."
We are all on a journey to lead the best life we can, don't take your health and fitness for granted ~