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How To Train For Air Inverts On The Pole

How To Train For Air Inverts On The Pole

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.

"Let's Get You On The Pole"

"Let's Get You On The Pole"

Hi there!

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?".

When your performance doesn’t go according to plan ~

When your performance doesn’t go according to plan ~

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…

I Heart Pole Challenge Begins on Instagram!

I Heart Pole Challenge Begins on Instagram!

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.
 

How To Feel Confident In High Heels

How To Feel Confident In High Heels

Are you curious about how to feel more confident in heels? It really comes down to the shoe…

A Gold Winning Weekend At 2018 Canada East Pole Sport Championship

A Gold Winning Weekend At 2018 Canada East Pole Sport Championship

What a weekend! Holy smokes! Laura, Yomna and Christine wow'd the audience and brought home FIRST PLACE medals from their divisions! Hard work and consistent training paid off! 

These two pole videos shaped my pole career...

These two pole videos shaped my pole career...

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…

Results from this weekend's Canadian Pole Fitness Associations: Toronto Pro Supershow - Pole Competition

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It was a BIG weekend for PoleFit Nation at Canadian Pole Fitness Association - Toronto Pro Pole Supershow Competition.

Here are the results:

Entry: 
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!

Masters:
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/ 

Amateur: 
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!

Cheers,
Jane

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Pole Training Care Tips: Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

Pole Training Care Tips: Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

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:

Do you view yourself as an Athlete?

Do you view yourself as an Athlete?

When I was in my late 20s, I lived a sedentary life. My day to day consisted of work, returning home to collapse on the couch and vegging out until bedtime.

Rise repeat until the weekend. 

If you were to ask me then "are you an athlete?" I would have laughed and said "My athletic days are gone."

Are you surviving or thriving?

Are you surviving or thriving?

This is an image of myself and my children (Matthew in orange, Brendan in yellow) back in 2006. 

Whenever I see this pic, first I think to myself "damn those boys were cute!" 

And then I think "you were so unhappy." 

 

How To Invert

How To Invert

The first big milestone move in pole.. aww going upside down!

To My Fellow Lovers Of Pole

To my fellow lovers of pole dance.. pole fitness.. pole.. you know what I mean.

Please. 
Boldly be you. 
No matter what. 
Be you!

There will always be someone standing there with judgement.
It's an inevitability.

You can not please everyone.

And trust me.. you wouldn't be true to yourself, if you were trying to make a person or a group understand or accept.

So.
Dance happy.
Dance proud.

Instructor Profile - Learn more about Cat!

Instructor Profile - Learn more about Cat!

"I've never been one for traditional fitness. Not that there's anything wrong with that choice. I find activities hold my interest longer then the gym. I always joked with my friends who are big gym goers that I'll go to the gym if there's like "stripper-cise" class so when a Pole Dancing studio opened up in my neighbourhood I had to at least take an intro class so I wouldn't be a hypocrite. That decision changed my life. I became hooked instantly and have been dancing for 8 years now in total and been teaching for almost 6 years now."