Forget about the long, sad trudge to the gym! Ditch that boring workout routine, which is now so old you can basically do it in your sleep. Did you know that you can experience a full body workout pole dancing? Pole dancing is fairly new to the Toronto workout scene but it’s here to stay. A pole dancing class is a complete core workout, it promotes strength and flexibility, and it’s a huge confidence boost. Classes are super popular for bachelorettes and birthday parties.
#1 – Brass Vixens
Demystify the art of the pole at Brass Vixens. Start with their classes for absolute beginners and then build up your strength to tackle the next level. In addition to pole dancing, Brass Vixens offers TwerkOut, Aerial Fitness, Cardio Hula Hooping, and Sultry Burlesque. They also host super fun private parties that are a great way to kick off a bachelorette.
GO HERE FOR: flirty fun pole dancing & great bachelorettes
Ultra Violet Pole Fitness means business. If you are serious about pole dancing, this is the studio for you. With one location near Eglinton West Station and another, brand new, studio on Carlaw at Lakeshore, Ultra Violet offers the full gamut of pole fitness classes, from newbie to expert. Here you can start with a beginner course and steadily work your way up to pole dancing goddess. They even offer open gyms where you can use the poles for an hour and test out your latest moves. This is a studio that welcomes everyone, even if you only want to spin about for a hour with your friends. A drop-in class comes to $27 and a 10-class pass $205.
GO HERE FOR: dedicated pole dancing
#3 – Brass Belles
If you think nothing fun ever happens in Brampton, think again. Check out Brass Belles on Henderson Avenue for all your burlesque needs. This studio offers classes in aerial yoga and pole dancing as well as some signature fitness classes. Start with Level 1 Pole Essentials and graduate to Beginner Pole–before you know it you’ll be dropping in for their technique classes like Spin & Transitions and Pole Choreo. This is a positive-energy space with a large, brightly lit studio. You’ll love working out here–and love how it makes you feel. A single class is $25 and a 10-class pass $210.
GO HERE FOR: full pole fitness experience
Quick tip, however, for pole dancing: maybe don’t make plans immediately after your first excursion—you may have trouble walking or carrying things or generally just standing up straight. Oh, and you’ll have some really cute pole kisses—angry red welts from when you accidentally slid down the pole—all up and down your legs. But stick with it and you’ll have abs of steel and the confidence of a rockstar in no time!
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