Saturday, 30 August 2014

Let's talk pole and gymnastics calluses...

Gymnastics can be super harsh on our hands and thighs; thankfully the vertical pole is not nearly as bad as some of other gymnastics apparatus... Scary Callus Picture

The Pole being smooth metal, is much easier on the body, in comparison to rough Rope and the rugged tape coatings on Bars and Trapeze etc. 

Rope is rough and renowned for carpet burn style war wounds on the soft skin of our legs. Bars and trapeze can induce callasis that rip open... Right down to the lower palm, ouch!

Calluses build up to enhance grip so please do not ever pick at them, use a Hero's Chiropody Sponge  excellent to file/buff them down to smooth plus it's quick and easy!
Pole Fitness Studios Sydney Australia
Vertical Pole Gymnastics
Twisted flip with Arched Triangle Extension

The Pole offers something you can hold on to at all times and its smooth surface caters to a 'slide down' effect making it a safe experience for any age and the perfect recreational gymnastics apparatus.

Is it wrong to like my pole callouses x:), do you mind yours? 

By Angela Perry 
Leader in the field of vertical pole gymnastics

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Does Pole Fitness take the sexiness out of Pole Dancing?

Do you even want to see the bump and grind pole dancing, when vertical pole gymnastics is a spectacle of creative form, precision timing, strength and balance...
No Handed Parallel Sit Drop Back
All the gymnastics skills make us super fit, look and feel beautiful and happy therefore become 'naturally sexier'.

I can't think of anything hotter than a sportsperson with a strong, toned and flexible body, displaying excellent form!

If the time is right I personally find bump & grind very easy to do lol but seriously feel pole dancing solely belongs in Adult Only environments.

Whatever your preference, I recommend when pole training to purely focus on mastering the vertical pole gymnastics exercises first.

My students and I have always received a positive reaction because we inherently separate the two movement styles, especially when on public display.

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Vertical Pole Gymnastics
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By Angela Perry 
Leader in the field of vertical pole gymnastics 

Relevant Blog - Why add dance to pole?
Meaning of - Pole dancing

Do you prefer to see, pole dance or pole gymnastics, when in public places?

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Steph Magiros the Olympic Athlete, is training at Pole Fitness Studios!
Vertical Pole Gymnastics
Flipper Handstand with Straight Leg Arch Extension
To meet her is to love her; Steph Magiros has a super sweet nature, very pretty and the gymnastic skill level to master anything on the pole... no need to say I adore training her.

A National Champion Gymnast turned Olympic Half Pipe Snowboarder in this years Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics +Steph Magiros is a true Aussie Champion!

I know gymnastics is in their blood because her mother +Helen Magiros is already an Advanced Black-Band pole gymnast at Pole Fitness Studios(c).

It is a privilege to be Step's Pole Fitness Instructor and ensure she masters yet another gymnastic apparatus... Vertical pole!

Watch this blog for her progress pics!

By Angela Perry 
Leader in the field of vertical pole gymnastics

Friday, 22 August 2014

Granny Pole Gymnast...

Iris is the oldest person to regularly attend Pole Fitness Studios(c), starting vertical pole gymnastics at aged 72 years!

I am still challenged after 15 years by vertical pole gymnastics, never bored and totally addicted to pole... for Life!

I adore teaching and the opportunity to offer the community such an awesome solution to all their fitness needs, in one fun pole session.

When you do Pole Fitness regularly, it becomes extremely comfortable on the body and you see major results, it's very rewarding. 

* Stretch every muscle
* Strength build every muscle
* Tone Up & Lose Fat
* Align your Spine
* Improve Co-ordination
* Improve Timing
* Ease Joint and Back Pain
* Entertaining & Social

Vertical pole gymnastics is totally worth trying ASAP! 
You can do it!

By Angela Perry 
Leader in the field of vertical pole gymnastics
Iris Aged 72 doing pole... Double Arm Hang with Triangle Leg Line
Iris Aged 72 doing pole... Double Arm Hang with Tuck Leg Line
Iris Aged 72 doing pole... Monkey Climbing the pole!
Iris Aged 72 doing pole... Traditional Arm with Crossed Triangle Leg Extension 

Related Blog - Glenn Barker rocking Pole Fitness at aged 52!
Guinness World Records - Oldest person ever! 

Do you plan to be a granny pole gymnast like Iris and I?

Monday, 18 August 2014

Glenn Barker's physiotherapy of broken wrists & back using Pole Fitness...

In 2009 after a nasty fall that literally broke Glenn's back and pulverized both wrists, he started at Pole Fitness Studios(c) and is now completely rehabilitated. 

By attending two vertical pole gymnastics classes each week, he has successfully re-gained full range of movement, looks and feels better than ever!

"Without pole I would not have the full range of movement, in my wrists, that I have now! 
I used Hanging exercises for my back and 'Forearm' Handstands at first but now I am able to do everything. I love Pole Fitness so much!" +Glenn Barker said.

He is an inspiration to all of us, proving it only requires part-time pole training and commitment.

Try a class yourself... Pole can change your life.
Leader in the field of vertical pole gymnastics
Twisted Triangle Floor-stand
Upside Down Pole-stand
Handstand with Straddle Leg Extension
Double Fly Grip Flag with Z Leg Extension

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Why add the 'dance' to pole?

There are literally hundreds of aerodynamic exercises to breakdown, learn and master within vertical pole gymnastics.

Mixing this instruction with any other form of human movement, compromises the integrity of what is being learned.

Awesome fun with a huge amount of content to teach, purely focused on the vertical pole gym skills.

Safety First... students need the actual knowledge required, to understand what they are doing at all times, plus remember the breakdown of individual pole exercises they learn.

Dance or other skills of any kind; are easily added after mastering vertical pole gymnastic skills. 

Personally I prefer to see a person on the pole the entire demonstration, including only a tiny amount of floor work; that connect to pole 'Mounts and Dismounts' only.

By Angela Perry 
Leader in the field of vertical pole gymnastics

Related Blog - Why not use the 'descriptive names' for vertical pole gymnastic exercises?

Pole Fitness Studios
Pole is obviously Gymnastics
Should we 'teach' vertical pole gymnastics with or without dance moves?

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Are Females good at vertical pole gymnastics?

Not all woman feel as if they are strong enough to 'pull themselves up' the pole and the truth is... 

Everyone is able to 'Hang' on a pole (no 'pulling up' required) and it is simply a matter of correct instruction.

A 'Double Arm Hang' is actually the most relaxing way of activating your muscles, even stretching your spine... I almost drool every time!
Double Arm Hang with Triangle Legs
Us ladies are so busy these days, that doing 2 things at once is almost a necessity; Pole Fitness ticks all your fitness requirements, in one fabulous class...

One hour of vertical pole gymnastics is equivalent to two hours; a complete hour of both stretching and strength building!

Vertical pole gymnastics ensures a super flexible and toned body, with strong joints.

Ideal for strengthening up a woman's weaker spots and stretching out any bulky bits, meanwhile entertaining your brain... it is amazing!

Having the solution to your health and fitness needs, makes the everyday stresses in life, so much easier to cope with.

Do you agree vertical pole gymnastics is a must try and life changer?

By Angela Perry 
Leader in the field of vertical pole gymnastics

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Are Males good at Vertical Pole Gymnastics?

Strange to think Vertical Pole is a female preferred fitness in the Western Culture, when it is a 'male dominated' sport in the East.

Males usually have narrow hips and especially compared to their typically broad shoulder width; meaning men are awesome at Pole Fitness and all vertical pole sports.

The differences between both sex's physique, has different strengths & weaknesses depicting pole exercise ability, especially when first starting out.

My boyfriend loves his thrice a week pole gym ritual and can't imagine life without it!

By Angela Perry 
Leader in the field of vertical pole gymnastics
Youngest Boy to hold 'Human Pole Flag' - Aged 6 years
Male Vertical Pole Gymnast
Glenn Barker - Aged 52

Do you feel men belong in your pole class?