If you’re reading this, then you most likely are thinking about pole dancing and wanting to know what it could give you. Pole dancing is more than dancing with a pole. It brings a lot to the table and we’ve listed our favorite benefits to why we love pole dancing.
10 Reasons to Get Started with Pole Dancing
1. Releases “Happy Hormones”
Endorphins or commonly known as “happy hormones” are released when you pole dance. This is because of the physical exercise it involves. These endorphins interact with the receptors in our brain and help reduce the perception of pain.
This is why many say pole dancing is a way to release stress, because it really does lessen the anxiety and stress.
2. Increases Strength
Pole dancing involves physical movement and constant repetition. Because of this, it eventually increases one’s strength.
This is why it’s no surprise pole dancers can seamlessly carry their bodies in routines as if they were flying, because all the dancing and practice has made their bodies stronger over time.
3. Improves Coordination
Just like any dance, pole dancing involves coordination. Pole moves involve body coordination, because you don’t just use one part of your body but several.
Over time pole moves turn into routines and in order to get a routine right, one must be able to coordinate all the pole moves learnt into a dance routine.
4. Builds Muscle
This is a given. Because pole dancing involves repetitive physical movement, not only does your body increase strength, but it builds muscle too. Muscles in your body get worked out when they do a move again, and again, and again.
No need for those “planned” workouts, a class of pole dancing is a good enough workout routine.
5. Tones your Abdominals
As you practice and practice pole dancing, you build muscle and one of those muscles that really gets a workout is your abdominals or your core. This is because your core is what stabilizes you into doing those tough moves.
6. Burns Fat
Exercise helps burn fat. Pole dancing is a great way to get motivated to lose some extra weight with the perks of enjoying the fun in pole dancing. No counting repetitive sets here, it’s all about learning what your body can do and bringing the rhythm out of it.
7. Increases Flexibility
All those splits you see dancers do? Not all of them started out like that. If you’re worried you aren’t “flexible enough” for pole dancing, we assure you that it is something that gets better over time as you continue dancing.
Pole dancing definitely improves your flexibility, which eventually reduces your risk of muscle injuries and muscles soreness.
8. Redefines how you see yourself and increases your self-esteem
We’re pretty sure you’re thinking - “I don’t think I can pole. It sounds good, but I know me.” Well guess what? Pole dancing will show you a whole new you.
More than often dancers start out with a whole lot of self doubt. Can I climb the pole? Can I move gracefully? Can I go upside down and move around? Over time with constant grit and determination, you will be surprised to see that you can say yes to all those questions. Who you once thought you were is now a more stronger and confident pole dancer.
9. Freedom of Self Expression
Pole dancing is dancing and like any form of dance, it involves emotions and the freedom to express those emotions. Pole dancing is a great way to show what you feel and who you want to be.
Want to let your inner seductress out? An exotic flow will kickstart that. Want to let your inner actress out? An artistic pole class will bring the drama to that character.
Want to test how far your physical limits can go? Pole sport focuses on physical strength and technique difficulty that will leave your friends gasping and saying WOOOOOW.
10. Become part of a diverse, accepting community
This is the icing on the cake! Pole dancing gives so much to the table, but what really makes it stand out from other dances and sports is the community. Pole dancers can be found all around the world.
And the best part is despite the distance apart and difference in backgrounds, pole dancers will always lift fellow pole dancers up. They will support you like no other and remind you that you can do it.
Pole dancing is a community that believes that there is no “standard, one size fits frame” but that everyone, anyone can pole dance.
So have we convinced you to start pole dancing soon? We hope we have! 😉 Don’t forget to share this article out with family and friends so they can get into the benefits of pole dancing too! 💜