GET FIT, HAVE FUN, FEEL SEXY!
POLE DANCING is one of the fastest growing exercise options in the world today.
It provides a total body workout, incorporating elements of muscular strength, endurance and flexibility. Through pole you will gain upper body and core strength, leg flexibility and improvement in cardiovascular activity.
Gains in strength and changes in body shape occur quite quick as you are using your body weight to lift, push and pull on this vertical apparatus.
At Fitness Empire we promote Pole and Exotic as a warm friendly encouraging environment where feeling sexy and empowered is also feeling comfortable! We have dedicated a purpose-built private studio with nine shiny brass poles, dimly lit lights, mirrors (the female friendly kind) and state-of-the-art stereo sound.
These classes are fitness classes, THERE IS NO NUDITY however sexy moves are all part of pole culture, for example, body rolls, because of their exercise benefits.
CURRENT TERM 2 2020
DUE TO COVID-19 NO POLE CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE DURING THIS TIME
If you have never taken a pole dance class, this is where the journey begins. In this 6-week very basic Beginner course you will learn the fundamentals of pole dance technique and strength training, and you’ll learn simple weight bearing moves and combinations. There are no prerequisites for enrolling in a Beginners Course – You may have never even seen a pole before! ALL Fitness levels welcome!
This class is designed to build upon the basics you’ve learned in Beginner Pole. You will learn how to spin, climb, and move smoothly up, down, and around the pole. In essence, this is the level where pole students begin to dance in the air for the first time while building the strength they will need to prepare for inverted techniques. Prerequisites to enrol are completion of Beginner course
This class is designed for students who have been working on climbs and spins and are ready to begin basic pole inversions. You will continue to learn more advanced climbs, spins, and floor work variations while building the strength and confidence necessary for proper inversion technique.
This class is designed for the student that has proper grounded inversion technique so in this level will learn how to take it aerially. The emphasis is on leg hangs, climbing variations, and spinning inversions. You’ll learn creative ways to travel up and down the pole as well as how to control your speed while maintaining your flow. The emphasis will be placed on body awareness and connecting movement along with the technical specifics of the skills being taught. Intermediate 2 will take your strength training to a whole new level.
This class is designed for the student who is already comfortable with Intermediate 2 inversions (both grounded and aerially), leg hangs, climbing variations, and spinning pole. This level will bring your training to a whole new dimension with power spins, and challenging holds which involve fewer and/or smaller points of contact. You will learn how to bring all the skills you’ve acquired together to execute both dynamic and fluid aerial combinations.
This class is designed to improve on the strength needed for aerial inverts and shoulder mounts, more advanced inversions with grip variations, and improve on the flexibility needed for aerial up, down and box splits. You’ll deepen your connection to the music, focus on proper body alignment, find your own style, and improve your overall quality of movement. This is the level where the student truly begins to find their unique strengths and style as a pole dance athlete/artist.
This class is designed to challenge the advanced student with the highest-level strength and flexibility tricks, building challenging sequences with a focus on more intricate and fluid transitions, dynamic flows, flips, drops, and tumbles. The focus is on the balance of strength, power, fluidity, and grace at the highest level.
Yoga is excellent for strength building, flexibility and fitness. We’ve combined yoga with the pole as a prop, along with stretch bands and blocks to deepen the poses and assist you in stretching.
This class will help you increase your body’s range of motion with a focus on backbends, shoulder flexibility, leg splits and straddles also core conditioning and inversion exercises.
All levels from absolute Beginners to Advanced. You DO NOT need to be enrolled in pole fitness classes to attend this class. Clothing to be comfortable, covered and cool.
In Pole’ography, you will learn a unique stylized pole routine designed to increase your pole movement language whilst also focusing on musical and emotional connectivity. This class strives to improve your sense of musicality, lines, and expression with the use of dynamic and contrasting movement on the pole. Learn to combine moves into one beautiful flowing piece, while most importantly adding your own individuality!
All levels welcome. Knee pads are highly recommended.
UNLEASH YOUR INNER GODDESS! Want to learn the art of tease and seduction? You are a gorgeous, vivacious woman who deserves to feel sexy. Work, raising children, obligations got you feeling blah? Join women just like yourself in a supportive female-only environment. Over this 6-week course you’ll learn a sexy routine that incorporates elements of chair dancing, lap dancing, burlesque and striptease (simulation only). Our highly trained instructors, some of them professional showgirls themselves will teach you how to wiggle, tease, bend and shimmy with confidence. This is a great workout with a twist and lots of giggles.
No fitness level required.
It’s time to take your pole skills to a whole new level! Join Amber-Ray for a mix of Pole-ography and Stretch – alternating classes each week. Suitable for all levels. You will learn graceful spins and transitions, mini routines, sensual dance moves, fluid floor work as well as basic conditioning and stretching techniques to improve your flexibility, with a focus on floor splits. Recommended as a great addition to any of our pole level classes.
WHAT TO WEAR
Bare legs are essential for pole work as skin is what grips the pole. Bring along shorts or pants that can be rolled up to expose the back of your knees and your top half can be any fitness wear that you are comfortable wearing. Footwear is your choice – bare feet, trainers or your favourite pair of high-heels. On the day of your class it is vital that your hands, legs and thighs are free from all creams and oils so you have a better grip of the pole and don’t forget your water bottle and towel. Remember feeling sexy and empowered is also about feeling comfortable!