Wednesday, September 21, 2011

One of my favorite pole bloggers: CHWENNY!

I'm like a little kid on Christmas.  I've been asking pole dancers -- famous or not -- and studio owners to respond to my little questionnaire and have received an amazing response.  I have a bunch of great stories to share with you.  I don't want to overload everyone but I am so excited to share each one for a different reason.  

This person is special to me because she listed me as one of her top ten blogs!  I love her blog too!  Plus, she spurred me into creating my own blogroll so we can continue creating our happy circle of pole dancers.

This is CHWENNY!

What is your fitness routine (on and off the pole)?
I take regular classes at Bobbi's Pole Studio 2 - 3 times a week, and besides that also I have a yoga membership so I go for either Hatha, Vinyasa, or Core classes once or twice a week. Yesterday I also went for my second-ever jog at the running track near my office. I don't quite have enough stamina to call it running, but considering how much I've always detested it since I was in school, it's ironic that I've actually started!

What kind of diet do you follow?
Mostly, the crazy PMS-cravings diet. I have a sweet tooth so I consume frequent amounts of cookies, cake, chocolate, ice-cream, and pastries of all sorts. Sometimes just before I go to bed... sigh! But I also love my greens and don't eat pork or red meat.

Do you have a dance background?
Not unless you count those 8 adult ballet classes I took back in 1998... nah, I don't either.

Do you compete (pole fitness or any other kind of fitness competitions)?
No, I'm still too freaked out at the prospect right now! :P

Do you teach pole classes?  If so, where?
Heavens, no. It'll be some time before I'm good enough to even think about it!

Do you have a preference? "pole fitness" or "pole dancing"
Pole dancing, for sure! I find it's the dance part that makes it so fun.


What do you think about the stripper vs. pole fitness debate?
I personally think it's more of a big deal in America, probably because there's a long history of strip club culture and pole dancing is a feature in them. Here in Singapore, pole dance culture is still quite new and is seen more as an emerging form of dance/fitness, which you would have to learn in a professional studio. Plus, the escort bars here seldom feature poles in them. And even if they do, the girls don't perform tricks or use them quite the same way.

That said, I'd love to be able to watch some hot, talented strippers work their poles well! Unfortunately the one and only time I briefly went to a strip club was with my husband and a couple of friends on holiday in Hawaii. But the place was small and pretty dive and none of the girls did any pole tricks :(

What is your favorite product to help you stick to the pole?

At Bobbi's Pole Studio where I take classes, we use shaving gel! And they sell Dry Hands, so everyone uses that.

How do you deal with the dry skin on pole days (and on off-pole days)?
I try and remember to apply hand lotion after class, but the humidity in Singapore is always so high that I hardly use moisturizer on my face, let alone on my body! I don't sleep in air-conditioning so I think it helps.

Where do you like to buy your pole clothes?
There's a market called Bugis street near the studio that has hundreds of little stalls selling cheap clothing, swimwear, lingerie, and accessories. You can get little shorts and midriff tops for $10 Sgd (around $8 Usd) in all colours. I also like to buy swim-short bottoms cos they make perfect pole shorts.

Do you like to dance in heels or barefoot?
Heels, cos they add a nice little swagger in the hips.

What is your favorite thing about dancing on the pole?

The feeling of floating in mid-air, even if it's just for a moment.

What is your favorite song to dance to (at this moment)?
I'm No Good, by Amy Winehouse. Cos it's a rocking song, and I miss her!

What else would you like people to know about you or your studio(s)?
Well I initially started my blog www.chwennyland.com just as a fun personal experiment and a non-committal way to find my writing voice again, but it's slowly grown into a great platform to meet other wonderful pole bloggers, (like yourself!) connect with other pole enthusiasts, and hopefully inspire some would-be pole students. And I'm lovin' it!

Oh, and I'm addicted to false eyelashes! LoL, for real!

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As she mentioned, Chwenny dances at Bobbi's Pole Studio 
(I believe in Singapore) and also writes about pole dancing on her blog.  Please check it out!

Note from Lori:  I love false eyelashes too!!!!  :-D

4 comments:

  1. I'm not sure how I came across Chwenny many months ago but I adore her writing and her journey on the pole. She inspires me!!!

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  2. You know, I don't know how I ran across her either but she certainly opened my eyes to many other pole bloggers so I love her for that!

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  3. I just found her blog the other day, and I totally love it!! :-D

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  4. She's fun!! lol! Oh man, did you read the post about getting a bikini wax? I'm still giggling!

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