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.
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!
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!