What first drew you to try it?
My first introduction to pole dancing for fitness was when OC Pole Fitness friended me on MYSPACE maybe four or five years ago (I canceled my MySpace account at least two years ago, and I was on there for awhile so I'm guessing it was over four years ago). I was intrigued but they were in Southern California (and I'm in Northern California), so I couldn't try it out. I then heard some girls from S Factor on the radio in San Francisco and decided it was something I wanted to try.
Where do you take classes?
Do you have a pole at home?
I do although I don't have it up right now. It's in my front room and sometimes it gets too crowded. :-/
How often do you pole?
What else do you do to keep your body in shape to pole?
I'm using pilates reformer to work on strengthening my core. I am also doing the Twirly Tuff conditioning program twice a week. I need a little more cardio and should get a jog in there at least once a week but I'm lazy. I also try to hit yoga at least twice a week.
Do you like to dance in shoes or barefoot?
I have shoe envy. I love how shoes look but I can't walk in them very well so I look more natural when I dance barefoot.
How do you deal with dry skin on pole days and on off-pole days?
Many dancers have suggested a couple of the Vaseline lotions (I use Vaseline Total Moisture as suggested by Natasha Wang). I have psoriasis on my elbows (its an autoimmune disease that causes skin to grow faster than normal in certain places, which leaves ugly dead skin). Skipping lotion on pole days just bums me out because then I feel all scaly and nasty. If I am putting lotion on in the morning and not poling until night time, I will put a tiny bit of the Vaseline lotion on my elbows. I will also put face lotion on but won't put lotion on any other part of my body. If I am poling in the morning, I just go without and suffer. My dry skin issue is the reason I ask everyone this question. :-)
What is your favorite product to help you stick to the pole?
Where do you buy your pole clothes?
What is your favorite song to dance to right now?
How do you feel like pole has improved or changed your life?