Blog: lifestyle

New Years Resolutions: Keeping and Achieving Goals

The start of a new year gives people the sense of a fresh start; a time to try new things, get rid of old habits, or better themselves. Everyone starts off with a bang! But after a couple weeks, most people tend to drop their resolutions. How do you make goals you'll keep?

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Stories of Impact: My Experience With Pole Dance & Mental Health

I’ve had anxiety for as long as I can remember. It’s a part of my daily being. I wake up with it, work with it, go to bed with it, every single day. Sometimes it’s like a shadow, lagging far enough behind that I barely notice it, but close enough to block a few rays throughout the day. Other times I wake up already exhausted, my throat itching at the thought of human contact...

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Pole Firsts

There are so many firsts when it comes to pole dancing. I've compiled a list of top 5 unforgettable pole firsts. If you've gone through any or all of these, enjoy your trip down memory lane. If you're new to pole, take note at the amazing memories still to come and document as much as you can!

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The Ugly Truth About the Stigma

It's no secret where pole fitness got its beginnings. It's also no secret that pole is still trying to shake the "stripper stigma." While I agree that the seedy stigma should be "stripped" (hehe) from our sport/art form, how do we do that exactly, is it possible, and can we all agree?

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When Are You Officially An “Aerialist”…?

So when can you call yourself an aerialist? Is it a title bestowed upon you by a teacher or a judge at a competition? Do you get to start it yourself? Is it after your first class, a competition, after getting a certain trick, or doing it for a certain amount of time?

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How Aerial Arts Saved Me

Picture this: darkness. To some, darkness is solace, but to others, a complete terror. This is how I feel when anxiety hits. For me, darkness is terrifying.

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Why It’s Okay to Spend (a lot of) Money on Pole Dance

Pole classes are pricey. If you are really into pole dance, buying “normal” clothes and shoes might have lost its appeal and now your collection of pole clothes is steadily growing. Maybe you feel a bit guilty when you purchase another outfit or when you book a workshop. YOU SHOULDN'T!

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7 Stages of Pole Dance Injury Grief

Injuries are a common evil in a pole dancer's life. There is no good time for an injury, but they usually happen in the most unwanted and unacceptable moment, when you finally started making some progress with your stretching or before an important event. Let me walk you through several stages of a pole dancer's worst nightmare, based on my personal experience...

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4 Things Aerial Has Taught Me

I love learning. Even after I left University I still read and researched random topics all the time. And while I knew venturing into aerial arts would teach me a new skill, I never expected all of the things it would teach me. ​So here are a few things Aerial Arts have taught me in my almost two years of training...

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Pole Dancing: Mixed Media Artistry

Always remember that as aerialists, we are artists and our creations are masterpieces.

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