I have never tried pole fitness before. Where do I start?

First time students should start in Level 1. This will provide a foundation of skills for the higher levels. New students also have the option of trying an Intro to Pole Fitness Class. This is a one-time trial class to find out what pole fitness is all about without committing to a 4 week session.

I have an injury or a medical condition. Can I participate?

Students with injuries or medical conditions should consult their doctor before starting a new fitness program. While instructors will modify exercises to suit each student’s needs and abilities, it is the student’s responsibility to determine if they are able to participate. Students should alert their instructor prior to their class starting if they have any injuries or medical conditions.

What do I wear to class?

Pole fitness requires skin contact with the pole in order to perform tricks safely on the pole. The type of class you are in will determine what fitness attire is appropriate:

  • Pole Fitness Classes — Bare feet only. Sports bras are recommended for protection and support.
    • Level 1 — Any fitness attire you feel most comfortable in
    • Level 2 — Shorts are required
    • Level 3 and up — May be doing moves that require skin contact of your stomach or sides
  • Barre Classes — Regular fitness attire. Barre/grip socks strongly recommended.
  • Circuit Classes — Regular fitness attire. Indoor runners are optional. Shorts may be required in advanced circuit classes.
  • Stretch Classes — Regular fitness attire. Pants/leggings and bare feet are recommended.
  • Exotic Pole Classes — Indoor heels recommended. Leg warmers and/or knee pads may be worn for floor work.

I am pregnant or recently had a baby. Am I able to participate?

Pregnant women or women who have had a child within 6 weeks prior to their first class are required to bring a doctor’s note in order to participate.

I have taken pole fitness classes before. How do I know which level I am in?

If you have prior experience in pole fitness, please contact Lauren who can arrange a time for you to come to the studio and be evaluated by one of our instructors. After the instructor has determined your level, you will be placed in an appropriate class. Contact information can be found on the CONTACT US page.

Am I too big/small for pole fitness?

No way! Pole fitness is suitable for men and women of all sizes and fitness levels.

Do I need any prior dance or fitness experience to participate in the classes?

No experience necessary! Our instructors will teach you everything you need to know and adjust each exercise to suit your individual needs.

I missed a class. Can I schedule a make-up class?

If you miss a class we will do our best to accommodate a make-up class but it is not guaranteed. Make-up classes may be a comparable class or an Open Pole Practice.

I want to move up to the next level. How do I know if I’m ready?

In order to ensure students are enrolled in a class that suits their skill level, each level has prerequisite requirements. Your instructor will advise you of these requirements and will inform you when you are ready to move on to the next level.