“Will pole dance help me lose weight?”
This is one of the most frequently asked questions from prospective pole dancers. Like any other form of workout, it’s all about what you put into it.
And let me assure you – you can do it too!
So, what’s the secret?
As spring rolls around the corner, it’s a good time to start thinking about getting active. If you’re looking for a way to burn some calories while you channel your inner diva, pole dancing offers a perfect solution. It’s possible to burn up to 500 calories in just one class, perhaps more if you train intensively.With a more toned body, you will soon find your confidence increasing. And best of all – you don’t have to eat less, you just have to eat right :).
There is a difference between weight loss and fat loss. You can lose muscle, gain fat and still lose weight. For a lasting change and for improved muscle definition, you have to lift heavy things – like yourself, which we do all the time in pole dancing ;) . Muscle requires more energy to be maintained than body fat, so even when resting you are still burning more calories.
Pole dance is known to sculpture your whole body, with emphasis on the abdomen, and takes care of your beautiful hands from the shoulders down. And if you want visible and quick results, it’s perfectly adequate to train two times per week. But if you are going to train throughout the whole year, once a week is sufficient to stay in shape. It’s all up to you and your goals: how sculptured you want your body to be and in what time frame.
Here’s anadditional trick: wear clothes that fit well, but also make you feel pretty. For a comfy and sexy look, girls tell me that Poledancerka Opera bodysuit and these black Poledancerka Pull up, pull down Brazil shorts (which also come in size L and XL) work perfectly well for hiding a few extra pounds.
So yes, pole dance classes can be great for weight loss. However, you need to realize that attractiveness comes from within. Workout for your own enjoyment, fitness and health and stop worrying about what anyone else thinks!
Keep me posted how you’re doing: have you already achieved the perfect shape? Where do you stand at the moment?