In the spirit of team-building and pro-female energy, the Fit Approach team all gave pole dancing classes a spin. After hearing Larissa’s side of the story, check out Jamie, Wendy, and Alyse’s reviews, too.
I’m hesitant to even write about this place because it felt like I was buying a house with all the paperwork I had to fill out even just to walk into the studio. But I get it; S Factor is not about ‘sex,’ or strippin,g or even pole dancing. It is about letting yourself go and building confidence in your body–which most women seem to lack. And for that reason, what goes on in the studio needs to stay there for the groups’ sake, for my sake, and for the instructor’s sake (by the way, WOW they are good at this stuff!)The whole thing felt really awkward at first, but the instructor really got me to loosen up and find the fun in all of the moves. Truth is, I’m pretty sure I look the opposite of sexy when doing an S walk. I lost my balance a couple of times and my hips just aren’t that open and bend-y from all the running (oh no…am I giving too much away?!?)
As a workout, it is very core-centric and, like I mentioned a ‘hip-opener,’ but mostly it’s fun, it’s engaging, it gives you this incredible buzz and a feeling of empowerment. If cost and well, time (the classes are two hours long) weren’t an issue, I’d go back and might even think of buying my own pole to practice on…
Now that you’ve heard what Larissa has to say, find out who got addicted to sexy pilates, who likes to purr in front of her mirror, and who fell off the pole because she was trying to decide if pole dancing was feminist or not.