5 myths about beginning pole dancing
Today we're gonna focus on five of the most common misconceptions that people think are necessary to start pole dancing. And being a stripper or wanting to be one is not one of them, 'cause come on... that ones dead, right?
Myth 1: I've gotta be skinny
Nope, you don't have to be skinny to start pole dancing and you also do not need to lose any weight before you start your pole dancing journey! It just isn't true.
The size of your body doesn't affect your chance a joyful pole dancing routine. Not even in the slightest. All body types are represented in your pole dancing classes and there is no judgement at all about the size of your body. Only welcoming and open arms.
Pole dancers come in all shapes and sizes and there's actually quite a few plus size pole dancers out there. Why not be one of them?
Myth 2: I've gotta be strong
You don't have to be strong before you can start to pole dancing. You BECOME strong by doing pole dancing. Like, what training do you have to be strong before you can start doing it?
When you consistently go to pole dancing classes or work out at your home pole, then you will become strong and you will become strong in all muscles groups. Pole dancing doesn't just focus on one area of your body that will become strong it is a full body workout. Even though a lot will be in the arms, as we pull ourselves up a lot, you will also gain a strong core, strong shoulders, strong back and strong legs.
Myth 3: I've gotta be young
Age doesn't matter when it comes to pole dancing. Especially not now. Early in the pole dancing history it might only have been women in their 20's doing pole dancing, but today all ages are represented. From the 21 year old single, the 35 year old parent, the 55 year old divorcee and of course the 10 year old whose flexibility we all envy 🙈
Myth 4:I've gotta be flexible
Flexibility is definitely important for doing certain tricks on the pole, but is it necessary to already be flexibly before you start your pole dancing journey? Absolutely not! Just like the misconception about strength; you don't have to be flexible, but you will become flexible. At least if you take advantage of your pole studios flexibility classes.
Myth 5: I've gotta be a woman
It doesn't matter whatsoever what gender you are or identifies as. Pole dancing isn't just for women neither strength wise or style wise. Even though women are overrepresented in the pole dancing community, more and more men are joining and it's an absolute blessing!
Pole dancing is a great way to build strength as well as an amazing and beautiful way to express yourself. There are so many different styles of pole dancing and all of them are definitely not only feminine. So why shouldn't men also find joy in pole dancing?
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