by: Raechelle J. Andrada
At this day and age women are very much empowered. In terms of fitness, Filipino women have already accepted and embraced pole fitness among many other fitness trend that’s gaining popularity globally. In fact, there are lots of pole studios already established in Metro Manila.
Here are the top 10 benefits of pole fitness:
BURNS CALORIES FAST RESULTING TO WEIGHT LOSS
Pole fitness is a form of workout which combines isometric and cardiovascular exercise, all in one. It will help you to trim down that unwanted weight! In fact, It’s possible to burn 500 calories in just one class (1 hour), perhaps more if you train intensely.
2. YOU CAN GET FIT AND HAVE FUN DOING IT
Pole fitness is just so much fun! While you’re busy learning exciting new tricks and spins you rarely realise how many times you lift your own body weight in just one class. There’s certainly never a boring moment and the excitement and euphoria you feel from achieving each new move also gives you that motivation to keep going.
You’ll be addicted in no time and you won’t be able to resist learning just one more trick, and another one, and then another!
3. IMPROVES YOUR FLEXIBILITY
Flexibility isn’t something that everyone is trying to achieve at first but it will come naturally over time with pole fitness. Not every move will be achievable straight away regardless of strength because some of them require a certain level of flexibility.
Don’t worry if you’re not very flexible right now though, the more classes you go to the more flexible you will become.
4. GET THE ABS YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED
Pole fitness helps you develop strong core muscles and abs for that perfectly sculpted tummy and it’s also incredible for building upper body strength. One of the many reasons for not starting pole fitness sooner (including my own) is that a lot of people believe they need a strong upper body to start.
So if you’ve been thinking about how weak your arms are and how you’ll never do it I’ve got news for you. Nothing could be further from the truth!
5. ANYONE CAN DO IT!
You don’t have to have any particular strengths or dance background, or even be in good shape to get started with pole fitness though. You will find people from all walks of life at your nearest pole class, from vets to managers to shop assistants and health care advisors. You might be surprised at just how many people actually have pole fitness to thank for their fantastic fitness levels.
So whether you’re out of shape or in shape, young or old you’ll find pole fitness is for you.
6. THIS COULD BE YOUR GO-TO SHOULD YOU NEED TO DE-STRESS
Pole fitness can give you a feeling of euphoria like you’ve never experienced before. As well as building your confidence this also serves to de-stress. A good pole fitness workout will cause your body to start producing endorphins, something that’s actually common in a lot of forms of exercise. That’s why you might have heard of people who get addicted to working out. Those endorphins will make you feel much calmer and generally happier after your workout.
If you don’t get enough sleep because you struggle to drift off at bed time, you might be surprised to hear you’ll also find it easier to fall asleep at night
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
The benefits of pole fitness go so much deeper than just developing physical attributes such as strength, flexibility and agility. It will improve your mind, your confidence, your emotions, stress levels and more while introducing you to new friends too.
It’s growing fast and will soon be the number one workout choice for modern day women. You might be sat thinking to yourself ‘well sure! It worked for everyone else, but it can’t possibly work for me’.
All I can suggest here is; Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it!