New Exercise = Awesome Skills

Remember when I said the Roller Derby was the strangest “exercise” I’d ever done? Well I’ve topped it.

I took a pole fit class, aka pole dancing.

Studio X had a groupon here in Richmond, so naturally, I had to try it. (I love good deals, and I love trying new things, so groupon is kind of amazing.)

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There were 5 other ladies in the class. I say ladies because everyone else was at least 10 years older than me. I hope I’m that cool when I’m older.

Was it hard? Um, YES! Those ladies have some crazy upper body strength! Was it fun? Oh my gosh yes. Ok, so maybe I felt a little silly, “booty poppin” on a stripper pole… but it was a great workout! And I wasn’t looking at the clock waiting for it to be over.

Anyways, these new forms of exercise have given me a new perspective on working out. It’s fun to have a real GOAL, other than just “45 minutes on the treadmill”… I want to be in shape so I can be good at roller derby, or pole dancing, or cheerleading, or whatever sport I may try to tackle. I want to be strong! I want more endurance! Rawr!

What keeps you motivated to work out?

<3 Liz

Comments

  1. AHH im so so jealous! i wish i could take a pole dancing class! will def when i join a gym.. no doubt!

  2. Haha, that’s cool! I don’t know if I would ever take a class like that, but I’m planning on trying some new classes at the gym this week to keep myself motivated.

  3. I used to have a stripper pole (before it fell and never got back up) and it’s crazy hard. I could barely hold myself up and away from the pole. And don’t you just feel good doing it?

  4. Now I really hate that you’re not my neighbor. You’d be the best workout buddy ever!

  5. That is so awesome!! I am waaaay too shy to try that at this juncture in my life! Maybe some day :)

  6. I have always wanted to try this workout but I just haven’t….soon I will!

  7. hahah I would LVOE to try a class like this! I think my hubby would appreciate any new skills I learned haha not that we have a pole! How fun!

  8. this is awesome…i’ve thought about taking a pole class, but never have.

  9. I took a class with some friends once and had a blast! It’s slightly awkward trying to be “sexy” though with your best friends watching! ahaha

  10. Looks so fun! I totally need classes in my life to keep me going. My gym is in my apt building and we hired an instructor to come in to teach zumba and pilates! Love it!

  11. One of my friends took a pole dancing class and she LOVED it too! Sounds like fun. :)

  12. I always kidn of made fun of these classes when I saw them but I would totally love to actually do one, that sounds like such a legit workout! :)

  13. Pole dancing is SO fun and addicing! I’ve been working on it for over a year now and I even bought my own pole for my house. Stick with it girl because it is a great workout and amazing for your confidence!

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