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X-POLE proudly presents...

X-POLE proudly presents...

From April 06–09 2017, we took part in one of the largest sports and fitness shows in Europe, FIBO, in Cologne, Germany and during our time at the show, we unveiled multiple new products, including; The Home Mount, The LYRAPOLE, The X-FLY Flying Pole, The Aerial Cube and X-LOCK, our amazing new static and spinning mechanism for XPERT poles and X-STAGES, which requires no tools.

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POLE WITH PEACH: POLE LIFE LESSONS - DITCH THE LABELS

POLE WITH PEACH: POLE LIFE LESSONS - DITCH THE LABELS

‘Pole Life Lessons’, a series of blog posts exploring the ways that pole dancing has enriched our lives, in the pole studio and beyond! I hope that these anecdotes and stories remind you of your journey, and I hope that you share your own experiences with me, making sure you tag us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, using #xpolelifelessons to tell us your stories.

Pole Life Lesson #4: Ditch The Labels

Labels are a common part of our everyday lives… We label people on their gender, sexuality, hair colour, careers, nationality, race, hobbies, music taste and more. Labels help us to compartmentalise the world around us, and we use them to understand ourselves and our place in the world. Labels aren’t inherently bad, but the problem is when we start assigning labels to ourselves or others that aren’t exactly positive, or that we attach a negative judgement to.

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POLE JOURNEY: #POINTYOURF***INGTOES

POLE JOURNEY: #POINTYOURF***INGTOES

We’ve heard many of our pole teachers shout this during class even when you think your toes are pointed…it’s not enough! When it comes to exercise, most people overlook two of the most important parts of their body - their feet. They train upper body, lower body, and core without even thinking to strengthen their feet.

Having recently competed in Pole Theatre, a key part of my training was to improve the pointe in my feet as well as strengthen my ankles to avoid sickling (explained later) mainly because I did not want any pictures or the video to come back showing flexed feet or half a pointed toe! (Some would call this vein but I call it being a perfectionist!).

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POLE WITH PEACH: Pole Life Lessons - Focus on YOUR Strengths

POLE WITH PEACH: Pole Life Lessons - Focus on YOUR Strengths

‘Pole Life Lessons’, a series of blog posts exploring the ways that pole dancing has enriched our lives, in the pole studio and beyond! I hope that these anecdotes and stories remind you of your journey, and I hope that you share your own experiences with me, making sure you tag us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, using #xpolelifelessons to be in with the chance to be featured in a future blog post.

Pole Life Lesson #3: Focus on YOUR Strengths

As a child my parents ferried me to dance classes for roughly a year. I did ballet, jazz and contemporary, and even did a couple of dance exams. That is where any dance experience ends… because I hated dancing! Yep, dancing and me did not get along at all.

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