This weekend past, the UK Professional Pole Championships (PPC) took place at The International Centre, Telford. The UK PPC is the first competition in the UK to give professional pole athletes and dancers the opportunity to compete against their peers through three professional categories; Instructor, Professional, and Elite.
When X-POLE asked if I would be interested in writing as a guest blogger for their site, I wracked my brains to think what would make an interesting series of blog posts… This is how I came to be writing about ‘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.
As the nights are drawing in, thoughts move to cold winters and wrapping up warm. Personally I love winter…but not for pole training! Cold poles, cold floor, longer warm ups….when all I want to do is just dance! So instead of freezing our peachy bums off, I take this time of year as the perfect excuse to shop for winter warm up wear!
When it comes to what to wear, I really like to think about it, firstly because I am a firm believer of what you wear reflects your personality but also because if you feel good in what you’re wearing, you will feel more confident in yourself which in turn will make you have a better training session (and exactly why shopping is good for the soul!).
Here’s a round up of my favourite warm up pieces for training, and don’t forget at the end of this coming month is Black Friday….perfect excuse to stock up before the nights get even colder!
Prague, Czech republic played host to the inaugural Pole Theatre World Championships this month past, with over 44 competitors from across the globe competing for the honour of being crowned a champion in their respected division, and also for the coveted overall winner accolade.