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POLE WITH PEACH: MIND HACKS FOR... HOW TO USE VISUALISATION TO IMPROVE YOUR POLE TRAINING

POLE WITH PEACH: MIND HACKS FOR... HOW TO USE VISUALISATION TO IMPROVE YOUR POLE TRAINING

I will be hosting a seminar at Pole World Festival here in the UK. The event is taking place at the ECC in Bristol on the 12th August. To celebrate this I will be giving you a monthly preview into the topics I will be exploring in my seminar, The 360 degree training mindset: Using your subconscious for pole success.

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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 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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POLE WITH PEACH: POLE LIFE LESSONS - YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN JOURNEY

POLE WITH PEACH: POLE LIFE LESSONS - YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN JOURNEY

‘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 #2: You’re On Your Own Journey

When I first started pole dancing I progressed at pretty much the same rate as everyone else, lots of moves I picked up quickly, and other moves took me a little longer, nothing unusual there. Once I proceeded onto intermediate and advanced tricks I started to make exciting progress, and with good strength gains I learned how to handspring, superman, shoulder mount and so on within my first year. However, I then decided to focus on my dancing, choreography and pole flow. For 2017 my tricks have pretty much taken a back seat. Those same class mates who were level with me a year ago are now banging out an Iron-X and polishing pole combos that I am only just starting to learn. Am I jealous? Am I worried? No, not really. I may not have that crazy combo or those strength moves, but I won Dance Filthy Amateur and I’ve got kick ass floor work skills!

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POLE WITH PEACH: POLE LIFE LESSONS - FACING YOUR FEARS

POLE WITH PEACH: POLE LIFE LESSONS - FACING YOUR FEARS

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.

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