There’re so many different sports and hobbies out there to try. Hanging upside down in aerial silks, balancing on a hoop and twirling round a pole just isn’t on everyone’s radar. Here are my top reasons why I think it should be!
There are so many beginner pole moves out there! It can be a bit daunting when you start going to lessons. I know when I first started pole just doing a simple spin seemed really hard! I try to teach moves in a rough order of difficulty. We start with step arounds and basic 2 handed spins. We then progress to climbs, seats and holds. Once a student feels comfortable doing these, we’ll gradually add harder moves and link them together into combinations and eventually routines.
Do you warm up before you practise? A warm up when you’re training alone is one of those things that’s so easy to forget about. It’s something that we all know we should do but actually doing it when there’s so many amazing moves we really want to try. . . . . well, it’s tempting to miss it out and just jump straight on!
Most people know that I’m a little (a lot!) obsessed with all things pole and aerial. I’ve gone from attending one class a week to teaching for hours everyday and having my own studio!