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34 Pretty Pole Photoshoot Moves

34 Pretty Pole Photoshoot Moves

Pole photoshoots are so popular at the moment. They’re a great way of getting some amazing pictures of your favourite pole moves. It can also be so hard deciding on which moves to go for. The incredibly difficult moves are definitely an achievement, though they often don’t look that lovely. I used to always get pictures of the hardest moves I could do, now I definitely prefer the simple poses. They’re just so pretty!

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It’s Not All About the Perfect Picture

It’s Not All About the Perfect Picture

You wouldn’t think it, but this picture took me about 10 minutes to get. 10 minutes of trying to get the right amount of spin so I got all angles but not too much that it was blurry. Changing leg positions, looking up, down, to the side. Checking the video, taking screenshots and trying again to get it Instagram perfect. It’s not even a move! Us aerialists and polers are such a nightmare for this, I know I’m not alone, right?

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How to Stand Out at a Pole Competition – From a Judge!

How to Stand Out at a Pole Competition – From a Judge!

I recently had the pleasure of judging the University of East Anglia vs University of Essex pole competition. All the competitors did amazingly well! It takes so much guts to get up on stage and show the world a routine that you’ve been working on for months. I admire anyone that takes part in competitions (I’ve done it before, never again!).

Whilst judging I noticed that the competitors that placed and stood out to us all did the same things. So I thought I’d write a little blog post about how you can stand out if you’re competing soon!

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Group vs Private Lessons

Group vs Private Lessons

Some aerial and pole studios offer group lessons, some offer private lessons and some offer both. There are so many benefits that can be gained from attending different studios and different types of classes. It all depends on what you enjoy and what you want to get out of your lessons. I’m going to run through some of the pros and cons of group vs private lessons.

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Pole Conditioning Exercises

Pole Conditioning Exercises

Love it or hate it, conditioning is one of those things we just know is good for us. It improves our grip strength, builds strength in our muscles and makes everything else feel so much easier! I tend to do 5-10 minutes at the end of every practise and then the occasional session just conditioning (I have a love/hate relationship with these!).

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Coming Back After a Pole/Aerial Break

Coming Back After a Pole/Aerial Break

Somehow I’ve had a 3 week break, ahh!

I planned two of those weeks. Christmas is my time to completely relax and see if I can eat my own body weight in chocolate (I think I nearly managed it!). I have been loving letting my body really recover. I also love to let my mind think about other things and smother myself in moisturiser!