Fitness is Fun: Pole Fitness

 

Okay guys, we’re nearly a month into those New Year’s Resolutions, and you’re still (I hope!) going strong! Sadly, it’s about at this time of year that that fire for change starts dying down and that new-found passion for trading TV time for workouts is dwindling. Time to change it up! As a part of my “Fitness is Fun” campaign, I’ve already shared my experiences doing Aerial Silks and Barre Ballet, and today I’m dancing into a whole new level of crazy, fun, fitness. Buckle your seat belts, ladies and gents, it’s pole fitness time!

I’ll be honest, I had no idea what to expect with this one. I mean, pole dancing doesn’t exactly bring to mind images of ripped muscles and heavy workouts, but I’ll try (almost) anything once! This was SO much different than I could’ve imagined. Although Chris claims he hardly glanced at our instructor as she took on the pole, neither of us could take our eyes off of her—it requires so much strength, it’s impossible not to be amazed. And I’m not going to lie, oddly, this pole fun made me feel so graceful, I may have even dubbed myself a “pole princess”! Maybe I missed my true calling in life… I kid, I kid!

To see our entire pole fitness experience, check out the video below.

My Workout Shorts || My Sports Bra || My Tank Top 

Pole fitness is growing in popularity and for good reason! There are so many hidden benefits to pole fitness that I never would’ve guessed including core and back strengthening, increased flexibility, increased coordination and balance (yes, please!), and my favorite—increased body confidence. Although it may not have been the most intense workout I’ve ever completed, I definitely felt my core and upper body burning. Honestly, I loved it, and I’m giving this workout a 10 out of 10! Two thumbs way up! 5 gold stars! Seriously, I loved it and would totally do it again. Chris, on the other hand, only gave it a 5 or 6 (cue the eye roll)—apparently it’s more fun to watch than it is to do?! Should I be worried, Chris??

Our Workout Gear:

All in all, I highly recommend finding a pole fitness class in your area! The time flew by, we were having so much fun, and it truly is a great workout. Grab a gal pal or two and head out for a ladies’ night at the pole. If you’re in Arizona, check out one of Lindsay’s classes at Prowess Pole Fitness. I promise you, your bod won’t regret it!

Xoxo,

Heidi

Related reading:

Fitness is Fun: Aerial Silks
Fitness is Fun: Barre Ballet
My 11-Week Booty Building Workout
Top 10 At-Home Exercises for Total Body Toning
My Top 4 Fat-Blasting Cardio Workouts
My 5 Gym (and Home Gym) Must-Haves


7 Comments

  1. Malkie - January 31, 2017

    Talking about fitness is fun…after much deliberation, I finally joined a water aerobics class. It’s the only class offered at the time I can be at the gym (and I prefer classes over solo workouts). I thought I’d be the only young person there. I was right! I was quickly put in my place by these kind old women who were kicking my butt though ! Those foam “barbells” that weigh nothing, are equivalent to 15 pounds under water! I’d like to see you guys try it too!

  2. Sofie - January 25, 2017

    One more question, can I do Metabolic missions and accelerators all at the same time? Or do you have to do missions first and then do accelerators later. Can they be combined or do they need to be done in a specific order? Also, I know that 5 mins of accelerators is the minimum however, if I’m not mistaken, we can start the journey with 60 minute accelerators as well correct? I have been an avid user of the elliptical (40 mins each session) despite my weight so 5 mins just seems too little to me. Thx!

    • Team Powell - January 25, 2017

      Hi Sofie: You can do your Accelerators right after your Metabolic Missions if you’d like to. And you can do up to 60 minutes of Accelerators each day from day 1 if you’d like to. 🙂

  3. Sofie - January 25, 2017

    Hi Heidi!
    First off I want to say that I absolutely adore you and Chris and love your show. I want to start the weight-loss transformation journey with my husband and have already purchased 2 copies of your book. We are so incredibly excited and I have even read through to Part 2 of reading your book. However, after looking through some of your recipes, I am a bit disappointed to find that you have incorporated artificial sweetners in many of your recipes. While I know there are many arguments to state otherwise about the safety and naturalness of these sweetners, I personally choose to stay away from them. So, my question to you is do you have any other alternatives besides cutting out any type of “sweet factor” all together from your recipes? Again, thank you so very much for all that you and Chris have done to help people. It is an extraordinary and admirable effort you both make on a daily basis. You have inspired us and we are the biggest critics/skeptics! Thank you <3

    • Team Powell - January 25, 2017

      Hi Sofie: You can use stevia or xylitol, which are natural sweeteners.

  4. Rachel Kless - January 25, 2017

    Hey Hedi!
    I know this is off topic but I have a question about the carb cycling. How many grams of crabs should we be eating on low carb days? Can’t seem to find that info. Thanks.

    • Team Powell - January 25, 2017

      Hi Rachel: In all of Chris and Heidi’s carb cycles, all your macros are figured out for you, so you only need to follow the plan!

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