Oh yeah, we went there! There is no better way to start a bachelorette party than getting warmed up on the pole!
My best friend Maria set-up for the start of my bachelorette party on Saturday night to be a private pole dancing class for us ladies.
I was so excited to check out Ophidia’s Studio’s. As they offer not only Pole dancing classes, but other fun classes & different cardio classes that have piqued my interest.
Aerial Yoga, Burlesque Cardio, Belly dancing, & even a chair dancing class. I already know I will be back!
The ladies & I before the start of class. We were excited and a little nervous I think.
Bestie Maria & I getting ready to rock that pole!
The Pole Dancing class officially started with a five minute warm-up. We did various sit-up routines and stretches.
Then it didn’t take long for our instructor to get us going on the pole.
We started out by walking around the pole and sort of leaping from one side to the other. Luckily the poles rotate with you, so it helps the spin.
I realized early on in the class that I in fact had no grace when it came to pole dancing, and I was definitely NOT a natural.
As the class progressed the moves we were taught got harder and more involved.
There was a front spin, then a back spin…then a front spin that sort of morphed into a backspin. It was crazy!
We were also taught the sexy moves. You know the ones where your arms just need a little break, but can still keep you in the pole dancing mood.
After an hour of this class I was spent. Every muscle in my upper body was in pain. And my arms were shaking.
You are using your upper body and core muscles to hold yourself up on the pole, and well my upper body and core are not my strong points. I can honestly say that my running background did not help at all in this class.
But it was super fun to try out a new form of fitness. I really got a glimpse into pole dancing. And it most definitely gave me a new found respect for this activity.
Pole dancing was freaking hard!
I really tried to get into it, but I was struggling a lot through the class. I definitely had a great time learning all the moves and bonding with my friends during the class, but I am not sure more pole dancing classes are in my future.
I would say that Part I of my bachelorette party was a success. You will just have to wait until tomorrow for the rest of the night’s festivities!
Have you or would you ever take a pole dancing class?
I was just excited to try something new and incorporate a form of fitness into the Bach. Party. Though after all the dancing and various other things we did that night, I could honestly say my whole body was in pain yesterday! 🙂