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January Pole Playlist 2018

Find this play list on What are we shakin’ our TaTa’s to this month?

As usual, it’s an eclectic mix of:  A lil bit of Rock (Ok a lot of rock), a few things dancey, something a little balletic, something a little fancy footworky, all out head bangin’ and pole thrashin’, LazysexyGrungey, grind worthy, hair flickery, and it’s skin strokingly good.

Think I’ve just about covered everybody here.

May we present …. The Candy & Chrome January Pole Playlist …

Marcy Playground – Sex and Candy
Twenty One Pilots – Heathens
In Heaven – Treats
Dorothy – Wicked Ones
Tove Lo – Vibes
Juliet Simms – Trouble Finds You
Caught A Ghost – No sugar in my Coffee
Welshly Arms – Need you Tonight
Goodbye June – Oh No
Emma Ruth Rundle – Marked for death
Glass Animals – Black Mambo
Queens of the Stone Age – Make it Wit Chu
Jonneine Zapata – Burn
Becky Hill – Warm
The Chainsmokers – Don’t Let Me Down
Emma Ruth Rundle – So Come
Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore
Zara Larsson – It Ain’t My Fault
Fifth Harmony – That’s my Girl
Vaults – One Day I’ll Fly Away
Autoerotique – AUH
Irah – Fast Travelling
Britney – Work B*tch

Your Health Journal

Ladies – Your body is AMAZING! It really is! Wobbly bits n all.
It’s a clever machine that can store muscle memory, nutrients, information, memories and all kinds of wonderful things.

But one thing the body does not store is – MOTIVATION! So it’s no surprise that those new year resolutions go a bit wayward after just a few short weeks.
Most people struggle with motivation, and that’s normal – especially when it comes to pole.   And we all hit plateau every once in a while as well (but I’ll save that chat for another time).

At Candy & Chrome we do have one weapon to help combat this and help keep you motivated, which is – Your Health Journal. Continue reading “Your Health Journal”

I Am New – What Do I Do?

We get it.   You’re new, and you haven’t got a clue.

You don’t know what to wear, what to bring, where to park, how to act, or what to say – and that’s O.K.

The good new is:  All you’ve really got to do is turn up and get stuck in.  Honestly that’s it.  But just in case you have those ‘New Girl Niggles’ – here’s a very brief little list of the top things we get asked about by total newbs all the time, and our responses. Continue reading “I Am New – What Do I Do?”

PRODUCT REVIEW: The Back Nodger

This… had made a HUGE difference to my life!

 

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Today’s review is all about this amazing, if not a bit odd looking device – The Back Nodger!
OMG this thing is my latest obsession and has made a massive difference to my life!
(it’s not a sex toy either btw – but it might be as satisfying!).
Great for releasing stress tension in the neck & shoulders – whether you pole or not!
But if you do pole, the nodger will locate and destroy those naggy knots! (especially the ones that hide just under your shoulder blade!).
Get the ultimate ooohhh ahhhh feeling and claim your back back!

LATENESS …

‘How to’ – Be late for pole class & our policies on it all.

I came across this article the other day, which – via hilarious stick men drawings, explains the inner workings of what goes on inside the brain of a person who is chronically late (hands up me).

It got me thinking about lateness in general, how it affects pole, and our three basic rules about being all tardy. Continue reading “LATENESS …”

Top 5 Natural Remedies to Heal Bruises

Take a trip to your local dispensing herbalist…

**Important** 
Before taking any new supplements or making new diet changes, you should always consult your GP and dispensing herbalist.  OBVS. 

Bruises, Pole Kisses – come hand in hand with pole, most especially when your a total newbie. Continue reading “Top 5 Natural Remedies to Heal Bruises”

HOW TO: Treat a Pole Bruise

Bruises, Pole Kisses – come hand in hand with pole, most especially when your a total newbie.  I firmly believe that if you ain’t bruising, you ain’t doing it right!

And if you do get some good ones, then we should wear them like a badge of honor as they represent achievement.

But that’s not for everybody and some people just bruise like a peach, ending up looking a bit battered and unsightly.

So here are our top 5 ways to treat a Pole Bruise: Continue reading “HOW TO: Treat a Pole Bruise”

DIET: Eating to prevent bruising

Prevention is better than cure …

**Important** 
Before taking any new supplements or making new diet changes, you should always consult your GP and dispensing herbalist.  OBVS. 

Bruises, Pole Kisses – come hand in hand with pole, most especially when your a total newbie.

I firmly believe that if you ain’t bruising, you ain’t doing it right!  And if you do get some good un’s, then we should wear them like a badge of honor as they represent achievement.

But that’s not for everybody and some people just bruise like a peach, ending up looking a bit battered and unsightly.

This could be because you are deficient in Vitamin K, or C, and a simple diet change could make a huge difference here.  But of course – speak to your GP about that as – I’m no Doctor!

Alternatively, you could talk to your local dispensing herbalist.  If you live in or near Chester, we like the people at The Groves Herbalist shop in Hoole.  They’re cool.

Either way, it’s generally a good idea to get your vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients from a good, balanced diet – naturally, as diet plays a role in both the prevention and healing of bruises.

Here are 7 diet changes you can easily make help prevent pole bruises:

Continue reading “DIET: Eating to prevent bruising”

Moisturising … On the day of pole!

How very dare you!

You know the rules – No moisturising on the day of pole!  Or can we …. ?

For hundreds of years (ok maybe not hundreds, but as far back as I can remember) the cardinal sin of all things pole is moisturising your skin on the day of pole.

Moisturising body products like creams, oils, lotions, fake tan etc … leaves your skin coated in a film of producty goop, which makes YOU kinda slimy, meaning no grip, which transfers to the pole, meaning continuous cleaning of the damn pole instead of learning any actual pole, and it STILL causes a potential slippery death trap for the person after you!

So generally, moisturising on the day of pole is BANNED.

But of course, dry de-hydrated skin doesn’t grip well either.  Sigh. Continue reading “Moisturising … On the day of pole!”

Exfoliating & Moisturising

By now you know …

That once you get past beginner level, more and more pole moves require lots of skin contact on the pole.  It’s not all about muscle, it’s about technique!

Learning the technique however, and being able to hold the poses on the pole depends on having GOOD bare skin contact.

Skin that’s too dry:

Equals crap grip.  Dry, chalky, under nourished skin just utterly fails to grip the pole.

Skin that’s too clammy:

Whether it’s because of sweat, products on the skin or over-moisturising also equals crap grip. Slippery slip slide n slop.
So how do we look after our skin without committing the cardinal sin of pole?

‘Thou shall not moisturise on day of pole’.

By looking after it in-between your pole sessions, by doing these three simple things … Continue reading “Exfoliating & Moisturising”