Category: How To …

‘How To’ … do absolutely anything pole!

HOW TO: Treat a Muscle Injury

Although most of the time this happens outside of class, and at pole we have lots of great practices and injury prevention techniques in place, every once in a while someone may experience an ouchie.

Even if we can deadlift and suspend our entire body sideways, aerially via pole – shockingly we are not super human after all, and injuries happen to the best of us.

Muscle soreness is pretty standard and honestly, if you don’t feel beasted after a good pole session then did you even work out?
But torn muscles is more serious and painful, and needs to be treated with care. Continue reading “HOW TO: Treat a Muscle Injury”

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 …”

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”

How to take care of your X-Pole

x-pole-x-jointA basic guide to looking after your shiny new x-pole! 

‘HOW TO’… Release a jammed X-Joint (new range X-Poles)

Although the new range X-Poles (which include the new X-Joints instead of the screw threads) are an improved version of the older model and eliminate all the below issues of screw joints seizing shut etc…, they have a problem of their own – sometimes they get jammed – I mean, that they twist around inside the pole so that when it comes to breaking the pole down, the holes are all mis-aligned and you can’t get the hex key back in.

This happens because when you set up, you are SUPPOSED TO screw the bottom one a bit at first, then the top, then the bottom etc…. not screw each one in fully one at a time….it is buried in the instruction manual somewhere but we all miss it! Continue reading “How to take care of your X-Pole”