Category: For Beginner’s …

Things you wish you knew when you were the total pole newbie …

Why Pole Dance?

Why Pole Dance?

Good question. And one with lots of great answers. Here at Candy and Chrome we put the emphasis on fun. We aren’t here to train the next pole dancing world champion. We want to inspire women of all shapes, sizes, ages and fitness levels to have and go, have fun, make friends and improve their fitness at the same time. But being as you asked, here are some of the benefits of pole dancing. Continue reading “Why Pole Dance?”

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?”

What’s in your Pole Gym Kit?

Once you get past Beginner level in pole dance, and things are starting to become a bit more serious, it’s well worth picking yourself up a ‘Pole Gym Bag’, to be kept in the car at all times, ready for pole class!

Leggings are out and cute little outfits are in, the smaller the better!  [quote float=”left”]It is a known fact that a woman do carry an evening bag at dinner time – Bob The Drag Queen.[/quote] By now, hopefully you’ll be using your health journal and carrying it everywhere with you, and then there’s the pole grip you bought the other week to cart around too, plus your phone for the all important pole selfies, water infuser, hand towel, stripper heels etc…

If your going to make a commitment then it’s time to kit you out like you mean business!

So… Here’s what’s in our Pole Gym Kit – What’s in yours?

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Who Is Number Two?

At Candy & Chrome, we have a brilliant team delivering your pole classes each week.
There is somewhat of a hierarchy, but to be honest – absolutely everyone on the team is equally important and without which, we would not be able to be as awesome as we are.

For this article though, I want to explain a bit about the role of our very special people who are chosen to be ‘Number Two’. Continue reading “Who Is Number Two?”

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”

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”

Choosing a Pole School


If you are wondering about joining pole dance classes and are faced with different options from different schools, CHOOSE YOUR POLE SCHOOL CAREFULLY.

As with most things, prices vary – but this is not to say one school is better than another, what is MORE important are things like value for your money, and how comfortable you feel. Here are a few hints to help you dodge the cowboys, and find a class that will suit you. Continue reading “Choosing a Pole School”

About Pole DVD’s – Read before you buy!

A Classic Error…

 

With so many quality DVD’s on the market I get a lot of students asking me which one they should buy.

I remember the first DVD I bought……
I had had about 2 lessons, bought a pole, set it up in the lounge and bought a DVD.  I was ready to GO!
So I put it on….. Pantera’s Pole Tricks 101!!

If you have seen it already or know anything about it, you’re probably rolling on the floor laughing at me right now.

Continue reading “About Pole DVD’s – Read before you buy!”