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The 30 Day Squat Challenge

Whatever size you are … Killer legs and curvy butts.  That’s what we all want right?

It’s not that pole doesn’t work my whole body and keep me firm – IT DOES!  But like any form of fitness or dance – it only works if you’re consistently doing enough of it and although I love pole, I am not an ‘athlete’, I am a normal person – just like you … and just like you, I don’t train every day, or even as often as I should, I’ve done sweet FA over the Christmas holidays and now my butt has gone from perky and rounded to well … a bit flat and generally sad looking really. Continue reading “The 30 Day Squat Challenge”

Get A Griiiiip!

Extra Grip for slippery pole dancers!

In most cases, if you get slippery, sweaty hands when you pole, it’s something that gets better with time, especially when you have mastered the moves that at first made you panic and sweat.

That said, if you’re trying to learn a tricky move or you need to be on top form for a performance in a hot room, just wiping your hands down and keeping the pole clean might not be enough.

We have covered tips on how to prevent slips on the pole (you can see them HERE), but sometimes, you just need to CHEAT!  And reach for a grip aid!  But which is best?  Different ones do different jobs, and all are useful in different ways so it’s best to try and sample each if you can to find out what works best for you. Below is a quick guide of products you can try and how they work. Continue reading “Get A Griiiiip!”

Pole Products: Antiperspirants

For super sweaty hands & hyperhydrosis, we recommend first washing your hands and drying them thoroughly (sounds a bit obvious but easy to forget!), then maybe trying one of these products … Continue reading “Pole Products: Antiperspirants”

Pole Products: Grip Chalks

Chalk is used by climbers to help them stick to rock faces, but it’s also great for helping you stick to your pole. Climbing shops sell chalk in blocks, as balls and as a liquid.

Liquid chalk is the best for pole dancing as you won’t have any problems with dust. Just rub a little on your hands (or thighs) and allow it to dry before jumping back on your pole! Be careful not to use too much liquid chalk, or you’ll end up with unsightly white patches on your skin.  You can just buy any brand off ebay, but the ones we recommend are specifically designed for pole dance.  Continue reading “Pole Products: Grip Chalks”

Pole Products: More Grip Aids

Sports grip aids are traditionally designed for tennis players and golf players to help them grip the handles of their equipment of course – but there are some products in this market that have been an absolute godsend for pole dancers!

Of all the available brands, these have been tested the most by pole dancers and have been rated highly all round.

There are now of course some pole sport specific products available too, most of which using either beeswax or sugars as the main ‘magic’ ingredient, they are often found to be organic, all natural, great smelling, no residue products designed for pole dance. Continue reading “Pole Products: More Grip Aids”

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?”

Photo Album for …

Candy & Chrome Pole Student Photo Shoot March 2014

If you click on that big photo up there ^ , it will expand and turn into a photographic slide show!  Clever stuff!

These were the shots taken from our pole dance student photo shoot day, by our lovely Leah Dollimore from LuLu Dolls Chester.

She is also responsible for:

* Our Photo shoot last year, the pictures from this shoot turned out so well that I have used them to decorate this website!

April 2013 ‘Mr Burlesque’ Masterclass shots

This year’s shoot also showcases the incredible, professional and talented work of make-up artist Charlotte Saunders (Wirral based) who is the other half of team LuLu Dolls.

If you have a project or a memorable moment you want capturing – we would recommend LuLu Dolls til the cow’s come home!

About LuLu Doll’s …

Specialists in the art of creating and capturing your alter ego.

Lulu Dolls offers a unique service to really make you feel like a star! Our transformative shoot experiences can be done by yourself or with friends and they are completely tailor made for each client making the finished products personal and creative.
The theme for your shoot can range from your favourite era, movie, music or hobby. The sky’s the limit.
From your initial consultation, our creative team will help you find a theme that you will love and will set about the design process involved in planning your experience.
The shoots can be in the comfort of your own home or at an alternative venue.
Discounts available for group bookings.
Message them for more details.

 

So view, enjoy …. and next time (coming soon!) GET INVOLVED!

GET DOLLED!

Candy & Chrome Pole Dance Fitness in the Chester Chronicle

Candy & Chrome Pole Dancing in the Chester Chronicle 15/8/13

Opportunity to get in Pole Position for free…

Candy & Chrome will be opening the doors and inviting the fitness driven women of Chester to ‘try before you buy’ with a free pole dancing taster session.

[quote float=”left”]Shaping Up: Amy Butterworth will be holding a free taster session for potential pole dancers next week[/quote]The session is aimed at total beginners and run by experienced professionals at the city’s longest established pole dance school.

Candy & Chrome’s Amy Butterworth of Flintshire said: ‘Pole dancing is a fun. exciting and modern way for women of all ages to keep fit and can burn anything between 300 and 500 calories per hour. Continue reading “Candy & Chrome Pole Dancing in the Chester Chronicle 15/8/13”

Candy & Chrome Pole Dance Chester in the Chester Chromicle

Candy & Chrome Pole Dancing in the Chester Chronicle 23/5/13

Pole Dance to Fitness

Candy & Chrome will be opening the doors and inviting the fitness driven women of Chester to ‘try before you buy’ with a free pole dancing taster session.

[quote float=”left”]Fit for anything: Amy Butterworth will be holding a free taster session for potential pole dancers next week[/quote]The session is aimed at total beginners and run by experienced professionals at the city’s longest established pole dance school.

Candy & Chrome’s Amy Butterworth of Flintshire said: ‘Pole dancing is a fun. exciting and modern way for women of all ages to keep fit and can burn anything between 300 and 500 calories per hour. Continue reading “Candy & Chrome Pole Dancing in the Chester Chronicle 23/5/13”

Photo Album for …

Candy & Chrome Pole Student Photoshoot, May 2013

If you click on that big photo up there ^ , it will expand and turn into a photographic slide show!  Clever stuff!

These were the shots taken from the day by our lovely Leah Dollimore fromDave Williams photography – Chester.

She is also responsible for our April 2013 ‘Mr Burlesque’ Masterclass shots too because we love her work so much!

If you have a project or a memorable moment you want capturing – we would recommend Leah til the cow’s come home!

However …. this time she wasn’t alone!

She brought professional (and talented!) make-up artist Charlotte Saunders (Wirral based) with her, as well as her clever and talented videographer dude husband – Andy.

This is his fruits of the day ……