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Product Review: The Body Shop’s Body Yoghurt

The Quest for Pole Friendly Moisturisers…

As you know by now, dry skin won’t grip the pole, and freshly moisturised skin makes for a slippery death trap.  Moisturising on the day of pole is tricky!  and until recently only two products across the country have been widely tested by pole dancers and found to be agreeable – Vaseline Essential Moisture and The Body Shop’s Body Sorbet.

The Body Sorbet was the favorite of the two as it is an Aloe based product, plus of course The Body Shop historically have a great reputation of being an all-round good brand for being cruelty free, fair trade and charity backing.

But sadly, the beloved pole friendly Body Sorbet is being discontinued.

DUN DUN DUUUUUUUNNNNN!

(Fade in a chorus of crying pole dancers everywhere!).

But cry not – because they ARE replacing it with the product which I’ve tested today. BUT… does it work?

Here’s my little review of

The Body Shop’s Body Yoghurt

In my personal opinion: YES!

Body Yoghurt is a water based creme, which soaks into the skin in an instant! It’s glorious! I completely slathered myself in it on the afternoon before pole and had absolutely NO PROBLEM sticking to the pole!

My skin felt better hydrated than the original Body Sorbet, and we’re finding that this delightfully smooth and slightly gel like creme glides onto the skin with no effort at all, and just isn’t grainy like the sorbet was.

The Body Shop describe this as a lighter version of their Body Butter for day wear, and as such, one of the ingredients therefore contains an oil base.

It’s being said by some other testers that because of this, not everyone is getting on as well with it, so the chances are this may be a bit hit n miss and not for EVERYONE, so all we can do here is try try try and not take just one person’s word for it.

It comes in a whole range of delicious flavours and scents, and because it’s The Body Shop, it’ll be difficult for you to choose just one as they are all absolutely DIVINE! But if you are in store, pop up to the counter and ASK for some samples to try as they do have sachets of it hidden away!

Best of all though, it’s cruelty free, Organic and Fair Trade as standard but it’s also…

100% Veeeeeeeegaaaan!

Some folks have been testing it directly onto hands and just before pole to use as a grip aid with some success too, but I haven’t tried it this way myself yet, so I’ll update this when I have. But for now…

I LIKES IT!

Halloween Pole Playlist

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Selecting pole tracks is an art form …

The Halloween pole dance playlist is by far the absolute pièce de résistance of our virtual jukebox.

It was the first playlist I made, and spans over ten years worth of clever additions.  That’s TEN WHOLE YEARS of me eyeballing every Facebook shout out for recommendations, ten years of internet searches and playlist sharing with some of the top pole stars in the industry from around the world.

As a result, VOILA…. I GIVE YOU the Candy & Chrome Halloween Pole Dance Playlist!

Enjoy!

September Pole Playlist

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You can’t just throw in any old tune.  Oh no no no.

So our pole dance playlists are carefully and painstakingly hand picked from the universe, just for you.

This month’s playlist is a combination mostly of pretty, airy and dreamy from the likes of Koven, Odesza, and Zed’s dead. Moving through with some feminine badassery from Ruelle, T-Swift and Beyonce, with a peppering of ethnic beats from Asadi.

But of course, kickass gravel rock carries us through to the end – making sure we use every last once of energy, courtesy of Chevelle, Dorothy and CleoPatrick.

Let’s Get Some!

August Pole Playlist

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You can’t just throw in any old tune.  Oh no no no.

So our pole dance playlists are carefully and painstakingly hand picked from the universe, just for you.

This month’s playlist includes some remixy goodness from Bassnectar, High Society and Whissell.  Along with  dreamy drum n bass thanks to Drumsound & Baseline Smith, The Glitch Mob and Black Tiger Sex Machine.

Followed with seductive, sultry tracks from The Alpines, Taska Black, Ruelle and Adventure Club.  Plus a few feel good tracks from one of my faves – Illenium.

But the track that I am most proud to add is the cultural fusion of Punjabi Death Metal from Bloodywood – ‘AriAriAri’ …… it’ll confuse the hell out of you but it’s absolutely amazing and you have to hear it for yourself!

Enjoy!

What’s in your Pole Gym Kit?

Seriously… What’s in there?

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!

‘It is a known fact that a woman do carry an evening bag at dinner time’.

– Bob the Drag Queen

Leggings are out and cute little outfits are in, the smaller the better!  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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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”