Why Heart and Pole?
The Pole Dance Community (PDC) and other pole fitness training establishments can have up to three students sharing a pole in a class, however Heart and Pole ensures that there is always one pole for every individual in the class, enabling each student to pace the intensity of the workout around their own capabilities and allowing more time to focus on performing the correct technique in a strong, controlled and graceful movement.
Heart and Pole specialises in providing exceptional Pole Fitness instruction provided by an experienced physiotherapist. Victoria’s extensive experience working within the military physiotherapy environment has developed her skills to ensure all exercises aim to maximise strength and flexibility potential. It also ensures that all pole fitness training is performed in a safe manner, focused around the individual needs and ability of each participant.
The Safety Standards
Pole fitness can be a very physically demanding activity, with an element of risk involved when performing certain movements. Victoria has received expert tuition by a variety of talented instructors over the past few years, and has completed her instructor training at a Pole Community endorsed training school. Victoria has the necessary professional indemnity and public liability insurance to instruct Pole Fitness to enable every student to have faith and confidence in their instructor.
Why Pole Fitness?
Unlike the normal monotony of doing weights and using resistance machines at the gym, at Heart and Pole the fitness classes focus on developing strength, flexibility and endurance for all body types. Using the pole to perform climbs, spins, and body inversions is a fun and enjoyable way of building upper body and core strength, helping increase muscle tone and definition.
The use of a pole for gymnastics dates back to India approximately 880 years ago, where a wide wooden pole was used for acrobatics in Mallakhamba. In the 1920’s the use of the Chinese pole was commonly seen in circus acts, with movements influencing the current Pole fitness form. It was only in the late 1960’s when the pole started to be used in burlesque and strip-tease bars and clubs as a form of entertainment. In the 1990’s it entered back onto the fitness scene to become an increasingly common form of exercise, and now regarded as a competitive sport. The recent growth in popularity is assisted by celebrity names rumoured to participate in pole fitness, such as Fearne Cotton, Amy Adams, Kate Hudson, and even Kate Middleton.