Poles have played an important role in women's history: from displaying Betsy Ross's timeless flag to propelling Amelia Earhart in her historic pole-vault voyage across the Atlantic. Revere vertical velocity with today's Groupon: for $29, you get three Pole Newbie classes at Bombshell Movement Studio in Joliet (an $84 value).
Bombshell Movement Studio's sensual, pulse-pounding pole-dancing classes help tone physiques and amp up confidence in a fun, all-female setting. During Pole Newbie classes, an experienced instructor leads up to 12 first-time participants as they work to confidently conquer gravity sans spacesuits in Bombshell's 1,600-square-foot studio. The shimmy session lasts 60–90 minutes and imparts fundamental pole techniques to help students of all skill levels learn to grasp, climb, and spiral on seven shiny, 10-foot poles. Classes build upper-body and core strength as dancers learn to balance and maneuver their body weight in sensuous poses, effectively replacing more humdrum workouts such as synchronized sleeping and high-intensity bird watching. Bombshell Movement Studio recommends students wear comfortable workout clothing such as shorts and tank tops to class and register for classes in advance online.
Bombshell Movement Studio
Working out at a gym can become monotonous—completing the same reps over and over again. But at Bombshell Movement Studio, the emphasis is on fun, as women shimmy and spin themselves into shape during a variety of pole-dancing classes. Each entertaining session builds students' confidence and endurance as they twirl or create a burlesque dance routine for their next condo-association meeting. Within the supportive environment, women can also celebrate bachelorette bashes or girls' night out with flirt-enhancing parties or learn lap-dance techniques and sultry moves in workshops.