$29 for Five Pole-Dancing Classes at Pole Control Studios ($129.95 Value)

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Studio teaches male & female groups how to spin, climb & dance in fitness sessions that strengthen & increase flexibility

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Expires May 30th, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Introductory class required; must activate introductory class by 05/30/12, classes expire 60 days from activation date. Classes are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Sometimes, late at night, firemen slip into heels and dance with their poles, spinning, dipping, and stripping away cumbersome fireproof coats and burdensome notions of masculinity. Get a fireman's acrobatic workout with twice as much confidence with today's Groupon: for $29, you get five pole-dancing classes at Pole Control Studios (a $129.95 value). This Groupon is valid for one introductory class and four classes of your choice.

Pole Control Studios is a full-fledged alternative-fitness facility specializing in the art of pole fitness that offers several classes for both men and women. The women's-only Pole Discovery Introduction class and the MENtroduction class teach students the fundaments of pole posture as they build the confidence necessary to climb and grip the pole. After successfully learning the fundamentals, students can graduate to Pole Diva Beginner 1 or Mens Big 1, both of which increase flexibility, strength, and coordination to make spins and tree-cat rescues even smoother. Pole Fit and Sensual Stretch further supplement pole-dancing prowess with intense cardio, squats, and lunges and body-elongating posework. Like a busy day at the tetherball court, all of the poles may be occupied early, so check the schedule for a complete listing of classes and times before signing up online.

Pole Control Studios

Floor-to-ceiling mirrors reflect 2,700 square feet of glossy, hardwood floors ringing with the staccato of dancing high heels. Brass poles sprout from the floor, supporting whirling women as they learn sensual routines and build upper-body strength by suspending themselves skyward.

Pole Control Studios' owner, a seasoned performer with a BA in sports science, designs programs that scale up in difficulty while centering around fitness. The studio inducts exercisers in the flirtatious art with an introductory class, where each dancer learns correct posture, transition work, and how to use high heels to tap out Morse code. From there, guests foray into more than 75 types of empowering fitness classes that build on the basics, imparting techniques for climbing, controlled spins, or inversions. Pole Fit and Sensual Stretch supplement pole-dancing prowess with intense cardio, squats, lunges, and body-elongating posework.

For those who take care of their overall well-being with exercise, yoga, and balanced nutrition