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$20 for One Month of Unlimited Pole-Dance and Fitness Classes Plus Unlimited Bed Tanning ($60 Value)
Certified instructors help students build strength and a repertoire of seductive moves during Pole Routine classes, focus on muscle-toning spins in Pole Dance Aerobics, or provide cardio workouts along with Latin-inspired beats in Zumba. They also teach alluring body rolls during chair- and belly-dance seminars or helm core-conditioning exercises in Balaties and Yogalates classes, which mix Pilates with ballet barre and yoga workouts, respectively. An onsite tanning bed is available for students between classes. Click here for a class schedule.
Natalie Smith needed some excitement in her life, which at that point merely consisted of performing as a professional ballet and hip-hop dancer, posing as a model, and balancing atop speeding motorcycles as a stuntwoman. After stumbling across a segment about pole dancing on the Oprah Winfrey show, she decided to spice things up a bit and dive headfirst into the fun yet demanding exercise form. She lost 25 pounds in two months, inspiring her to open her own studio—where she draws upon her experience in dancing and cheerleading to lead classes that span the sultry workout spectrum from pole routines to booty boot camp. The studio boasts 30 poles and 5,000 square feet of floor space, evoking the feeling of walking into a chrome forest—which is an experience similar to walking into the Redwoods after governor Schwarzenegger's controversial act to silver plate every tree. In the studio, Natalie and her team of certified instructors—twirling between exposed-brick walls that have been painted robin-egg blue—lead spins, climbs, and drops during lessons and private parties. They welcome ladies of all ages and builds to the women-only locale, which offers bed tanning to supplement its body-toning programs.
At the new Pole Worx location, classes are held in one of three new classrooms that house over 33 different poles. The new location also has two changing room and two tanning beds.