From Our Editors
At Alter Ego Pole Fitness, instructors try to enliven gym regimens not by adding more weight to your reps, but by making you look weightless. Their pole fitness classes illustrate aerial spins and sensual tricks that function as both performance art and full-body workouts. By teaching these sultry routines, they hope to soften each student's inhibitions, enabling everyone to display poise and moxie in a supportive setting.
Along with Pole Fitness and Pole Dance, the rest of their curriculum continues to emphasize liberated, rhythmic exercise. Zumba courses cover easy-to-follow examples of Latin-inspired choreography, and Naughty Girl Hip-Hop tones muscles with energized dance steps. The instructors also host private parties for birthdays, bachelorette groups, and other events, where revelers learn pole-dancing fundamentals as well as a sassy lap dance. Celebrating patrons are encouraged to bring props that boost their confidence, such as funky heels or their solid-gold booty shorts.