In 2004, an independent study proved contemporary pole-based exercises more effective than 1920s pole sitting, more energizing than pole-vaulting, and more sensual than polenta. Unleash your inner exhibitionist with today's Groupon for one introductory pole dancing class at Aradia Fitness (a $25 value).
Aradia Fitness welcomes women of every age and fitness level with a supportive environment for exploring their sexy side while simultaneously getting a total-body cardio workout. A single pole-dancing intro class teaches essential sensual pole work and doesn't require any previous knowledge or skills. Each small class combines elements of ballet, yoga, and striptease (though you won't be shedding any leotards or turtlenecks in class) to strengthen cores, tone muscles, increase flexibility, and keep participants limber. As the seductress embedded deep within makes her way to the surface, dancers engage rarely used muscles, sometimes resulting in day-after pangs of soreness, sudden Facebook friending of said muscles, and a confident new saunter. The only requirements for the class are gym or yoga attire and bare feet to make your first firm step toward becoming a music-video vixen or reverse-firefighter a reality.