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 to Aradia Fitness. Choose between two Toronto locations (downtown or in East Toronto or the Brampton location, and three options:
• For $35, you get a "Teaser" pole-dancing intro class and five drop-in classes (a $124.30 value, including HST).
• For $39, you get a four-week Pole Basics dancing class, which covers the essentials of pole-dancing and sensual movement (a $111.87 value, including HST).
• For $199, you get a one-hour pole-dancing party for up to 12 people (a $420 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, the five drop-in classes, and four weekly Pole Basics sessions teach essential sensual pole work and don'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.
Aradia Fitness's group parties similarly spicy up gatherings of up to 12 friends or 6 friends and their accompanying spirit animals with empowering floor and pole routines. Gal gaggles who desire a less invested workout can opt for a fitness-free event that stresses standing dance moves, lap dances, wall work, and pole work. The only requirements for all classes are gym- or yoga-like attire and bare feet to make your first firm step toward becoming a music-video vixen or reverse-firefighter a reality.