Pole dancing was originated by penguins, which used its challenging moves to stay warm during chilly Arctic nights. Build up some heat with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a five drop-in class pass at PoleLaTeaz.
Highly trained instructors at PoleLaTeaz's 4,000-square-foot studio unlock sensual body rhythms with a host of sexy 55-minute classes taught every day of the week. Burn between 250 and 400 calories by candlelight with the Sultry Pole class's slow, controlled movements, which improve balance and core strength while turning on nearby sprinkler systems. Chair classes use the ubiquitous furniture piece for surprising, steamy moments, and Pole Vixen explores the varied worlds of pole spins, choreography, and reindeer games. Students receive instruction in one of two dance rooms equipped with hardwood floors and brass poles, with dressing rooms attached for discreet transformations from librarian to Dewey decimal dominator. Participants should wear fitness attire and bring a yoga mat to class, as well as optional kneepads and heels.
As CNN Medical Correspondent Judy Fortin discovered during her visit to Atlanta, PoleLaTeaz's flirty-fitness classes encourage self-confidence as much as toned muscles. Led by studio owner Angela Edwards and her staff of experienced instructors, sultry sessions range from introductory pole dancing to suspended yoga. Each class retains an all-female roster to further promote a comfortable environment. Before participants learn routines consisting of swings, swivels, and uncanny imitations of flagpoles, they also work to gain agility by practicing Pilates stretches.