In the middle ages, poles were primarily used to vault over castle walls and stir industrial-sized cauldrons of the king’s hair gel. Put the pole to more modern use with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a five-class punch card for drop-in women’s fitness classes at Cadence Fitness's Langford studio (a $53.20 value, including HST).
Cadence Fitness skilled instructors lead ladies of all fitness levels in a full schedule of noncompetitive classes, in which students burn calories while stretching, dancing, and working out to music in a 934-square-foot studio. During 60-minute pole dancing classes, experts guide groups of eight or fewer students as they hang, spin, develop movement styles, and wrap strings of lights around 13-foot-high dance poles. Students swing through the air on soft fabric trapezes in an Aerial Yoga class, during which bodies move through inverted and minimal compression postures that foster alignment, awareness, and coordination. Modern dance moves and traditional sultry performances combine forces in Burlesque and chair classes, while right hooks hone their capabilities to smash charging pinatas during Cardio Kick n' Box.
During classes, fitness pupils work out beneath 15-foot-high ceilings while monitoring technique and challenging their reflections to staring contests in wall-to-wall mirrors. Students should wear form-fitting clothing and remove all jewelry, and shoes are not required.
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