Before pole-dancing classes, flirty fitness was limited to holding hands with a stairmaster or romancing Jack LaLanne. Learn more seductive exercises with today's Groupon: for $29, you get three Basic X, Zumba, Polefit, or continuing-level classes at Studio X (a $60 value).
The instructors at Studio X help women of all fitness levels tone their bodies and boost their self-confidence by leading pole- and dance-based fitness classes. During 75-minute Basic X lessons, dancers learn the rudiments of exotic movement and pole dance. Students shake hips, learn hand placements, and develop a fondness for May Day. Instructors in one-hour Zumba dance workouts blend Latin rhythms with elements of hip-hop dancing and belly dancing. One-hour Polefit classes supply students with the strength and dexterity they need to cling to a street lamp while singing in a monsoon.
Current Studio X students can also explore upper-level programs such as Continuing Pole, in which dancers perform basic inversions, develop fluidity and grace, and learn more advanced spins. The studio offers a flexible schedule of more than 20 morning and evening classes per week including weekends. Like Oprah's tree fort, classes are for ladies only.
Studio X's exotic dancing lessons offer twofold benefits. The first is physical; students quickly burn calories and build core strength by following the regimen detailed in the studio's pole-fitness and dance classes. The second benefit is the increased self-confidence that students build while stretching and shimmying in a supportive environment that, like Oprah's tree fort, is for women only. Men aren't completely left out, however—Studio X also hosts separate pole and aerial fitness classes for guys.
2707 W Broad St.
Richmond, Virginia 23220