Pole dancing offers a pole-based exercise more effective than 1920s pole sitting, more energizing than pole-vaulting, and more sensual than polenta. Master sensual exercise with today’s Groupon: for $9, you get a 60-minute pole-dancing class at Fantasy Fitness in Kissimmee (an $18 value).
Leaving men to such manly pursuits as braiding each other's beards, the women-only pole-dancing classes at Fantasy Fitness expertly smelt seductive motion, sweaty calisthenics, and camaraderie-intense group fitness. Groupon holders can attend any of the studio's upcoming 60-minute classes, which include Intro to Pole for shimmying beginners, as well as Climb, Sit, and Spin, a class that teaches pole-scalers the steamiest ways to disprove Newtonian laws of gravity. Casie Constantine, Fantasy Fitness's resident expert and America’s Got Talent vet, recommends wearing thigh-highs, leg warmers, or a set of knee pads to class, encouraging students to pay homage to the original uniform of Washington’s forces at Lexington.
Although Fantasy Fitness is now closed, classes are available at the owner's new studio, Diva Doll Fitness & Pole.