Pole dancing emerged in American urban areas as a nod to steel-clad cityscapes and as a reaction to the Old West fad of cactus-climbing. Ascend unencumbered with today's Groupon: for $49, you get five fitness classes and one pole-dance class at FormFitting Fitness in Brookfield (up to a $120 total value). Groupon customers must register for their first class by 12/20/11 and take all subsequent classes within six weeks.
Fierce femmes saunter, spin, and shimmy confidently in individualized pole and fitness classes led by a skilled team of professional dance instructors. The spacious, mirrored studio's flexible schedule empowers women with an array of 50-minute-long classes, which are capped at 20 students to ensure attentive instruction. Participants can sashay in sensual choreography classes, such as syncopated Zumba, or practice strutting in heels during balance-boosting high-high-high-heeled-pumps lessons. Conquer gravity sans spacesuits in pole fitness classes such as Pole Fit Basics, which harnesses vertical velocity through a variety of spire-spinning routines. FormFitting Fitness also conducts sensual pole classes, training intermediate and advanced students with more intensive maneuvers atop dance poles as sturdy and smooth as a statue of Fred Astaire.
At Formfitting Fitness, certified personal trainer Kaysa and her all-female staff carve out space for women to exercise. More often than not, that space is in the air. The studio's fitness classes include pole dancing, aerial hoops, and suspension yoga, a form of yoga that is performed in a hammock. Complementing the group lessons, the staff schedules personal training, nutritional counseling, and themed parties that teach attendees how to lap dance, belly dance, or pole dance.