Today's Groupon offers a pole-based exercise more effective than 1920s pole sitting, more energizing than pole vaulting, and more sensual than polenta: for $30, you get four one-hour classes at L'Ru Studios, a $60 value. L'Ru is devoted to unleashing caged beasts through a variety of creative classes and routines.
L'Ru welcomes all shapes, sizes, ages, and skill sets to its wide variety of spicy lessons. Friendly instructors help take the fright out of provocative performances by building an inviting, all-inclusive atmosphere. Master the skills necessary to pose for a fireman calendar with pole play, discover the art of racy rhythms during cardio dance, or hone hot breathing techniques at sensual yoga. Classes are offered several times every day, with a few coed offerings in which manpanions are welcome to join their leading ladies. All classes are drop-in unless noted otherwise and are offered every day of the week except Sunday, when the studio is closed (mainly to make students wonder what happens inside the studio on Sunday). View a complete schedule here.
Harness the power of your curvaceous body to build confidence and muscle tone. Combine elements of ballet, yoga, and striptease (though there's never any nudity in any class) to strengthen your core and keep you limber. As the seductress embedded deep within makes her way to the surface, you'll engage rarely used muscles, sometimes resulting in day-after pangs of soreness and a confident saunter.
Take a look at what one reviewer says about L'Ru Studios on Facebook:
- I have been working out with Lesley for the past five years, not only am I physically stronger, but spiritually and emotionally stronger too! Lesley helps you celebrate the "woman" you are! – Gayle Dunlap
The instructors at L'Ru Studios—all of whom have undergone professional training or held careers in the dance industry—aren't afraid to mix things up. They lead a range of classes where fusion is key. For instance, in pole dancing and salsa, they combine cardio and strength-training exercises with sensual movements to create fun and unique fitness experiences. They even blend disciplines into entirely new styles—their vertical barre course mixes pole tricks with ballet techniques. For even more unconventional workouts, they lead circus and aerial yoga sessions that combine acrobatics with flexibility-boosting poses. In addition to offering private parties and lessons, they host workshops and class series designed to build a repertoire of dance or circus skills for use in full routines.
Though their curriculum is broad, their philosophy remains focused. They strive to cultivate a judgment-free area for guests of all fitness levels, builds, and ages. This ideology of accessibility and acceptance surfaces in their small class sizes and supportive attitudes.