Although mightier than swords, pens rank much lower than poles on the hierarchy of danceable surfaces. Muster performance might with today's Groupon: for $29, you get five classes of your choice at Exotic Workouts Pole Fitness Studio in Oakland Park (up to a $99.95 value).
Exotic Workouts is a pressure-free zone that aims to build confidence in women who partake in its sassy, flirty workout program. The studio's seven-day schedule (click over to the Ft. Lauderdale Classes tab) not only boasts graduated pole-dancing courses, but also stretching and dancing sessions to supplement vertical forays. The introductory Pole Virgins class lets fledgling dancers loose with mini routines, and the five-lady enrollment cap allows classmates to form a well-rounded basketball team. As dancers master moves, they can choose progressively harder classes: Pole Kitten, Pole Cheetah, Pole Jaguar, Pole Tigress, and Pole Lioness, which incorporate tougher tricks, including aerial climbs and spins. Instead of relying on music-video osmosis, dancers can enrich their pole prowess with stretching and sultry dancing courses, including Sexi Flexi, a 45-minute routine of muscular warm-ups and flexibility exercises. Hot steppers may also delight in Booty Aerobics, the studio's intense dance workout that revs up heart rates and tones thighs. The instructors at Exotic Workouts hope to foster feelings of self-confidence and open-mindedness in each woman who enrolls.
Though Exotic Workouts features discounted rates for 30-day class packages, this Groupon can be spread over the course of four months, making it the best and most flexible deal available.
Exotic Workouts believes getting fit doesn't require spending hours in a gym and performing monotonous exercises. Through their pole-fitness classes, which range from beginner's to advanced sessions, and their alternative-fitness classes, such as Booty Aerobics and Sexi Flexi, they help ladies burn calories and strengthen muscles without lifting a single weight. That's not to say the studio's workouts aren't challenging. Classes such as Pole Kitten require students to suspend themselves in the air simply with their thigh muscles, and Sexy Chair Fitness & Pole combine a variety of exercises that test students' leg and ab muscles for a full 60 minutes. If the studio and a traditional gym do share one quality, it's the confidence that they instill in their clients. Exotic Workouts members come away with a boost in their self-esteem, making it easier for them to confront the banana spider that's taken over their living room.