Before exotic dancing, chairs were doomed to a life of dull dinner parties, mindless office work, and painful collisions with professional wrestlers. Liven up jaded furnishings with today's Groupon: for $24, you get two beginners' dance-workout classes at From Mind to Body (a $50 value) on East Fourth Street. While more classes may be added, From Mind to Body currently offers pole fitness at 8:15 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, 7 p.m. on Thursdays, and 6 p.m. on Fridays, as well as exotic dance at 8:15 p.m. on Tuesdays.
From Mind to Body's empowering exotic-fitness classes help women achieve their physical fitness goals while bolstering self-esteem and confidence with a series of fun, sultry classes. If the only poles you've experienced are the horizontal ones that keep patrons from falling into the baboon pit at the zoo, the Pole Fitness Beginning Level classes teach sexy diva walks and seductive pole poses. Students can build a foundation for more advanced movements, such as grips, poses, rests, hand positions, momentum creation, and pose transitions. As fitness-seekers get better, they'll practice increasingly complex pole swings, tricks, and climbs—all of which tone the abs, legs, glutes, and arms far more intensely than hoisting a concrete hamster ball above one's head.
For students who prefer a more grounded curriculum, the exotic-dance classes tutor sexy swayers in the sultry movements of lap dance, sexy chair, and exotic floor dance. The torso-twirling tutelage begins with walking with confidence and basic exotic-dance moves, designed to work the hips, increase footwork, and improve body posture and body language from its day-to-day pig latin. After mastering the bodacious basics, students can learn the ins and outs of sexy-serpent exercise, or memorize the steps of lap dance, chair dance, and floor work choreography. The calorie-burning lesson plan culminates in learning to piece the methodologies together in a steamy performance that pleases significant others and heats leftovers without microwave assistance.
From Mind to Body's instructors are a diverse bunch of professional dancers, gymnasts, choreographers, athletes, and mothers. President and founder Edith has been spotted teaching celebrities on E!, Oxygen, TLC, Fox, and more.
From Mind to Body is frequently featured in local and national press.
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