Before pole- and chair-dancing classes, flirty fitness was limited to holding hands with a Stairmaster or romancing Jack LaLanne. Learn more seductive exercises with today's Groupon: for $39, you get five barre, flexibility, or chair classes at OC Pole Fitness (a $100 value).
OC Pole Fitness founder Collette Kakuk, whose empowering stance on pole-dancing exercise has been featured in OC Weekly and other press outlets, welcomes women of all fitness levels to flex their muscles and wiles during classes overseen by her experienced staff. Guests can unfurl limbs in Pilates, yoga, and ballet-inspired barre courses, which elongate the body's muscle groups more practically than working limbs through a taffy-pulling machine. Drawing from the Valentino Brothers' school of limber moves, flexibility classes bend spines, thighs, and joints in preparation for impressive splits. Cardio-cabaret chair sessions impart sensual twists and rolls around approachably inanimate dance partners, sending patrons pivoting at an easy-to-follow pace that requires no prior knowledge of dance or centrifugal force. For more calorie-torching gyrations, patrons can also attend Zumba, poi-fire-spinning, or power-hula-hoop classes.
Guests should arrive at least five minutes early to class, lest their chairs become offended and refuse to get up from their reclined position. Click here for a class schedule.
OC Pole Fitness
In her search for a fun and flirty fitness alternative, Elizabeth Blanchard discovered pole fitness. Armed with a BS in kinesiology, she knew it could deliver intense, full-body workouts. It was also the kind of workout that anyone could do, making it accessible to those of all body types, ages, and fitness levels. In striving for the perfect workout, she customized pole fitness into a program all her own. She did that by adding elements of yoga, Pilates, and exotic dance. Today she welcomes ladies from all walks of life to join in her program to build lean muscles and learn healthy habits. Her program also ensures personalized attention as she keeps most class sizes a manageable 8 to 12 people.