What You'll Get
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 $60, you get a spot in any of the four-week pole fitness classes (a $125 value) or $125 toward the price of other classes, a monthly membership, or any party package offered at Oh My You're Gorgeous.
Oh My You're Gorgeous's plethora of classes offers four-week sessions for pole students of all skill levels and a wide variety of 50-minute fitness classes ($15 per session). The Pole Teaser class lets newbies try a little bit of everything offered at OMYG under the tutelage of its owner and founder, Stephanie Babines, a highly-trained instructor and member of the Pole Fitness Association. Other classes focus on technique, such as Poleitude (pole tricks with attitude), which helps slinky students fine-tune eye-catching poses, transitions, and sexy spins without the risk of injuring themselves. Your flabby feather boa will get as much of a workout as your lower body in the stiletto-heeled Burlesque class, and the fast-paced Bikini Bod class blasts bodies with a surfer's workout—guaranteeing that you'll stop getting horrified looks when you wear a bikini to funerals. Pole routines can burn up to 500 calories per class, but you can achieve an equally intensive workout in one of the belly-dancing or hoop-dancing classes (taught by a certified Hoopnotica instructor). A healthy sampling of yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and more are available as well.
If you're a seriously motivated beginner or are experienced and looking for variety, apply the Groupon's credit toward a month's unlimited membership ($189), which includes one four-week class per month as well as unlimited 50-minute fitness classes. For a special occasion or a refreshingly paddle-free group initiation ritual, check out some of the parties offered at Oh My You're Gorgeous. Temptress pole-dancing parties provide 90 minutes of pole tips and tricks from a dance instructor and can be combined with any of the other party services ($200+). Flirting parties ($175+), meanwhile, teach clumsy coquettes the basic moves of lap dances, chair dances, and stripping in order to boost self-confidence, as well as improve intimacy and generate attraction between you and the special morning-traffic copter in your life.
A powerful core and toned extremities will put you in terrific shape for future shadow-puppet theater performances. You'll feel your muscles tighten and flex every time you walk by a pole on the street and it looks back at you with those cold, doubtful eyes. Climb the heights to physical empowerment with today's Groupon to Oh My You're Gorgeous and discover that a pole can be decorated by much more than barber stripes and yard-sale signs.
- Love Stephanie and the classes, the best ever! And I feel great when leaving class. Stephanie teaches the newest moves you can find in the burgh. She even trained with some of the best. A breath of fresh air. – Jackie
- It's so much fun you don't even feel like your [sic] exercising. I am losing weight and my husband loves the new toned and skinny me. – Colleen
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 11, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Registration required. Valid only toward classes and party. Not valid for merchandise or workshops. Non-transferable. No cash back. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Oh My You're Gorgeous
Oh My You're Gorgeous
Stephanie Babines had to fight to open her pole-fitness studio. The battle pitted her First Amendment rights against zoning regulations, and was featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today when the ACLU took on the lawsuit to get her permit. Stephanie's passion for self-expression has not faded, and today she and her instructors teach dance- and cardio-workout classes six days a week to help ladies of every age and build express themselves and achieve a sense of empowerment.
It's no surprise that Stephanie is serious about her craft. She has trained under the same choreographers who have coached Beyonce, Rihanna, and Britney Spears, and holds certifications in Advanced Pole and Hoopnotica dance. Her studio boasts amenities such as a spa and a dressing room fully stocked with towels and cosmetics. When they aren't twirling from the studio’s five onsite poles, she and her team might be throwing private bachelorette parties or fantasy photo shoots.