As the companions of firefighters, the perpendicular cousins of shower-curtain rods, and the staunchest supporters of ironing boards, poles are used to working under hot and steamy conditions. Make them feel right at home with today's Groupon: for $29, you get one intro-to-pole class, one lap-tease class, and one exotic pole class at Pole Dance Cornelius in Cornelius. Your series of three classes must start with intro to pole.
Women of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels can spruce up their self-images during fun fitness classes at Pole Dance Cornelius. In addition to providing a full-body workout, pole-based classes help you get in touch with your sensual side, even if it's been screening your calls since you took your sweatpants side out for sushi. Lay the foundation for renewed confidence and strength in a 45-minute intro-to-pole class ($20), which introduces the studio's signature warm-up, fundamental moves, and spins, helping demure demoiselles hone their sultry strut. Build on the basics in an exotic pole fitness class ($30), which features 90 minutes of sensual warm-up and pole-dancing tricks. All components of the class can be modified to accommodate individual skill levels. In the hour-long lap-tease class ($25), students hang up their pole and reach for their high heels, learning how to beguile seated beaus and turn cheeky chairs into blushing piles of driftwood.
Intro-to-pole and exotic pole fitness classes are currently taught on Monday–Thursday and on Saturdays, with convenient morning and evening hours; lap tease takes place Thursday evening (check the schedule here). Students should email or call ahead to reserve a spot in an intro-to-pole session but can just drop in for subsequent classes on any wiggly whim. Come to class equipped with slim-fitting clothing, high heels, and your bendiest joints.