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 $15, you get a 60- to 90-minute introductory pole-dancing lesson from Pole Perfect Fitness (a $35 value). Your Groupon is good at any of Pole Perfect’s three locations on Vicksburg Street, off Jefferson Highway, or in Mandeville. Whereas poles at the Vicksburg locale cannot support more than 200 pounds, the Jefferson Highway location does not have a maximum weight limit.
Whether you’re looking to spicy up your love life or tone up your curves, Pole Perfect will have you arching your back as if you were a sexy long-haired wildcat, not to be confused with the long-eared hedgehog, which is really more cute than sexy. Designed to help women of all shapes and sizes get fit while having fun, Pole Perfect maintains a supportive, non-competitive environment. Classes are held in simple studios with windows draped to keep away the prying gaze of outsiders and feature absolutely zero nudity, focusing instead on dance-based fitness. Intro classes begin with a pole-fitness workout that includes stretching and floor exercises, as well as move-specific instruction and baby’s first airborne vertical spin.
The fitness benefits of pole dance are many. Bellies get flattened like so many unfortunate highway rabbits while backsides tighten and arms slim down. Sveltifying rays housed deep within the poles themselves get to work on problem areas like thighs, hips, and waist. While the pole moves build lean muscles, dancing provides a cardio workout that burns calories and works the heart so that it can love better. Check the studio schedules to find a time that works for you. Call ahead to schedule at least 24 hours in advance.
Check out this ABC News story on Pole Perfect Fitness:
And here’s what some clients are saying: > * Vertical fitness is like playing. It’s all the fun things that you did as a child but now you get the benefit of burning a lot of calories and building muscle without feeling like you’ve done anything but play. I would encourage everyone to do this workout. – Michelle B., client > * I took my first class, the Introduction, yesterday. My entire body is sore! It was worth it because it was fun and a great workout. I’m inspired and want more “Pole Perfect” in my life! – Heather F. O., client