Earth, an alluring enigma, is balanced in the void of space upon two poles over which it sensuously spins and ineffably shimmies. Harness the power of your polarity with today's Groupon: for $20, you get one month of unlimited fitness and dance classes and unlimited bed tanning at Pole Worx (a $60 value).
Pole Worx's 5,000-square-foot studio hosts women-only classes in which students build strength and confidence while sweating through music-infused aerobics and dance workouts. Newly added Zumba classes round out a schedule packed with chair dancing, pole dancing, belly dancing, Pilates and yoga, booty boot camp, and balaties.
Drop in on a class for initiation into Latin beat-backed Zumba sessions, gravity-defying Pole lessons, and Chairdance classes, which ensure students have a partner regardless of whether they're tripping the light fantastic at a charity ball or a furniture-store grand opening. Booty boot camp sculpts backsides into firm shape, and Pilates/Yoga Mix refocuses inner energy to weld ironclad cores. Newly defined delts can raise the canopy of any sunshine-lined tanning bed to coax shy hues to the surface of fit figures. Unlimited access allows return trips as often as necessary to maintain a toasty glow.
Natalie Smith needed some excitement in her life, which at that point merely consisted of performing as a professional ballet and hip-hop dancer, posing as a model, and balancing atop speeding motorcycles as a stuntwoman. After stumbling across a segment about pole dancing on the Oprah Winfrey show, she decided to spice things up a bit and dive headfirst into the fun yet demanding exercise form. She lost 25 pounds in two months, inspiring her to open her own studio—where she draws upon her experience in dancing and cheerleading to lead classes that span the sultry workout spectrum from pole routines to booty boot camp. The studio boasts 30 poles and 5,000 square feet of floor space, evoking the feeling of walking into a chrome forest—which is an experience similar to walking into the Redwoods after governor Schwarzenegger's controversial act to silver plate every tree. In the studio, Natalie and her team of certified instructors—twirling under a hot pink tin ceiling.—lead spins, climbs, and drops during lessons and private parties. They welcome ladies of all ages and builds to the women-only locale, which offers bed tanning to supplement its body-toning programs.
At the new Pole Worx location, classes are held in one of three new classrooms that house over 33 different poles. The new location also has two changing room and two tanning beds.
Central Industrial District
1225 Union Ave.
Kansas City, Missouri 64101