Pole dancing builds core strength, which comes in handy if you ever need to hold a sack filled with combination locks over your head for a few hours. Spin toward a six-pack with this Groupon.
- $20 for one introductory Pole Fitness, Chair Moves, Polga, and Double Play class (a $44 value)
Each class gives students a taste of each workout, so they can choose to later hone in on one technique or become a jack-of-all-trades. In the Pole Fitness and Chair Moves classes, students learn sultry moves as their pulses pump and muscles firm; the Double Play class combines these pole- and chair-dance moves. In Polga, Pole Fitness and yoga techniques blend together as students work on stretching, strength, and stability.
FIMB the Stiletto Gym
Carla Mock believes that everybody deserves to look and feel fabulous. When she founded a gym where she could teach her unique combination of yoga, pole fitness, and burlesque, she sought a name that encapsulated her philosophy. That's how she arrived at FIMB, which stands for Fabulous in Mind and Body.
Shining poles run from floor to ceiling in the warmly lit, orange-walled studio, giving students structures to twirl around during pole-fitness classes and sturdy supports to bend between during yoga sessions. Polga—one of Carla's original creations—combines yogic stretching with the upper-body workout of pole dancing. Students use the poles to enhance alignment and perform classic yoga poses, unlike Santa’s elves, who climb the pole to escape gingerbread warriors pillaging the village on their fearsome rocking horses.