The pole has always been an integral exercise apparatus, as evidenced by cave drawings depicting rudimentary pull-ups on brontosaurus-neck poles. Experience the natural evolution of pole-based fitness with today's Groupon: for $20, you get an introductory pole-dance workout class at Sheila Kelley S Factor, located on West Hubbard Street (a $40 value).
S Factor invites women of all ages and shapes to build fitter bodies with sensual dancing routines. Fun and inspirational teachers combine elements of ballet, yoga, and striptease (students will remain appropriately clothed throughout) to strengthen cores while boosting flexibility. As the seductress embedded deep within makes her way to the surface, students will engage rarely used muscles, sometimes resulting in day-after pangs of soreness and a confident saunter. Whether the goal is to spice up or to tone up, S Factor will have every protective pole master arching her back as if she were a sexy, long-haired wildcat, not to be confused with the long-eared hedgehog, which is really more cute than sexy.
The warm and cozy S Factor studio in Chicago is spacious enough to strut and flaunt with no danger of colliding with a low-hanging stalactite or inconveniently placed fruit cart. S Factor's female-only studios keep the focus on how to take newly discovered moves back home, to the club, or to a subway platform; it's ideal for a different kind of girls' day out. Classes are taught throughout the week at a variety of times; check out the class calendar for more info.
Call at least one day in advance to schedule your class. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.
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