Pole dancing keeps abs and gams in great shape, which is why Ironman triathlons are almost exclusively won by firemen who moonlight as pole dancers. Enjoy the toning effects of graceful athletics with today's Groupon: for $20, you get an introductory pole-dance workout class at Sheila Kelley S Factor (a $40 value).
Actress, author, and dancer Sheila Kelley helps aspiring students to undulate their assets with a one- to two-hour workout routine. Harness the power of curvaceous corpuses as fun and inspirational teachers combine elements of ballet, yoga, and striptease to strengthen cores and keep frames limber enough to wrap all the way around a giant sequoia. Threads stay firmly in place as introduction-class attendees call on inner seductresses, engaging rarely used muscles and mastering the signature S Walk and Firefly pole trick. Carefree female class attendees tote water and yoga mats to a mood-lit studio void of mirrors or inconveniently placed marble collections. Classes are taught seven days a week at a variety of times; check out the class calendar for more information.
Sheila Kelley S Factor
When Sheila Kelley broke into the fitness scene, fitness pole-dancing classes were unheard of. However, in just a few years, the S Factor—her unique fusion of yoga, ballet, Pilates, and striptease—became renowned for its physical benefits and confidence-boosting ability. Due to this focus on both mind and body, the S Factor garnered widespread acclaim, with endorsements from Oprah, Ellen DeGeneres, and Martha Stewart. The workout's mission is clear: engendering female empowerment, confidence, and respect through sultry pole dancing. The S Factor's healthful impact on its students' bodies can be attributed to its combination of diverse workout methods, all of which build lean muscle mass. The course's six levels build on one another, relying on stretches, pole work, and traditional dance to get students twirling around the pole safely regardless of their athletic experience.
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2901 West Loop S Fwy.
Houston, Texas 77027