Today's side deal gets you one introductory pole-dance class and one introductory lap-dance class at Sheila Kelley S Factor for $45, a $95 value. Schedule your classes by phone and strut over to the studio located on West Loop South.
Lap dancing is useful for igniting flames in a relationship or for safely extinguishing campfires in flame-retardant pants. A 90-minute low- to medium-intensity course breaks down the basics of sultry spinning and shoulder synchronicity. As the seductress embedded deep within makes her way to the surface, you'll engage rarely used muscles, sometimes resulting in day-after pangs of soreness and a confident saunter. During your one- to two-hour pole-dance workout class, the fun and inspirational teachers combine elements of ballet, aerobics, and striptease (you won't be shedding clothes at your intro class) to strengthen your core and keep you limber. You should bring a bottle of water and a yoga mat to your intro-to-pole class.
The warm and cozy S Factor studio is spacious enough to strut and flaunt without the danger of colliding with fellow dancers or inconveniently placed fruit carts. The female-only studio environment sends inhibitions packing to pave the way for newly discovered moves to implement back home, at the club, or on a vacant subway train.
Four Yelpers express split opinions about the workout's difficulty but love the sexy moves, giving the Houston location 3.5 stars.
- We all walked out feeling like hot stuff. It was a fun thing to do with your friends and by the next day, all our abs, gluts, and thighs were so sore... – Patricia S.
- The atmosphere was comfortable, warm and welcoming. The routines, at least in this intro class were essentially low-impact, easily mimicked and fun. – Dusty G.
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, 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, 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. 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. This movement is designed for a woman's unique body by a woman.