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 at Sheila Kelley S Factor. This Groupon is valid at the West 23rd Street and West 24th Street locations, as well as Just Groove on East 54th Street. Choose between two options:
- For $20, you get an introductory pole-dance workout (a $40 value).
- For $35, you get either the Lap Dance I or the Pure Tease specialty class (a $65 value).
Harness the power of a curvaceous body to build confidence and muscle tone. Fun and inspirational teachers combine elements of ballet, yoga, and striptease (students will remain appropriately clothed throughout) to strengthen cores while boosting flexibility. The two-hour introductory pole-dance class introduces new strutters to sensual moves, letting them confidently find their way around the cylinder without bulky road maps. Opt for the specialty Lap Dance I course for two hours of tempting tricks, ideal for adding sizzle to a workout and extra spice to a staid recliner. The specialty Pure Tease class uses humble wardrobe staples such as jeans and a button-up shirt to accessorize smoldering stares. As the seductress embedded deep within makes her way to the surface, each student 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 or chair champion 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.
S Factor's inviting studios are spacious enough to strut and flaunt with no danger of colliding with a low-hanging stalactite or inconveniently placed fruit cart. These female-only spaces keep the focus on how to take newly discovered moves back home, to the club, or on 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.
Watch Sheila Kelley discuss S Factor, and read about the fitness trend in O, The Oprah Magazine, US Weekly, Self, OK! magazine, Healthy Living NYC, Fit, and Body Beautiful. Yelpers give the Sheila Kelley S Factor studio on West 23rd Street a four-star average, and five Citysearchers give it 3.5.
Sheila Kelley's S Factor New York
Sheila Kelly S Factor New York's empowering fitness philosophy encourages women of all ages, shapes, and sizes to celebrate their bodies and express their femininity through invigorating pole-dancing classes. Hollywood actress, classically trained dancer, and S Factor founder Shelia Kelley began her career in sensual fitness while preparing for a movie role which required her to hone striptease and pole-dancing skills. Quickly recognizing the physical and emotional benefits of performing these slinky, strengthening movements, Kelley devised a routine that merged ballet, yoga, and Pilates with her new choreography and set out to share the workout with women across the country. In the process, Kelley and her pole-fitness technique have acquired celebrity students such as Eva Longoria, Amy Adams, and the flagpole outside Grand Central Station, as well as features in People magazine and Time Out New York.