Sometimes, late at night, firemen slip into heels and dance with their poles, spinning, dipping, and stripping away cumbersome fireproof coats and burdensome notions of masculinity. With today's Groupon, you get a fireman's acrobatic workout with twice as much confidence: for $15, you get two drop-in pole or dance fitness classes at Studio 3sixT (up to a $40 value).
Effective exercise masquerades as 55-minute dance classes at Studio 3sixT, a fitness studio brimming with a selection of pole, hip-hop, ballet, and other dance fitness classes. Crack the rotational code in Intro to Pole, a requisite for all beginner pole dancers that warms cold feet with some floor work before progressing to basic pole spins and transitions that can be used for a simple routine or flashier entrance into underground lairs. Upon completion of the intro class, students can graduate to Pole-licious, which flirts with chair routines and fleshes out individual approaches to pole dancing, or Pole Play, an open-practice session for experimenting with newfound techniques.
The pole apprehensive can opt for Hip-Hop, which lays a cardio-intense dance lesson over a soundtrack of funky beats, or Bella Body Barre, which accessorizes even inexperienced ballerinas with classic ballet movements and the long, lean muscles traditionally reserved for bodybuilding pencils. All classes are first come, first served, so Studio 3sixT recommends making a reservation for your preferred class. Check Studio 3sixT’s policies for information on studio rules, etiquette, and proper attire.
The pole classes at Studio 3sixT, featured on 9news' “Wargin’s Workout” segment, boost cardiovascular health, strength, and self-confidence for ladies of all fitness levels. The studio's supportive instructors herald from diverse backgrounds, each bringing complementary skills gleaned from careers in dance and gymnastics to the schedule's many classes. The classes accommodate pole scalers of all sizes and abilities, catering to beginners in the introductory course and challenging pros in Pole Method: Level 5—in which men and ladies hone advanced skills such as inverted aerial handsprings and shoulder mount hops. In addition to the pole-dance classes, the instructors also lead barre and flexibility classes to help gals whip into shape sans vertical movement.