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. Get a fireman's acrobatic workout with twice as much confidence with today's Groupon to Tangent's Pole Aerobics. Choose from the following options:
- For $32, you get a six-class VIP pass (a $65 value).
- For $41, you get an eight-class VIP pass (a $78 value).
- For $48, you get a 10-class VIP pass (an $87 value).
Certified fitness instructor Rachele Maier draws on 20 years of experience to imbue empowering pole-twirling prowess to students during 40-minute lessons. Trainees unleash the barely domesticated animal within through a range of courses, such as the Pole 101 class, which teaches pole mounts, climbs, and spins to neophyte dancers. The Art of Pole sessions foster more elaborate expressions of inner amativeness, and The Art of Chair Dancing strengthens cores, abs, and emotional ties to furniture. Those in the mood for something more anachronistic can don boas and feather fans for a burlesque lesson, complete with animatronic oil barons twirling their moustaches in stunned delight. Students in VIP classes are given their own individual poles to practice on and Tangent's furnishes students with a changing room with full-size, lock-equipped lockers for easy changing into and out of work clothes.
Tangent's Pole Aerobics
When she's not wrangling her three kiddos, Rachele Maier shares her talents and experience as a pole dancer. The proud mom began practicing pole in 1991 and immediately embraced its graceful movements and tummy-toning effects. Today, she owns and operates her own pole-dancing fitness studio—Tangent's Pole Aerobics—where she draws from her years of practice and certification in fitness training to lead a variety of instructional and fitness-based classes.
Her oldest daughter's artwork speckles the walls of her spacious studio, where she leads students through pole-dancing tricks, transitions, and techniques on nine 12-foot poles. She also conducts classes in theatrical dance, lap dancing, and floor routines along the studio's hardwood floors. During her private instructional parties, she dims the lights and turns on the strobes, making students feel like they're strutting their stuff in a club or the coolest library of all time.