Climbing up a pole isn’t just an effective workout, it’s also a great way to stay out of harm’s way when you accidentally show up at The Running of The Bulls wearing a red cocktail dress. Take your fitness to new heights with today's Groupon: for $39, you get four classes at The Secret Pole Dance Studio (an $85 value).
The Secret Pole Dance Studio offers students a supportive environment where they can get loose, firm up their bodies, and replace calories with confidence by participating in a slew of fitness classes. Beginners of all ages and abilities can build their confidence in a slowly paced, level-one pole class that focuses on foundational movements and five spins. Floor-based workouts include a bedroom-burlesque course, a secret exotic dancer course, and total-body training sessions that help strengthen muscles without having participants don mice costumes and evade a clowder of cats. Students taking the pole classes are welcome to wear thigh-high shorts, yoga pants, or leggings, sport stilettos or bare feet, and have tall glasses of water handy for post-class practice.
The Secret Pole Dance Studio
Regardless of dress size or dance background, each woman who enters one of The Secret Pole Dance Studios becomes a part of a supportive community. At both the original Culver City studio and the brand new Hawthorne location, instructors dish out compliments as they guide women through choreographed fitness routines, empowering dancers to overcome inhibitions and let loose along the way. During the Pole Diva and Sensual Movement classes, instructors also encourage camaraderie, occasionally breaking participants into groups and have them perform for one another. Though it may seem intimidating, this opportunity to show off in front of a nurturing audience provides students with the opportunity to build self-esteem.
In addition to boosting mental fortitude, the studio's sensual fitness routines also build physical strength; pole-dancing classes sculpt arms and cores, and chair-dancing classes firm up glutes, quads, and newly emerged dorsal fins. Classes unfold in the studios or on location, but the fun doesn't necessarily end once the imaginary bell rings; groups of gals can even reserve the spaces for private dance parties.