Pole dancing develops confidence, coordination, and thigh muscles that can crack coconuts for post-workout piña coladas. Get a taste of this alluring form of exercise with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get a pole fitness package at Vixen Fitness, with locations in Detroit and Pontiac (a $116 total value). The package includes:
- Four one-hour pole-dance classes (a $92 value)
- Two one-hour fitness classes (a $24 value)<p>
The instructors at Vixen Fitness power through women-only workouts that burn calories and boost body confidence with an arsenal of seductive moves. In classes no larger than six to eight students, beginning pole pupils of all ages, sizes, and fitness levels learn basic spins, tricks, and struts to get acquainted with their strong, cylindrical dance partner; more experienced ladies master complex moves, inversions, and spins of up to 200 rpm. For these classes, the studio recommends donning snug fitness attire and welcomes both bare feet and high heels, with optional gaff hooks for advanced telephone-pole fitness sessions.
Fitness classes include low-impact belly dancing, high-energy Zumba, and sexy yoga. Rears and gams get a tune-up during The Bounce, and lost grooves are found and returned to their rightful owner during the striptease-inspired Teaz & Tone. Check the class schedule for times, instructors, and locations.
Vixen Fitness’s certified instructor Danielle Green was fed up with the lack of exercise programs designed to empower women. After a year of throwing private dance parties in her clients’ homes, Danielle realized that many women pursue fitness to feel desirable, which involves not only simple aesthetics, but also self-confidence. Her insights panned out. Today, her all-female fitness operation includes a studio where she and her team of sultry instructors help women unleash their inner vixen. In a comfortable setting, women swivel into leaner bodies during pole-dancing and sensual-dance classes. When they’re not teaching lap dance and strip-tease workshops, teachers help students carve out fitter frames with pole burn—exercises that hone strength and flexibility—and host the original bachelorette and girl’s night out parties that inspired the studio's beginning.