Pole Dancing – Think you really know it? Think again

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of attending the Phases Dance & Fitness Studio Opening Party. Having relocated from the High Street to part of the old Escape Nightclub, it’s a much bigger studio for the co owners Zoe and Kristina and allows them to cater for a broad range of exercise and fitness that they offer.

The idea behind Phases is that they want to make keeping fit both fun and enjoyable and what better way to do it than to learn trapeze, hoop, splits, Pilates and Pole. These are taught in a safe bright cool environment by top pole dancers who have represented Great Britain at the Pole competitions.You are taught by individuals who will help you relax and enjoy yourself especially if you may suffer low confidence about your appearance. It’s the ultimate confidence booster as you learn all sorts of moves and holds and allow you to build up strength.

Pole dancing is doing well to shed its reputation as something sleazy in clubs and whilst you may still come across those,  you will find at Phases it is fun decent and respectful elements that are long way from what we have seen in Pole Dancing in the media. Having witnessed displays in action, it requires the utmost strength and control. It is good for young and not so young individuals who want to take a different way of maintaining fitness and body strength.

Pole is not just for the ladies either. You will find that men are welcome and it is an alternative way to keeping fit and building strength. Ian Matthews, Sam King and Daniel Rosen are just a small number of men who have done well in the men’s side of Pole dancing.

Phases hold a Showcase at the Winter Gardens for students to share their progress and moves with friends and family. This includes Aerial, Burlesque and other stuff along side the Pole dancing. As well as the Showcase, there is the Kent Pole Championships. This allows pole dancers from across the county to come together and compete. It also brings the Pole family together over one day.

If you would like to find out more, check out their website Phases Studio or look them up on facebook Phases Dance & Fitness Studio you wont be regret it and you’ll be in with a great bunch of people if you choose to sign up.

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It’s been a while

Hello again, yes its been a while, but what with one thing and another, Ive not got round to posting a blog, so here I am once more sharing some thoughts and observations and a bit of news. So in the last 26 days a lot has happened. Footy is back, England won the Ashes and I have an amazing girlfriend whose name is Emma. We had been dating for a while (including the amusing Wrong Screen Date), but then we became officially an item at the Broadstairs fireworks at the end of July.

After various dates and evenings spent together, I was invited to the family BBQ. Wasnt particularly nervous as I had heard many good things about the family and it would seem that I would get on well. That I most certainly did, a very nice group of people and I even brought additional laughs as I stacked it  trying to get on to the garden from the patio. I could have just used the steps but hey that would have meant a detour. Thankfully Emma had taken my plate, leaving me with just a bottle of Becks. Happy to report that not a single drop of alcohol escaped onto the floor. Food was great, as were the family.

The next day was the day of the Herne Bay air show. Well done to the Herne Bay Promo team for such hard work in getting it organised. It was great to see the town and the sea front so busy and buzzing.The weather played its part as it was a scorcher of a day. More time spent with Emma’s family which was great. There were no more accidents to entertain either.

Returning to my relationship with Emma, it is really great. Similar sense of humour, similar outlook on how things should be. Just as happy chilling and watching the world go by as we are going out and doing stuff. You don’t need to spend loads of money to have a good time and a laugh. Many things don’t cost anything but can bring you the greatest enjoyment.

Last weekend was the first month of our relationship. It’s the beginning of a great future and I have felt very positive about things and being fortunate to have Emma in my life. There are many things that we have planned and given the nature of our relationship there are many things happening that happen as they go. You can’t beat a spur of the moment day out somewhere. I look forward to July 29th when it will have been a year together. Life is going to be good a future happy too.