Are you excited for your first pole fitness class? But not sure what to wear, how to feel, or what you should bring? This is for you!
How to prepare:
- Don’t use lotion on pole day.
- Drink lots of water before class!
- Take an extra bottle of water with you to class.
- Bring a towel (you will sweat).
- Wear regular workout clothes, shorts are recommended.
- Bring a snack… (You will probably need it after class.)
What to expect:
Almost everyone in the class is as excited and anxious as you are. No one really knows what to expect the first time. You have nothing to be nervous about! Smile and enjoy the moment!
No one will laugh at you or look down on you or judge you in any way! It has been my experience that the women along my pole fitness journey are the most supportive and encouraging women I’ve ever met.
It’s going to feel awkward, and nothing will feel sexy. We want to think the moment our hand touches the pole we turn into a diva… Truth is, it’s all a little awkward at first. Be patient, with repetition and practice the moves eventually start to click.
Expect more than a just a workout. In addition to getting your heart rate up and exercising your muscles, you will also start to gain confidence, learn to walk gracefully (in heels), learn to trust (the pole, yourself, and others), and you will get comfortable living in your own skin.
You may come alone, but you will leave with new friends! When you adventure out of your comfort zone with others a special bond is created. You are not going to just another workout class, you are joining an amazing community of women who are all on a journey together.
Take pictures! In your first class you should get a couple “before” pictures. Then at every class get a couple pictures and video of what you are learning.
Keep a journal. If after your first class you decide you want to continue with classes, keep a journal! This is a great way to track your progression, what you are learning, etc. So if you can grab a notebook at the end of class, jot down what you learned and how you felt.