Nothing demonstrates your aerial progress better than a photoshoot. Working with a photographer is a great way to capture your months or years of training until this moment. But when it comes to your first aerial photoshoot, knowing how to prepare can be daunting!
Disclaimer: This post has been written in a bit of a flurry so I apologise in advance is anything I say is inaccurate or offends someone in some way. It’s hard to articulate when you’re a bit rattled!
If you’re an aerialist, stripper or a woman who whos a little bit of skin from time to time, you will likely be quite aware of the recent Instagram crackdown that’s occurring. We can all agree it’s quite annoying, but the issue lies much deeper than a few hashtags.
Hooray! You have finally made the decision to purchase your first X-pole for home training! It’s such an exciting feeling when you know you can finally train in the comfort of your own home, whenever you have the time. After all, sometimes life can get in the way of your studio time. I know I’m guilty of having to skip class because of adult reasons X, Y and Z!
The aerial community is amazing. We are all so different from one another, yet that’s what brings us even closer together! But what type of aerialist are you?
Have you considered taking up pole dancing as a hobby? Just like with any new activity, you may have a few assumptions about pole. I know I did. So I decided it’s time to clear things up. If you’re contemplating finding a studio, but aren’t sure if it’s right for you, don’t worry. Here are a few things to think about if you’re new to pole dancing.
Getting healthy and reclaiming your life is partly to do with getting a good quality exercise regime. As we all know, going outdoors, or staying in and doing a good quality workout will do plenty for your body, as well as your mind. But when we make the decision that we want to get back on the horse and finally get fit and healthy, surprisingly, we can end up falling flat before we take off. We can make a big mistake when starting an exercise regime, and this is to do with doing too much, too soon. But why is this, and what other mistakes do we make when we embark on a fitness regime?
So, here’s the thing. I want people to save money on fitness. I don’t always believe that you need to pay through the roof for a good workout, but there are some exceptions. This week, I shall be talking about the value of fitness.
Home workouts can be a complete and utter pain. One reason why many choose to pay for a gym membership is that they aren’t motivated enough to get exercise when they’re in the house. But what if there was something you could do that is fun and would want to do as often as you can? I have teamed up with Phoenix Fitness to show you that there is! I have given myself a simple 14-day hula hoop challenge to get myself moving without having to leave the house. What’s more, you can do it too!
I’m up for anything that isn’t your typical style of physical activity. I don’t have a gym membership, but I certainly get more than my 10,000 steps in by doing other activities that you wouldn’t normally consider. So, when Bryan from VR-Here in Liverpool invited me and my Larry to check out their complete VR gaming arcade, I simply couldn’t say no!
I dedicate this blog post to everyone who started off their fitness year strong before coming to a crashing halt. You hit the gym hard, drank every smoothie you found on Pinterest, “cleansed” your body from all the naughty snacks you devoured at Christmas and New Year… Then nothing.
Hey, you’re only human! In most cases, it’s not actually because you simple HATE exercise, it normally comes down to what you personally enjoy. You need something to get you pumped up, something that you’re more likely to do consistently because it’s just that fun. You need something that doesn’t make you feel rubbish when you find yourself struggling to keep up. Maybe try Zumba?
If you guys follow me on Twitter, you know how much I love Zumba. That wonderful, dance-tastic fitness craze that came into our world in the early noughties which blasts out tracks by Pitbull, Shakira and much more. Though I know many people who are mad about the latest Kim K butt blaster, I’m more about leaving the studio with legs like jelly and a smile on my face than wondering whether my body is looking amazing yet (not saying I never have those moments, as I said, we’re only human).