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Burlesque

evanesco

I'm the tortoise.
S: 10st1lb C: 9st7.5lb G: 8st8lb BMI: 23.6 Loss: 0st7.5lb(5.32%)
#1
Yes I am! I've lost my zest for pole dancing, mostly down to not being able to do the 'sexy' side of it. So on 6th Jan I'm starting a 6 week burlesque course. I will find my inner vixon and drag her out. I need to be on plan, because I want to lose 8lbs by then.
 
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S: 11st7lb C: 9st7lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 24.3 Loss: 2st0lb(17.39%)
#2
Thats brilliant, I hope you really enjoy it. I've not got the confidence to try it, cant wait to hear how you get on.
Good luck with your weight loss.
 

evilpenguin

Not evil at all
S: 21st12.5lb C: 19st10.5lb G: 16st6lb BMI: 43.3 Loss: 2st2lb(9.79%)
#3
I would love to try this. Think once I get to target I'll give it a go! You'll need to let us know how it goes :)
 

judimac

Mad old Bat with Attitude
S: 14st5lb
#4
Do you have to wear a basque to do it?:cool: I would never have the nerve to try! I would probably slip a disc!
 

evanesco

I'm the tortoise.
S: 10st1lb C: 9st7.5lb G: 8st8lb BMI: 23.6 Loss: 0st7.5lb(5.32%)
#5
She said leggings and a t shirt, but, I quote 'people generally get more daring as the weeks go by'. I asked about shoes, if my pole shoes would be ok, she said bring them, but also bring something a little lower (my pole shoes are 6"), so I'll probably take some 4", heels are compulsory. I told her I'd wear shorts and a vest, it's what I wear for poleing anyway. I also told her I have the sexual prowess of a fish, she called me 'Smoky Von Haddock'!
 

MinnieMel

Why Be Normal?
S: 192lb C: 192lb G: 138lb BMI: 33 Loss: 0lb(0%)
#7
Hi evanesco,

I took pole dancing lessons last January and February (I think I did about 6 two hour lessons). It was good fun, but very hard work (I do not have a lot of upper body strength). I was at goal (which I am not now -- I am a restarter). The lessons were two hour, which I thought was way too much. I thought a hour would be better -- my legs were killing me after each session. It got better though.

Is that photo on your avatar you?

MinnieMel
 

evanesco

I'm the tortoise.
S: 10st1lb C: 9st7.5lb G: 8st8lb BMI: 23.6 Loss: 0st7.5lb(5.32%)
#8
Hi Mel, that is me, a friend edited for me, but the original was of me. It was when I was fitter, I've been of for over a year, so imagine I'm probably back to a more basic level, shouldn't take long to pick it up again.
 

MinnieMel

Why Be Normal?
S: 192lb C: 192lb G: 138lb BMI: 33 Loss: 0lb(0%)
#9
Awesome picture. I have a few of me (I was a bit fitter, too), but I never did that manuver.
 

evanesco

I'm the tortoise.
S: 10st1lb C: 9st7.5lb G: 8st8lb BMI: 23.6 Loss: 0st7.5lb(5.32%)
#10
I'm setting myself monthly challenges with my pole work and my first one is to get that one 'the butterfly' back to as well as I could perform it there by end of December.
 

MiniMimi2091

running strictly on fat!
S: 13st4.1lb C: 11st8lb G: 10st7.7lb BMI: 27.7 Loss: 1st10.1lb(12.95%)
#11
Oh, always wanted to get poledancing lesson. I love burlesque as well.
I guess it's just finding a right place and good coach.
How did you find your course?
 

MinnieMel

Why Be Normal?
S: 192lb C: 192lb G: 138lb BMI: 33 Loss: 0lb(0%)
#12
Mine advertised in the local paper -- pole dancing for fitness. I have found another instructor by word of mouth (whom I've not tired, yet) -- and she said that she would do one house lessons instead of the painful and exhausting two hour ones the other instructor did.
 

MiniMimi2091

running strictly on fat!
S: 13st4.1lb C: 11st8lb G: 10st7.7lb BMI: 27.7 Loss: 1st10.1lb(12.95%)
#13
I might try local papers then.
Girls, did you buy professional pole first?
I did good research and the only really good ones I can find (the ones that I am not risking braking the neck first time I try to do some fancy moves!!!) would cost around £180. Is this what you'd expect to pay?
I might treat myself to pole for Xmas, ho ho ho xxx
 

evanesco

I'm the tortoise.
S: 10st1lb C: 9st7.5lb G: 8st8lb BMI: 23.6 Loss: 0st7.5lb(5.32%)
#14
I found someone local who runs classes, but she wasn't really professional, I did well with her though. I think she runs them a lot better now, I just haven't got round to going back to classes with her yet. I have my own pole, so it's not really necessary for me to rush, until I get stuck with something. The only pole I would recommend is the X-Pole. It's a professional stand pole and totally removable, really easy to put up and take down, though mines up all the time anyway. You can get them from Ann Summers I can't recommend it enough >.<
 

MinnieMel

Why Be Normal?
S: 192lb C: 192lb G: 138lb BMI: 33 Loss: 0lb(0%)
#15
I never bought my own pole but I was thinnking about it. The problems is that I have bought a lot of exercise equipment over the years and then not used it. I didn't think my husband would be too pleased. Hard to believe, but true.

MM
 

MiniMimi2091

running strictly on fat!
S: 13st4.1lb C: 11st8lb G: 10st7.7lb BMI: 27.7 Loss: 1st10.1lb(12.95%)
#16
Thank you for the link. I am most def going to buy this pole - looks fab. At the moment I have a few things I have to deal with but once it's done, nothing will stop me now!!!Ah, apart from financial side as I would have to wait until January to see if there is any way I could afford it after Xmas.
I don't have any upper body strenght so it will not be smooth ride but hey ho - if we really want something we CAN actualy do it.
I am so xcited about it already...
 

evanesco

I'm the tortoise.
S: 10st1lb C: 9st7.5lb G: 8st8lb BMI: 23.6 Loss: 0st7.5lb(5.32%)
#17
You can pay in installments, I'm not sure if I mentioned that. And the upperbody strength will come, I promise, and it's surpsrising how quickly it builds too.

Anyway, 2 weeks of Burlesque and it's fab. She's fashioned the classes so that they are more like a workout. So much fun.
 

judimac

Mad old Bat with Attitude
S: 14st5lb
#18
They had Dita von Teese on This Morning today.Apparently she's made a film.
 


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