Under a Pole Troll's Bridge

Pole dancer. Hopeless gamer. Weight lifter. Big sister

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changeof-tides asked: Your blog is so inspiring! I've been wanting to start pole dancing so badly but have gotten so out of shape over the years and not i'm not fliexible one bit anymore.. how did you get the strength to do it? Do you have any helpful tips to get to that point? xoxo

The great thing about pole is you don’t need to start with any strength or flexibility at all! The moves you learn when you’re starting out help build your strength, which lets you learn harder moves, which builds your strength even more, and so on and so on!

All my strength I got from pole dancing. At my first class, I couldn’t even hold myself up! But I loved it and I stuck with it, and nearly three years later here I am!

A lot of people are worried that they’l be “too” something to pole. Too big, too small, too weak, but I’ve met so many different people through pole dancing. I’ve met a 70 year old lady who started because she thought Pilates was too boring for her! So don’t worry. The pole community is super supportive and they’ll help you every step of the way if you ever want to give it a try.

Just go for it! =)

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spinninglovestory:

So I’m not a huge fan of pole sports and I really don’t give a shit about getting into the Olympics (and who decided that for pole to be legit it has to be in the Olympics anyways? loads of sports are legit and aren’t in the Oympics).. It’s a bit dry and boring for me
but this is still great news for our industry. 
Sometimes I think we’d be better off staying this small niche industry, where everyone knows everyone and other times I think it’s amazing that we’re growing so big so fast.

Have to say I agree. I’m in two minds about the whole thing.
On the one hand, I think it’s fantastic that the people who want to compete in the Olympics doing something they love will get the chance one day. I think having pole recognized in the big wide world for the sport that it is now is a good thing.
But I also think that if it needs to be sterilized so much for people to take notice then it kind of misses the point. It kind of defeats everyones’ unique style and says no, if you want the world to know who you are and how amazing you are, you have to dance this way.
I don’t know. As long as there’s still places where we can booty shake and wear our heels and dance however the Hell we want (here’s looking at you, Australia! And a lot of the US too!) then fine. As long as everyone gets a chance to shine =)

spinninglovestory:

So I’m not a huge fan of pole sports and I really don’t give a shit about getting into the Olympics (and who decided that for pole to be legit it has to be in the Olympics anyways? loads of sports are legit and aren’t in the Oympics).. It’s a bit dry and boring for me

but this is still great news for our industry. 

Sometimes I think we’d be better off staying this small niche industry, where everyone knows everyone and other times I think it’s amazing that we’re growing so big so fast.

Have to say I agree. I’m in two minds about the whole thing.

On the one hand, I think it’s fantastic that the people who want to compete in the Olympics doing something they love will get the chance one day. I think having pole recognized in the big wide world for the sport that it is now is a good thing.

But I also think that if it needs to be sterilized so much for people to take notice then it kind of misses the point. It kind of defeats everyones’ unique style and says no, if you want the world to know who you are and how amazing you are, you have to dance this way.

I don’t know. As long as there’s still places where we can booty shake and wear our heels and dance however the Hell we want (here’s looking at you, Australia! And a lot of the US too!) then fine. As long as everyone gets a chance to shine =)

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I had to explain gender neutrality to my little brother yesterday. He’s 3.

I was eating a pink ice lolly and he said he wanted one, but it had to be blue because pink is for girls and blue is for boys. Seriously, who the Hell is teaching a 3 year old what he can’t like because it’s for girls?

So I told him that boys and girls can like whatever colors they want because they’re just colors, and parents only color-code their children to save complete strangers the embarrassment of asking what gender their new little troll potato is (but in smaller words). That gave him a giggle.

He says his favorite color is pink now and we shared the ice lolly. Bless.

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