So there is this thing about my aunt…she is a fitness freak (by freak I mean up at 4am to go to gym, runs marathons kinda freak). Unlike myself. Or perhaps not really, I love working out. It is sort of embarrassing when you go to the beach with your aunt and the guys are looking at her and not you, ha! But it’s a great thing because she finds amazing trainers like Blake.Read More
So the last 4 weeks have been great for my body okay let me be honest with myself…3 weeks because last week I was down with the flu. Which completely irritated me not because I couldn’t taste my food or could hardly breathe but because it set me back an entire week with my training schedule and of course my healthy eating went to pot. But I’ve been consistent with Freshpak ice tea and it’s been great but I’ve discovered a secret…Read More
Life has a funny way of telling you that you don’t always got this. Like when you’re asked to style a shoot for a Canadian luxe sportswear, Tonic and you’re like like ‘hold up I was never ready!’ It’s always tricky working for a client because they completely trust you (that’s why they hired you) but you also want to execute don’t want to mess this up! I’ve never really thought that sportswear was my thing but I guess I’m a secret sneaker head (I say secret because it’s so secret it’s in my head I never actually buy the sneakers I lust after) and my style leans a lot towards comfort over everything. So in a way I discovered something I never knew I had which is pretty cool because the older I get the less I think my brain can consume, I never fully used it anyway.
If my aunt reads this post she’d probably be wondering what on earth I know about sportswear because she’s the sports fanatic and I would thus receive her hand me downs everytime I had a excercise spurt in my life (which happens often and fizzles out just as quickly). But since my pole expedition, I’ve been consistent with my sportswear and found this brand luxurious (winning) and amazing quality. It doesn’t wear after all the washing it endures and is so stretchy which I obviously love because I hate feeling constricted or wondering if I’m showing my crack to the stranger behind me on the treadmill. All in all this Tonic brand gets a 9/10 from me.
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It’s really a ‘judgement-free zone’ I can wear my booty shorts and feel comfortable because nobody is giving me the side eye because of my chunky cheese thighs and 3-month pregnant looking tummy. It’s only been a month (just a few lessons later) and my body is already changing my arms are so much stronger and toned and because you engage your core constantly I know under that layer of blubber things are tightening up. Not that I ever needed help with my confidence because I basically think I’m fabulous but I do think it’s done wonders for my body confidence.
I’m excited because I am so engaged I wish I could practice everyday i just want to keep perfecting my moves and learning all those cool things I see my instructors do but when I try I usually look like a flailing fool. My instructor, Megan Snijman who co-owns the studio with Laila Petersen both have a background in high powered corporate jobs but found freedom in dance, particularly Pole, and wanted to share their love of the sport with other women which I love.
You don’t need to be fit to start polefit because it is predominantly anaerobic exercise, (and if I could do it anyone can) you work with your body weight, this boosts your metabolism and keeps it elevated for long periods after your workout so its a great way to get into shape while being ratchet and having no one judge you!
After winning Miss Pole Dance SA (Intermediate division, 2010) Megan had a dream to start PoleFit classes – a combination of pole dance and fitness. She received her REPSSA, REPSUK, an internationally recognised Pole Dance Fitness Instructor Qualification so between Laila and her they have enough experience to train dancers at every level. Which I love because it can be intimidating if you’re a bit chunky like me.
Classes are categorised into 3 levels:
BronzePole (beginner) – basically me right now
SilverPole (Intermediate) – hopefully where I’ll be by the end of this year, needing a miracle at this point
GoldPole (Pre Advanced) and Platinum Pole (Advanced) – I’m literally going to need to be superhuman and grow an extra pair of limbs for this
To book a trial class email email@example.com,
Cost: FOR THE NEXT MONTH TRIAL CLASS WILL BE FREE!
OR join their community of dancers on Facebook (SA-Pole-Fit-Academy) or Instagram (@polefitsa) to check time and dates of classes.
Venue: 3 Cross str. Virgin active complex, Bryanston
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