Once you have decided that pole dancing is what you want to do as a fun form of exercise, then the next thing to consider is the kind of pole fitness equipment to buy. Obviously, you need a dance pole but with all the poles on the market, it can be difficult to decide which pole is best for you. Learning how to choose a dance pole is the most important decision you will make.
Most people have a budget in mind when shopping for a dance pole. Dance poles for sale range anywhere from $60 to over $1000 depending on whether they are static, spinning, portable, brand name, or if they have a platform.
Static poles are most common and cheapest. Spinning poles can be spinning or static and are better when beginning to learn how to pole dance. Portable or removable poles are convenient for the average homeowner or traveling dancer. Brand names can help you determine the quality of a pole; however, through a little education on what to look for in a sturdy pole, then you can easily find a good quality off brand name dance pole. Free standing or stand along dance poles with a platform at the base are great when you can’t connect the pole to a ceiling.
Most people who use a dance pole for fitness reasons are looking for a pole for home use. There are two types of poles that are good for home use and those are removable dance poles and a permanently installed dance pole.
If you don’t have a place in your home for a permanent install or live in an apartment, a removable pole is best. The other reason I feel that a removable pole is the best piece of pole fitness equipment is that you can change your mind about its location and it’s easier to install. This is perfect for your average household user.
Removable poles come in both static and spinning form. As a pole fitness instructor, I know from experience that beginners always prefer a spinning pole. They are easier to use. On the other hand, a static pole will help develop your strength and grip faster since you have to use more force to create momentum which also gives you get a better workout.
There are dangers when buying pole fitness equipment. You must learn about how to choose a dance pole that is sturdy and safe.
Not all poles are safe to dance on. Some don’t stay connected to the ceiling well, some have chips of chrome peeling off, some have poor quality steel, some have bad bearings, and so on. Here is a great video about that topic:
A pole is the only real piece of equipment required to begin pole exercises.