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Is Pole Dancing A Good Workout? | Benefits of Pole Dancing

by | Dec 17, 2013 | 7 comments

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As a pole dancer I get asked often, is pole dancing a good workout or is pole dancing good exercise? Learn all about the benefits of pole dancing in this blog.

It’s common for people to wonder why and how pole dancing is a good workout.  If you have ever seen a pro pole dancer then you probably know it has some amazing health benefits because those chicks are buff!  Pole dancing is a good form of exercise, without a doubt!

While they are amazing to watch, it is common sense for everyone to know that not every woman on the planet will use pole dancing to that extreme.  Most women will use pole dancing as a workout so they can feel sexy and lose a few pounds.

Is Pole Dancing A Good Workout and Pole Dancing BenefitsWhen fitness is the goal for most women, they are naturally going to wonder how pole dancing will benefit them.  Most women will not do, or even attempt, those Olympic-style pole tricks.

So even though you may be one of the many who won’t be striving to become the next Olympic pole dance champion or even do pole dancing as a sport, you do obviously want a fun workout.

If you are like most women I know, you are tired of going to the gym.  The gym is boring and you are sick of forcing yourself to jog on that treadmill.

Pole dancing will change things up and make your workout a lot more interesting!  Not only do you get to do something different, you will get to do something that is so much fun you won’t want to stop!

When you don’t want to stop exercising then you burn tons of calories with effortless ease!  This is how pole dancing is a good workout.

Is Pole Dancing A Good Workout For Losing Weight?

You see, the fat burning in our bodies really kicks in with endurance.  Basically the longevity of your exercise matters.  If you do a short and quick workout, you aren’t necessarily burning fat, you are just burning up your glucose stores (or your last meal in other words).

Real fat burning happens when you exercise at a steadier pace for a long period of time.  This is where pole dancing is such a great workout. You are able to dance a long time because it is so much fun!

It also takes a good amount of strength to execute the different pole moves as well as flexibility to dance.  Both these two things will quickly improve when you are pole dancing.  The body adapts to the demands you place on it.  So the more you pole dance, the more your body will adjust to doing the pole spins, tricks, etc.

It is commonly know, when ballet is part of the dance technique in your dance class; Then you get a REALLY good workout. Because ballet works muscles you normally don’t use in everyday life. 

As you start using all those little-underused muscles in a more significant way, the body adapts by reshaping its muscular structure. 

When it does this, you will suddenly have the body of a pole dancer!

What muscles does pole dancing work you might ask?

A lot in the upper body, especially the shoulders, triceps, trapezius ……. without getting all technical on you, it’s basically all your arms, your entire back, and core area.

The quads, hamstrings, calves, and other lower body muscles are also frequently used in floor work, various dance moves, and hold extensions.

I guess you could say it’s a Whole body workout!!  Your upper body is going to feel it the most though!


  1. Priscilla González

    Best thing EVER!

    • Danna

      I couldn’t agree more!!!

  2. Brittany Lagarde

    Desirae Coleman yesssss bitch!!!!

  3. Tonya Renee West

    It’s the best exercise and works everything in your body and might i add very sexy even if it’s just for yourself

    • Danna

      Totally and completely agree! It’s one of the best workouts for the body and the mind – helps women feel more sexy – we could all use more of this!

  4. Arja McKenzie

    I’ve just started pole dancing. Two classes in and loving it. Can already feel a difference in my body. Looking into getting a pole for home so I can practice more ?

    • Danna

      Yes, you should do it! You would love having a dance pole in your home, it’s the best!


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