I love pole dancing. Anybody who pole dances for fitness knows how much fun it is and loves it too! We all spent a good chunk of money to invest in good quality dancing poles for our home and we know we are dedicated to use our pole as a fitness tool for the long run. However, even the best of us (me included) gets tired of pole dancing for every single workout!
Yes, you heard that right, even I get tired and unmotivated of using my dance pole for every single workout. AND there is nothing wrong with that.
Finding creative ways to stay motivated and get in that weekly workout can be tough, especially when life’s duties start calling! One of the best ways to keep going and enjoy yourself is to have several different workouts you can do in your tool box of options for home workouts.
I recently moved (again, I know, call me a gypsy) and my pole is down. I haven’t put it up because I am not energetically ready to dance on my pole yet. Pole dancing is a challenging workout and takes time and mental energy to get through. My mental energy is wrapped up in getting settled and eating right for the time being.
So, in the meantime, I like to do ballet-inspired dance workouts at home. All you need is bare feet (or socks if you are on carpet) and a chair for gentle support for balance.
My all-time favorite workout I like to do without my dance pole is Ballet Conditioning. There are many kinds of ballet conditioning but today I am going to share a DVD with you that you can pick up at Target for under $10!
Now, I must warn you. This workout IS NOT for wimps! It is quite advanced, but the good news is that you don’t have to do the whole workout. You can do small pieces and work into it.
Today, I used it and I couldn’t get through the whole DVD, so don’t worry if you can’t either.
This particular workout DVD does lack the basic technical instruction on how to hold your posture correctly for maximum benefit. I feel holding your posture is VERY important. But all in all, it’s a powerful workout guaranteed to whoop your fanny into shape!
It’s largely a lower body workout and great for shaping the tush. I have used it off and on for about 9 years now, long before I started pole dancing for fitness.
You can watch this ballet conditioning video below:
Remember to stay hydrated with electrolytes and BCAAs before, during, and after your workouts.
Listen to your body and know when to stop using the video, you don’t have to do the whole thing and please don’t feel like a failure if you can’t. Failure is part of change, embrace it! Once you know what’s on the video, use the chapters to pick out the exercise your body feels like doing for the day.
Plan to focus more on how to eat foods that are right for YOUR body and doing exercising that is good for YOUR body, not eating and doing exercises that the media tell you is right. I believe this is the best path to health and wellness and you can get there by listening to your intuition. I plan to explore this in the future articles.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do, please leave your comments below and let me know what you thought as well!!!