Pole dancing has a rich history as a profession, an art form, and a sport. Pole dancing poses require a tremendous amount of strength and stamina. Whether you’re a professional pole dancer or you’re adding pole dancing fitness to your workout regimen, pole dancing classes are an excellent activity with many built-in physical and mental health benefits. To remind you of how amazing pole dancing exercise is when done safely and regularly, we’ve pulled together this list of 8 amazing health benefits of pole dancing.
Of course, pole dancing shoes are an important consideration for professional and beginner pole dancers alike. Pole dancing in heels has many benefits: pole dancing shoes elongate your legs, improve your posture, extend your lines and add flair to your routine. When you’re ready to transition from bare feet to pole dancing heels, we’ve got Pleasers for every experience level and type of dance.
Pole Dancing Tones Your Whole Body
Pole dancing is a full-body workout. Lifts require arm and shoulder strength, spins require core strength to twist your body, and both pole work and floorwork require leg strength. Improve your muscle control for advanced pole dancing techniques with core and upper body exercises and build your endurance with running or cycling.
If you’re just getting started, our 6” Aspire line and the 7” Adore are perfect shoes for beginner pole dancing because you still get the benefits of dancing in heels while adjusting to the extra height. Remember that the platform height increases with the heel height, so your feet will be at the same angle even when the heels get higher!
Pole Dancing is Heart Healthy
In addition to being a great anaerobic exercise, pole dancing is also a form of aerobic training. It takes a good amount of endurance to get through your pole dancing routine! When your heart rate and breathing rate increase over a long duration, your circulation also increases which can result in lower blood pressure and heart rate. This makes pole dancing a low-impact, heart-healthy form of exercise.
Pole Dancing Increases Your Flexibility & Balance
Pole dancing requires balance and spatial awareness. Working on beginner or advanced pole dancing techniques will increase your joint mobility and flexibility, allowing you to become more limber and move on to more advanced pole dancing techniques.
It’s important when practicing your pole dancing moves to keep your feet and ankles stable. Pleasers like the black leather Flamingo-1051LWR lace-up mid-calf boots are a great footwear option for protection and comfort. Or, show off your pedicure with the Adore-700-15, a combination bootie-ankle strap sandal with black and red ombre platforms.
Pole Dancing Improves Your Mental Health
After an extremely taxing year, many of us are looking for ways to reset and recharge. Because pole dancing uses every part of your body and requires a good deal of concentration, it’s a great way to rest your mind. Leave your troubles at the door and focus your full attention on your body and the routine you’re working on!
Pole Dancing Gets Your Creativity Flowing
We love pole dancing because it’s great for your mind, body, and soul. Pole dancing is a creative outlet as much as it is a physical exercise. Pole dancing is an art form, and there are many ways for you to express yourself with a pole routine or floorwork.
When you’re pole dancing, your shoes should be works of art, too. Choose a fun print that shows off your personality like the Adore-1020SP holographic snake print boots in glam gold metallic vegan leather.
Pole Dancing Helps Relieve Stress
Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. According to the Mayo Clinic, “being active can boost your feel-good endorphins and distract you from your daily worries.” Incorporating activities like pole dancing into your daily routine keeps your cardiovascular, digestive, and immune systems healthy and functional. Plus, endorphins make you happy!
Pole Dancing Promotes Healthy Sleep Patterns
Regular exercise improves your mood and helps you relax, which can also improve your sleep. With your mind and body calm, you should be able to sleep longer and deeper. For those of us who need a little more creativity in our workout routines, pole dancing provides an enjoyable alternative with all the same benefits for your sleep schedule.
Pole Dancing Builds Confidence
Pole dancing is empowering and can help you build your self-confidence because it encourages you to be sexy. Embrace your inner seductress with the ruby red Flamingo-808N ankle strap sandals. The 8” heels and 4” platforms show off your legs and shine a spotlight on your moves!
Pole Dancing Tips & Tricks
Remember when practicing your moves to build your fitness level gradually to minimize the risk of injury. Just like any exercise, you need to cool down, practice self-care, and recover after pole dancing or home workouts. Light stretching and foam rollers will relieve muscle soreness, while a gentle yoga practice can enhance the mindfulness achieved from exercise.
Finding a community can enhance your experience of pole dancing. Don’t be afraid to check social media hashtags – lots of people are practicing at home and share their moves. You’ll find tips, tricks, and lots of encouragement online. For even more pairs of Pleasers, be sure to follow @pleasershoes on Instagram!