male-pole-dancerPole dancing is a popular way for women (and now men!) across the UK to keep toned and fit!

Even high profile celebrities including Terri Hatcher, Paris Hilton, Carmen Electra, Daryl Hannah, Pamela Anderson, Fergie, Kate Hudson, Cindy Crawford and Jessica Alba have incorporated pole dancing into their exercise regime.

Training DVD’s such as fitness instructor Lucy Misch’s Pole Exercise DVD (available from can now be found alongside your average aerobic workout

•In a one hour session you can burn as many as 250 calories almost equal to a good gym session.

Pole dancing is proving so trendy that an increasing number of guys are getting in on it! AJ is one of the UK’s leading male Pole Dancing Instructors and has been teaching for the past 5 years at Covent Garden’s Pineapple Studios with his company PoleFX. In October 2009 he will be co-organising Mr Pole Fitness 2009 in conjunction with Miss Pole Dance UK. It definitely won’t be one to miss! There are many schools in the UK who do classes out of their own studio or gyms.

“Over the past 12 months we have seen a huge rise and interest in Pole Dancing, not only from a student level but also featuring in films such as The Wrestler with Mickey Rourke & Marisa Tomei and Crank: HIgh Voltage with Jason Statham & Amy Smart.” (AJ from PoleFX)

Even LA Muscle TV-The No.1 Online Channel Dedicated To Health, Fitness & Lifestyle have caught on to this trend… Why not check out Lucy Misch & Ben Challenger at the casting for her new fitness DVD- Pole Exercise on

Words by Lea James



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