HISTORY OF POLE
Poles have been used for centuries for acrobatics and circus tricks. The 50’s and 60’s created the stigma we know today about “pole dancing”. It wasn’t until the 1990s that pole re-introduced itself, lifting this exciting form of exercise out of bars and into fitness studios around the world. The first competition was held in NYC in 2007.
Now, pole competitions are worldwide.
Today, pole dancing, pole fitness draws influence from dance, gymnastics, and circus arts. Dance styles can run from sporty to sensual. Pole is an excellent way to build strength, improve flexibility, enhance coordination, increase endurance and lose weight all while boosting your self-confidence.
WHO IS POLE -AERIAL YOGA CHAIR FITNESS - CARDIO FITNESS CLASSES FOR?
Pole Fitness, Chair Fitness, Aerial Yoga & Cardio Fitness Classes is for all women from a wide range of professions, shapes, sizes, fitness levels, you name it.
I AM NOT FLEXIBLE IN SHAPE OR CAN NOT DANCE
No dance experience no worries. Members move at their own pace.
You will build strength
And remember no one’s watching or judging you.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
No Jewelry can scratch the poles
No Hand or Body Lotion you need your skin to stick to the pole
Sports Bra, Tank Top and Shorts
No Jewelry, piercings, rings, clothes with zippers, rhinestones, stiletto, sharp pointed nails. Regular nails and feet trimmed all can rip the Hammocks/Silks.
No Hand or Body Lotion.
Tight Fitting clothing, legging, T-Shirts with sleeves.
Loose clothing can get tangled in the Hammocks and could ride up.
Tank Tops are ok, you may feel a burn, until you are formula with the Hammocks/Silks.
No Hand or Body Lotion
Sports Bra, Tank Top and Shorts, leggings
SKIP THE MOISTURIZER
Do not moisturize the day of pole class & aerial yoga class! “Lotion, oil, butters and creams will make your class much more difficult than normal. You need to stick to the pole. All of those items get deep in your pores and make you sweat extra and that sweat then transfers to the pole which makes it almost impossible to grip,” “Grip is obviously important and there are some students that tend to sweat more than others. There are a number of grip enhancers that aid in keeping your hands dry and utilize it in every class.”
Cardio Kickboxing - Body Sculpting - Boot Camp - Regular Zumba - Tai Chi - T3 - Zumba “HIZ” Zumba on STEROIDS!!! VERY-VERY-VERY Intense Zumba Class
Proper Athletic Workout Clothes and Sneakers
Are there changing rooms/showers?
No Changing rooms no showers. Restroom for changing. cubicles to store items. Vertical Fitness NJ is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO CLASS/CLASSES
Water in closed containers (water also available for purchase)
Pole Fitness Classes 2 small hand towels, 1 for body & 1 for cleaning your pole
Proper Sneakers - Mat
Cardio Kickboxing & Beat the Bag must have boxing gloves
Heels for Stilettos & spin class
(will be posted on schedule)
Thong socks (Optional)
Wrist bands (Optional)
Finger less gloves (Optional)
Knee pads (Optional)
Please use deodorant
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT
There Is Some Pain Involved
You will be using muscles you typically do not use. Muscular soreness and minor bruising is expected
Expect to feel exhilarated when you accomplish your first set of skills you never expected to be able to do. Expect to feel muscular soreness after participating in most of our class formats. You may also experience some minor bruising from friction from the apparatus, pole, hula hoop, and chair or from learning new moves.
Burn/bruising is a real and inevitable thing. I tell all members that pole, hula hoop, chair, aerial yoga, can be painful and can hurt. Then you are probably doing it right. Now, if you feel like you broke a bone that is not correct. But if it feels uncomfortable and like your skin is pinched—good job!
As you continue to train, you’ll build a pain tolerance.”
WILL I BE SORE
You Will Be Sore … Very Sore
“Pole, hula hoop, chair, & aerial yoga is special in that it is truly a full-body workout. You’ll probably feel sore in just about every part of your body, Of course that depends on your regular exercise regimen. Expect to feel sore in places you didn’t know could be sore!”
IS STUDIO SANITARY
Poles are very hygienic. Each of the poles are carefully and completely clean, before, during and after every class. Every student cleans their own pole.
Aerial Hammocks are sprayed with a disinfected after every use. Laundry Cleaned
The studio endures an intense cleaning regimen from top to bottom weekly.
Vertical Fitness NJ is very confident you will find our studio Immaculate clean and sanitary
Vertical Fitness NJ is Sanitary
We ask that you are also, please no heavy perfumes
WILL I FALL ON MY HEAD
Intro to Pole Fitness, Aerial Yoga & Chair Fitness is a basic class to strengthen and prepare your body over time to advance to higher skill level pole/aerial yoga classes.
Basic pole does not incorporate and inverted upside down moves, tricks, on the pole.
Basic Aerial Yoga may incorporate 1 inverted move
Not ready to invert no worries.
Invert when you are ready
HOW DO I REGISTER
To ensure your spot for class or classes we recommend registering is advanced.
Classes fill up quickly. If you show up for a class without registering and there is a spot open, you are welcome to attend class. Space is not guaranteed unless you have registered in advanced
Studio has 10 Poles - 8 Aerial Yoga Hammocks - 10 Chairs
Registration through mind body
Download Mindbody App Sign up with an email and password.
IS THERE A WEIGHT LIMIT
Our poles are professional poles
They are mounted to ceiling and floor
The manufacture (Xpoleus.com) recommends a limit of XXXXlbs
Aerial yoga hammocks/silks are bolted into the joist
Hammocks 440 Lbs - Carabiner 1102lbs - Daisy Chain 440lbs
WHAT AGES ARE AT STUDIO
All ages welcome
If you are under the age of 18, studio requires parental consent. Your parent/Guardian needs to come to the studio with you, so they can sign the release liability/waiver form with a copy of their valid ID. This is for Insurance liability purposes. Make sure you are accompanied by your parent/guardian when coming in for your first class
All ages welcome
No Children allowed in studio during any Class/Classes
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS
Pole Fitness & Aerial Yoga is incredible for both physical and mental benefits.
You will learn to accept your curves and love the beautiful creature you are! Incredible for the Mind Body & Soul.
You will gain physical strength, flexibility, tone your body, as well as build confidence and inner strength.
DO I NEED TO DISCLOSE ANY MEDICAL CONDITIONS
YES: You will sign a Liability Waiver Release that requires you to disclose medical conditions, injuries current or existing injuries that could affect your safety in class
If you are pregnant or have an injury, please check with your doctor first before participating.
Doctor note will be accepted written on Doctors prescription pad
ARE THERE ANY DANGERS TO POLE FITNESS
Yes. Many people don’t realize how challenging Pole Fitness can be, and often try it on their own or with friends. If you aren’t trained properly and if you don’t take the proper safety precautions, you could get hurt. If you don’t use proper technique, you could experience intense back and neck pain, or even serious spinal cord injuries.
Remember that this is true for all sports, so there is nothing to be alarmed about. If you are thinking of starting to take up Pole Fitness, it is imperative that you find an experienced instructor that will give you the support you need to gradually improve your strength and skills and eventually achieve that upside-down move you have seen in movies. Patience is key if you want to take full advantage of the benefits of Pole Fitness.
DO YOU HAVE SAFETY MATS
Safety mats are available at all times, just ask your Instructor if you would like to use one!
We encourage all members to use a safety mat.
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