I am continually surprised and delighted by the random adventures that this blog affords me. Saturday was definitely one of those random, surprising, and ultimately delightful experiences.
I rounded up 5 girlfriends and we had a private pole dancing party at Be Studios. When we arrived, our instructor Wanida told us we needed “stage names” to help us get into sexy, fierce character and step out of the everyday.
Luckily, I have creative friends and we decided to all have gemstones as our stage names. So, Diamond (me), Ruby, Emerald, Opal, Topaz, and Sapphire were ready to go. Wanida broke down a basic pole routine step by step, from the sexy walk to a couple different spins.
What started out with a lot of nervous laughter ended up with all of us feeling at least a little more confident and sassy in ourselves. But it’s not just a fun evening of dancing and giggling. It’s a lot of legitimately hard work! My shoulders and upper arms are still feeling the workout! Plus, two of the Gemstone Gals were able to climb all the way to the top of the pole, getting to sign their name on the ceiling and earning quite a bit of admiration along the way!
Be Studios offers group pole fitness, pilates, and dance classes, as well as private parties. Personally, I think the one hour private party was a great way to try out pole fitness. It gave us the chance to feel as comfortable as possible, surrounded by friends.
A private party would be a great option for a birthday, bachelorette party, or just a random Saturday. You can also bring in your own beverages and food for the party.
I had so much fun (and yes, the glitter booties made an appearance) and am so grateful for the Gemstone Gals who were willing to try something new and laugh along with me. I’m also so grateful for the chance to be pushed out of my comfort zone to find that maybe every once in awhile I can add a little more Diamond attitude to my every day.
Check out Be Studios full schedule and add a little sassy and sexy to your fitness routine, too!
***Disclosure: I was invited by Be Studios to take a private pole fitness party with complimentary admission for two people and reduced-price admission for the remainder of my guests. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***