While pole fitness is gaining a lot of popularity and attention, you may not be entirely familiar with form of exercise. Here is a list of what everyone should know about pole fitness.

“Not Having Upper Body Strength” is no problem!

This is the most common concern I hear from people that haven’t tried pole fitness yet. The beauty of this sport is that it trains your upper body (as well as the rest of it) to build the strength necessary to progress. Before pole, I could barely do 10 lbs. bicep curls. Now I’m able to lift my full body weight. It’s a natural progression that begins from the first class you take.

Regardless of Age, People that do Pole Fitness are in the Best Shape of their Lives.

We always get emails about weight and age limitations. My response? There are none! Did you know that the World Pole Sport Champion in the Masters 50+ division in 2013 was 62 years old? Did you know there was a Masters 50+ division?Regarding different sizes, we all start somewhere and again it is about working hard to achieve your goals. Anyone can do it! I am in the best shape of my life and it makes me happy just thinking about it. My 40 year old self could kick my 20 year old self’s butt any day!

There are Many Different Types of Pole Dancing

While most enjoy all forms, there are three main areas of pole: Sport, Art and Sexy. At Aradia, we incorporate all three to give everyone the opportunity to express themselves and be as creative as possible.

Celebrities do Pole Fitness too

Yes they do!   Is has become increasingly popular and stars like, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Aniston, Amy Adams, Kate Moss, Heather Graham, Kate Hudson, Brittany Spears and Miley Cyrus have all gotten into the action!

Pole Dancing is an Effective Fitness Regiment

This workout is a FULL BODY workout no question about it! From the floor work to the pole, it will build your strength while burning calories. It provides resistance training and cardio and helps improve flexibility and balance at the same time. From my experience, pole fitness was the quickest and easiest way to lose weight and gain strength and muscle.

It Boosts your Confidence and Sex Life!

A confident woman is a sexy woman! When you feel sexy, you are confident and self-assured. One of the fun side effects? More sexy time with your partner!

It’s an Internationally Recognized Competition Sport

There are Pole Championships in hundreds of countries in the world including Canada. Competitors compete in regional divisions (such as Alberta, BC, etc.) and the winners of each division move on to Nationals. There is even a strong push to include Pole Sport in the Olympics.

Men do Pole Fitness too

Of course! The number of men continues to grow every year and most competitions include a Men’s Division. The ancient form of Chinese pole for example has been performed throughout history and almost exclusively by men.


The benefits are unlimited. Read our students’ testimonials to see how pole fitness can change your life! It is a fun and different way to get in shape and be part of a supportive community. It’s also a great way to spend time with your friends and meet new ones. We can’t wait to see you and be part of your fitness journey with Aradia.