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Health and Fitness through Pole Dancing

How celebrities keep their bodies fit and sexy Pole dancing is notorious for having controversial origins. Nowadays, pole dancing has gained popularity as a form of exercise practiced in dedicated dance studios and gyms by many fitness enthusiasts. From single women to housewives; to celebrities, what used to be an improper activity is now perceived as a creative and fun way to exercise.

Brief history Using a pole to exercise originated from the traditional Indian sport of mallakhamb. It uses principles of strength and endurance using a vertical wooden pole or rope. Travelling circuses and sideshows in the 1920s used dancing with a pole in the middle of a tent. It was not until the 1990s that pole dancing began to be taught as a performance art and fitness exercise. Since the mid 2000s, promoters of pole dance fitness competitions have been trying to change peoples’ perception of pole dance and to promote it as a competitive form of dance and acrobatics. Since then, pole dancing classes have become a popular form of competitive and recreational sport. Controversial sport Based on an article from The Guardian, although pole fitness is the respectable face of pole dancing with ambitions of inclusion in the Olympics, the fitness trend still has an image problem.

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They were provided with instructions to disqualify any competitors wearing bikinis, heels, latex, leather, rubber and thongs and guidelines that any improper movements shall entail disqualification. Pole dancing celebs Pole dancing is also very trendy among celebrities. They have been enjoying the benefits of this performance art to stay in shape. Kate Moss Aside from trading her boozy nights with playing bingo, famous supermodel Kate Moss is also a very good pole dancer. She showed her pole dancing prowess in The White Stripes’ I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself video.

Lucy Mecklenburgh The Only Way is Essex star Lucy Mecklenburgh is also a self-confessed pole dance fanatic.

Aside from her tweet back in 2012, the Foxy Bingo’s Fur Real image model together with her TOWIE co-stars Billie, Gemma and Sam decided to try a new get fit scheme and attend a pole dancing lesson. Paris Hilton Hotel heiress Paris Hilton really knows how to host a wild party. For her 28th birthday bash, Paris showed off her pole dancing skills for her esteemed guests. The socialite celebrated with her family and friends until 5am in her own private nightclub.

Jennifer Love Hewitt Back in 2012, Hollywood actress Jennifer Love Hewitt took up pole dancing to keep her fit and boost her desirability. In an interview with Maxim magazine, she said pole dancing is a great way to stay in touch with your sensuality.

Susan Sarandon Academy Award winning actress Susan Sarandon and daughter Eva Amurri not only use pole dancing to keep fit but they also treat it as a form of mother-daughter bonding. Eva has undergone three weeks of pole-dancing training to prepare for a film role and her mom decided to join her. “She had been so curious about it, and she tried a little bit. She was awesome.”

Kyle Albert, Fashion and Ed-Tech writer, always interested on innovations, technology and fashion. Hang out with him at Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/104410064492181318450?rel=author

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