> What is Pole Fitness?
Pole fitness is a revolutionary form of exercise which takes its characteristics from a mixture of pole dance, Chinese pole (as seen in circus acts) and gymnastics. It combines acrobatics with dance to create a fantastic all over body workout. Some of the many benefits of attending a regular pole fitness class include: increased upper body strength, improved posture, increased confidence levels, improved flexibility, improved core strength & stability, increased muscle tone and weight loss.
> Why Choose POLE CONTROL?
We pride ourselves in being the very best that we can be. Your POLE CONTROL instructor is both experienced and qualified, and holds comprehensive liability insurance and a current first aid certificate. We have gained approval from the industry regulators (such as PDC) and are committed to providing a safe and fun environment for all students to learn in.
> What Does PDC Approved Mean?
The PDC (Pole Dance Community) sets standards within the industry to create a safe training environment to all pole dance/fitness students. PDC approved schools and instructors must abide by the PDC code of conduct and pass a strict approval system. Click here to learn more. By choosing to train with a PDC approved school you can be sure that you are getting the very best. Another benefit of being PDC approved is to give students the opportunity to take PDC AAP (Advancement & Accreditation Program) gradings, the only world recognised grading procedure for pole fitness.
> Where are the Classes Held?
Both our private and group lessons are held at our bijou dance studio in Buckhurst Hill, Essex (IG9). We are located just off Station Way, a stone's throw from Roding Valley tube station (Central Line). Full details including directions, address and post code will be sent upon booking.
> Who Can Take Part?
To take part in a pole fitness session you must be in general good health with no physical ailments. Pole fitness may be unsuitable for those who suffer from neck or back problems, if you are unsure please seek advice from your GP. Pole fitness is unsuitable for those who are pregnant or have recently given birth. If you have recently undergone any surgical procedure please seek medical approval before attending a class. If there is anything that you are unsure of, please contact us and we will be happy to listen and discuss further.
> Is There an Age Limit?
Yes, all students must be aged 16 or over. Persons between the age of 16 and 18 will require written parental consent before participating in a lesson. There is no upper age limit for pole fitness, providing you are generally fit and healthy.
> Is it Dangerous?
As with any type of sport, pole fitness is not risk free, however we do everything that we can to minimise the risk of injury. We will advance you at a slow and steady rate in order for you to build the strength and confidence required for some of the more difficult moves. We have thick crash mats readily available for use when practising inverted moves, however we will always teach you how to dismount properly in a way that ensures your safety. In addition to all this, your instructor will always be on hand to spot you.
> What Do I Wear?
For the warm up you may wear tracksuit bottoms or leggings if you wish, however when it comes to pole spins, climbs etc we recommend that you wear a pair of shorts and a t-shirt or vest top to allow for maximum friction between your skin and the pole. For footwear we recommend bare feet, ballet shoes or soft soled plimsolls. High heeled shoes are strictly prohibited.
> What Should I Bring?
Please bring a bottle of water with you to keep yourself hydrated throughout the lesson. Should you forget we have bottles of water and plastic cups at the studio. No glass bottles please! We recommend bringing with you a small hand towel or flannel for your hygiene.
>How much are classes?
Our classes run on a 6 week course basis which costs £99. For this you will receive 6 one hour sessions, once a week for 6 weeks.
>Do you offer any discounts?
Unfortunately not, we are a small business and still have overheads. We do pride ourselves on offering a very personal service with small class sizes of up to 5 students and a maximum of 2 to a pole, this enables us to give you the maximum amount of attention you deserve which in turn will help you to progress quicker and in a safer environment. Our fully qualified instructor has more than thirteen years experience in the pole industry! It is for these reasons we absolutely believe our classes are already very good value for money, and I'm sure all of our students would agree.
> What are your cancellation terms?
We ask that students provide at least 24 hours notice when cancelling a scheduled class in order to benefit from our "Catch Up" scheme. Catch up sessions take place in another of my existing classes of a similar level, they are subject to space and availability but if we can fit you in then we will. Cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice are charged in full and do not qualify for a catch up session.