I asked my students if they would write a few words about their experiences and tell me what their favourite moves were, here's what they had to say...
"I first started at POLE CONTROL in August 2009 and I have never looked back! Not only is it such a great way to keep fit and strong, it's really enjoyable! I love learning new moves and you feel a great sense of accomplishment once you perfect a move for the first time. My favourite moves are the Cross Knee Release and the Elbow Grip Ayesha because I think they look great and one of my favourite spins is the Hollywood. My least favourite move is the Chair."
"We've been learning together for two years and we LOVE it!
If anyone was thinking of taking up pole fitness just for a laugh, to learn, or to lose weight then go for it!
It's great fun and rewarding too! Our favourite moves are Butterfly and Carousel, and our least favourite moves are Marley and Superman."
- Bobbie & Georgie.
"We are both mums, aged 45 and 39. We've been taking lessons for quite a while now and every week we learn something new and exciting! We always have a real laugh at our lessons, and we're doing tricks now that we never in a million years thought we would able to achieve.
Karen: "My favourite move is the Yogini and my least favourite move is the Superman". Tracy: "My favourite move is the Marley and my least favourite move is the Spin & Snap"."
- Karen & Tracy
"I've been taking lessons for about 7 years and I absolutely love it! It's an amazing way to keep fit as it's so much fun you hardly realise you're exercising! I even have my own pole at home to practice between lessons.
Helen is a fab teacher and is always there supporting her students every step of the way and I hope that one day I can be as amazing as she is! My favourite moves are the Yogini & Elbow Grip Ayesha, my least favourite moves are the Flying Ballerina & the Allegra (closed variation)."
"I started pole dancing several years ago and have been hooked ever since.
I love pole fitness because I have met so many wonderful people along the way who all share my passion, many of whom I would consider to be friends for life. My favourite move is the Superman and my least favourite move is the Knee Hold."
"I initially began pole dancing for fitness and self confidence 8 months ago. After much dedication and hard work I now believe it to be the best thing I have ever done, I have gained much more than I ever believed possible and have even decided I would eventually like to pursue a career in teaching pole fitness. My favourite move is the Reverse Ayesha and my least favourite move is the Prayer."