It was in the middle of my third and final year of my PhD when I was offered the chance to start teaching pole. I had been a pole student for a few years and been dancing my entire life, including coaching dance on a regular basis since I was 13 years old. I originally signed up to support a friend who was super keen on trying pole but before I knew it I was attending classes at least twice a week, quit my regular dance genre after 23 years and was finding myself at the studio more and more.Read more
My experience as a doubles competitor was a little different to that of many other doubles teams. Not only did I train multiple times a week with my doubles partner, we also lived in the same house. We quite literally lived and breathed doubles. Because my doubles partner happened to be my mum.Read more
TIPS ON IMPROVING YOUR GRIP
Aside from using the right grip aids, one of the most important things to remember is that the stronger your body gets, the easier gripping will be.
Here are some general tips on how to enhance your grip on the pole.