I just returned home from my first ever Pole Fitness class and boy was it hard. I imagined it to be difficult, but I don’t think I quite expected there to be as much foot work as we were taught this evening. I didn’t get to do anything that involved lifting myself up onto the pole but I did get to do some walk arounds, and some twists and turns. Over all it was an awesome experience.
I started out wearing ankle socks and after a few walk arounds of the pole I had to take them off. Whenever I tried to do a turn the sock made it slightly difficult. It was obviously easier once the socks were off. Also I’m not use to spinning on the balls of my feet, so that took some time to get use to.
The steps we were shown this evening were awesome. If that’s the only thing I pick up during this session I will be pretty damn happy with myself, considering how complicated it looks when watched it in its entirety. Once broken down into smaller parts it’s somewhat easier to manage; like most things are I would assume. I had trouble remembering which way to turn, or if I’m suppose to kick my leg out or not but I think I did pretty good for my first try. I got the box step down pretty quickly, since it’s exactly like a box step (which my mother taught me years ago) only with a pole and slightly fancier foot work.
I’m kind of disappointed that I don’t have access to a pole to practice on. I may have to find a park close by that has a fireman pole, just so I can retain what was taught this evening. If anything I’m proud of myself for stepping outside of my comfort zone this evening. Pole Fitness has been something I’ve been wanting to try since I’ve been following Sheena’s blog for a while so I’m glad I finally did it. Go me!