Interviews | Polefit Fanatics

By: Polefit Fanatics  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Pole Fitness, Pole Dancers

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    X-Pole is a household name in the pole world. Most of us have trained on an X-Pole and most of us would certainly have been to one of the many pole events sponsored worldwide by X-Pole.  Polefit Fanatics wanted to explore more about X-Pole and it’s origins and spoke to Lisa Leport-Symonds, Manager of the recently opened New Zealand office about X-Pole’s past and present, and its plans for the..

The rise and rise of male pole performers is a heartening sight to see in the growth of pole. Male performers bring their natural strength combined with male elegance and sometimes an element of humour to their performances which makes the male poler a pleasure to watch. The recent World Pole Championships in Budapest had seven world class polers in the Male Division and there are many more well known names. Male..

Taylor’s Retreat is quite possibly the most beautiful pole studio in the world.  A sixteenth Century Barn in the Surrey countryside has been lovingly restored to create a unique, world-class pole venue in beautiful country surroundings with on-site accommodation. Taylor’s has hosted famous pole dancers from all around the world and wonderful events happen on a regular basis. We were very fortunate to interview..

I would be game enough to say there would not be one of us reading this that has not been touched in some way by breast cancer. I personally know at least a dozen women who have suffered from this terrible disease, including my mother-in-law and a very close friend. The world is full of people – some of whom are ‘talkers’ and some of whom are ‘doers’.  Sean O’Connor is the latter. Sean is the..

UPDATE: Rafaela Montanaro is visiting New Zealand and Australia in July. In New Zealand she is conducting workshops in Wellington and Christchurch. To book a workshop see her schedule and  the contact details here. She leaves New Zealand to perform in the Pole Reflections Show, X-Pole’s International Showcase  in Sydney. PolefitFanatics were privileged to interview one of the world’s most prominent pole..

Polefitfanatics were privileged to interview Anna Deacon in between her very full days at the moment working as a pattern cutter on the Hobbit movie. Anna is the owner of Pole Fitness Wear and designs a lovely range of off the shelf costume wear and will also design a bespoke costume for your special performance. Polefit Fanatics: Anna has a very impressive C.V as a costumier, we are very fortunate to have her back..

Let’s face it, pole dance as fitness/sport is still in nappies. However slowly but surely the framework adding to the professionalism of what we do is being put in place; official naming of pole ‘moves’, regulation bodies forming, competitions being standardised (although there does seem to be a considerable amount of work to be done here.) and Certification of Instructors. Although many will rail..

DIG DEEP.  Bare your soul through your dance and transcend your physical limitations with your tricks.  Be Creative and above all LET GO and listen to the music.  And when you think you’ve gone deep enough… DIG DEEPER!~ ALETHEA AUSTIN. The gorgeous Lulu is not your typical 5’2, 45 kg celebrity pole dancer. She is, however, one of the most passionate dancers I have had the pleasure of meeting..

The pole community is a small one. Your trepidation when going into a pole studio will only be based on your own fears. You will find that as a group women who pole will welcome you, encourage you, celebrate your successes and empathise with your hardships. I am not saying that situation is unique, but you will find a sense of unity in a pole studio that you may not feel in a traditional gym. Likewise, bloggers or..

Dr Samantha Holland is a Research Fellow at Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds. In 2010, Dr Holland published a book about Pole Dancing called Pole Dancing, Empowerment and Embodiment  (McMillan and Palgrave, 2010) which followed her interviews of  dozens of  ’polers’  and over 150 participants in an online survey. Sam kindly agreed to be interviewed by PolefitFanatics and has allowed us to..

There’s no doubt that there is no objectivity amongst pole enthusiasts, we love the sport with a passion and are solid advocates for the fitness, confidence boosting and health enhancing benefits of pole. However, proof if it is needed, comes in the form of stories. Stories of women and men through having been involved in pole have found it has helped them make profound changes or get through a not so great..

Miss Pole Dance New Zealand takes place on 19th March, 2011.  Applicants for this competition submitted video auditions and from those auditions the 13 best were selected as Finalists to compete for the title. There are 2 categories, Semi-Pro and Elite with 8 Finalists in the Semi-Pro division and 8 in the Elite division. We were thrilled that Maree Prebensen from Wellington who has been selected as a finalist in..

Keywords: Pole Dancers, Pole Fitness

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06-Dec-2011

Competitions and Events | Polefit Fanatics

As many of us in studios around New Zealand think about preparation for the NZ Amateur Pole Performer Competition, I have had a scout through the U.K version of this competition, the UKAPP, on You Tube to see what sort of performances the judges may be looking for in our competition.


06-Dec-2011

Becoming Pole Fit | Polefit Fanatics

In the gym, I tend to favour Australian brand Running Bare, I love the fit, style and colours – but while they have some lovely tops – like this.. I lose weight, become complacent because I do so much exercise, reach for the chocolate and before I know it have stacked on a few kilos. I know I’m not alone on this, but you girls who can eat what you like and not suffer an additional ounce, this is not for you.


06-Dec-2011

News and Opinions | Polefit Fanatics

This lovely studio in a quaint early 20th century building in inner city Wellington has the feel of a real dance studio; wooden floorboards, breezy warehouse style open ceilings with timber beams, painted in whitewash over.. Polefit Fanatics wanted to explore more about X-Pole and it’s origins and spoke to Lisa Leport-Symonds, Manager of the recently opened New Zealand office about X-Pole’s past and present, and its plans for the..


06-Dec-2011

Studio Spotlight | Polefit Fanatics

This lovely studio in a quaint early 20th century building in inner city Wellington has the feel of a real dance studio; wooden floorboards, breezy warehouse style open ceilings with timber beams, painted in whitewash over.. Rafaela Montanaro was coming to Wellington coinciding with the Wellington Heat of the NZAPP and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to go to Wellington and visit at Polaris Pole Dance.


06-Dec-2011

Tips and Tricks | Polefit Fanatics

The challenge with a pole costume is to have something that is attractive and different from the next costume but still allowing the required skin exposed for grip while minimising the possibility of ‘costume.. In the gym, I tend to favour Australian brand Running Bare, I love the fit, style and colours – but while they have some lovely tops – like this..


06-Dec-2011

Videos | Polefit Fanatics

She has been pole dancing since 2008 following the birth of her second son and and since then her unique style has kept her at the forefront of the sport, most recently winning both the “Pole Idol” and “Pole Art Champion” titles at the 2010 International Pole Championship held in Tokyo in December 2010.