Studio Spotlight | Polefit Fanatics

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

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 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. 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..

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..

No 1 Pole is the Studio owned by Dianne Walsh. Ring any bells? Dianne Walsh was Miss Pole Dance New Zealand in 2008. She is a beautiful, sensuous dancer and it would be doing Dianne a disservice to talk about age,  because although she is, delicately, ‘not 20 anymore’, Dianne’s beauty and grace are ageless. The only reason I mention this is because of the inspirational message her example can send..

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..

Miss Pole Dance New Zealand 2011, Karry Summers is the owner of Altitude Pole in Christchurch. This dynamo of a woman is also the person behind the NZAPP, New Zealand’s first national amateur competition for pole performers. Polefit Fanatics talked to Karry about her studio, her plans for the future and how she got through the Christchurch Earthquake  – Altitude Pole is in the Christchurch CBD, the..

Following a great night out at MPDNZ, Sunday was time for a serious workout for this Polefit Fanatic courtesy of Amy Impey-Richardson and Jeanine Wilkerling at Pole Revolutionz Auckland Studio. The studio is located in Howick in a new industrial complex – a perfect location - and the building has been set up with high poles that can be taken down very quickly and the other apparatus connected to the ceiling in..

Polefit Studio: Papamoa New Zealand. Polefit Studio is owned by the gorgeous Lune Hein and offers pole fitness classes from beginners to advanced with special offers available for Hen’s Nights or Functions. Lune’s studio is located upstairs in the Papamoa Domain shopping centre where it has been operating since late 2009. PF: When did the studio open and what inspired you to open it? Lune: I was..

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

Interviews | Polefit Fanatics

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 and Certification of Instructors. 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

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

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.