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Yoga at work – benefits of a happy, healthy workforce

Yoga is often dismissed as nothing more than prolonged stretching, deep breathing, and perhaps a little “hoo-do-voodoo”. I know I used to think so. Once upon a time I would have berated myself for opting for something as serene as yoga over a run, a pole session, or a HIIT workout. But yo’ better believe that yoga has a place in everyone’s lives, and more so now than ever before. Read more

How to start a fitness routine – your month plan

Workouts don’t have to be a chore if you know how to listen to your body and incorporate the right kind of fitness into your daily or weekly routine. It may take time but, if you can do this, soon exercise will become a more enjoyable part of of your day that you can look forward to. How? Firstly, forget all you think you know about how to work out and what workouts you should be doing. Read more

Pole challenge week 3: the flag

It’s been a while since my last post in the 10-week Pole Challenge series but since I’m all about the “challenge” these days I thought I’d better get back on the wagon! Maybe it was the invigoration I felt after I found myself drawn to the (structural) pole at my parents house on the farm last weekend. Read more

Pole challenge week 2: the drop down

Welcome to week 2 of my 10 week pole challenge. Ok… it’s been a little longer than two weeks, so I have some serious catching up to do! This week’s move is the drop down, which can be performed on a static or spinner pole. I’m a little over extended in this photo – you should aim for your body to be a straight line from toes to fingertips (I will have to install that wall mirror I’ve been wanting for ages!) Read more

Renewed inspiration – 10 week pole challenge!

After nearly a year-and-a-half I again have calluses on my hands and bruises on my hips – and I love it! If you haven’t tried pole dancing before, or if you think ‘oh, that’s not for me’ – seriously, just give it a go! I’ve tried just about every sport under the sun – swimming, running, aerobics, basketball, netball, tennis, hockey, softball, volleyball, water polo…. but nothing compares to pole dancing (also called pole fitness, or just pole). Read more


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