A sociable fitness class for all women – shape and size does not matter! Fantastic for all-over muscle tone especially the arms and stomach. You will get some bumps and bruises, but it’s a lot of fun and really rewarding. The first lesson can feel tough but it only take 3 lessons for the muscles to adapt so you will quickly notice improvement. No matter what level the ladies are in class, everyone is hugely supportive and encouraging to each other, it’s a real friendly atmosphere.
The 6-week beginners courses are recommended because you get a thorough grounding of basic technique in all areas (spins, climbing, inverts) and you’re in a class with other complete beginners. If you cannot attend a course we do suggest beginner-specific level classes so that it’s not overwhelming and you can build confidence with people of a similar level. In saying this, we always make time for any newcomers regardless of which class they attend!
Socks or bare feet, a t-shirt or vest top, and shorts are required for leg grip – however, if you feel self-conscious then you’re welcome to put loose trousers over the top until you feel more confident. Once you’re in class you’ll see that everyone is so focused on what they’re doing and so supportive of each other, you won’t bat an eyelid about having your legs on show! And they don’t need to be hot-pants… any shorts will do, and they can be bought at the studio.
Yes, you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve in your first lesson. And muscle does build up very quickly – you normally notice a difference in strength after just 3 lessons.
All classes now need to be booked to limit one person per pole unless you are in the same household or ‘bubble’. Payment is required upon booking. Select the tab ‘timetable’ to view days and times, then select the tab ‘book class’ to book.
A one hour class on average can burn around 600 calories. Funnily enough, you often burn more calories when sharing a pole than when you’re on your own! Less time to natter 😉
Not at all, the poles are fixed floor to ceiling and classes are suitable for women of all shapes and sizes and ages.
Week one starts with all the basics – beginner spins, how to ‘stand’ and ‘sit’ on the pole, plus a few extras… pole has a range of areas so everyone finds something they’re better. Week 2 and 3 focuses on progressing these areas including starting to climb. Week 4-5 starts you on basic inverts (going upside down). This is taught very gradually making it suitable for all levels. Week 6 is when we take photos, try some doubles spins, headstands, perhaps a mini routine… These courses are great fun and really sociable. All the moves we cover prepare you for group classes.
Rent-a-Pole is an un-instructed session where you can practice moves you’ve been working on in class or routines. The ‘NMS Pole Fitness Moves’ App on Google Play & Play Store is very useful for this!! Not recommended for complete beginners. The TGIF! class is similar, however an instructor is in the room with you to give guidance and suggestions but you are still able to work on whatever you want. This class also comes with more upbeat music and disco lights 😉
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