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Strip Down, Rise Up
Netflix’s Strip Down, Rise Up offers an interesting perspective on the world of pole dancing. Less Jennifer Lopez in Hustlers and more spiritual journey to reclaiming lost sexuality, the women in Michele Ohayon’s new documentary use pole dancing as much for therapy as for fitness.
Pole dancing fitness can work as cardio exercise as well as help build strength and flexibility. Interested in giving this art form a try in your own home? Here are the best home pole fitness products you can buy to try this therapeutic exercise fad in your own space.
Yaheetech Spinning Static Dancing Pole, $156
This is simple to install pole comes with all the tools you need and can adjust from 7’ 3” to 9 feet.
Because it invites rigorous workouts, you’ll want to use a stud finder to set up the pole on joists—which will insure you don’t damage your ceiling.
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Colibrox Spinning Dance Pole, $129
This chrome-plated stainless steel pole kit is smaller in diameter so can be a little tricker to master. Its height adjustment goes from 7’7” to 9 feet and it comes with silicone rings which will help minimize damage on your floor or ceiling. Set up is easy and you can even pack it up and take it with you to share with other like-minded pals.
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Beginner’s Guide to Pole Dancing, $15
If this is your first time with pole fitness, you’ll want a guide to help you get started.
Or, if you have a streaming device like Google Chromecast or Amazon Fire TV, or a Smart TV, you can just search YouTube for a Pole Fitness class that fits your expertise.
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Mighty Grip Pole Dancing Gloves, $19.95
These tight-fitting fingerless gloves help beginner pole dancers keep their hands from slipping. A real help for learning new moves, these gloves will add a little confidence to your workout—as well as help keep you safe. Comfortable and stretchy, they are also a great way to increase your grip as you learn.
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Pole Tribe Leg Warmers, $29.95
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Whether you want to look good, warm-up, or add grip to your pole, these thigh high black leg warmers will be a helpful addition to your workout.
Made from a combination of acrylic, spandex and elastic, you can also use them for yoga, Pilates or even barre classes.
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Watch Strip Down Rise Up on Netflix
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