Replacing P90X with the Pole

March 13, 2009 at 1:47 pm 1 comment

Back in the summer, I got P90X and had grand plans of embarking on the program after recovering from my surgery in August.  Well, life never goes quite as planned, and shortly after I could start exercising again, I discovered the pole fitness studio.  I was hooked!  It’s such a challenging workout – deceptively so – that I don’t have the stamina – or the desire, at this point – to do the P90X plan.  I still do several sets of stairs at work every weekday (usually 10), but otherwise the classes at the pole fitness studio are the only ones I do: pole dancing classes of varying levels, lap dancing, go-go dancing, and Booty Camp. 

I am excited to report that, after three and a half months at the studio, I have finally been able to invert (go upside down) on the pole.  Yay!  It’s a HUGE and exciting accomplishment for me.  Here are some pics.  I’ve also gotten better at handstands against the pole, so here are some pics of that as well. The inversion pics were taken at home, on my pole in the bedroom.  (Yes, my fiance’s friends tell him he’s a lucky man all the time. 🙂 ).  The handstand pics were taken by J, a student at the studio.  She’s an amazing woman.  A yoga instructor fromNew York, she has the most amazing physique.  She has tremendous control and can perform extraordinarily beautiful moves on the pole.  My friend from the studio, M, and I always say that our goal is to reach J’s level.  For right now, I’m just happy to have gone upside down!

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  • 1. Lori Calvit  |  March 15, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Girl, what a long way you have come! You look absolutely beautiful! I couldn’t possibly be more proud of you and your accomplishments which to continue to motivate me every day! Love ya bunches!

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