Please note: the information on this page is general advice.

We are sure you have plenty of questions you would like to ask us before your first class, so here are a few frequently asked questions that our clients have asked us before…

What exactly is Pole Fitness?
Pole Fitness is essentially a series of gymnastic exercises performed on a vertical pole and is a great way to improve upper body strength, core strength, endurance, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility and even confidence. Pole Fitness targets a number of different parts of your body, which will improve your fitness level and tone your muscles in just a few weeks. If you are looking for a new and fun way to get fit and tone up, Pole Fitness is for you!
Do I need to get fit before I come to my first Pole Fitness class?
Not at all, we will start you off at a basic, beginner level and after just a few weeks, you will start to notice a number of differences in your body – from weight loss to toned muscles, improved strength and endurance, improved core, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness and even confidence. To find out exactly how Pole Fitness improves your fitness ability, please see our Pole Fitness page.
How will Pole Fitness get me fit and toned?
Pole Fitness targets a number of different parts of body, which will improve your fitness level and tone your muscles in just a few weeks. Pole Fitness particularly improves upper body and core strength, as well as building on your endurance, cardiovascular fitness and flexibility. This is done through conditioning exercises during classes, learning and linking pole tricks and also putting routines together. To find out exactly how Pole Fitness improves your fitness ability, please see our Pole Fitness page.
I’m not very confident; I don't think I would be any good at Pole Fitness.
Trust us, Pole Fitness really helps with improving your confidence and this is done by coming along to a class! Everyone is different, we all have different body shapes and we are all different sizes, however none of that matters when it comes to Pole Fitness. We start everyone off at a very basic level, we teach you moves on the pole and even teach you little routines to show off all those moves you have been learning and perfecting. You can perform these routines in a group together or on your own to your classmates, but either way, we all have fun together! Our instructors have been in the same position as you, but we all have to start somewhere so we really do encourage you to come along to a class and have some fun! If you’d rather have a go at Pole on your own, you can book in for a private 1-2-1 lesson, or alternatively book in for a private class with a group of friends you feel comfortable with.
What is involved during a Pole Fitness class?
Our classes are structured to ensure you get the best workout in a safe and effective way. We always start off with a gentle warm up which will warm your muscles and joints ready for exercise. We then take you through some conditioning exercises which builds up your endurance and greatly helps you while you are on the pole. Next is the main pole session, you will learn moves, practise and perfect them, which will then lead us on to teaching you a short routine where you can show off all those moves you have been learning. Lastly, we will take you through a cool down to get your body back to its resting state before you started exercise and this will really help in reducing muscle soreness you may experience the following day.
What should I wear in my Pole Fitness classes?
  • You can wear comfortable sportswear during warm up and cool down.
  • Bring comfortable shorts for the main pole session; this is essential, as your skin will prevent you from slipping off the pole.
  • We recommend barefoot during our classes, however comfortable, protective footwear may be worn if you prefer.
  • Wear a comfortable top.
  • Bring a small towel with you - you will find this handy to wipe the poles down and dry your hands throughout the session.
  • No jewellery or watches are to be worn during classes, as they may scratch the poles and you could also injure yourself.
Please be aware that you should NOT use any oils or lotions on your skin on the day of your class - this will cause you to slip off the pole.
What should I bring to my Pole Fitness classes?
  • Please ensure you always have a bottle of water handy during your class to ensure you stay hydrated throughout the session.
  • Please ensure that you bring a pair of comfortable shorts for the main pole session, this is essential, as your skin will prevent you from slipping off the pole.
  • Please bring a small towel with you - you will find this handy to wipe the poles down and dry your hands throughout the session.
I’m not very confident wearing shorts, can I wear leggings or tracksuit bottoms instead?
Don’t worry! We’ll all be wearing shorts so we’ll all be in the same boat! However, if you prefer, you can wear some loose, comfortable bottoms that can be rolled up over the knee for the first few weeks. Nonetheless, we really do encourage you to wear shorts as it is essential that you have skin contact with the pole to prevent you slipping off and this will help you get the most out of your pole lessons.
Will I get bruises and burns?
Everyone may experience some kind of bruise or burn during Pole Fitness classes as it involves a lot of skin contact with the pole. You can try to prevent them by wearing wristbands and protective footwear during classes and also by wearing a hoodie or jumper that can be put on and taken off when needed.
I’m a guy, can I join a Pole Fitness class? Or is it just for girls?
Of course! Pole Fitness is for everyone and we encourage both male and females to learn. You can join group classes or you can sign up for private lessons if you’d rather learn on your own and at your own pace.
I’d like to start Pole Fitness classes with a friend, do you offer private lessons?
Yes, we do! As well as group classes, we offer private lessons for those of you who want to learn Pole Fitness on your own or with a friend or two. Private lessons can also be booked on a flexible ad hoc basis, where you can pick and choose when you want your lesson each week. Private lessons are also great for learning at your own pace. Please see our Classes page for more information on this.
Can I learn Pole Fitness on my own? Or do I have to join a class?
Not at all! As well as group classes, we offer private lessons for those of you who want to learn Pole Fitness on your own. Private lessons can also be booked on a flexible ad hoc basis, where you can pick and choose when you want your lesson each week. Private lessons are also great for learning at your own pace. Please see our Classes page for more information on this.
Do you offer any other classes apart from Pole Fitness classes?
Yes we do! As well as Pole Fitness classes, we offer a range of other fitness classes:
  • Pole Circuits - to build your strength and endurance.
  • Stretch & Flex - to help improve your flexibility.
  • Choreo - to help you to put your Pole Fitness skills into excellently choreographed routines in your very own style of dance. This can also be booked as a private class.
You do not need Pole Fitness experience to take Stretch & Flex, however you will need Pole Fitness experience to attend Pole Circuits, Spinning Pole and Choreo. Please see our Classes page for more information on this.
How long are your classes?
Each class is a one hour duration, which includes a warm up, conditioning session, main session and cool down.
How much are your classes?
Class prices vary depending on the type of class you want and whether you want to attend a group or private class. There are also Memberships available for you to sign up to if you prefer. Please see our Classes & Memberships pages for more information on pricing.
I can’t commit to a set day and time each week for a class, what are my options?
There a couple of options you can choose from:
  • You can take private lessons, where your lesson bookings are on a flexible ad hoc basis. You will be able to pick and choose when you want your lesson each week and they are also great for learning at your own pace.
  • You can join as a member - your membership will include one group lesson a week (which is on a set time and day each week). However, if you cannot attend the class one week, you can attend another alternative class suitable for your level, at no extra cost, to make up for the one you miss. If you are not available to attend any other alternative classes, as a member, you can get 25% off a private lesson to catch up on what you missed in your class.
Please see our Classes & Memberships pages for more information on your options.
I can’t put a pole up in my house to practise, can I practise at your studio?
Yes of course! practise time in the studio is available for everyone whenever the studio is open, provided there is a pole available for you to use. You should book in your practise session with us before you come to ensure there are no classes or events going on at the studio. If you are a Member with us, practise is free! If not, it’s just £5 for one hour.
I’m a student, do you offer student discount?
Yes, we do! We understand how challenging it can be as a student to be able to afford gym memberships and fitness hobbies, so we offer 10% for anyone who is a student. Simply show us your college or university card and start receiving the benefits right away!
I’m 16 years old, can I come to classes?
Yes, you can! We teach anyone over the age of 16. However, if you are under 18, you will need consent from your parent or guardian before you can attend our classes. We do not teach anyone under the age of 16.
I’m planning my Hen Party, do you offer Pole Parties?
Yes, we do! We offer all kinds of Pole Parties at our studios or at a venue of your choice. The party will consist of: a pole performance from your party host, leaning a few beginner pole moves and then onto learning a short routine which will show off all those moves you have learnt. You will also receive a bottle of bubbly to celebrate! Please see our Parties page for more information.

If you have any more questions you would like to ask that we haven’t already answered above, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us and we will be happy to help you.