30 Days of Lists Creative Journaling Challenge with Kam of Campfire Chic

30 Days of Lists returns March 2015 and I’m excited to get started!

Registration is now open and we’re ready to roll…

Once you register, you’ll get a PDF document with information including:

  • A welcome letter from the #30Lists team (Amy and me!)
  • How to access the private blog (where we will share the daily list prompts, inspiration from other Listers, giveaways, and more
  • Information on getting into the private March 2015 Facebook group so you can introduce yourself and connect with the rest of the #30Lists community
  • An introduction of our Ambassadors and Sponsors
  • List of exclusive discounts and special offers from the Team, Ambassadors, and Sponsors

This isn’t your average 30 day challenge…this is specifically for people who love to make lists. We’ll provide the prompts and all you need to do is take 5 – 10 minutes a day for yourself to reflect and make your list. This isn’t a competition! There is no wrong way to make a list.

If you are new to 30 Days of Lists, I invite you to take a leap and register today. We will be spending the weeks leading up to March 1st getting you acclimated to the challenge…we’ll show you how to share the lists you make and give you some advice on how to make the challenge even easier. We were all beginners once!

If you’re a 30 Days of Lists seasoned veteran, I challenge you to try something new this time around! If you usually write your lists in a store-bought journal, I challenge you to create your own journal. If you haven’t gone digital before, now is your chance to try something new! I am going back to my #30Lists roots and creating a mixed-paper mini-album. My paper stash has gotten out of control and this challenge is a great stash-buster for me.

Dive in and register for the March 2015 Edition of 30 Days of Lists today.

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Around here shows some behind-the-scene photos of Campfire Chic. For similar updates, follow @campfirechic on Instagram and Snapchat.

Behind the Scenes at Campfire Chic

Behind the Scenes at Campfire Chic

 

Around here…

…we’re spending a lot of evenings at the climbing gym or out to dinner with friends

…I’m working on my “microadventure kit” which is like the fun version of a bug-out-bag

…Rintu likes to help me fold the laundry (and apparently pose while he’s at it)

…I am trying to get my LinkedIn, resume, and a cover letter template up to speed. I haven’t really worked on them in a few years and that’s just sad

…We finalized our plans for Red Rocks Rendezvous outside of Las Vegas!

…I’m starting the Wheel of Time series which I think worries Alex a little bit but I figure will help me with my Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying #nerdalert

…The Spark ecourse will be getting a few updates soon including new content and additional resources

…I’m listening to more podcasts since I get to work so early in the morning now. They include: Amy Porterfield’s Online Marketing Made Easy, 1-Day Business Breakthrough with Pat Flynn & Chris Ducker, and Ask Pat with Pat Flynn (yes, I’m obsessed)

…There may or may not be some brainstorming going on that involves starting a YouTube channel with simple videos showing how I do different things online. Super simple. Super basic. Videos I wish were around 4 years ago when I started Campfire Chic.

Have an excellent week. 

 

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Roundup of helpful articles, blog posts, and videos from around the net

 

I’m off on another adventure so today’s post will hopefully inspire you to drop everything and do the same.

This week’s Essential Reading:

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Valentine’s Day can be more than expensive dinners and heart-shaped boxes of candy. I like to think of Valentine’s Day as a time to reinforce those resolutions/goals made at the beginning of the year.

If one of your partner wants to run a half marathon this year, why not look into a membership to a local spa so she can include massages as part of her training recovery? If you are looking to treat yourself this year, how about focusing on that goal of going through yoga teacher training by investing in an inversion workshop to expand your practice?

If you are looking for a gift for the microadventurer in your life or just want to celebrate how awesome you are with some self-love this year, I have a gift guide for you.

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Active Outdoors - Campfire Chic

This gift guide includes items I have tried and love. I would not hesitate to buy these for a friend or family member.

Microadventurer Gift Guide

 

  • Riptide Speaker – I was hesitant about this speaker at first but I’ve been using it for a month and am obsessed with this tiny outdoor waterproof speaker by Nuu. It’s submersible, sand proof, and it floats! I decided to see how it would hold up in the shower and found out the hard way that it not only has great connectivity through closed doors but it also allows you to answer phone calls. Yes, you guessed it, I ended up answering the phone by accident and having a conversation while I was in the shower. Talk about awkward! I’m planning on taking this little speaker paddleboarding with me once I’m able to get back on a board. Mine looks just like the one in the image above but it also comes in blue.
  •  How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Revised: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter – I shared about this book on Instagram in early January and now that it is available for purchase, I thought it would be a good gift for the aspiring globetrotter in your life. This is the updated and expanded version from Matt of the Nomadic Matt blog…I wish I had it before our trip to Vancouver in November.
  • Whitney Laptop BagThis is my go-to bag when I know I’m going to be out of the house for a very long day and I sometimes use it as my carryon personal item when traveling. It’s a great shoulder bag that turns into a backpack and it has so many organization spaces that I don’t feel like my crap is just rolling around all willy-nilly. It comes with a quilted cosmetics bag and shopping bag, which I usually use to wrap up my sweaty gym clothes (gross!). This is a vegan bag so if you know somebody in the market for vegan accessories, this is an excellent option.
  • Learning to Fly: A Memoir of Hanging On and Letting Go – The perfect Galentine’s Day gift for somebody who isn’t looking for love stories and romance on February 14th. This is for the friend who needs a reminder that a break up can lead to amazing things. Steph Davis went through a divorce and huge blow to career at the same time and instead of hiding and hoping things would get better, she headed out to Colorado with her dog to learn how to skydive. She ends up more about herself and how to open herself back up to the idea of love.
  • Teton Sports Trail Runner Hydration Pack – I love this tiny pack for quick hikes. There is plenty of room for the water reservoir plus my keys, phone, and a snack or two. I like that I can adjust the pack to fit snugly against my body and just wearing it makes me consider taking up trail running this spring. Use KamAltar for 5% off your purchase and a portion of the sale will support The Sierra Club as part of Teton Sports’ Giveback Endeavor when you shop through the Teton Sports online store.
  • Leave It Better Than You Found It Shirt – Alex has the topo version of this shirt, but I think the green version makes a bigger statement. I have the tank top version of this design from Parks Project. I love everything in the Parks Project shop, to be honest, but if I was to pick out one shirt for the explorer in my life, it would be this shirt.

What about me? 

Alex and I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day, but if he happens to be reading this post right now…well, you get the point. This list includes a few fun things that I haven’t tried yet (with the exception of the compression socks. We both of a pair but you can never have too many pairs!) and I would’ve included these in a regular gift guide but I wanted to separate the not-tested items from the ones I currently own.

Valentine's Day Gift Guide For Active Women

My Microadventure Wish List:

  • Pat’s Backcountry Beverages Beer Supplies – Who would say no to having a beer at the top of a mountain or after a long day of hiking along dusty trails? Pat’s Backcountry has a way to have a brew without the weight and I’m totally intrigued by this!
  • Black Slate Slim – While I go to the climbing gym 3 to 4 nights a week there are times I would like to have a quick workout while at home. I know I would benefit from incorporating a hangboard workout into my routine and the versatility of having a blank slate hangboard board that installs like a doorway pull up bar is right up my alley. I could put my own holds on the board or by a piece like the grey one shown above that includes a variety of finger holds and options.
  • Born to Explore ShirtThis shirt from Mile High Clothing is so simple and classic looking to me. I saw it on Instagram a few weeks ago and I took a screencap to make sure I remember it. If you couldn’t guess by the name of the brand, this company is based in Denver, Colorado.
  • GoTenna – These are still in the pre-order stage and I really considered pre-ordering over the holidays before the price went up but I just didn’t get around to it. These devices allow you to send messages even when you don’t have cell service or wifi connection. You can share your location when you’re off the grid…something that is obviously a concern for those times we’re in the mountains or the desert.
  • Rumpl blanket – I just started seeing this brand pop up before the Winter Outdoor Retailer show and started messaging my friends who would be in Salt Lake to go to the booth and check them out. The designs are gorgeous (the one above is based on The Wave in Arizona) and the blankets are built to keep up with active lifestyles. Gorgeous and useful!
  • Microadventures: Local Discoveries for Great Escapes – This will be out a few days after Valentine’s Day, but at least you can get it ordered now. Alastair is behind the Microadventure movement and he’s coming out with ta book that’ll inspire readers to find great escapes in their backyards. I cannot wait for this to be available.
  • Compression Socks – Because a gal can’t have too many pairs of cute compression socks! I have one pair (and Alex has two) of the nylon compression socks from Vim&Vigr and I would gladly accept socks as a Valentine’s Day gift if it’s a pair of these ones.

 

And that’s it! I hope this post inspires you to break away from the typical stuffed animal gift and give the gift that supports your partner’s active lifestyle. You deserve to treat yo’ self this month…you don’t have to wait around for somebody to buy nice things for you. You work hard for your money and you can take care of yourself :)

What is on your microadventure wish list?

 

This post contains affiliate links to Amazon.com. As an Amazon Affiliate, I receive a small commission for purchases made through the links in this blog post. Links that do not lead to Amazon.com are not affiliate links. Some items in this post were given to me for possible review or through my on-going Campfire Chic partners. Opinions expressed here are my own and I wouldn’t recommend something I don’t think readers would seriously love.

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Tips for Hot Power Yoga from a Beginner - Campfire Chic

 

Last week, I was invited to the ClassPass pre-launch event at a Corepower Yoga studio in Irvine, CA (the one on Jamboree, not the one on Barranca). I was to bring a guest and enjoy a free heated all-levels power yoga class (drop-in classes average between $20-$25 depending on the region not including rentals) to give us a taste of what ClassPass has to offer. [If you are in Orange County: ClassPass is now available! You can jump to the head of the waiting list by using this link. It’s not an affiliate link, just special link to help speed up the process.]

I bought a Groupon for a month of unlimited CorePower Yoga (such a good deal!) two years ago but only ended up going to one restorative yoga class because I was too scared to go by myself and by the time my Groupon was about to expire I was in the middle of moving. When I got the invite from ClassPass, I knew I wanted to go and see what the hype is about and what makes people so dedicated to CorePower.

The yoga rave/bashes I go to for the past three years have been taught by instructors from CorePower so I kind of knew what to expect Vinyasa-wise, but my girlfriend and I didn’t catch on that the class we were attending was a heated power yoga class. According to their website, CorePower’s heated yoga classes focus on “building and engaging your core strength to support you in more advanced postures. Set to energizing music, a C2 class strengthens, balances, detoxifies and exhilarates the body and mind. Class is heated (95 – 98 degrees) with 30 – 35% humidity.”

I was nervous.

I felt unprepared because I didn’t feel like I hydrated enough during the day, my yoga towels are in storage, and I felt bad for dragging my friend to her second yoga class ever (I took her to her first class and we ended up doing partner yoga stuff in a nice chilly room) without giving her a heads up as to what to expect!

CorePower Yoga and ClassPass - Campfire Chic

But, of course, I was nervous for no reason. The staff at Corepower welcomed the horde of participants and helped everybody get what they needed without a hitch. When we were allowed into the studio, it was very apparent that it was going to be a full house and we’d be getting close to our neighbors. Personally, I love those kinds of classes. It makes me feel more connected to my practice when there are people all around me doing the the same thing and the energy is amazing. The heated aspect of this class was no joke and we were sweating in no time at all!

After class, my friend and I joined some other participants at The Counter up the street from the studio for burgers and fries. Because that’s exactly what you want after a super sweaty workout.

If you’re thinking of going to a heated yoga class, here are some tips:

  • Bring a towel – When I say you’re going to sweat, I mean you’re going to sweat. You’ll drip all over your mat, you may get sweat in your eyes, and it’s going to run your blow out. Sweat. I borrowed a towel for this class from the studio (a basic white bath-sized towel) but I use either my Yogitoes waterfall yoga mat towel or my Manduka eQua yoga mat towel (in thunder) normally. The towel will help keep you from slipping in a pool of your own sweat and will make it easier for you to hold downward facing dog
  • Drink lots of water and (healthy) electrolyte drinks – Speaking of sweating like a monster, you’ll want to make sure that you are hydrated before heading into the studio and after class. I’m not talking about a big glass of water right before class, I’m talking about drinking water and healthy electrolyte drinks throughout the day. You can bring a water bottle into class to sip when you can
  • Leave your stuff in a locker - there is no room for your giant gym bag plus your purse plus all your stuff in the studio. Bring a locker lock with you and leave it in the locker room. Besides…it’s hot and humid in the room and I wouldn’t want to bring my phone in there
  • Focus on your breathing - just because this may not fit into your idea of what a yoga class looks like doesn’t mean you should ignore the importance of breathing and connecting the movements to your breath. You’ll get reminders from the teacher throughout the class but I want to stress that even when you think it’s all just too much thinking about your breath will help keep you focused and engaged
  • Enjoy the savasana - You did it! Don’t rush out of the class to try and get into a shower first…stay put and let the endorphins wash over you as you relax and silently reflect on the class. Get comfortable, close your eyes, and imagine yourself melting into your sweaty yoga mat

If you’re going to Bikram-style hot yoga, here are additional tips:

A few years ago I set out to try a new student deal at a local Bikram yoga studio. I spent days researching* tips and learning about the differences between Bikram yoga and other types of hot yoga. I only made it to two classes during my new student trail period but those classes were like nothing I’ve ever experienced. It was fascinating and overwhelming and I’m sure if you look up what it means for a studio to be a Bikram studio you’ll see why you have to be a little crazy to attend a class.

  • Get in the habit now of getting in your 64 ounces/8 cups of water a day…when you start hot yoga, especially Bikram, you will want to consult your doctor to see how much water you should focus on consuming through your diet throughout the day so you don’t end up over-hydrating yourself. Eight cups of water a day may already be a challenge for some people so start practicing now!
  • Bring a water bottle with you that’s 80% frozen. It’ll melt while you’re in class and give you ice cold water to sip as you take a quick break and you’ll want to sip the cold water after class as you walk to your car
  • Set up in the back of the room. You want to be against the back wall of the studio and situated in a way that you can see yourself in the mirror at the front of the room. If there is a door in the back of the room, get as close to it as possible…the instructor will probably open the door once or twice during your session and you’ll be like a fish out of water gasping for the delicious cool air when that time comes
  • If you can’t hang, sit down on your mat but do not go into child’s pose (which is the common pose you’d go into if you go to most yoga studios). You want to keep your head above your heart and the instructor will be able to see you better if you are sitting up, especially during the standing poses
  • If you’re sitting out of camel pose and want to take a drink, wait. If you are gulping water as the rest of the room is looking at you, they may try to gulp without realizing it and gag! Sit still and wait patiently for the pose to end
  • Unless you’re going to shower on-site, don’t make plans for right after class. You’re going to be disgusting and nobody wants to be your friend. You may even want to bring an extra clean towel to cover your car seat…

So there are the tips to get you started before you attend your first heated yoga class! Please remember, you should consult your doctor before trying a new activity to make sure you are a good candidate for that sport or activity. Call studios ahead of time and ask all your questions. It is important that you are comfortable and safe during your microadventures.

*researching really means Googling Bikram Yoga Tips for Beginners and History of Bikram Yoga. Here’s a post on what not to do during class to get you started.

Thank you, ClassPass, for inviting me (and my guest!) to participate in this pre-launch event. While I was able to attend this event for free, the opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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Today’s post is sponsored by Nature Valley

How to Get Motivated to Go to the Gym After Work with Kam of Campfire Chic

Since moving further away from work, I’ve been going to the gym after work to let traffic die down before heading home after work each day. Adjusting to my longer commute was really hard at first (it’s still not easy!) but now that I am going to the gym and getting into the groove of being active after sitting at my desk for 10 hours, it seems like a blessing in disguise.

I was used to going home to change and grab a snack before heading to the climbing gym so it’s not surprising that for the first few weeks I would forget essentials like a sports bra or hair ties. Not having everything I needed threw me off and I wasn’t able to focus on the task at hand. I lost interest in going to the gym right after work and tried to talk Alex into just letting us sit in traffic so I could nap in the car or anything else equally boring/dumb.

Good news: Now that I’m in the groove of going to the gym after a long day at work, I wanted to share some of the small things I’m doing to get me from “ugh, no!” to “hell, yes!” when it comes to working out. This week I went climbing, sat my ass on a stationary bike for 45 minutes, and to a heated power yoga class…and I caught myself looking for discounts to a spinning or Barre studio. Who am I?

How to get motivated to go to the gym after work

 

Pack Your Gear the Night Before - Campfire Chic

Reduce the opportunities for excuses.

Wearing a dress to work and realizing I didn’t pack pants for the gym was an excuse. Forgetting my climbing shoes and chalk bag by the front door? Another excuse. My being too long and not having clippers was yet another excuse. I now take 5 minutes each night and pack my climbing bag to make sure I have my harness, shoes, chalk bag, clippers, hair ties, and baby wipes. I also make sure to pack a top, sports bra, and pants because digging around in the back of my car for cast offs gets old after a while.

Tip: Pack your bag the night before and have it ready to go for the next evening. Keep a small pouch of essentials in your gym bag so you aren’t caught without something like eyedrops or lady products. Make sure your bag is easy for you to carry around in addition to the normal bag you bring with you to work. If you don’t like to change in the locker room, sneak into the washroom before leaving the office and change there.

Get motivated to go to the gym after work - campfire chic

Wear clothes that make you feel awesome.

I wear a lot of black, navy, and grey at work so wearing a hot pink tank top and leggings with a wild print on them makes me feel like a different person. I feel most comfortable in my leggings and knowing that I’m changing out of my boring work pants into my favorite pants helps me look forward to a few hours at the gym.

Tip: Make sure the outfit you pack in your bag is something you want to wear! Maybe it’s a pair of shoes in your favorite color or a pair of shorts that not only cover the essentials but come in your favorite pattern. Few things are more distracting than when you don’t feel comfortable…you pull at the straps of your top, tug at the hem of your shirt, and worry about the sheerness of your pants…so wearing comfortable clothing is important.

Fuel Your Active Lifestyle - Campfire Chic

Find a snack that keeps up with you.

I’ll be the first to admit that I get hangry when I don’t eat. Hangry and going to the gym? No thanks! I’m getting better at having a mini-meal toward the end of my work day so I have enough fuel for the climbing gym, but I need snacks to keep me going for the next 2 or 3 hours. Thanks to Nature Valley, my go-to snack right now is the new Nature Valley Nut Crisp Bars. I know what you’re thinking, “Nature Valley? That shit gets everywhere, no thanks!” These aren’t the same bars…they’re thinner and have a bit of sweetness added to them.

Unrelated to going to the gym, I tested eating one of these in bed (which was just an excuse to grab a snack without needing to head downstairs to the kitchen) and it wasn’t a disaster. I tried both the almond dark chocolate and salted caramel peanut Nature Valley Nut Crisp Bars.

Tip: Find a snack that you can toss into your bag the night before (like Nature Valley Nut Crisp Bars!) and that are tasty enough that you want to eat it…imagine getting off of the treadmill and ready for a quick snack before you hit the foam roller and you don’t even want the snack in your bag. Don’t torture yourself! Pack a tasty snack!

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Reward yourself for going to the gym after work a certain amount of times a week or month.

Maybe you’re in need of a new pair of shoes for Zumba…reward yourself with a new pair after you attend 12 classes. Maybe you reward yourself with a cold-pressed juice on Friday if you hit the gym three days that week. If clothes and juice don’t motivate you, maybe you could reward yourself with new music for your playlist, a new kettlebell for your at-home workouts, or splurging on a massage at the end of the month to pamper yourself.

I reward myself with food…because I love food.

Tip: Brainstorm a goal for yourself and establish a reward for yourself that makes sense (don’t buy yourself a new pair of shoes after going to the gym twice, that makes no sense). Rewarding yourself may help you build a habit of going to the gym and will motivate you to keep going so you can earn your prize!

Get Your Workout In After Work - Campfire Chic

Remind yourself that you get to work out all of the frustrations of the work day.

Too many people telling you to smile and appreciate the dead-end job you’re overqualified for? That kickboxing class probably sounds really great right now. Or maybe you are tired of the amount of time you are sitting at your desk cleaning up Excel documents your teammate thought would look like totes adorbs with her special take on formatting…that power yoga class is calling your name! Take your mind off of your workday with an awesome workout. I certainly couldn’t think about anything other than the sweat burning my eyes during class the other night. I’m looking forward to spending some time on the stationary bike tonight to get this long week out of my system.

Tip: Going to the gym can be the new happy hour, right? As minor frustrations build up during the day, remind yourself that as soon as that clock hits 5:00, you’re off the clock and on your way to rocking the shit out of the core conditioning class you are learning to love.

Get Motivated to Go Workout After Work - Campfire Chic

Get a friend to join you!

The time on the elliptical will go quickly with your friend by your side! If you’re nervous about trying out that spin class having somebody next to you to encourage you and motivate you to not walk (or stumble) out of the class is nice. My friend, Iris, and I hit a heated power yoga class this week and it was a lot more fun having her in the class than if I took it alone! I wasn’t worried about cursing under my breath or laugh when the instructor told us to smile when I was being blinded by my own sweat. That pole fitness class I took a few weeks ago? So much more fun with friends!

Tip: See if your gym membership includes guest passes so you can bring a friend to class or score discounts to a class you’re both interested in trying. Having somebody next to you who is also thinking about a giant cheeseburger with fries after class is motivating!

It’s not easy to get motivated to do something you don’t really want to do and going to the gym after a long day at work is one of those things for me. I’m learning to love the routine and I’m sure I’ll love it even more once I start taking fitness classes at my gym.

How do you get motivated to go to the gym? 

This post is sponsored by Nature Valley. The new Nature Valley Nut Crisp Bars are now available for you to enjoy while hitting the gym or exploring the outdoors. While Nature Valley sent me Nut Crisp Bars to try for myself and are compensating me for this post (I may have the almond dark chocolate ones in my Amazon cart right now), the opinions expressed in this post are my own. You can follow Nature Valley on Instagram and Twitter. Find out what others are sharing with the hashtag #GetOutThere.

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Pole Fitness Tips for Beginners From a Beginner - Campfire Chic

Friend: “Do you want to come to my Pole Party on Saturday? There will be snacks, drinks…and it’s totally blog-able”

Me: “Snacks? I’m in”

And that’s the conversation that brought me to today’s blog post. Because I figure it’s time for another From a Beginner post and who wouldn’t want to know a few basics about going to your first pole fitness class?

The Pole Party was held at Alpha Pole Fitness in Corona, CA and was hosted by my friend who goes with me to the Yoga “raves” because she won a raffle. She invited a bunch of girlfriends so we could see what the classes are like. I went to a student showcase my friend was in a few years ago and was amazed at how talented and strong the students were as they climbed the poles and spun in the hanging silks. I did zero research for this class, which is very unlike me, so I need to share the biggest tip right off the bat:

Tip #1: Wear shorts: I wore leggings to the class because it was at night and I essentially live in leggings right now. Why shorts? Because you need the friction from your legs (yay, friction!) to climb the pole and do spins from higher up on the pole. Thanks to rock climbing, I could get up on the pole but the tops of my feet were bruised (apparently called “pole kisses”) for a week to the point where I couldn’t wear my climbing shoes. Wear shorts, kids.

During the Pole Party, we did a quick warm up that got us familiar with holding onto the pole and moving around the pole without feeling like all eyes are on you. We learned how to do a basic walk around the pole that is a good transition between moves, some simple spins, putting moves together, how to reverse your direction while moving around the pole…and how to do a proper hair flip without hurting yourself. We did climb the poles a bit (I didn’t last too long because of the damn leggings) and took a ton of photos while we all practiced the moves we learned. At the end, we put everything together for a short routine!

Tips for your first pole fitness class:

  1. Wear shorts (see above)
  2. If there are different sized poles, test both to see which feels better in your hand. A slimmer pole may be easier for you to climb!
  3. Don’t take yourself too seriously. I wore a shirt listing out my favorite carbs to class and a pair of leggings with a wild print. Go in wearing sometime that makes you feel awesome and maybe even makes you laugh as you look in the mirrors.
  4. Hydrate before (during & after) class because you’ll work up a sweat in no time! The studio was very chilly when I got there but moving around and spinning gets your blood pumping.
  5. Bring a friend. Honestly, if I went to a class and didn’t know anybody I doubt it would have been as much fun! You’ll want somebody nearby to give you feedback on your moves and to cheer you on as the instructor comes by to check if you’re mastering a new move.
  6. Have a song in mind in case the instructor takes requests! While your classmates yell out “Cherry Pie!” you will have a song in mind that gets you into character and ready to dance

I never expected to walk into a pole fitness class like this but I’m thrilled I spent a couple of hours doing something different and working up a sweat at the same time! The studio is super close to where I live so I’m considering dropping into a basic class before long.

Have you taken a pole fitness class? What tips would you add to this list?

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