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One of the things I love about pole is how little I care about how I look in terms of weight etc. For someone who experienced dysmorphia and disordered eating for years as a teenager, I found it shockingly easy to change the way I feel about my appearance and I think it all comes down to appreciating what my body can do instead of how it looks!

I honestly believe that pole changed my life, as cliché as it sounds I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for the challenges, triumphs, and great friends I’ve made through pole. As an instructor I now get to see that change happening in other people and I feel grateful that I can be a part of someone else’s growth.

It’s not just exercise, it’s therapy!

jenova-amaranth, the-crane-dance, qoxe and me at Wookey Hole during our UK Pole Dancers of Tumblr meet up!

jenova-amaranth, the-crane-dance, qoxe and me at Wookey Hole during our UK Pole Dancers of Tumblr meet up!

The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.

— Jordan Belfort (via observando)

(via aprillynnpole)

shotgunglitterbomb asked: Your blog and your pole journey have been quite inspiring to me! I am totally self taught because of lack of pole in my area, and i am currently working hard to be the first instructor! A scary and exciting challenge. Your blog has given me a lot of insight into being an instructor and id just wanted to let you know I'm grateful for the info you post! Rock on

Hi there!

Thank you for taking the time to message me, it means a lot. Usually when someone says they’re self taught I don’t expect a lot, which is wrong of me, and so when I went to your page and clicked the pole link I was astounded by what you can do. If you can teach yourself that well you won’t have any issues teaching other people.

I wish you every luck and if you have any specific questions about being an instructor please feel free to ask!

- Bex

What songs do you use to warm up either yourself or a class?

The Twinkles: Chasing Perfection (cheerleading documentary).

So, I’m watching this documentary and bits of it make me raise my eyebrows (mainly some of the adults behavior funnily enough) and then they get to this section where they’re talking about progression and learning new skills and when they get a new move they ring a bell and then do it again so everyone watches and cheers and I just thought that was the most amazing thing ever. And they’re so happy they’re like crying.

It totally happens in pole but without the bell. I think I should get a bell and make it a thing.

I have to remind myself that this is my life and I can live it how I like. I can use the time wisely. I make those fucking decisions.

Today is a listen to music, do yoga, get up to date on invoices, syllabuses and NVQ work, take a trip to the bank if there is time and make up hoop orders before going to teach hooping class day.

A cross ankle release, bow and arrow, mermaid combo on the aerial hoop! Not sure of the names in hoop lingo.

Morning Gloryville.

" Morning Glory “Rave your way into the day!” is an immersive morning dance experience for those who dare to challenge morning culture and start their day in style! We’re on a soul-shaking mission to turn clubbing upside down and transform mornings into something truly remarkable and you’re invited! "

The most random fucking thing I have ever heard of.

Performing aerial hoop at Wilderness 2014!

Performing aerial hoop at Wilderness 2014!