Question #1: What is Pole Fitness?
It is a type of pole dancing with technique and a variety of conditioning and stretching exercises on and off the pole in order to gain strength, endurance, coordination and flexibility resulting in toned muscles and a beautifully defined physique, strong core and an improved posture.
Question #2: What is a typical class like?
All classes share a common structure, consisting of a warm up, conditioning exercises on and off the pole, learning pole dance and some other additional activities (e.g. Circuits, "Carousel", learning small sequences and choreographies etc.), we then finish with stretching and a cooldown.
Question #3: How much do classes cost?
The first Trial Class is €10, Pay As You Go is €15 (special offer - every 8th class is Free) or save with a Pre-Paid Class Card for €50 (valid for 1 month).
Pre-Paid Class Card is used for any 4 sessions and must be used within 1 month. It is non-transferable and non-refundable, cannot be exchanged for cash.
If you choose a Pay As You Go option for €15 per class, there is a special offer available providing every 8th session attended for Free. This offer doesn't have an expiration date. As long as our classes are running, you can bring it to the class to get the next signature on it. You can request a physical card from instructors directly.
Payments could be done in cash on the spot or online when booking a class here.
Question #4: I forgot or lost my Pre-Paid Class Card. What do I do?
No worries, as all payments are carefully registered and followed. Just make sure to bring it next time. If you lost your Class Card, you will get a replacement card.
Question #5: What time and days are the classes on?
Our classes are running weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (please, check out this page for updates).
* 18:45 - 19:45 > Belly Dance | Beginners
* 20:00 - 21:00 > Pole Fitness (Mixed level)
* 21:00 - 21:30 > Stretching (Mixed level)
* 19:30 - 20:30 > Pole Fitness (Mixed level)
* 11:00 - 12:00 > Pole Fitness (Mixed level)
* 12:00 - 12:30 > Stretching (Mixed level)
* 12:45 - 13:45 > Belly Dance | Beginners
Question #6: How can I book a class? Is it necessary to book a classs every time? When should I book a class?
Due to a limited number of spaces in the class booking indeed is necessary for every class you wish to attend. You can book a class via our web form here, a text on 085 819 6145 or via email to us to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are no restrictions how early you should book a class, although earlier booking (2-5 days in advance) would ensure your place in the class.
Question #7: I have booked a class, but I can't attend it due to certain reasons. What should I do?
If you cannot attend the class booked earlier, please, contact us as soon as possible to cancel the booking. A text to 085 819 6145 would be perfect.
If you used an online booking form and you are regitered on this website, then you can cancel the that session with a few clicks on the website or in Wix app (available on Google Play and iTunes).
Question#8: What should I wear and what should I bring with me?
A tank top and a pair of shorts would be the best option for training as we need a lot of elements require bare skin contact with the surface of a pole.
Also it is advisable to bring a bottle of water and small sweat towel, otherwise, you are welcome to use filtered water and tissues provided. It is also advisable not to use any hand creams or body lotions (particularly oil based) on the day to prevent slipping.
IMPORTANT: Jewellery is not allowed to be worn due to health safety reasons, particularly on fingers, toes, ankles and wrists.
Question #9: Are there any age restrictions to join the class?
Anyone starting with 16 years old and more are welcome to join our classes. Younger students would need a parental/guardian permission to attend.
Question #10: Are Pole Fitness classes drop in classes or is it a course?
Pole Fitness Cork has a both a drop in option or a course. While progressing, you will be moved to the next level groups within the session you are attending according to your skill level in your own time.
Question #11: How long is one class?
Our usual class is 60 minutes long, however, we have a warm up before the class. Therefore, it is highly recommended to be ready 10 minutes before the class starts.
Question #12: Which class should I join? How do I know which group would be suitable for me?
We have only mixed level group classes, therefore, those are suitable for any level. However, we do work in groups according to the following guidelines.
<Beginner> If you have never done Pole Fitness or Pole Dance before or you have already had a few classes that would be the perfect option. During the class all moves and elements are carefully explained, focusing on correct technique from the first step. It is quite slowpaced and includes certain conditioning and stretching programme to prepare your body for more complicated movements.
<Intermediate> If you have already trained for a while and are familiar with Pole Dance technique, that could be right choice for you. This class includes more complicated elements, challenging conditioning program, as well as learning sequences and making up your own.
<Advanced> If you know most Pole Dance elements, although there is always something to work on, to make even more complicated combos and sequences, it is the right place to improve already known moves, learn new ones and gain more control and strength in your body.
Question #13: What kind of poles are used for training?
We use one of the world leading brands poles - X-Poles. At the moment we have three X-Pert Chrome 40mm (spinning) and three X-Pert Chrome 45mm (spinning) poles.
Question #14: Where can I find additional information about moves we learn?
To track your progress we advise you to use My Pole Fitness Diary (File Vault - Pole Fitness - PFC Syllabus (5 levels) that you can print yourself if you wish to do so or use a digital copy.
Question #15: Is it alright to eat before the class?
You could have a small snack (couple of nuts or dried fruit, an apple or any other alike food) 15-30 minutes before the class. However, it is not recommended to have a meal later than 2 hours before the class.
Question #16: I saw pictures of the current students on this website and the Facebook page. Am I going to be photographed as well?
Pictures are taken on your request and ONLY with the student's permission and are sent via email for personal use. After sending the pictures to the owner, all data is permanently deleted, leaving the owner with the only copy.
IMPORTANT: No pictures are published on social networks or other internet pages (like Facebook or Instagram etc.) without students' authorization!
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