This was my not so Christmasy routine at the Purity Studio Andover Christmas Pole Club!
In October 2014, I had the honour of being asked to dance in the first Sexyback show, hosted in London by Anne-Marie Davies from United Pole Artists, Jamie Taylor from Defy Gravity and Lisa Williams from Polevocative.
It was a night of naughty dancing, sharing the stage with some of the UK’s hottest pole dancers!
I opened the show, my job was to warm up the crowd, I took it literally, as you can see in the first video, apart from being blinded by the lights as I walked, it went well! The second video, was my performance during the second half.
To watch the Full FREE On-Demand Stream on UPA.tv, follow this link: http://mfeo.tv/product/2014-london-sexy-back-showcase/
The launch of Insanity at Wellington Academy in Ludgershall, Tidworth went really well last Wednesday, 23 hard working participants turned up and pushed themselves to the max!
I have been asked the same question by a few people, which is, ‘do I have to do Insanity everyday to get the benefits?’
The answer is, ‘no’. I think this question has come about, as most people have seen the infomercials, or even done the 60 day challenge for themselves at home already. The Insanity LIVE classes are very similar to the main bulk of the home workouts, lead by Shaun T. But what you will find with the DVD challenge, is that not everyday is high intensity interval training, which is the main thing insanity is known for. One day a week is rest, one day recovery, and one day cardio and abs. This leaves a maximum of 4 days a week of intense interval training.
Don’t get me wrong, the more exercise you do, will mean you get better and faster results, but it is also good for your body to have different forms of exercise. The home DVD challenge covers a few different areas of exercise, which is great for those who don’t do anything else. Plus adding in the fact it is 6 days a week to help you get into a routine of it, keep you focused, and also making it intense. As the Insanity challenge markets itself for being the most extreme home work out ever.
I personally recommend doing Insanity twice a week, and also mix in a rest day, flexibility training, and some other form of exercise. If you are already doing many other forms of exercise then once a week would be enough for you. Keep fit should be fun, so keeping things varied helps the mind focus better, thus meaning you continue on for longer, and getting the maximum results you can.
Classes are on weekly at Wellington Academy Sports Centre, come and train insane with me, Jolene on Tuesdays at 8.30pm, Wednesdays at 6pm and Saturdays at 9am, call/text 07961 054 863 to book your space.
Saturday 1st March 2014
12.45pm to 2.45pmThe Studio, Dummer Down Farm, Dummer, Basingstoke, Hants, RG25 2AR
The Studio is straight in front of you, as you turn into Dummer Down Farm. The entrance is to the right of the studio.
Please come along wearing something that makes you feel good, knee protection is advisable, leg warmers, or long socks that go over the knees work well. You need to be able to slide easily over the wooden floor with knees and feet. Ideally no trousers, as you’ll wanna be able to see your jelly shaking 😉
This will be a fun day, so be prepared to giggle lots!
You are welcome to bring cameras, and anyone who doesn’t want to be in shot, will not be in any videos.
Advance bookings only.
6 spaces left – £15 (£16 when paying by Paypal)
This past month has flown by so fast, with so many things taking place. End of October saw the start of the Andover classes, by a charity night in aid of the Jamie G Sporting Trust, in total for the event and leading up to it we made £50, so thank you to all that took part and donated too. Classes are now running regularly in Andover at Progression Fitness.
Camberley classes has got off to a rocking start, with many students from Reading attending, along with some of the old school Camberley students coming back.
We had the last ever show at the Studio on 10th November, lots of slinky performances, including a free style challenge from me. My wonderful boyfriend brought cupcakes for my Birthday treat, and a balloon in the shape of a pole dancer!
On Saturday I am hosting the last workshop at the studio, the theme will be Stripper Style, this got booked up within 24 hours, so I’m sure it will be a hit.
Next week will be the last week at the Purity Studio, a place which has been my second home for over 5 years, we will celebrate by having party classes 🙂
Our new show is officially on tour, with the second show being hosted by Jamie Taylor at Defy Gravity in Pembrokeshire in October 2013! It was a long drive, but I was fortunate enough to make it into a little holiday for a few days.
I danced along side the other Strpperettes – Jamie Taylor, Tess Taylor, Robyn Rooke and Lisa Williams.
We each did 2 hot n sexy dances, with the focus being on pole flow, dance and floor work. Tricks were thrown in for good measure, but we were not being trick junkies on the night. We showcased the sensual side of pole, which is something sadly is getting lost through the pole fitness world.
At the end of the night we took part in a Pole-a-polooza! This was where the fast tricks came out, as we gave it our all at the end.
The video below is of my first routine, I will be using my special collar and lead performance at the next show in London in February.
Here is a little show reel I put together from the night
So here are my latest 2 videos.
The first was my routine for the Gemstone Pole Show end of June, and amazing evening of Hoop and Pole performances.
This next one is for UPA’s celebration of Bringing Sexy Back 2013.
Some who pole dance with Purity, and others who are friends of mine. All the professionals had been dancing for around 10 years, and had got into it for the love of dancing more than the spectacular tricks.
So this evening was more about showing the dance side more than the tricks.
Back in April I was lucky enough to meet Anne Marie Davies at 360 Pole School in Bristol. She came all the way from Hollywood to bring us her Joy of Sexy Workshop. We barely touched the pole for the 90 minutes, and we all felt super hot by the end of it. She taught us how to walk in heels, crawl, and how to look like you are having a good time on the pole. Even though some of us had been dancing for over a decade, I think we all learnt new bits from her, it was such fun.
The next day Sally-Ann Giles came to my little Purity Studio in Reading, it was mainly Purity students, with a few extra friends who came along, and we learnt a cheeky routine from the amazing Sally-Ann. We are waiting for her to create a new routine, as we want her back asap!