Why You Should Take Pole Dancing Classes

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By Bre Nicole J | Instagram: @bre_nicolej

It’s so crazy! Years ago if you would have asked me if I was interested in pole dance , I would have gave you the crazy straight face look and said ‘no I’m not interested in doing some of the things I see strippers do’ (No shade. I  just was in a pretty judgmental state of mind during my immature phases of growing up).

Until recently, pole dance  in Western society has been associated with erotic dancing  in the gentlemen’s club that men adore and  fantasize about.  The history of pole dancing, however, can date all the way back to a few African tribal dances before the 12th century, German and Swedish folk dance, the Victorian era,  and then finally 1950s burlesque.

Nonetheless, the purposes for pole dancing has  varied throughout the centuries.

While exploring more of who I am, I have become very open with my sexuality. I enjoy feeling sexy and looking sexy, even if it’s in the premises of my home.

I have done many sexy swimsuit photo-shoots and a few risqué shoots as well.

While branching into my mid 20s almost at my 25th mark , I have continued to develop a self-confidence that no man or woman can break!

Every woman deserves that feeling and instead of always looking for  the compliments and opinions of men , I choose to define  what sexy means to me.

Both of my best friends have had a pole dance private party for their birthdays.

My best friend Geena was the first to have one, but because I was just diving into my 20s, I wasn’t as confident with my body and my appearance to really enjoy the moment.

While trying a pole dance class for the second time for my best friend Katrina’s 25th birthday, I felt a  certain level of confidence and sexiness that I had never felt before.

So I decided to sign up for another class. I am now making it a habit to attend a pole dance class twice a month.

0185504f94ee5967449733fcfb6cca9bIt’s not only an extreme work out that can keep you fit, but it’s also a very intimate moment with becoming more comfortable with your inner beast.

After no longer being active in ballet, pole dance is another way for me to get my leg extension back.

I also look at it as  preparation for when I get married.  I don’t want to be a boring wife who can’t bring anything to the table in our sex life, and  spice it  up  with my husband.

I want my  future husband to know that I am very comfortable and confident with my sexuality.

On a lighter note, overall pole dancing is just super fun ! You get to be whoever it is you want to be for the time being and not feel embarrassed about it!

Who wouldn’t enjoy doing a few acrobatic tricks every now and then?

I encourage every woman who is 20 and older to try it out, and if you don’t like it… you didn’t lose out on anything.

#FitandFine for Summer 2015!

By Asmaa W

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It’s the summer and everyone is scrambling to find their cheats and hacks to getting that summer body quick! I’m going to share a few tips I’ve picked up on looking good and feeling great so far this summer!

  • The Infamous Teatox

I’m sure you all have heard about the million different types of deatox teas out there. With so many different brands it’s hard to know which ones really work and are worth your time and money! BooTea is one of the pretty popular teatox brands. They offer a 14 Day TeaTox that includes a day time tea and a night time tea. They also offer a 28 Day TeaTox. The day time tea and night time tea can also be purchased separate.

I’ve actually tried BooTea so I’ll give you guys my opinion on it.

How did it taste?

The daytime tea tasted okay. It is reminiscent of any herbal or green tea. Well, the nighttime tea was a bit different. It has a very strong smell with a taste to match. It wasn’t awful but it’s not something I would drink just for the heck of it. I used brown sugar to sweeten the tea because I did not have honey but I tried my best to only add a small amount of sugar. I would recommend using raw honey because it’s all natural.

Did you notice an immediate difference in your body?

Well, I knew the tea worked the first day after using the nighttime tea. The night tea acts as a laxative. Make sure you drink it at a reasonable hour! I would recommend around 6pm or 7pm because any later than that you’ll be on the toilet all morning. The greatest benefit of BooTea was the energy boost it gave me. I was in the gym almost everyday and the tea gave me that extra energy to do it!!

Did you lose weight?
I was not drinking the tea to lose weight so I did not track my weight. I just wanted to cleanse my body.

Was it worth the price?
I paid around $30 for the 14 Day BooTea Teatox. Yes, I believe it was worth it because while doing this teatox I felt GREAT! I’ll definitely be buying more very soon.

  • Part-time Vegetarian? 

Sounds weird right? Well, after you watch this TED Talk by Graham Hill, the founder of the sustainability website TreeHugger, it should make a little more sense.

Why even bother?

Hill’s approach was more environmental but cutting out meat is a great opportunity to cut calories and increase your weight loss. Added with the proper workout regiment you may meat your goal a bit quicker than you expected. It will not be easy. I’m currently working on cutting meat out of my diet. Last week I only ate meat four days out of the week and this week I plan on cutting it back to three days a week. Give it a try!

  • Instagram Motivation

It may sound a bit silly but I follow accounts on Instagram that motivate me to hit the gym and eat better!

@AngelaSimmons

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The lovely Angela hits the gym on the regular. I love following her! She works very hard and her results show!

@BundleofBrittany

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Leader of the #FitThickArmy Ms. Brittany Renner takes working out very seriously! Just look at her body! My body might never be as banging as Brittany’s, but a girl can dream right?

@Healthyfitnessmeals

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Need some ideas for a post workout meal? Check out this page! It’s full of delicious and healthy recipes.

Okay guys I’ve shared a few of my fit tips to get summer time fine. Try them out and let me know how they work for you! Also if you have any leave comments so I can try them!

-xoxo Asmaa W.