When you think “health guru,” Miley Cyrus probably isn’t the first person that comes to mind — you’re probably imagining her grinding up on Robin Thicke at the VMA’s (or trying your best to forget you ever watched it happen, amirite Taylor Swift?). Regardless of that, Ms. Cyrus is in incredibly killer shape. So what’s her secret?

The answer is that Miley doesn’t just work out… she actually twerks out with pole dancing. But so can you! And not just at the clubs on Saturday night. Oh no. You can bring sexy back to your everyday workout regime with taking a pole dancing class.

People are finally starting to realize that signing up for pole dancing classes comes with a surprising number of unexpected health benefits. If your usual workout has you bored and looking for something more interesting, it’s time for you to start reaping these benefits, too.

1) Burns Fat and Calories

So la-da-di-da-di, if you like to party, and want to be skinny, this is the workout you want.

With pole dance, you’ll burn as many calories as you would with an intense aerobic workout, except you’ll actually be having fun! Pole dancing tones your core as well as the muscles in your buttocks, thighs, calves and arms.

2) Confidence and Self-Esteem

The skills you’ll develop during a pole dancing class workout go far beyond shaking it like you’re in a strip club. As you improve, you’ll suddenly feel yourself possessing the energy and confidence to do other activities you never thought you could do.

3) Stress Reduction

Gettin’ turned up at the gym can also help you burn off adrenaline that has built up in your body, making it easier for you to #turndown later on. Your brain will release endorphins both during and after your pole dance workout, resulting in the reduction of stress, anxiety and negative thoughts.

4) Self-awareness

Become one with the pole, and one with your body and mind at the same time. Automatically know where your body is in relation to the earth and be able to stop yourself from falls or injuries with dramatically improved reaction times (and dance moves) as well.

5) Motivation

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If you’re feeling less than inspired by running in place on a moving band and staring straight at the wall, we don’t blame you. Treadmills, stairclimbers, ellipticals can all be a little lackluster, and emotionally draining. However there’s nothing more lustful and motivating than mastering pole dance.

6) Strengthens Bones

Most forms of fitness are all about building muscle, but how many can brag that they improve bone health, too? Weight-bearing exercises such as experiencing pole dancing classes can help to strengthen your bones and joints, making aging a much prettier sight to behold.

7) Eases Childbirth

Well, hello there, hot mama. Did you know that building strong core and abdominal muscles from pole dancing will be a huge help when it’s time to push a baby out? You may enjoy a shorter labor with less back pain if you have a couple of pole dancing classes under your belt. Pole dance now, thank yourself later.

Give pole dancing a try, you’ve got nothing to lose except for some extra pounds, and literally everything to gain. Who knows, maybe you’ll love it so much you’ll be singing, “I can’t stop, and I won’t stop!” right along with ya girl Miles. But then again, why would you even want to stop? Exactly.

 

P.S. If you’re in NYC and interested in Pole Dancing Classes NYC, click the link and sign up today!

Not in NYC? That’s cool, that’s cool. Here are some pole dancing classes taking place in a few other Vimbly cities: