Every once in a while we have the opportunity to hear inspirational stories of the Testament of Pole & our lives changed because of it. Meet Najwah, Level 4 Pole Enthusiast, she’ll tell you the rest.
I’m 28. I have a family, a full time college work load, a career teaching 3-4 year olds and what some might call a responsible life. I actually like my life, but I have to say I like it a little more since I discovered and have become addicted to…Pole! Ever seen the movie, “Coming to America”? Akeem…at the Church function standing up and shouting, “I am very happy to be here!!” This is EXACTLY what I felt like doing as I sat stretching in the 3rd week of my level 1 class at Polelateaz! Of course, to my own benefit, I resisted the urge. But I had found something that made me feel womanly, alive, free and SEXY!! Pole dancing has given me precious hours of me-time, a way to escape daily stresses, release some endorphins and meet some wonderful new ladies. I’m not alone in this glorious feeling am I?
I know I’m not the only pole fanatic who sits at work, going over pole moves in my mind. I know I’m not alone when I say I’ve dreamt (yes, literally in my bed sleep, dreaming) of doing a pole trick, in my case the flying eagle, went to open pole the next day and did it!!! I KNOW y’all can feel me when I say, pole dancing has, well, changed my life. Really, it has. I mean, If I didn’t have the pole, I’d still be a happy person but not AS happy as I’ve been with it. I tapped into a part of myself that I hadn’t been expressing and I didn’t even know it!! This part of me is bold, daring and sensual. And to top it all off I do it for no one but myself. I pole dance because I love it and because I’ve actually gotten pretty good at it (toot, toot!!)
As pole sisters, we’ve all suffered from bruised feet, chipped pedicures, sore biceps and brass burned, inner thighs (damned inverts!). But we’ve also experienced triumphs like no other when we finally perfect a new spin or trick or can get that left butt-cheek to isolate, right!? I grinned from ear to ear when I did “goddess” for the first time. My point here is pole has affected us all in some kind of way. So, what is it? How has that 15+ ft, unyielding yet always supportive brass pole, made an impact in your life? I’m curious to know J
Did it make you do something outside of the studio that you never saw yourself doing but did because of your new found confidence? Or, has it made you do a double take in the mirror because those legs and abs are looking particularly luscious!? Whatever it is, acknowledge it and share, please SMILE!
Now, I’d be remiss if I didn’t give a special shout out to the Polelateaz instructors and staff but a super special shout out goes to Eva, my level teacher, who’s supportive, encouraging and fierce! And to Corrie whose classes have me smilin’, hurtin’ but running back for more! I love pole y’all. So much so, it has me asking myself where I would be without it. How about you?
Gemini or Sensual Seduction, depending on the song
Now how’s that for a healthy habit!