Monday, March 24, 2014

Pole Fitness at New Perspectives Pole and Aerial





This weekend I was so excited to finally try out one of the newest fitness trends - Pole Fitness! 

I have seen so many beautiful pictures of people doing amazing poses in pole studios, that I was anxious to finally try it out for myself. And let me tell you, I thought I was in good shape until I met the owner and instructor of Manchester's first pole and aerial studio, New Perspectives - with Juel Sheridan. 





Juel is an amazingly gifted athlete - with an extensive background in competitive gymnastics, quads that could out-squeeze a python, and a certified personal trainer when she's not busy dancing in the air, in addition to competing in pole fitness competitions around the country. 




With my current love of Aerial Yoga, I felt ready to try out swinging from a pole instead of fabric for a little while. I have to admit - I was excited and nervous about all the bruises I was told I was going to get. Luckily, no bruises happened (it was only my first class!) but, I definitely am feeling it the day after. My shoulders and forearms are tired- and we only did a few "basic" moves!



The warm up was fun - we began on the floor with hip rolls and warming up our limbs. If you want to see the awesome videos, check me out on Instagram - they're sure to give you a good laugh! 

Next, Juel got us on the poles and alternated between movements that focused on the upper body, then the lower body. 



My Yoga girl Nicole from Yoga Rebelution trying out some of the floor work. 






Juel giving some hands on instruction.






And me working on my sweet skills of holding on. 



Needless to say, we all had a blast! Located in the beautiful mills by the Merrimack River, New Perspectives is in an awesome studio setting with high ceilings and refurbished wood floors. 

I highly recommend Juel as the premier pole fitness instructor in Manchester, New Hampshire - she definitely has the skills and natural teaching ability to give you and your girlfriends an amazing time! Later this week I'll be trying out Juel's aerial silks program - stay tuned for my experience there! 

By the Way!! New Perspectives is holding an Open House you won't want to miss - plus they also offer Pole Parties - a great idea for a Birthday or Bachelorette! Check them out on Facebook here. 


Beast. 




1 comment:

Mary said...

I've been following your workout since and I'm loving it! I love the fact that it's short and I can incorporate it in my busy day. I love Pole Fitness because it's quick, I can repeat it as much as I want or add in another interval from a different workout. I love the fact that you break it down so well for us to follow. Thank you!

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