Not gonna lie, I DID consider pole dancing (AS AN EXERCISE ROUTINE NOT A CAREER) but only after I became Muslim and by then I was fully covered and no options of where to learn. If you have been following my blog for sometime you know I LOVE learning, dissecting what I learn and moving on to another topic and pole dancing (in the privacy of my home) was one of those topics. Anyway, I saw this article on American Bedu's blog and I am having a hard time wrapping my head around the image or that someone in the KSA would sponsor it. (which I guess means am guilty of stereotyping)
"Because there’s no history of strip clubs or pole dancing, most men would think women were just learning a new form of exercise – ironically in a place where religion and judgement plays such a large role, pole suffers from fewer preconceived connotations or moral judgements.
My client’s husband didn’t try the pole while I was there, but he didn’t try because he felt he lacked the strength, not because of pole dancing’s less salubrious roots." read more
I don't think there is anything wrong with it, its just that I have never seen it before and if you don't read the article you can misconstrue it. First thing that came to mind was grip as all that fabric would most definitely create a hazard. I wonder if it will be an even more effective workout since she basically has only her hand grip? or make her a HULK?
^^That takes skills! I lost most of my upper body strenght so I doubt I can hold that position for long. I would face plant so badly and leave my ego so hurt from ever trying it again. lol. Next thing....where would they get poles in KSA? Is she certifying anyone? I am still hung up about the pictures only because the two seem POLAR OPPOSITES.
On a related note my friend and I were discussing a fellow sister's desire to buy and learn to pole exercise and we were laughing our butts off only because we were picturing the above (although now that I see it...it aint all that funny). Anyway we were always going back to "what if your kid walks in to your room and asks, mommy, whats the pole for?" the sister (who wants the pole) said, "what? its just a pole."
It is just a pole but our prejudices can't just leave it at that. If a service like that was offered in my vicinity I would take it as I like trying things at least once. What about you?
all pics belong to PoleExercise.co.uk