Pole dancing exercise classes have become a mainstream fitness option and are offered at many gyms. This is because of the many benefits that this type of workout provides as follows:

• It provides a good cardio workout. While the number of calories burnt in a particular class varies depending on the type of dancing, some estimate that students in some classes can burn about 800 calories an hour.

• It helps build muscle. As well as the benefits of aerobics you also get the benefits of weightlifting because of the type of moves that are involved: it includes the use of all of a body’s muscles including some that are neglected in other forms of exercise.

• It provides emotional benefits. Many people report increased confidence from their pole dancing exercises and say it’s a great way to meet people and make new friends.