Monday, March 11, 2013

An Evening At Be Studios

WARNING: For all my immature, giggle-prone readers (there is no shame in this, I am one of them), this post has a few #TWSS moments

This past Friday, I joined Anna and her friends at Be Studios, to celebrate her 25th birthday with a lesson in, well, sexy. If you've never been to Be Studios, it an spa and fitness studio on the near West Side of Cleveland, that offers, among other things, pole dancing. FOR FITNESS!!! You can choose to attend a group class, or go the route that Anna went and gather some friends for a private party. The best part of the private party route is that they allow you to bring in alcohol, and lets just say that if this is the very first time you're doing this, a shot or two of tequila really helps you loosen up!!



The pole dance studio is really cute-- 3 well secured poles run across the middle of the room, which is accented with lots of mirrors. 



They also have cute and sexy props on hand-- ridiculously high heels, tutus, corsets....



The view from the other end...


The birthday girl!!!

Our private lesson (9 ladies) was led by our fabulous instructor Peanut. Peanut was very focussed on getting us comfortable in our environment-- the class started with some basics, such as walking sexy. Yes, there is such a thing as a sexy walk. From there, we graduated to some more complicated stuff, including swinging around the pole. IT WAS REALLY REALLY HARD!! First of all, it involves a lot of ab work and upper body, and if you accidentally swing too fast, you might end up either on your ass, or running your thigh/shin into the pole. And it hurts!!!!  The ceiling has all these signatures from those incredibly fit women who managed to shimmy all the way up to the top!! Anna made it up with a boost, I couldn't get any higher than 3 feet. 

Then Peanut took the pole, and showed us how its done......



Seriously, amazing...... She made it look so incredibly easy, and having done the very basics, I can tell you that it was anything but.... 

Not gonna lie, I really want to get a group of girlfriends together and do this again!!!

Have you ever tried pole dancing? What did you think??

6 comments:

fabulouslytabitha said...

i have never tried this. but i think, like you said, with the right group of girls and probably several tequila shots, it could definitely turn into one unforgettable evening!

Allison M. said...

I'm all about learning to swing on a pole. I feel like my yoga has helped with my upper body so sign me up!

Jenn said...

Someday when I have core I'm doing this. Tiff and I went there once and it was so apparent how strong your core needs to be. Someday after lots of vodka, I'm in.

CLEshopaholic said...

Seriously, lets do this. I will send an email. I'm going to climb that damn pole!!!!!

Blog- The New Black said...

I lurrrvveee that you went to this! I drive past it everyday and have always wanted to go! I took a couple classes at a Crunch gym when I lived in Chicago- it was fun, but SO HARD. Those ladies really have some muscle tone (that I am lacking) I would love to try it again!

CJLeahy said...

You. Me. T and a bottle of some incredibly hard liquor. Total girl's weekend fun! Great post, my dear ;)