It’s important to exercise, but sometimes it can get a little boring doing the same routine over and over. Why not try something a little different. Pole fitness is growing in popularity as a fun way of keeping fit, utilizing many muscle groups with limited equipment. Here are five places in Canberra dedicated to pole and the aerial fitness arts.

18 Lonsdale Street, Braddon (Eloura Street)

Fitsista’s has been offering pole dancing classes with trained instructors since 2007. Workouts from beginners to advanced pole fitness aiming to exercise the whole body in routines and aerial tricks will stretch the brain as well as tone the body. Fitsista’s vertical dance instructors have years of experience in the aerial exercise and offer classes in aerial silks and even hen’s parties!

Aerial Pole Academy
27-29 Eyre Street, Kingston

Canberra’s Aerial Pole Academy also teaches pole, aerial silks and hen’s parties. Aerial Pole also offers lyra classes, or aerial fitness working around a hoop. The classes are twisting, stretching, and spinning workouts, focusing on core strength and flexibility. Come over to Kingston for a varied timetable of fitness classes that are fun, alternative ways to exercise the whole body.

Trick Fitness
5/23 Essington Street, Mitchell

Or try Trick Fitness, a combination gym and pole dancing studio. Their pole dancing director Jenny Hayes has long been part of this recognized exercise craze as well as a competitor in many pole competitions. Along with Trick Fitness’ other trainers Hayes is dedicated to fitness through pole, teaching tricks and expanding Canberra’s recognition of pole dancing as great way of losing weight, toning up and having fun.

Vertigal Aerial Fitness
Canberra Indoor Rock Climbing
26 Raws Cres, Hume

Vertigal Aerial Fitness is another of Canberra’s pole dancing studios. Vertigal offers beginners, intermediate and advanced classes as well as holiday classes for younger age groups and a pure tricks class. Their mums and bubs class provides nearby rooms for the bubs to hang out while mums are learning tricks and has a flexible timetable. Vertigal also offers private classes.

27 Colbee Court, Phillip

Lastly at iSpin, the pole dancing classes are available for everyone and are so much fun participants will forget they are exercising! iSpin also offers Sling, an aerial yoga class performed in a hammock hanging from the ceiling. This is a good work out for the core muscles and is very gentle, with limited pressure on the joints.

Pole dancing and aerial fitness is a great way of working the mind and the body, focusing on exercise while providing achievement incentives through learning tricks. This innovative combination of dance and gymnastics is physical, fun and mentally invigorating.