Active flexibility

Active flexibility is an important element of both pole and calisthenics. It’s not enough to just passively stretch, we need to work on our active flexibility. What’s the difference, I can hear you ask. Passive flexibility is what most people work on when they are stretching. It is when you use external forces to put… Continue reading Active flexibility

Body types

Have you ever wondered why some people don’t seem to put on any weight no matter what they eat or why others get twice as strong with half the effort? Unfortunately it’s likely due to our genes. There are 3 main body types (somatotypes): mesomorph, ectomorph and endomorph. Each of these have specific characteristics. Most… Continue reading Body types

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You’ve probably heard about calisthenics. It’s gained huge popularity recently. But what exactly is calisthenics? The word calisthenics comes from the ancient Greek words kalos (κάλος), which means “beauty” or “beautiful”, and sthenos (σθένος), meaning “strength”. Put together it would mean “beautiful strength”. When you hear the word calisthenics, the first thing that comes to mind are crazy moves performed on… Continue reading Calisthenics

How to structure a handbalancing session

Handbalancing has gained huge popularity recently. It’s the ultimate symbol of strength and control. Long gone are the days when it was only performed by gymnasts or circus artists. It is a staple part of crossfit boxes, breakdancers, calisthenics athletes, pole dancers, yogis, and the list could go on… Handbalancing is an umbrella term used… Continue reading How to structure a handbalancing session

How to set your pole goals

The new year is fast approaching and you’re thinking about taking your training serious next year. You reflect on the past year and conclude that as much as you’ve made improvements you could have done better. Setting your goals the right way will speed up your process. Just writing down your goals will get you… Continue reading How to set your pole goals

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Functional fitness

Functional fitness… The term gets thrown around a lot. It’s that fancy buzzword that everybody’s talking about. There are over 1 million hashtags on Instagram, every workout video has to include some functional fitness exercises and every gym has a functional fitness area. So what does functional fitness really mean? Let’s start with the word… Continue reading Functional fitness

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