Pole-dancing is no walk in the park as far as workouts go. In fact, lifting your entire body weight, spinning around on a pole, going upside down and discovering shoulder muscles you didn’t know existed is pretty much the polar opposite of a low-key Sunday park stroll.
I’ve found myself super brain dead on more than one occasion during the second hour of two back-to-back pole classes, barely able to focus, let alone lift myself into one more ‘Bat’. Major kudos to actual pole dancers who do this for a living working long shifts, because it’s freaking tiring.
So, what’s the key to not casually dying during pole? The answer, I’ve discovered, is snacks. I don’t mean a whole meal - most of us don’t want to eat a super intense bowl of pasta right before class. But if you don’t fuel up, you’re going to fade fast.