Just Pole @ the Wai`anae Christmas Parade!


Aloha Polers and Pole Supporters!  We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and were able to spend it with your wonderful families and poles!  We were very excited to be able to share our love for Pole Fitness in the recent Wai`anae Christmas Parade!!!

Just Pole Crew:)
The Wai`anae Christmas Parade is all about promoting health and fitness from all types of formats which is why we were welcomed with open arms to showcase Pole Fitness!  With us promoting Pole Fitness and all we could not leave out a pole!  We had our handy dandy Just Pole men help us figure out how to securely strap in our Stand Alone Pole to the back of a truck!  After they worked their magic, the pole was sturdier than ever and ready for the parade!



We were so excited yet nervous at the same time knowing the stereo types about Pole but to our surprise we were a huge hit!

We mainly showed the fitness aspect of Pole Fitness staying far away from the stereo typical thought of what pole is:).  We could tell a lot of people were really intrigued by it.

Regardless, we had a blast sharing our Pole Love with everyone there as well as Poling in a moving truck!


This was such a great experience and we cannot wait until the next event to share our love for Pole Fitness and change everyone's thoughts of it as well!  Please feel free to share with us just how you have done the same or plan too!  We love hearing about how other's share their love:).  Have a wonderful day and Pole on!


                                      

Posted on December 26, 2012 .

What's in the Pole World News: Mothers Redefining Beauty!

Aloha Polers and Pole Supporters!  It's What's in the Pole World News Wednesday and today's topic is on Mother's Redefining Beauty!

Zoraya Judd.  Mother, Wife and one of the many Mother's Defining Beauty with Pole:)
Today I saw a post by X-Pole and thought this would be such an awesome thing to share for many reason.  It is inspiring, eye opening and could change someones life.  The post explained that 79% of mother's suffer from personal, emotional and physical challenges that include low self-esteem.  This is all true and some of these mother's get close to becoming suicidal because of the listed above after pregnancy.  Please go to the following link to read more on this and share this video with all of your friends to spread the word.

http://www.sheilakelley.com/redefiningsexy2.asp

The truth is, where would we be without mother's!
Posted on December 12, 2012 .

Motivation Monday's!!

Aloha Polers and Pole Supporters!!!  It's Motivation Monday so let's do this!!


Don't ever say never because in reality YOU CAN!  Let's get it done this week because there are no limits!
Posted on December 10, 2012 .

Stretchy Sunday's: Straddle Stretch!

Aloha Polers and Pole Supporters!  It's Stretchy Sunday's and today's stretch is the oh so familiar Straddle!



The Straddle is a stretch that we all have done in some form either standing or seated.  The Straddle is a great stretch to add to stretch out your legs as well as your lower back and to get closer to your middle split.  The following are a guideline to proper do a Straddle (seated):

  1. Have a seat on the floor with your legs out straight in front of you.
  2. Open your legs as wide to the sides as you can without trying to force them open.
  3. At that point, this is where you will be unless you feel they can open some more.
  4. Make sure you are sitting on your sits bone by sitting up straight with your chest up and pelvis untucked.
  5. Engage your quads, straighten your legs so that your knees are not bent and point your toes.
  6. If you feel like you are not getting a stretch, open your legs a bit more until you do.
From this point of the Straddle, you can add various stretches such as a side stretch for each side as well as a more intense stretch by lowering your torso in between your legs while keeping your pelvis untucked.  Always remember:
  1. Listen to your body!  If it hurts, don't do it:)
  2. If you are going for flexibility, hold this stretch for at least 30 seconds:)
  3. Drink plenty of water even while stretching since this is as well a form of exercise:)
  4. Before flexibility stretching, make sure your body is warm enough.  It is a bad idea to do such long and intense stretching when your body is cold, you could pull a muscle:)
  5. The more often you stretch, the closer to your flexibility goal you will get:)
  6. Always make sure you are doing a stretch properly, improper stretching can cause injury:)
Well, get your Stretchy Sunday on with a Straddle and have a wonderful day!
Posted on December 9, 2012 .

Fitness Friday's: Holiday Fatigue Setting in?

Aloha Polers and Pole Supporters!! It's Fitness Friday and today's topic is Holiday Fatigue!


You're probably thinking, Holiday Fatigue?  What's that?  Holiday Fatigue to me is that feeling you get during the Holiday's when you are overly stuffed, stressed or lacking sleep and you just do not have the  urge to get your workout on anymore.  I have totally been here and HATE IT!  There are many ways to keep the Holiday Fatigue away!  Here are some tips that have personally helped me:

  • Eat normally!  Just because it is the Holiday's doesn't mean it's okay to eat whatever you want and you be the same.  Majority of Holiday foods cause this fatigue.  Stay smart and eat more healthy than Holiday:)
  • Breathe!  Stress is a given during this time for many reasons.  Remember, take a couple of deep breaths and let it go:)
  • Workout!  Working out will help with relieving your stress and will also give you energy:)
  • Time Management!  Time management is very important and more so during the Holiday's.  Make sure to manage your time well and get done what needs to get done especially sleep:)
  • Holiday Chocolates & Cookies are NOT a meal!  No replacing meals for these treats, you need all the nutrients you can get now:)
  • Treat yourself!  Treat yourself to a relaxing massage or facial, you deserve it:)
  • POLE!  get your pole on and all is well;)
These are just tips that helped me but many more out there:).  Regardless, take care of yourselves this Holiday Season and your bodies will take care of you.  Have a wonderful Holiday Season!

Happy Poling!


Posted on December 7, 2012 .

What's in the Pole World News Wednesday's: 2013 Las Vegas Pole Expo!

Aloha Polers and Pole Supporters!  It feels like we were just there and yet it is coming up in September again..........the 2013 Las Vegas Pole Expo!!!


Yay!  Just Pole will definitely be there, how about you?  The Pole Expo tickets are already for sale and can be purchased here:


http://poleexpo.com/event-details.html#.UL8LIM2Lm_E

That link will take you to the event page where you can read up on all the update info on Pole Expo!  Get your tickets now while your can or hint it to Santa to get you for Christmas!  We will bring more details as we get them.  Stay posted and have a wonderful day!
Posted on December 4, 2012 .

Motivational Monday!!!

Aloha Polers and Pole Supporters!! It's Monday and thought you might need some motivation to get this week started right!


Aw yeah!  Suck it up, get your pole on and enjoy your fabulous self!!

Have a wonderful week lovelies:)!!!

Posted on December 2, 2012 .

2012 Poler's Choice Awards!

Aloha Polers and Poler Supporters!!  Do you have a favorite Pole Dancer?  Has someone or a group of Polefessional's given you that extra motivation needed?  Make it known and vote in the 2012 UPS 2012 Poler's Choice Awards!


Make your vote here for your favorite Polefessional's!!!:

http://www.unitedpoleartists.com/events/2012-polers-choice-awards/

Voting will close on November 26th so make sure to make your vote for you favorite 15 Polefessional's and tell you Pole Buddies to do so as well!

Happy voting!
Posted on November 20, 2012 .

2013 Miss Pole Dance Australia: Prosche!

Aloha Polers and Pole Supporters! Boy, this has been the season of competitions!  We just wanted to congratulate every single participant in the recent Miss Pole Dance Australia, we have heard that all performances made everyone's night!  Unfortunately, there could only be one winner.  We would like to congratulate:

Porsche, Miss Pole Dance Australia 2013!!!
What a beautiful and strong performance!  So motivating and breathe taking!  Rock on Gurl and thank you for sharing!

Check out our Just Pole You Tube page for the latest Pole You Tune videos!:
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv5vX4w50MoWEz319fW0MiQ?feature=mhee

Have a wonderful day!

Posted on November 20, 2012 .

2012 World Pole Sport Championships!!

Aloha Polers and Pole Supporters!  As you know, the 2012 World Pole Sport Championships was this past weekend and boy we wish we were there!  We wanted to say congratulations to all the awesome Polers who competed, all performances that we saw so far were wonderful!  We would also like to congratulate all the people who won:

Beautiful Female Finalists:)


Female:

1st Place:  Natalia Tatarintseva!
2nd Place:  Laurence Hilsum!
3rd Place:  Pink Puma!

Male:

1st Place:  Keem Martinez!
2nd Place:  Kristian Lebedev
3rd Place:  Oleksandr Shchukin!

Doubles:

1st Place:  Barbara Palmaffy & Ilka Bardoczy!
2nd Place:  Bendy Kate & Sarah Scott!
3rd Place:  Julia Irina & Erika Yakovleva!

Congratulations to you all!!  
Posted on November 12, 2012 .

Official sponsors of the 2012 First Annual Charm City Pole Show!

Aloha Polers and Pole Supporters!  We are very proud to announce that we were a Official sponsor of the First Annual 2012 Charm City Pole Show put on by the Baltimore Pole Addicts!

 

We sent over some Just Pole love for the featured performers as well as the raffle:)



Hope everyone loved their Just Pole goods!  If you are interested in becoming apart of the next Charm City Pole Show please check out their website at http://www.baltimorepoleaddicts.com/.

According to the wonderful makers of the Charm City Pole Show, they were able to raise $3,200 for the Tri-Harder Triathlon Club of Baltimore which is a 501(c)3 organization that trains both men and women who struggle with addiction to compete in triathlons!  What a great ending to an awesome show!

Again, if you want anything to do with this great event in the future, please go to their website above and inquire:).

Have a great day!



Posted on November 11, 2012 .

Official Sponsors of the 2013 Head Over Heels Finale!!

Aloha Polers and Pole Supporters!  We have just become an Official sponsor of the Head Over Heels Finale in January!!!


A little bit about Head Over Heels from their FB Page:) :

Debuting in March 2011, Head Over Heels has taken North Carolina by storm with our evenings of artistry, athleticism and retail therapy. Head Over Heels events are designed to entertain and empower women throughout the year with a series of pole dance fitness showcases, amateur pole dance competitions and shopping expos. Come join us at each of our Head Over Heels events as we celebrate what it is to be a woman - beautiful, confident, sensual and empowered!

Head Over Heels has 3 different rounds that all lead up to the finale with only one winner!  If you are in the area check it out, it will be an event not to be missed!!

Have a wonderful day!

Posted on November 11, 2012 .

Pole-o-Ween Costume Contest Winners!

Aloha Polers and Pole Supporters!  As you know we recently had our Pole-o-Ween Costume Contest with great entries!  We would like to congratulate all the winners on their creative and awesome Pole-o-Ween Winning Photos:

Best Props - Tiffany Romano:)

Most Devilish - Accro:)

Best Super Hero - Shauna Maas

Most Creative & Unique - Sister Mary Frances:)

Congratulations Pole-o-Ween Winners!!  Such awesome costumes and use of the pole!  Can't wait for next year:)!

Posted on November 11, 2012 .

Just Pole in Maui!!!

Aloha Polers and Pole Supporters!  It has been a great weekend of meeting new people and making new Pole Friends for us!  This past weekend we were able to meet up with a fellow poler on the island of Maui named Maria:)!  Maria just recently put up a pole in her gym Valley Isle Fitness in Kihei, Maui!!!


Maria is a great pole instructor trying to spread the word about pole fitness on Maui like we all are where we are!  If you are on the island of Maui or even just visiting, please contact Maria and get your pole on:).  We were able to squeeze in some pole time over the weekend and loved every minute of it!



We had a BLAST poling together, sharing what we have learned and helping each other out.  Check her out and have a pole sesh!

Have a great day and get your pole on;)!!

Posted on November 6, 2012 .

Motivational Monday's: better Late than Never!!!

Aloha Polers and Pole Supporters!  I know today is Tuesday but we still need the Motivational Monday's!  So, today is Motivational Monday Tuesday's!  (LOL)  I saw this and thought....this is true!



Get your workout in so you can get your happy on!  Have a wonderful week!

Posted on October 30, 2012 .

Fitness Friday's: Importance of Stretching!

Aloha Polers and Pole Supporters!!  It's Fitness Friday's and although it doesn't seem like it have anything to do with fitness our subject for today is the Importance of Stretching!


Stretching is a VERY IMPORTANT part of working out for many different reasons!  With adding stretching into your workouts before and after that focus on all major muscle groups you will get more out of your workout as well as decrease the pain afterwards;)!

Stretching will increase your flexibility and by increasing your flexibility you will be increasing your physical performance during exercise strengthening yourself against injuries in and out of the workout.  By adding stretching into your daily workout you are helping yourself from suffering when you age:)!  Stretching also helps with increasing your blood flow to your muscles which then helps prevent your muscles from tiring so quickly too!  

The proper way to get your stretch on before your workout is to do a light warm up to get your muscles warmed before stretching them.  Stretching muscles when they are cold is no good!  For example, if you are planning on running , do a light jog until your feeling warm, stop and do some stretches to the major muscles groups and continue your run.  You probably already see a lot of runners do this because they know the importance of stretching:)!

So, get your stretch on and see the benefits hands on!  Have a great weekend:)

Posted on October 26, 2012 .

Motivational Monday's!

Aloha Polers and Pole Supporters!!  It's Monday and I thought  would share this motivational photo to get your week started right!!!



Nothing like a tough woman to help get you through the week;)! Have a great week and get it on!
Posted on October 22, 2012 .

Fitness Friday's: Push ups!!!

Aloha Polers and Pole Supporters!  It's Fitness Friday's and today's topic .... Push ups!!


Yay for Push ups!!!  This is another move that we all LOVE to HATE because it hurts so good and we know that they have many benefits.....but what are those benefits???  Push ups help in many ways when done correctly.

Benefits of Push ups:

  • They will help in building strength:)
  • Can increase metabolism:)
  • Most important, build your core strength:)
These are just some of the benefits but my fav's!!!  When doing a push up we need to remember that if is hurts, DO NOT DO IT!  There are so many different forms of Push ups and everyone is different.  Some of us have previous wrist injuries and some of us have never done a Push up in our lives.  regardless, there are ways to work around everyone's injuries, etc to make it happen:)!  A Standard Push up starts with the palms of both hands flat on the floor right outside of your shoulders.  Depending on your strength, they can be done with your knees on the floor or just your toes.  From the floor or starting position, you will need to use your upper body strength to Push your body weight up making sure to engage your core (engaging the core will help a lot!).  When Pushing up, try not to hyper extend your arms to prevent injury.  Keep them soft and not locked either.  After you have pushed your way up, slowly with control bring yourself back down also engaging your core to help prevent injury.  That's it!  usually when doing Push ups you would do however many sets or how ever many Push ups but if you are a beginner I would suggest to do as many as you can for one set and really push yourself!    Important things to remember:

  • Listen to your body:)
  • Always engage your core:)
  • Keep your body straight throughout the Push up keeping your butt down and in line with your body:)
  • If it hurts, modify or change hand positions:)
  • QUALITY over QUANTITY:)
Get your Push up on and have a great weekend!!


Posted on October 19, 2012 .

Just Pole's You Tube Channel Updated!

Aloha Polers and pole Supporters!  Just wanted to let everyone know that we have updated our You Tube Channel with more championship videos!  Check us out on You Tube at:

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv5vX4w50MoWEz319fW0MiQ?feature=mhee

Have a great day!
Posted on October 18, 2012 .