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    Obese women not recommended to pole?

    I had a discussion with the girls at the pole dancing class I was in, they were saying that pole dancing is not recommended for obese women, or those with generally more fat in their bodies. I find this appalling but I've never seen a "weight" or body requirement of some sort? Anybody who can shed light on this???

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    Quote: Originally Posted by Carm45 View Post
    I had a discussion with the girls at the pole dancing class I was in, they were saying that pole dancing is not recommended for obese women, or those with generally more fat in their bodies. I find this appalling but I've never seen a "weight" or body requirement of some sort? Anybody who can shed light on this???
    I have seen overweight girls pole dancing with no problems. It's a great workout to tone muscle which helps burn fat while doing aerobic exercize. (if they are poling in order to loose weight, that is)

    I personally don't think there should be any stipulations on poling, as long as the pole can safely hold them; I'd say go for it! Pretty sure most poles hold up to 300 lbs, but I believe they hold much more than that.. Especially the permanent poles. Stages & removables, maybe not much more than that.

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    Youre right Carm, that is ridiculous! I have plenty of pole friends who are overweight and many of them are better polers than some of my skinnier friends!!! You can pole no matter your weight, age, gender, etc. IT DOES NOT MATTER.

    Like Chloe said, as long as the pole can physically hold their weight, then they should pole-away!

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    Re: Obese women not recommended to pole?

    I think that pole dancing is not just for skinny or average-built individuals, poles are designed to help obese women become fit and lose weight (burn fat). There's no body, gender or weight requirements when it comes to pole dancing.
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    Re: Obese women not recommended to pole?

    Thats terrible! My friend is a larger lady and shes great on the pole! Plus shes constantly losing weight while she is doing it! When i bought the poles it said there is a weight limit on them, but we've had 4 of us on one pole!
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    Re: Obese women not recommended to pole?

    I actually work with a girl who, if you saw her on the street, you would think has no business working in a club. She isn't just overweight - she's huge. The owners hired her because, as we all know, not all men prefer the same kind of girl. It turned out to be a great move on their parts because we have lots of customers that like bigger girls and she does very well for herself.

    Anyway, when it comes to poling, she is great. I almost hate to admit this, but I was pretty surprised the first time I saw her on stage. Shame on me, I know. She's really good. And she even has a couple moves where she is more flexible than me. And, to top it all off, in the past six months I've injured myself twice. Her, not once.

    As everyone else said, as long as there is no safety issue with the pole, women of any size should go for it. I'll bet women who have a lot of weight to lose would lose it faster if they poled as opposed to going to some boring and mundane aerobics class.

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    Re: Obese women not recommended to pole?

    Quote: Originally Posted by DarlingNikki View Post
    I actually work with a girl who, if you saw her on the street, you would think has no business working in a club. She isn't just overweight - she's huge. The owners hired her because, as we all know, not all men prefer the same kind of girl. It turned out to be a great move on their parts because we have lots of customers that like bigger girls and she does very well for herself.

    Anyway, when it comes to poling, she is great. I almost hate to admit this, but I was pretty surprised the first time I saw her on stage. Shame on me, I know. She's really good. And she even has a couple moves where she is more flexible than me. And, to top it all off, in the past six months I've injured myself twice. Her, not once.

    As everyone else said, as long as there is no safety issue with the pole, women of any size should go for it. I'll bet women who have a lot of weight to lose would lose it faster if they poled as opposed to going to some boring and mundane aerobics class.
    Well said! And I totally agree w/ your last statement. Poling is so much more fun, so I think it helps motivate you to work out. If you tell yourself "I am ganna go master the side-climb!" youd be a lot more likely to get your ass off the couch than if you told yourself "I am ganna go lift weights for an hour!"

    LOL! Sorry, a bit off topic.. but to wrap it up, I agree that poling is a GREAT motivator to loosing weight. And with that fact ALONE, its no different than a bigger girl running on the treadmill.

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    Re: Obese women not recommended to pole?

    I am not massively overweight but i am carrying more than i should i havent struggled dancing anymore than the other girls in the class. I aggree with what everyone has said that as long as the pole can support the weight there is no problem! Its definately more of a fun workout that pumping weights at a gym and im much more motivated to pole than i am to do anything else!!

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    Re: Obese women not recommended to pole?

    I'm 5'9 and my weight is all over the place due to health issues beyond my control that frequently prevent me from doing a treadmill, stair stepper, or what not (5 herniated discs, 3 bulged, 2 bone spurs & pinched sciatic nerve). Currently I'm at 217. But I've been dancing, on stage, off and on, for 3 years. It takes all types of women. You will find some clubs that will not be interested in you, but there are others out there that realize that not all men like the same type of woman. And sometimes it doesn't matter if you're his " type" or not, if you're there on an early shift and the only dancer or if you're good at reading men and what he's after... no they're not all after sex.

    On another note, since i mentioned myth physical issues, there are some things on the pole that i either can't, or haven't figured out how, to do yet, like the wrap, with my back. But for the most part, dancing has helped it tremendously. And when I'm unable to do so bec i do not have a pole at home, my movement and flexibility dwindles. Not exactly something i tell my Dr's though. Lol

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    Re: Obese women not recommended to pole?

    Well basically what i feel is on this thing it all depends on your physicality i mean if a person is physically well and have courage to do that than i do not think that it really does matter.So dealing with is the thing.
    Last edited by Alexandro; 05-25-2013 at 08:27 AM.

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