One of the commonest questions I get is, “Am I too old to learn pole dancing,” or “Is 35 too old to start pole dancing?” My answer in any of the situations is NO, you’re never too old to learn pole dancing, and you’re certainly never too old to feel young and enjoy your body.
Pole dancing isn’t only healthy, but it’s also fun. It’s a way to keep in touch with your inner self, build fitness and strength, and help yourself look good.
So, if you’re looking for a healthy, fun, and simple way to stay young, then you aren’t too old to join a pole dancing class or pole dance at home.
Now that we’ve cleared that, I’m happy you’re reading this, and I want to get you into the next pole dancing class as soon as possible – before you change your mind (haha).
Read on to find some more encouragement as you explore pole dancing at any age, whether you’re 35 years old, 40, 45, or 60!
Reasons You’re Not Too Old for Pole Dancing
Pole Dancing is for Everyone
One of the most interesting things about pole dancing is its inclusivity. Pole dancing can be enjoyed by people of all races, ages, preferences, or cultures. Pole dancing isn’t discriminatory of body types or beliefs. It welcomes everybody, pregnant, new moms, and more.
Although there’s a common perception that pole dancing is only for young, fit individuals, the reality is that people of all ages and fitness levels can benefit from it.
So, it’s never too late to get started. Shop around for pole dancing classes around you and maybe enter some pole dancing competitions.
Pole Dancing is a Fun Cardio
The heart becomes weaker as we age. Cardiovascular exercises are a great way to keep the heart pumping healthily and guess what? Pole dancing can help.
Pole dancing and pole fitness are great ways to burn calories, strengthen your heart, and tone your muscles. It can also be a great way to reduce cholesterol and avoid atherosclerosis or other related heart problems.
Already dealing with irregular or high blood pressure? Pole dancing could also be a great way to manage this condition. Please speak to your physician about the new activity to get their medical perspective and insights.
Improved Appearance and Athletic Fitness
Pole dancing is a great way to burn fat for plus-size women. It’s also a good way to tone your muscles and improve your appearance. So, if you’re struggling with your appearance or wish to lose a few kg/pounds or sizes, this may be the next best solution.
The results also come with improved confidence. You’ll also see the results in your clothes and fits.
Benefits of Pole Dancing for Older Adults
Pole dancing requires a lot of upper body strength, which can be particularly important for older adults who are experiencing muscle loss. Pole dancing can help build and maintain muscle mass, improving overall strength and balance.
Pole dancing also requires a lot of flexibility, which can help prevent injuries and improve your range of motion.
Pole dancing can be a fun and empowering activity that can help boost self-confidence and body positivity.
Enhanced Mental Health
Exercise, in general, has been shown to have numerous mental health benefits, including reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. Pole dancing is no exception, and many people find it to be a great way to improve their mental health and well-being.
How To Start Pole Dancing As An Older Adult
Find a Supportive Community
Look for a pole dance studio that has a welcoming and inclusive community. Many studios offer beginner classes, which can be a great place to start.
Don’t expect to be able to do all the moves right away. Pole dancing can be challenging, but with time and practice, you’ll get better.
Don’t Compare Your Progress
Try not to compare yourself to others. Pole dancing is a personal journey, and everyone progresses at their own pace.
Take Care of Your Body
Make sure to warm up properly before starting your practice, and don’t push yourself too hard. If you experience any pain or discomfort, take a break and consult with a healthcare professional if necessary.
As the saying goes, age is just a number! In pole dancing, it’s the same. So, get on the pole and start rocking!!!
I’m an Artistic Model, Dancer (Pole Dancer, Ballet, and Contemporary).
POLE THEATRE FRANCE 2018
EXOTIC GENERATION RUSSIA 2019 & 2020 (HARD)
POLE THEATRE UK 2019 & 2022 (CLASSIQUE)
I share everything I know about pole dancing and stripper poles to help more people excel at it.