Training and more training

Although I trained hard for APC, I wasn’t ready when APC rolled around.  I got to watch amazing performances, but I wanted to compete.  I’m originally from Los Angeles, and my family still lives there.  That being said, I decided I was going to compete come hell or high water at Pole Sport Organization (PSO)…




Atlantic Pole Championships

Atlantic Pole Championships (APC), a preliminary competition for Pole Sport Organization’s national competition, is one of the premier pole competitions on the East Coast.  It’s also my personal favorite competition.  PSO has five competition levels for their regional competitions (levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and professional).  It’s one of the only competitions that allows true beginners…



Bad week

Ugh.  This week was complete shit for sure.  I wasn’t feeling well the beginning of the week.  I skipped class, but I went to spin pole today (Saturday).  I had trouble with my tree spin and even my inverts were shit.  I was so annoyed.  I came hope and I decided to do some more…



I’m dropping out of my second competition

I was super excited about competing at APC, but I was taking medication that drastically reduced my strength and I still have more fundamental moves to master.  My invert is getting way better.  I can hold myself and tilt back from a front leg hook.  I keep taking videos to see how far back I…



Spatchcock-Gate

I don’t like to think of myself as a bully. I like to think of myself as a defender. I like to stick-up for those who may not stick-up for themselves, but just because I view myself one way does not make it true. I’m really into self-evaluation and self-improvement. I think it’s important to…



Perhaps I’m not as fat as I thought

There are days when I wake up, look in the mirror, and cringe.  I analyze and criticise every inch of my body.  I poke and prod and promise to treat myself better.  Then there are days I look in the mirror and think “hey there sexy.  How you doin?”  Although yesterday was not an overly…



Medications complicate fitness

I have been unfortunate to be blessed with adult acne.  Luckily, it’s not severe.  It is really annoying.  I’ve gone through bouts when I have very clear skin and when my skin was a hot mess.  Last year (2014) was a rough year for me.  I began to break out more than I have before….



Buzzfeed’s Pole Video

A video Buzzfeed has produced a video about pole dancing has been circulating the interwebs.  It portrays women embracing their sexuality, and they display cue cards for the reasons they dance.  Many of those reasons are why I love pole dancing.  It makes me feel free, and it makes me feel like I can fly….



Exercise to help with the basic invert

In my never ending quest to improve my invert I’m always looking for new exercises and tips for my invert.  I’m a member of Cleo the Hurricane’s cleo’srocknpole. There are many trick lessons, and she has strength and conditioning exercises.  One of her guest instructor’s Crystal has posted a straddle pull-up from the floor as…



Celebrate the small wins

Friday was a horrible training day for me.  I focused on muscle strengthening to compensate for poor routine practice.  I figured if I couldn’t practice my routine I could at least work on strength.  Yesterday I cleaned out the area around my basement pole and was determined to practice the first portion of my routine….