“I’ve signed up for my first class…”

So you’ve decided to start Pole at Smoke and Mirrors Fitness…

HOORAY!! We’re so excited to see you!

You must have a million questions, but let’s start small with a few things you may want to bring with you to your first class:

  • a hand towel or something to wipe yourself down with, you WILL get sweaty. Trust.
  • a bottle of water, staying hydrated is a MUST
  • leggings or leg warmers
  • form fitting shorts or workout bottoms, you want to be able to move freely without getting lost in your garments
  • appropriate sports support (aka sports bra or a dance belt for the fellas)
  • tank top or semi-loose fitting shirt or both, layering is always good!
  • socks; knee highs or regular
  • a yoga mat if you prefer using your own over the studio provided mats
  • if your hair is long, you may want to bring extra hair ties to pull your hair out of your face for the majority of class; see above RE sweaty
  • a small baggie or container for small items like jewelry; you may choose to Pole with them on but it’s a good idea to have something to stash them in if you decide they are getting in your way

If you’ve already taken a Pole class before, you probably already have all that; here’s a few ideas of items you may want to include in your bag:

  • liquid grip of your choosing, careful with the super sticky sprays (make sure you’re cleaning the Pole really well after)
  • grip gloves if you use them
  • dance shoes
  • knee pads
  • Arnica gel, liquid bandage, pain killer of your choosing (i.e. Advil), emergency bandaids just in case
  • notepad and pen to jot down moves or sequences to choreography you love; you may also ask to film the instructor (if time permits) with your phone so you can practice

It’s always good practice to avoid any sort of body oil, hair oil, self tanner, lotion or body butter for at least 24 hours before you have a Pole Class. You don’t want to “grease up” the Pole for yourself or your classmates.

But the most important item you can bring with you to your first Pole Class is:

  • YOURSELF! Bring your open mind and great attitude! Pole is very challenging but very rewarding. The instructors are incredibly supportive as well as your fellow students, you’ll make great friends and have a fantastic workout! You’re going to have more fun and be more challenged than you can imagine; IT’S GOING TO BE AWESOME!

 

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Jamer’s Playlist : 2014-01-21

Alone (Kastle Remix) ~ JMSN
Shabba (feat. A$AP Rocky) ~ Trap Lord
Moonlight Predators ~ Goldcheaper
Wobble ~ V.I.C
Ass & Titties ~ Don Meeno
Suck My Big Fat (original mix) ~ Meckys One
Touch ~ Holy Other
I’d Die Without You ~ P.M. Dawn

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Rio’s Playlist : 2014-01-20

Mine ~ Beyoncé ft. Drake
Do I Wanna Know? ~ Arctic Monkeys
Girls Just Want To Have Fun ~ Starf**ker
No Diggity ~ Chet Faker
Netflix ~ 2 Chainz ft. Fergie
R U Crazy ~ Conor Maynard
We Can’t stop (Gazzo X Kalkutta Remix) ~ Miley Cyrus
The Motion ~ Drake

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Jamer’s Playlist : 2014-01-07

Loveeeeee Song ~ SoMo
Bullet Train ~ Stephan Swartz
Closer ~ Ne-Yo
M.A.A.D City (Eprom Remix) ~ Kendrick Lamar
#thatPOWER ~ will.i.am
Talk Dirty (feat 2 Chainz) ~ Jason Derulo
Inside My Love ~ Delilah
No Diggity ~ Chet Faker
Sunday Bloody Sunday ~ Paramore

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Jamer’s Playlist : 2013-12-17

Haunted ~ Beyonce
13 Minutes (B-Side) ~ Living Syndication
Moonlight Predators ~ Goldcheaper
Partition ~ Beyonce
As Your Friend (feat Chris Brown) ~ Afrojack
The Clap (feat ETC!ETC!) ~ Bro Safari
Dickhead ~ Kate Nash
Rollerblades ~ Eliza Doolittle

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Rio’s Playlist : 2013-11-30

Silhouettes ~ Of Monster and Men
Days to Come ~ Seven Lions & Fiora
The Language ~ Drake
Do My Thang ~ Miley Cyrus
EverybodyWants To Rule the World ~ Lorde
Paranoid ~ TY$$ ft. B.O.B
Bravado (FFFRRANNNO Remix) ~ Lorde
No Lie ~ Drake ft. 2 Chainz
Lullabies ~ Adventure Club ft. Yuna

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Jamer’s Playlist : 2013-11-26

Mirror ~ Ellie Goulding
Breathe ~ Delilah
Hellion ~ Clubroot
Pretty Boy Swag ~ Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em
Elastic Heart ~ Sia
Chain Hang Low ~ Jibbs
Work B**ch ~ Britney Spears
Avalanche ~ Just Friends

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Rio’s playlist Sept 27th 2013

Team ~ Lord
All Me ~ Drake Ft. 2 Chainz & Big Sean
Sad Sad City ~ Ghostland Observatory
99 Problems ~ Hugo
Dark Horse ~ Katy Perry ft. Juicy J
Turn on the Lights ~ Future
100$ Bill ~ Jay Z
Wrecking Ball (MoonBeat Trap Remix) ~ Miley Cyrus
Love Club (L D R U Remix) ~ Lorde

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Rio’s Thurs night Playlist : Sept 19th 2013

Hold on, We’re Going Home ~ Drake ft. Majid Jordan
Falling ~ Mike Posner
Bravado (FFFRRANNNO Remix)~ Lorde
Horizons ~ Puscifer
Dark Horse ~ Katy Perry ft. Juicy J
Ridin ~ A$AP Rocky ft. Lana Del Rey
Nighttiming ~ Coconut Records
Wrecking Ball (MoonBeat Trap Remix) ~ Miley Cyrus
Drunk on Love ~ Rihanna

Special instructor picked song:
Sex for Breakfast ~ Christina Aguilera

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Rio’s Thurs Playlist : May 20th

Dirty Paws ~ Of Monsters And Men
All The Time ~ Jeremih ft. Lil Wayne & Natasha Mosley
Spread Too Thin ~ The Dirty Heads
Eve ~ Eve ft. Miss Kitty
I Don’t Like ~ Chief Keef
Pop That ~ French Montana ft. Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne
Anyway You Choose to Give It ~ The Black Ghost (Fake Blood Remix)
Big Jet Plan ~ Angus & Julia Stone

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