Hot for Teacher

LOL, not sure if the title fits, but i’m on an 80’s kick.  you can tell by the abuse of Bon Jovi’s “Bad Medicine” blaring from my car. 🙂  Life has been crazy busy!!!  There are few nights that I’m at home now and it seems with every week there has been more to do.  I was asked to be in a wedding by a dear dear friend of mine.  I was very touched and can’t wait to help her!!!

Oh! AND!!!  I started teaching pole!  Wow!!!  I have wanted to teach since the day I walked in the door at Pole-licious and knew I was home.

Barbara put me through teacher “boot camp”.  It was a short, intensive training and boy is it really intense.  Teaching is very different than how I had first imagined.  I have forgotten how hard beginning tricks are when you are a beginner and I defenitely didn’t realize the amount of steps there are to breaking them down…SAFELY!

My first class, I was a nervous wreck.  Arrived at the studio super early, lit candles, put on some music to clean and set up to, I even wrote my entire floor workout down so I wouldn’t forget any step or ab or martini, goddess, etc. 🙂  To be honest, I wanted to cry I was so nervous.  Nervous my workout wouldnt be hard enough.  Nervous I wouldn’t teach tricks right.  Nervous my music sucked.  You name it.  I was a wreck!!

I had a few students my first class and even a brand new girl!  They were all thoroughly sweaty and breathless by the end of class and all danced out.  my new girls gave me a hug and said they would be back.  My veteran, also a friend I have been dancing with since my start at Pole-licious said “I rocked!” and she got a great workout.  I left that night walking on air.  I couldn’t believe how great I felt about myself after leaving.  Especially having Miss Kitty Betsey pay me such a wonderful compliment.

Fast forward, I have been teaching for about 3 months now.  I’ve become a little more relaxed and don’t come to class with a defined plan anymore.  I have my regular students who come to see me and they all want my butt kicking, drenched in sweat workout and it makes me feel great to see my little hotties growing and nailing their tricks they have been working so hard on.  To be a part of those magic “Holy s&*t!!  I got it!!!  Did you see that!!!! ” *happy dance* Those little moments and seeing the light in my students eyes are why I love teaching!  each and every girl that comes through the door are experiencing something different that day.  happy, sad, mad..whatever it may be, it’s my job to put a smile on their face and to let that tiger off it’s leash for 90 minutes.  My students put a smile on my face and make my bad day go away.  They would never know it by my face, but a few weeks ago, I came in feeling defeated from my day and from stress that has been plaguing me from the beginning of the year.  After class i found myself smiling, even though I hadn’t tricked the entire class.  It dawned on me, my students are my therapy.  They bring out the best in me for those 90 minutes and for that I am deeply grateful to all you ladies!

Come see me Thursdays at 6:30PM if you haven’t tried a pole class.  I promise it’s the best thing you will ever do for your body.  we are a loving and supportive environment and that’s why Pole-licious will always be my home. ❤

 

 

 

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A Little All Natural Healing….SLEEP

A Little All Natural Healing..I did a post a while back that is now on the “New to Pole” page about bangs, bumps and bruises but there are a lot of other things we all go through on a daily basis that can be helped with a little all natural healing. Holistic healing has been around for thousands of years. It is less harmful to your body, doesn’t require a doctors visit and won’t cost you an arm and a leg.:) Here are my tips for sleep. Hope these help you ladies. We need to be well rested goddesses to work that pole!

Insomnia 

Melatonin – Melatonin is a naturally occuring hormone produced by the pineal gland. When it is dark, your body produces more melatonin; when it is light, the production of melatonin drops. Taking an additional you melatonin supplement in the evening 30-60 minutes before bed will help you get a restful night’s sleep.

Valerian – Valerian is a flower that grows in Europe and Asia. It has been used since the time of the Romans to relieve a number of ailments including anxiety, insomnia and digestive complaints. Valerian is non addictive and is available in pill, tea, and liquid extract form. (I would NOT recommend this to calm your jitters before a pole performance, sleepy time only)

L-Theanine – An amino acid found in green tea and capsule form. L theanine helps the reduce mental and physical stress by helping the body to produce GABA, a feel good neurotransmitter that helps to raise dopamine levels in your brain.

I know I said sleep aids but these two help to increase the sleepy chemicals in your brain but they also help with anxiety and depression.

5-HTP – For anxiety and depression as well as insomnia – 5 hydroxytryptophan (whew!). An amino acid that helps produce serotonin. Serotonin is what controls that happy feeling. Serotonin can affect sleep, appetite, temperature, sexual behavior, and pain sensation. I have been taking this for years and when I stop, it’s noticeable. (Should not be used with anti depressant or MAOI inhibitors.)

I’m not a doctor or a health practitioner. I have just been takling herbs for years and wanted to share what I know. ❤ All these products can be found locally here in the South Baty at most health food stores. I personally love Lindberg on Sepulveda and Hawthorne. Sprouts is a another really good resource.

Have a great day hotties and don't forget class at 6:30 this evening!

Work that Body..quickly…with results right now

Hi Hotties! Happy Thursday,  it’s almost Friday!  Woo hoo!  😀

I am starting the Insanity DVD series, it’s (HIIT) hi intensity interval training program. This POP Cardio video is similar and will get you sweating! The idea is to work the hell outta your body to the point you want to die, in a short amount of time, it creates an “afterburner” effect, your body burns calories for hours after. Don’t forget to drink lots of water, eat a snack with protein and stretch. If you are feeling brave and saucy this oblique and muffin top video by is great to follow it with ❤

Have an awesome day! Class  tonight at 7:30

See you ’round the poles!!

Workout of the Week

Happy Thursday Hotties! So recently I stopped going to the gym. i needed something to do on my off pole days to maintain strength. Recently I found this blog Blogilates. It’s awesome! Full of really good workouts from Pilates, to Bootcamp to kickboxing. I featured a 13 minute total body Pilates bootcamp workout. hope you like! Don’t forget to check the schedule for classes this morning evening, all levels!!! See you ’round the poles!

Friday’s post – music from the L.A. Pole Show!!