April 20th, 2006

socks and cat

I love compliments from my students!

My confidence as an instructor soars with each class. And the compliments I get from my students really helps that. Last night at the end of class my students asked me to do a demonstration combining all the pole tricks that they have learned so far. Afterward, they asked me if I had been an erotic dancer. They were amazed to find out I had not and told me that I could make a fortune as a stripper.

Keep in mind that this is even more of compliment considering the kind of respect these girls have developed for exotic dancers. This is very common in my classes. As soon as they find out what an incredible work out each of these sexy moves are and how hard it is to learn to walk in those 6 inch platform heels, they all say they have a whole new respect for strippers.
socks and cat

follow up to a previous post

Some one mentioned that I never posted the answer to the situation in this post. For those who forgot, here was an actual situation, and then I asked folks to post with their response on how they would handle it:

"Stan came home from work one evening to find his youngest son, Tim, kicking and screaming on the living room floor. He was to start kindergarten the next day and was protesting that he would not go. Stan's normal reaction would have been to banish the child to his room and tell him he'd just better make up his mind to go and that he had no choice. But Stan recognized that this would not really help Tim start kindergarten in the best frame of mind."

For those looking for how it was solved, Collapse )
Kitten with a blade

up to 2 1/2 hour work outs now

My body is pretty beat up. The classes I teach run about 2 hours. After my students leave, since my body is already warmed up and I'm already in my studio with 3 poles to play on, I practice more advanced stuff on my own for about 30 minutes. And on Friday nights I do a 2 hour class with the other pole teacher. So basically at least 3 times a week, I'm working out 2 hours to 2 1/2 hours a day. Holy cow. I thought only celebrities worked out 2 1/2 hours a day. I never thought *I* would! I try to add one more pole practice on my own on Saturdays, making that 4 times a week.

I often wake up feeling like some one beat me the hell up. But by mid-morning I'm fine. I guess this means my body is healing quickly from whatever the heck I do to it. I think even my pole bruises are healing faster than they used to. Is this a side effect of working out longer and harder?

Also if I didn't know any better I'd say there's even some new muscle development in my calves. Although I can't figure out how the hell pole dancing is beefing up my calves. Maybe it's walking in those 6 inch platform heels? What the heck?