We always love watching our members smash their goals, gain this new confidence and just support each other. We are so proud to say we have created a totally safe, friendly and drama free space. However THIS makes us super happy. Happy tears!!
Received this amazing "Ode To Pole" by the lovely and extremely talented Jade Custard. She can sign, write poetry, knit and do bridal hair.... none of them are her day job either!! "I meant every word, it really has changed me in all the ways, I'm so grateful for it. Tiny bit of peace and fun in my busy life" Jade Custard So everyone you must read this amazing Poem ... Check it Out An Ode to Pole
There's a common misconception
That pole's not for everyone
They say you must be skinny
In shape, or fit, or young.
I've heard people say it's 'slutty'
It is sexy, I'll admit
But degrading it is not
It is empowering and full of grit.
But let me tell you something
As I share with you, my story
Of why pole has changed my life
And how, in all it's glory.
As I stood aside the steel
Thighs bare in tiny shorts
My heart is racing hard
I'm overwhelmed with thoughts.
I'm not a tiny woman
My figure isn't slim
I've never stuck to exercise
Or even been inside a gym.
What if people laugh at me?
Or I fall and hurt myself?
How can hanging upside down
Be good for my health?
And suddenly, a moment came
My heart slowed it's pace
And all my fears had disappeared
Leaving only focus in its place.
A moment where I wasn't needed
For a second, I was free
From all life's woes and worries
Where all I thought about was me.
And greeted with smiles around me
Encouraging words repeated
A unity of pride
As my first move was completed.
2 years ago, a back injury
Almost took my legs, and yet
Pole gave me back my confidence
Through fun and strength and sweat.
I look back now and my heart is proud
As I continue to improve
And all because I took the plunge
When I tried that first move.
Those smiles from that first day
Now friends, I greet with joy
We are a unity of people
Together, doing what we enjoy.
A team where I belong
No judgement to be found
Just the echos of encouragement
As my feet leave the ground.
I'll never be skinny girl
But my body is weighing lighter
It bends in ways it never has
And my core is so much tighter.
My back will always be a battle
But my instructor helps me learn
What my body is capable of
Through every move and turn.
And most of all, above all else
It has helped me to control
A healthy state of mind
All thanks to learning pole.
Something I've come to realise,
That often can be forgot
That strength doesn't come from what you can do
But from what you thought you could not
An Ode To Pole By Jade Custard © : Member At inverted Fitness