There is a list of most commonly asked questions. If you still searching for the answer, please, feel free to contact us! ;)
You are most welcome to download My First Pole Fitness class here (PDF). In this file you can find vital information on the location, outfit and useful tips. Hope it helps! :)
16. I saw pictures of the current students on the Facebook page. Am I going to be photographed as well?
What is Pole Fitness?
It is a type of pole dancing with technique and a variety of conditioning and stretching exercises on and off the pole in order to gain strength, endurance, coordination and flexibility resulting in toned muscles and a beautifully defined physique, strong core and an improved posture.
What is a typical class like?
All classes share a common structure, consisting of a warm up, conditioning exercises on and off the pole, learning pole dance and some other additional activities (e.g. Circuits, "Carousel", learning small sequences and choreographies etc.), we then finish with stretching and a cooldown. Our class syllabus "My Pole Fitness Diary" is available here (right-click to download).
How much do classes cost?
The first class which is a Trial Class is €10, paid at the end of the class. After that, regular classes are €15 or you could save by getting a Pre-Paid Class Card for €50.
Pre-Paid Class Card is for 5 sessions and must be used within 1 month. It is non-transferable and non-refundable.
If you choose a Pay As You Go option for €15 per class, there are PFC punch cards providing every 8th session attended for Free. For more information on digital PFC Punchcards press here or request a physical card from instructors directly.
I forgot or lost my Pre-Paid Class Card. What do I do?
No worries, as all payments are carefully registered and followed. Just make sure to bring it next time. If you lost your Class Card, you will get a replacement card.
What time and days are the classes on?
Pole Fitness classes are running weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (please, check out this page for updates).
- 8:00pm - Mixed level
- 7:30pm - Mixed level
- 10:30am - Mixed level
How can I book a class and how many days prior the class should I do my booking?
You can book a class via our web form here, a text on 085 819 6145 / 083 196 9542 or via email to us. There are no restrictions how early you should book a class, although earlier booking (2-5 days in advance) would ensure your place in the class.
I have booked a class, but I can't attend it due to various reasons. What should I do?
If you cannot attend your booked class, please contact us as soon as possible to cancel the booking. A text to 085 819 6145 / 083 196 9542 would be perfect.
If you used an online booking form, then you can cancel the booked session with a few clicks (just follow the instructions on this page).
What should I wear and what should I bring with me?
A tank top and a pair of shorts would be the best option for training as we need a lot of elements require bare skin contact with the surface of a pole. Also it is advisable to bring a bottle of water and small sweat towel, otherwise, you are welcome to use filtered water and tissues provided. It is also advisable not to use any hand creams or body lotions (particularly oil based) on the day to prevent slipping.
!!! Jewellery is not allowed to be worn due to health safety reasons, particularly on fingers, toes, ankles and wrists.
Are there any age restrictions to join the class?
Anyone starting with 16 years old and more are welcome to join the Pole Fitness classes. Younger students would need a parental/guardian permission to attend.
Are Pole Fitness classes drop in classes or is it a course?
Pole Fitness Cork has a both a drop in option or a course. While progressing, you will be moved to the next level groups according to your skill level in your own time.
How long is one class?
Our usual class is 60 minutes long, however, we have a warm up before the class. Therefore, it is highly recommended to be ready 10 minutes before the class starts.
Which class should I join? How do I know which group would be suitable for me?
We have only mixed level group classes, therefore, those are suitable for any level. However, we do work in groups according to the following guidelines.
<Beginner> If you have never done Pole Fitness or Pole Dance before or you have already had a few classes that would be the perfect option. During the class all moves and elements are carefully explained, focusing on correct technique from the first step. It is quite slowpaced and includes certain conditioning and stretching programme to prepare your body for more complicated movements.
<Intermediates> If you have already trained for a while and are familiar with Pole Dance technique, that could be right choice for you. This class includes more complicated elements, challenging conditioning program, as well as learning sequences and making up your own.
<Advanced> If you know most Pole Dance elements, although there is always something to work on, to make even more complicated combos and sequesnces, it is the right place to improve already known moves, learn new ones and gain more control and strength in your body. This class is moderate paced.
What kind of poles are used for training?
We use one of the world leading brands poles - X-Poles. At the moment we have two X-Pert Chrome 40mm (spinning) and three X-Pert Chrome 45mm (spinning) poles.
Where can I find additional information about moves we learn?
To track your progress we advise you to use My Pole Fitnes Diary that you can print yourself and bring it to every class or we will provide you with a printed copy on your request.
Is it alright to eat before the class?
You could have a small snack (couple of nuts or dried fruit, an apple or any other alike food) 15-30 minutes before the class. However, it is not recommended to have a meal later than 2 hours before the class.
I saw pictures of the current students on this website and the Facebook page. Am I going to be photographed as well?
Pictures are taken on your request and ONLY with the student's permission and are sent via email for personal use. After sending the pictures to the owner, all data is permanently deleted, leaving the owner with the only copy.
Important: No pictures are published on social networks or other internet pages (like Facebook or Instagram etc.) without students' authorization!