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You may have a few questions before you book your first class. Hopefully you can find the answers here, but if not, please get in touch and I’ll be happy to help.

What will I get out of pole dance?

We’ll work together to ensure you get what you want to from your sessions.

If you haven’t had results with conventional fitness methods or if you’re looking for a new fitness challenge that offers a fun alternative to the gym, you’ve found the answer. Personal pole training will keep you toned, strong and flexible in a way that works for you.

Where is the studio?

You can find Riverside Pole and Fitness on the bank of the River Avon, in Bidford-on-Avon, a quiet village in Warwickshire within easy traveling distance of Stratford Upon Avon, Evesham and Redditch. It’s right on the high street and easy to find.

Do I need any experience?

No. I love teaching complete beginners! You’ll learn everything you need to in your classes, building strength, confidence and skill safely to achieve your fitness goals.

Do I need upper body strength?

You don’t need to be super fit to start pole dancing; many students who start training have never done any formal exercise before. I can help you become stronger in your upper body, core, and improve your all over body fitness.

Am I too big to pole dance?

There is no right or wrong size for pole, but the equipment in our studio does restrict us to a 14 stone weight limit.

If you would like to work with the pole and are interested in dance-based weight-loss classes, please contact me for information.

Is there anyone who can’t have pole dance lessons?

You can only train at Riverside if you are 16+ due to insurance restrictions.

I cannot accept pregnant students who have not done pole fitness before, as it may cause injury to you and the baby. After you have given birth and have the all-clear from your doctor, please get in touch to start exercising with us.

If you have any medical conditions that you think may affect your ability to start classes, please get in touch and I can advise.

What should I wear?

It’s important you feel comfortable: I’d recommend you wear shorts and a vest top (if you prefer longer leggings, bring some shorts with you and I will advise when you need them). When you advance your training you’ll find you need to wear a cropped top so you can grip with your sides and shoulders too. Bare feet are fine, or leather dance shoes if you prefer. Please remove all jewellery including rings.

What else should I know?

To avoid injury and frustration, please do not apply moisturiser, tanning products or other slippy products to your skin on the day you will be one the pole.

Are there changing facilities on site?

There is a private room you can get changed in.


If you have any more questions, I’d be happy to help: or if you’ve seen all you need to you’re ready to book your first lesson! Either way, please get in touch.