Up til a couple of months ago I taught pole-dancing lessons at a gym. I had to cancel my last class when I couldn’t stand up after having a bath… but prior to that, I had taught my classes in full, with the added difficulty of ‘instructing’ the warm up whilst standing on the spot doing squats (an aerobic warm-up was impossible when I was scared of tripping over my own feet!). High heels weren’t really a regular thing as the gym didn’t really go for it but I’d had to stop wearing them anyway.
So I’ve done absolutely no excercise since the beginning of March but on Sunday, one of my old students is coming to my house to spot for me when I try to get back on the pole.
I’m 50/50 on being terrified that I won’t be able to do it at all and sooooo excited at the same time. I am pretty damn sure that whilst my ‘dancing’ might be a bit ropey (what with my joltey legs) I’m pretty sure my core strength couldn’t have just vanished overnight. Besides, I taught it with MS, albeit I didn’t know what was going wrong with my body at the time!
A label should not stop me right??? Maybe I’m being over-optimistic to still think I can do it when I’ve pole-danced for about 7.5 years, yet my ability to walk properly has disppeared after about 42 years lol. Seriously though, I’ve always been very clumsy so I always felt the pole gave me support/something to hold onto.
- My question is, does anybody else do something that they didn’t think was even possible when they were diagnosed?
My consultant didn’t have a problem with me continuing, as excercise is good, but I have a funny feeling he may not have really understood (i.e. the old misconception I just gyrate around a pole) - put it this way, the arrangement with my student is to appease my Mum and husband as they are both worried I may break something, or worse.
Sonia x (remaining otimistic as possible!)