I never gave it much thought. Many valid points here. Maybe you could come up with a new name that doesn’t have the negative baggage. Of course, you can’t please everyone.
And I would definitely use some sort of safety harness equipment. Just like rock walls, there is risk in any hanging exercise. I even saw someone sprain their ankle dropping down from a pull up bar. Definitely get it added to your insurance coverage.
I agree with Bryant this should be in a small studio. You need to secure the pole for one so you would lose some flexibilty with square footage in a large fitness club. There is a story of a woman dying in pole class in England. She was upside down lost her grip on the pole and landed on her head. The flooring was cement underneath. You need to not only consider the pole structure but the floor underneath. A small studio is best for pole work where you can specialize and focus on saftey.
At a large club if people want to get sexy they have Zumba. I have seen some pretty sexy ab intensive Zumba classes.
/Agree with above posts, but for different reasons.
In a small studio or room you may able to get the privacy to teach people this class. Its great for a niche market of people between 15-40 who are fit and looking to learn something new.
The problem with most gyms is the other clients. Some gyms dont allow the weights to be dropped hard, grunting, or other natural gym occurrences.
As long as you’re able to get the group alone it should be a great way to increase your client base.
Hi Rebeka. I think that perhaps the first thing standing in the way is liability concerns by the gym management or ownership. Second I would think would be finding the free open space to make a pole class a viable class option. Many gyms are constantly looking to squeeze more utility out of the space that they have available, so if they perceive a pole class as taking up valuable space they may not be too likely to allow it.
I hope that this helps.