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An amazing workshop with @scarletsfitness yesterday. Getting performance/competition ready with a sexy twist. The work we did yesterday was helpful and a great way to add some creativity to my training cycle! Thank you again! . . . #poledancer #pol#polefit #aerialist #impsoexcited #psocompprep #polecompetitor #strongandsexy #polefit #poledancersogig #pdayesha #poletricks #strengthtraining #crosstraindifferently #riseandgrind #goaldigger #noexcuses #traindirty #hardwork #fitnessjourney #healthylife #inspiration #motivation #progress #poledancenation #teamfox #excusesareboring #thepoledancingspartan #happysoul
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What an incredible day! Such an amazing journey to #impsoexcited #psocompprep #trianglepolecompetition My body rebelled most of the way. But today I made lovely new friends, God protected me and now tomorrow a new journey will begin. Sad saying "good bye" to pole but there is so much more movement to explore ❤️ #spinalcordinjurysurvivor #degenerativespinedisease #ankylosingspondylitis
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Long post ahead so if that’s not your thing, roll on through 😉 . . . I have recently been dealing head on with a lot of my own personal anxiety and confidence issues. It’s been hard to get through certain tasks or even open up about how I am feeling on a daily basis. . . . I was having some great conversations this weekend about how being a hater and group mentality can really give you a warped sense of reality. For a long time, I too thought this way. I felt I was above anything and everything else that didn’t fit in with that awful thinking. . . . I am not. I am only now just learning to rise above it. I am beginning to be more honest and open about it. It’s like I was sick and didn’t even know how sick I was. I thought I was better than that kind of thinking and I just acted a certain way. So much so that as I am beginning to grow and change for the better, those group opinions still bother me. I was fucked up and hiding my true feelings behind people and opinions that shouldn’t have held that much weight. . . . I have spent a lot of time reflecting on what’s important to me this week and I have begun to believe more in the person I should have been worried about this whole time: me. I am not here for you, I am here for me. If you like what you see, enjoy, if not, too bad. I LOVE THE THINGS THAT I DO AND SHARE. They are important to me and that’s what matters. . . . I am working very hard on the next piece of this journey for me, my mental game. I never expected to be so defeated some days by it and at times it makes me want to hide and not deal with the tough stuff. That has been the whole problem. I have been ignoring this sickness. I have been thinking that the thoughts and feelings of a group, any group, should be what drives me. They don’t any longer. . . . This is me, real, true, broken and becoming better. And look at that flexibility coming along nicely. It’s the start of a new beginning.
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Pretty excited I’m bringing this routine back as a Level 4 for CPC 2018! Let the competition prep begin! 💜🤸🏽‍♀️🏳️‍🌈🦄 #pol#poledancea> #poledanceminnesota #polefitness #polesport #poledance #poledancer #poledancing #workouteveryday #poleeverydamnday #impsoexcited #psocompprep
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#PSO swag came in the mail from the #psocompprep challenge #impsoexcited to be able to rep PSO everywhere I go now thank you @polesportorg can't wait for #psosouthern in June!
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If you look closely at the end you can see where I kick myself in the head 😂 come condition with @bend_it_like_birch & I Thursday’s mornings! 💞
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Got my @pol@poleactive gift card today from getting 2nd in the @polesportorg #psocompprep challenge I'm very impressed with the speed that my order was processed in literally placed the order only a few hours ago and it has already been shipped! Way to go @poleactive I can't wait to get these bottoms!
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Spinny combo ❤ @careannok ❤ A little messy, a lot of fun! Taking my first @diamondpolewear outfit for a whirl in my final Pole Sport Organization Competition Prep Challenge entry 💛 Grippy set in silver 💎 www.diamondpolewear.com . . #dia#diamondpolewear #polewear #poleclothes #poleclothing #psocompprep #impsoexcited #pol#polefit #poledancing #polefit #polesport #poledance #unitedbypole #moxymagic #moxymovement #dameswithmoxy #dare2move #poledancer #aerialist #aerialistsofig #aerialistsofut #aerialnation #nofilter #strength #diamondpolewear #lupitpole #spi#spinpole #spin #dance #flow @lupitpole @moxymovement
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🖤 Working on static.... Making the pole look like it is spinning when it's not spinning is tough! Hard to be graceful when trying to muscle into rotations.... But of course that's the goal! 🖤 . . . #psocompprep #compprep #sta#static #static #practice #pdpirouette @fit_moms_of_ig #fitspo #fitness #polefitness #poledance #poledancing #pdplanche #pdapprentice #pdlayout #fitchicks #thisgirlcan #thisismyworkout #Vekkerla #dance #fitmomsofig #fitspiration #coreworkout #workout #goals #practicemakesprogress #trainhard #impsoexcited
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Spin combo for last weeks PSO challenge! A little late posting this one but its up and that's the challenge completed! My favorite part of this challenge was seeing everyone's different processes for creating choreo and planning there routines. There are so many different approaches and hopefully seeing all these different ways of thinking about it have helped others with creating their own routines either now or in the future. . . . #IAMPSOEXCITED #PSOCOMPPREP Sponsers: @polesportorg @elizabeth_bfit @dragonflybrand_usa @xpoleus @poleactive
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I’m so glad they gave us an extra day for this because I forgot to upload week two’s conditioning video. Unfortunately I can’t even upload it because it’s stuck in the cloud somewhere. 😩 So you get a video of me stretching instead. lol unmute for some 🔥 @exm4g at least. I will list all of my favorite conditioning moves/stretches tho. ✨Stretches: -pigeon pose -butterfly (as pictured lol) -some really cool back stretch I’m pretty sure @polegracebycandi taught us where you lay on your back and lift one leg up and place the opposite foot above your knee to lift it up making a “4”. I don’t know the name of it but I looove it for lower back. ✨On the pole (always on both sides! I do at least 5-8): -side crunches -pole lifts (fireman grip as well as split grip) -frog lifts (for invert) -fan kicks #impsoexcited #psocompprep @poleactive @polesportorg @dragonflybrand_usa @elizabeth_bfit @xpoleus
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Sometimes I practice at home- maybe I would practice more if I invested in a better recording system 🤔🤔 #polefitness #ballerinaspin #goals #competitiontraining #impsoexcited #psocompprep #teamdollhouse
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Static combo for last weeks PSO challenge! This was my static combo for my low flow and floorwork routine. A combo doesn't always have to be tricks sometimes it can be spins and just connecting movement together. . . . #IAMPSOEXCITED #PSOCOMPPREP Sponsers: @polesportorg @elizabeth_bfit @dragonflybrand_usa @xpoleus @poleactive
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A day late on posting Week 4 of #iamPSOexcited #psocompprep. I got the spin combo (that I posted a few weeks ago) but didn't make it to finding a static combo. If anyone has any inspiration send it my way! @polesportorg @xpoleus @poleactive @dragonflybrand_usa @elizabeth_bfit #polefitness #dollhouse #psocentral #centralpolecompetition #strongisbeautiful #spincombo #polechoreography #pdhelix #pdbrokendoll #pdflatline
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Strong dead lift 😍😍💪 by ( @bruised.poleflow ) Repost - Final week of the @pol@polesportorg #psocompprep challenge static pole #impsoexcited ive been having a hard time coming up with stuff for a static pole pass for competition but I know this will be part of it for sure this is the first time I've done this in heels and the first time I've come back up into an ayesha from an iron x #pdayesha #pdcartwheel #pdironx @polesportorg @poleactive @dragonflybrand_usa @elizabeth_bfit @xpoleus #pol#pol#poledanceig#poledancenation #polefitness #poledance #pole #strongplanet
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⭐⭐ And that's a wrap for our #Januarycombochallenge ! Here is Extended Gemini to Full Bind Split ...And what an adventure this was.... This Full Bind Split was new for me, and for the life of me I could not keep my grip once I removed the inside leg from the pole. So I finally got the idea to wrap my wrist with a yoga band to create a grippy surface... It worked! 😂 (Also, this is my version of extended gemini, which is an open gemini... Some of you may know extended gemini as a Jasmine Split, and it's ok to do that too! Either move is acceptable)...⭐⭐ . . 💙 Hosted with the amazing @dredee1983 @tara.renelle.roxy and sponsored by @darkside.fitness... Thank you to all you lovely dancers who joined us this month! 💙 . . #Vekkerla #inversiondancestudios #pdf#pdfullbindsplit #pdgemini #pdfullbindsplit #pdbondagesplit #poledance #polefitness #poledancenation #poletrick #unitedbypole #dance #poledancer #poledancersofinstagram #splits #poledanceworkout #fitness #mondaymotivation #fitchicks #fitspo #workout #gymtime #iampsoexcited #psocompprep #spincombo for week 4, @poleactive @dragonflybrand_usa @elizabeth_bfit @xpoleus @polesportorg #impsoexcited
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Being new to the static pole, I was pretty set on the spinning pole being my favorite one of the two. But as I’m discovering more static pole moves, I’m discovering the subtleties that make them so different from each other. This split swirl trick can’t be achieved on a spin pole. It took me a moment to figure that out. Another pro tip of the static pole is that it needs to be wiped down less often. You really can’t use the spin pole for more than a song as you rely much more on your grip to hold you through the pose. All of this will have to be taken into consideration when I create my routine. Gotta be smart about it. 🧠 . . . . #psochallenge #impsoexcited #psocompprep #week4 #staticpole @polesportorg @poleactive @xpoleus @dragonflybrand_usa @elizabeth_bfit @badkittyusa #poledance #poledancer #competitionprep #firsttimecompetitor #pdhoodornament #pointyourtoes #namethatpoletrick #shadowsonthewall
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Had fun creating this choreography as a practice for a spin pole pass in a longer routine. As I thought, most of what I came up with was influenced by the song I chose to dance to. I didn’t try writing down my ideas first, which could be very useful. It wasn’t the smoothest run, but once a choreography is laid out, all that is left is to do is practice, practice, practice to make perfect! Especially those straight legs and pointy toes... 😓 And resist changing all the moves as I learn cool new tricks that I don’t master yet. 😅 . . . . . #psochallenge #impsoexcited #psocompprep #week4 #spinpole @polesportorg @poleactive @xpoleus @dragonflybrand_usa @elizabeth_bfit @badkittyusa #poledance #poledancer #competitionprep #firsttimecompetitor #routineprep #pdgoals #polechoreography #lyricalpole #polecombo #polefit #pdhanstand #pdoutsideleghang #pdfortunecookie #pointyourtoes #sza #bed
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Spam. A static pass. #impsoexcited #psocompprep
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Week 4/Post 1 for the @pol@polesportorg #ImPSOexcited #PSOCOMPPREP challenge is a static pole pass. I decided to try the routine I wrote last week. I think it went ok. I just need to polish my moves and make it more fluid. Sponsors @dragonflybrand_usa @poleactive @elizabeth_bfit @polesportorg @xpoleus
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Ready for Sunday night spam 😘 here’s a spin pass to ICP cause why the fuck not #impsoexcited #psocompprep
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Final week of the @pol@polesportorg #psocompprep challenge static pole #impsoexcited ive been having a hard time coming up with stuff for a static pole pass for competition but I know this will be part of it for sure this is the first time I've done this in heels and the first time I've come back up into an ayesha from an iron x #pdayesha #pdcartwheel #pdironx @polesportorg @poleactive @dragonflybrand_usa @elizabeth_bfit @xpoleus #pol#pol#poleeig#poledancenation #polefitness #poledance #pole #strongplanet
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Week 4/Post 2 for the @pol@polesportorg #ImPSOexcited #PSOCOMPPREP challenge is a spin pole pass. Spin pole is a great place to get into tough tricks or pretty shapes and hold them. To me, one of the biggest struggles is controlling the speed. You want to have a fluid entry that doesn’t look like you’re kicking off the floor, but you also don’t want to get hurled into space or stop midway through your combo. Picking a mix of tricks that are close to the pole and distant from the pole is a good way to balance out the speed. . . Sponsors @dragonflybrand_usa @poleactive @elizabeth_bfit @polesportorg @xpoleus 🎧Glass Animals-Gooey
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At last! my spin combo for the last week of #impsoexcited #psocompprep 💜🏳️‍🌈🦄🤸🏽‍♀️ Today was such a beautiful day I decided to finish it dancing #frestylfitness #poledance #poledancemn #poledanceminnesota #polesport #polefitness #pdspinpole #pdspinpolecombo @elizabeth_bfit @polesportorg @poleactive @dragonflybrand_usa @xpoleus
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Screenshot of me working on my static pole section of my #psofloorworkandlowflow act. I just finally found my costume after months of stressing. I wore it today during competition practice to try it out and I think it’s going to work. I’m way more comfortable on static pole. I like things to be grounded and having control over my props. Also spin pole is just flat out fucking scary 😂😂 #impsoexcited #psocompprep @polesportorg @poleactive @dragonflybrand_usa @xpoleus @elizabeth_bfit
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This is all I got for the spinner combo part of #impsoexcited #psocompprep I suck at spin pole tbh but I’ve been trying. I mean there is more but I really suck at recording things these days plus everything I’ve been working on is in my act atm so.. 🤷🏽‍♀️😂 also fuck yeah @purityring! I need to flow more to them. ✨thank you @polesportorg @poleactive @elizabeth_bfit @xpoleus @dragonflybrand_usa for sponsoring/creating this challenge. It’s been fun and has actually really helped me prep for competition!
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Final week of @pol@polesportorg #psocompprep challenge I haven't been in the studio in a couple weeks so trying this spin combo I had in mind it'll need some tweaking and less slippery poles to get it good #impsoexcited @polesportorg @poleactive @dragonflybrand_usa @elizabeth_bfit @xpoleus
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Post 2 for Week 4 and the FINAL post of @pol@polesportorg challenge: “Static Combo” — Today, I just wanted to freestyle a little and test my breathing combining multiple moves. I learned this cool transition out of the superman today; I can’t wait to see how it looks in a couple of weeks after playing with it more. This was an awesome challenge and viewing all the posts as well as creating my own has kept me in the zone. Wishing good grip and healthy bodies to everyone preparing to do a thing this year! 🖤 #IMPSOEXCITED #PSOCOMPPREP @polesportorg @xpoleus @poleactive @dragonflybrand_usa @elizabeth_bfit
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Happy #sundaybumday everyone!! This is also week 4, part 2 of PSO’s competition prep challenge. Here’s work from this week on a spin pole combo! #impsoexcited #psocompprep @polesportorg @poleactive @elizabeth_bfit @dragonflybrand_usa
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Here's my current favorite #staticpolecombo for the final week of the @polesportorg #PSOcompprep challenge! Doing this challenge has already made me realize that I need to switch to Level 4 rather than Level 3! 💪🏻😉 #sundaybumday #pdgripswitch #IamPSOexcited @xpoleus @poleactive @dragonflybrand_usa @elizabeth_bfit
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Working on some static combos last week! Had time to put them together today. Trying to add some dance elements into static pole ✨ All done with #iampsoexcited / #psocompprep 🔥 hashtag contest this month! @polesportorg @xpoleus @poleactive @dragonflybrand_usa @elizabeth_bfit
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Working on some spin combos today at #PoleJam! I’ve been nursing a kidney infection all week 🤢 So it’s been hard to get the energy to practice. But it’s the last week of the #iampsoexcited / #psocompprep! I couldn’t not finish it! ✨ @polesportorg @xpoleus @poleactive @dragonflybrand_usa @elizabeth_bfit
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PSO Challenge Week 4: Static combo. This was a freestyle for the most part. Never mind the squeaking. 🙈 @polesportorg @poleactive @dragonflybrand @elizabeth_bfit #iampsoexcited #psocompprep #impsoexcited @xpoleus @dragonflybrand_usa
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PSO pole championship prep week 4. Static pole combo. #iampsoexcited #psocompprep @polesportorg @poleactive @dragonflybrand_usa @elizabeth_bfit @xpoleus
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My spinning combo for week 4 of the #PSOCOMPPREP challenge... This is part of my trusty old favorite go-to combo that I have been trying to get back, but I hadn’t been able to get into a jallegra since I’ve come back. Well... I lost a TON of height on this run, but I got into jallegra for the first time in a long time!! 🎉 Even if I was at the floor...🙃 There is HOPE! 🙌 🙏 Thank you to sponsors @polesportorg @xpoleus @poleactive @dragonflybrand_usa @elizabeth_bfit #impsoexcited . . #onestepatatime #gettingback #everythinghurts #fightforit #insideleghang #pain #twisty #bendy #polelife #poledance #fembodyfitness #fembodyfamily #pdcinnamonswirl #pdjallegra #spinpole #weeeeee
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Part 2 for the challenge this week is a static pole combo . . . I am happy I got to save the best for last. This challenge was great because it came at a time I needed to rediscover pole in my own way. I performed last night at my home studio where it finally all just clicked. Static pole has always been my favorite. This is my first time doing a full combo up and down the pole without returning to the ground first. Thank you to all the challenge sponsors and looking forward to competing for my first time in March at PSO! . . . @polesportorg @xpoleus @poleactive @dragonflybrand_usa @elizabeth_bfit . . . #impsoexcited #psocompprep #poledancer #pol#polefitness #aerialist #polecompetitor #strongandsexy #polefit #poledancersogig #strengthtraining #weighttraining #crosstraindifferently #riseandgrind #noexcuses #traindirty #hardwork #fitnessjourney #healthylife #motivation #progress #teamfox #excusesareboring #thepoledancingspartan #happysoul
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🖤🖤 I was dancing to my favorite sexy song by @twofeetmusic and IG took my video down .... Boooo 😭😖 . . Anyway... I locked down my pole to practice some static freestyle for PSO's Comp Prep Challenge week 4. Static, freestyle, and exotic are three things that do NOT come naturally to my body, the way that floaty spin pole does! But I do love wearing these boots, and going to to @iam_lauramarie 's class each week to break free from my comfort zone and learn to move in new ways! 😊👯 . . #pso #compprep #twofeetmusic #ifeellikeimdrowning #iampsoexcited #psocompprep #exoticdance #russianexotic #pdfreestyle #poledance #pol#poledancernstagram #poledancer #dance #freedance #staticpole #leggings #liquidmotion #kneepads #pleaserboots #pleaserusa #flow #fitness #workout #sundaybumday #pra#practicesprogress #practice #training #fitspo @polesportorg @poleactive @elizabeth_bfit @xpoleus @dragonflybrand_usa
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#impsoexcited final post! This has been such a great challenge for me since I didn’t plan very well before last year’s competition! Excuse the lack of grace 😂 literally saw this aerial combo on YouTube from @polezadeh 10 minutes ago and thought it might be cool in my routine! I’ll have it down better in a few months 😂🤷‍♀️ @polesportorg @poleactive @xpoleus @elizabeth_bfit @dragonflybrand_usa thank you for sponsoring the challenge and trying me to #psocompprep 💗 #ouch #ouchouchouch #painisgain #pole #poledancing #poledance #dance I do not own the rights to this song*** “Express” by Christina Aguilera
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It’s been such a crazy week! So, here I am trying to squeeze in both a spin combo and a static combo that I’ve been working on and considering for PSO!! The spin combo is something that I’ve tried to incorporate into my “comfort zone.” This way, I’m not always pulling out the same safe moves that I so frequently use but can also include bits and pieces of them with something new and trickier if necessary. I like to combine things that are familiar with new things so that I can get my mindset right in order to pull off the entire combo.. this helps me to expand moves that I put into performances..spin pole is definitely where I feel safest and happiest..so, when thinking about static combos, it’s quite a challenge..taking classes with @wendytraskos for the past 3 weeks at @pol@poleposition_ny has definitely helped increase my level of comfortability on a static pole..I think this combo that she gave us is great..thank you Wendy! Also, thank you @pol@polesportorg for this awesome challenge for January! It made me think about a lot of things and really helped my process along! 🤗💪🏼❤️💃🏻 #polelife #polelove #polefun #poleaddict #poleeverything #pol#poledanceon #poledancersofig #ig_poledance #polepositionny #apc #pso #strength #flexibility #poledance #IMPSOEXCITED #PSOCOMPPREP #IAMPSOEXCITED @poleposition_ny @polesportorg @xpoleus @Poleactive @dragonflybrand_usa @elizabeth_bfit
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Last challenge for #impsoexcited #iampsoexcited #psocompprep hosted by @polesportorg @dragonflybrand_usa @poleactive @xpoleus @elizabeth_bfit ... Spin pole sabotaged by Grace! Ha I love when she gets so excited lol but I lose all memory of what I had planned ha usually because I'm laughing 😂 At least I hit some music cues! What I had planned for the pass were all moves that would qualify me for level 3 competition, no ayeshas/handsprings. Although I'd love to get my strength back on two points of contact moves, I'm not confident in them just yet. Heck, maybe a competition training at level 4 would be a motivator for me to build back up! Ha but joke's on me because cross ankle isn't level 3 lol face palm.
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Week 4 #impsoexcited #iampsoexcited #psocompprep hosted by @polesportorg @dragonflybrand_usa @poleactive @xpoleus @elizabeth_bfit . Static, oh static, my first and only true love ... Ideally this cast would lead to more circus climbs and leg switches lol but here we are😂 Also I kept crashing into Grace ha so I was suspecting the outcome. She knows how to capitalize on attention that's for sure! I think I couldn't ever perform pole without her 💞 . PS my shorts from Derby Kiss have lil pitties on them that lol just like her😍
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Week 3 Task 1 @pol@polesportorg #impsoexcited #iampsoexcited #psocompprep hosted by @polesportorg @dragonflybrand_usa @poleactive @xpoleus @elizabeth_bfit Grace and I would likely spend choreo time video chatting with others who can lend their choreo resources! Many times pole is an individual sport, but the pole community is so important to me and is a huge part of the sport! I would struggle if I had to develop a routine on my own, but luckily this community is overflowing with talent and no one has to be alone in this process!
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Some bummy twisty pin up action for Week 3 Task 2 #impsoexcited #iampsoexcited #psocompprep hosted by @polesportorg @dragonflybrand_usa @poleactive @xpoleus @elizabeth_bfit... I've grown to enjoy basework because ummm that's the available space I have 😂 Felt good to be in my pole room for a bit ha even if it's still Christmas in there 😂😂
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Jumping back to Week 2 Task One #iampsoexcited #impsoexcited #psocompprep hosted by @polesportorg @dragonflybrand_usa @poleactive @xpoleus @elizabeth_bfit Brainstorming concept ... Lol I like to visualize, just close my eyes and feel. Feel the music, see myself performing and executing. Before gigs the mental prep is where I concentrate.
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For Week 2 of #impsoexcited #iampsoexcited #psocompprep hosted by @polesportorg @dragonflybrand_usa @poleactive @xpoleus @elizabeth_bfit I'm starting with Part 2, the conditioning. . We did some drills in class that I really needed! My goals for the year include getting shoulder mount dead lifts and around the worlds back. The struggle is real on both sides and often I'm frustrated when I realize how much I've lost, but it's all achievable again.
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For the second part of this week's #impsoexcited #iampsoexcited #psocompprep hosted by @polesportorg @dragonflybrand_usa @poleactive @xpoleus @elizabeth_bfit here's Grace and I in hoodies doing some conditioning on stall bars. It's been a while and the struggle for straight legs is real! Lol but not real enough to stop me from making faces at Grace while attempting 😂
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So many challenges this month! It's not likely I'll keep up lol but today is the first day in weeks I've gotten off the couch so I figured a little play was in order. . For #impsoexcited #iampsoexcited #psocompprep hosted by @polesportorg @dragonflybrand_usa @poleactive @xpoleus @elizabeth_bfit ... I just love this song and the storytelling opportunities, we all need a little work! For me, dancing around a dog obstacle is always a challenge😂😂 . I'm still fairly new to heels so all suggestions for dance are welcome lol, I'm loving Veena's concept for the #januaryveenaflow challenge!
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