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MARLO FISKEN. A brand with style.

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      “When you feel comfortable, it’s because you found your own style” … are the words of MARLO FISKEN, who with more than 10 years of experience in the discipline of Pole, tells us how she fell in love with the activity, and in what way It keeps its successful image in the world. 

For POLEGOOD, from the United States of America, MARLO FISKEN.

 

Marlo, what motivated you to approach the Pole Dance?

Initially, about 11 years ago, a friend of mine mentioned that she went to a pole class and I thought that sounded interesting and it mostly sounded interesting because it sounded like sexy, it sounded like a place to explore a type of movement that I didn’t usually get to explore which is the more erotic sensual movement, I was a professional dancer at that time and go to the dances that sometimes you might do in a class, I have some sort of sexy element there, they’re not really what I wanted to explore and that I had often been told as a dancer that I needed to tone it down because I was little bit too much in that area so it seemed like the right place for me, so ultimately I was motivated because I wanted to I have a place where I can play with this sexy and exotic movement and studying.

 How is your life outside of sport?

well my entire life is based around my love of movement, I’ve been teaching movement for 18 years and I basically spend my free time learning about things related to moving and teaching, I find reading about various areas of interpersonal psychology which is very relevant to how you would teach a class or I am studying anatomy something because all of those things I’ve been very passionate about and they just feed my career teaching so my life outside of it’s a sport I don’t really consider what I do is bored at all it’s just I love to move and my life is based around it, that’s there isn’t much outside of it. which might sound sad to some people but when you really your absolute passion is your work it’s hard to say when you’re doing it or when you’re not because it feels like from every meal I eat nourishing me in a way that would allow me to perform my faster going to bed early so I have enough energy to be fully present and focused and vibrant the next day and it gives me framework in the motivation for the choices I make in all areas of my life that doesn’t mean that it’s strict I’d people often ask me if I have some sort of strict diet of balance and perspective and my relationship to moving and dance has given me a sensitivity and an awareness for how I should take care of myself to be the best possible.

 What were the best moments of your artistic career?

Well…if you ask other people that usually say it was my 2011 Ariel Pole National routine or the Boston Ballroom performance which happened I believe the next year and because those performances I think at the time they did push pole dance up a level because I brought in motion and flow ultimately to both to are in the ground and was regularly introducing shapes  that were new to the world at the time I like to think that the my best moments of my artistic career that it’s that there aren’t just moments that stand out that’s how it feels for other people like they have favorites but for me, the best moment of an artistic just anytime that I’m so excited about what I’m creating which likely happens a lot when I’m home.

   According to your experience, what are the benefits that the discipline of Pole Dance brings to the athletes who practice it?

I think for a lot of people it provides motivation and a source of passion which is really important that there’s something in your life that you are passionate about and that motivates you, because without that you feel lost and so pole dance for a lot of people just help them become more connected to them self. Of course there’s benefits such as being stronger, more flexible, but I mean you can do that through a lot of different modes of movement, but pole dance is a generally a solitary activity like it’s one person at a time on a pole, of course there’s doubles but, the that focus and it makes people challenge themselves and learn to pay attention to what they’re doing on the downside of that I think that pole dancing we have this community where there’s lots of pole dancers but I actually don’t spend enough time working together in classes and that’s something that I try to encourage because we can get very attached to  like this is my space and this is my pole and that is my move and that is unhealthy movement throughout human history has been something to communal it’s something to be shared and to celebrate it be celebrated together. Honestly I am alone most of the time I’m traveling I’m with can my partner but like we are alone or I am home alone training and it can be sad at times it can feel like I wish I had some friends around 2 just to be with and to move and so when with working relationship with their friends at something that I value and I think that it’s an important part of also the benefits of pole dances finding people who understand you feeling understood is also very important.

 How do you perceive the development of the Pole discipline in USA?

Well… I started before there was even a pole competition outside of a strip club; I went to the first pole competition that was outside of the strip club as a spectator in the audience, and the movement forms have diversified a lot since then and you can see people moving in many different ways with the pole which I think is great. There’s I think that a lot of people big head grumpy over the like the one with the way the sport evolved or how it gets divided and I think if you need to look outside of pole dance and look at other movement forms martial arts dance things that have been around a lot longer and you have innumerable approaches and that is okay it makes it rich you can be friends with people who pursue movement in a different way than you do, and you can respect what they’re doing even if you’re not interested in doing it yourself is absolutely no need to disparage or say negative things about the way other people approach their movement.

  With what other disciplines do you complement this activity?

I am just moving all the time, I go to the playground, I hang on the bars, I roll on the floor, but it’s in some ways I don’t look at mine on pole movement as separate from my whole movement I am a mover who is constantly learning studying going to dance workshops I’ve been dancing for 30 years and down Ike the desire for me to be a student until learn has never stopped so if I see someone who looks like a wise teacher who’s who moves in a very intelligent they’re using movement patterns that are sustainable and they’re based on very natural connections in the body rather than something that looks like it could be a bit too aggressive or damaging long-term that I’m interested in learning and studying.

  A message that you want to leave us?

…Well… first thank you for messaging me I think the messages that I like to share about pole or the people are sometimes too focused on finding their own style and sometimes that we like mystify style meaning that it’s like it’s something to search for and to look for but the reality is that it’s style is just what happens when you’re really comfortable with something, so when we see people that appear to have a very well-developed style, what do you see? You see practice, you see that they’ve spent a lot of time doing what they’re doing, doing their thing and not a lot of time spent trying to copy others so sure you might learn something in your practice it but the majority of the development actually comes from your own rather than trying to match what you’re doing to someone else when our focus is on what everyone else is doing then you’re moving into maybe a less authentic way of moving and also potentially a way of moving that’s not right for your body and I  don’t like it when I see people having serious and chronic injuries from pole or because they’re doing a lot of competitions their attitudes towards training are ultimately negative, I think movement and pole dancing you know it should be the happy place and if for some reason it’s not being is not a happy place for you right now it’s a good idea to step back, think about why you’re doing it and find a way to enjoy it, make it pleasurable move and shoes to pole dance in a way that is pleasurable for you if that means you stay on the floor the whole time cool, that means you never touched the pole, cool ,and also love being able to take pleasure in the movement means that you’re taking care of yourself outside of pole if you only pole dance if it’s a exercise taxing on your body because the nature of it is in balance we need other movement to keep us optimized for our dancing, so I can be seen at Marlo fisken on Instagram, flow movement of course.

   Awards, mention them:

Them they’re all old I was the 2010 American Pole Fitness Champion, the 2011 Aerial Pole International Champion, and I was IPDFA Instructor of the Year couple years ago, but those are all like I said a pretty long time ago I think that my ability to maintain a consistently successful teaching career in this industry for 10 years and travel the world and I’ve taught in 70 countries now that to me seems like the biggest award that I’ve received because that’s shows work, hard work for a long period of time.

 

CREDITH PHOTOS: Kenneth Kao, Pole Ninja Photography.

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

MARLO FISKEN

 

  • Where were you born?: I was born in Virginia
  • Birthdate? My birthday is June 1st
  • Where do you live?: I live in Boulder, Colorado.
  • Zodiac sign?: My zodiac sign is a Gemini
  • Music you prefer ?: The music I prefer is anything that makes me feel like dancing.

 

 

Thank you very much Marlo, for allowing us to spread a little bit of your story.

Vanesa S. Zylinski- POLEGOOD Magazine

 

X-POLE, Leaders in Pole and Aerial Fitness.

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In an interview for Polegood, Kash Suntharamoorthy, Global Marketing Director at X-POLE  tells us how the brand’s beginnings were and how he observes the evolution of the Pole’s discipline.

X-POLE, leaders in Pole and Aerial Fitness.

 

Would you tell us how your relationship with the Pole, began?

X Pole was the first company in the world to promote pole dancing as a fitness and sport form. The Company´s founder, Clive Coote, over 15 years ago, identified that women (and men) wanted to easily train at home, toning and building the strength of their bodies through pole fitness. As an engineer, he decided to design a pole, that can be removed and installed in your home, without the need for any screws or fittings. X-POLE was born.

Since when is in the field of discipline of Pole?

Since early 2003.

What kind of products and services do you offer?

X-POLE provides the most secure and trusted dance poles, aerial equipment, pole and aerial training and qualifications and we sponsor and partner with competitions and pole camps all across the world.

How have you seen the evolution of the discipline in USA?

The discipline has evolved in many ways. From providing a new fitness form to exotic disciplines, pole dance continues to grow and adding several new genres and style that cater to all types of users.

What projections do you see for the future in the medium term?

Bigger growth and acceptance- Olympic accreditation- Being recognized by big sporting brands.

 

X-POLE Contact:

www.xpoleus.com

www.xpole.com

 

Thank you for helping us in spreading the discipline of Pole.

Vanesa S. Zylinski – POLEGOOD Magazine

 

Descubriendo a SANDRA TORO.

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Descubriendo a SANDRA TORO.

Desde Colombia, pasión por el Pole con aroma a café…

 

Sandra, nos contarías como se inició tu relación con el Pole Dance?

Durante mis estudios universitarios en el año 2010, una compañera llegó con un video de una práctica que le había llamado la atención. Recuerdo que era un vídeo de Felix Cane en alguna de sus actuaciones. Ella me propuso que aprendiera de manera autodidacta, desde videos, puesto que en aquel entonces ya practicaba Acrobacia en tela y esto me daba algunas herramientas. Sin embargo, pronto me ví buscando en internet más información y si había alguna academia de Pole en mi ciudad. Encontré dos academias funcionando y se lo conté a mi amiga, quien me regaló en mi cumpleaños el primer mes en una de las academias. Allí avancé rápidamente y pronto estuve dando clases. Desde ese momento hasta ahora nunca he parado de practicar, de capacitarme y dar de clases.

Cuáles han sido los mejores momentos de tu carrera, como atleta de la disciplina?

Creo que cada momento es único; tanto en los triunfos, como cuando no nos va bien, aprendemos un montón. Y es difícil escoger sólo algunos.

Pero si debo escoger, escogería cuando en el 2012, gané el Primer Campeonato Nacional de Pole, el Miss Pole Dance Colombia, en Categoría Profesional; estaba muy atenta cuando estaban anunciando las ganadoras del tercer y segundo lugar y como no escuché mi nombre, me distraje porque no creía que fuera posible que mi nombre fuese mencionado para el primer lugar. Cuando anunciaron mi nombre, ní me di por enterada, así que una de las competidoras que estaba a mi lado me empujó y yo reaccioné asustada diciendo una mala palabra (jajajajajajajaja). Este momento salió en canal nacional en mi país, así que sigue siendo para mí un momento memorable no solo por la anécdota, sino porque el gremio recibió con agrado el resultado y recibí muchas manifestaciones de cariño. Eso fue muy bello. Luego de esto creo que comenzó realmente mi carrera como Pole Dancer a nivel profesional.

Otro de los momentos fue en el Pole Art Colombia 2017, puesto que la rutina estaba inspirada en sucesos difíciles y fuertes de mi vida para aquel entonces… fue poner en escena el dolor y el sentimiento, y crear algo muy propio.

En 2017 participar y pasar a la final del World Pole Sport Championship, entre más de 50 competidoras y estar en la final con grandes figuras como Rafaela Montanaro y Pink Puma, fue un sueño!

Por último, este año he sido invitada a participar en la Categoría Star en el Panamerican Pole Championship, que será realizado en Argentina el 8 y 9 de diciembre. Esta invitación ha significado muchísimo para mí, ya que es un reconocimiento muy importante para mi trayectoria como atleta y artista.

Qué beneficios consideras que aporta la disciplina del pole a los atletas que la practican?

Lo primero, y creo que de las cosas más importantes que adquiere un atleta cuando practica pole es que empieza a querer su cuerpo, no solo por cómo se ve, sino por lo que puede hacer. Uno mismo se sorprende de las cosas que con un buen entrenamiento y mucha motivación se pueden lograr. Es como magia. ¡Cada vez quieres más! Y cada pequeño movimiento es un gran triunfo, por lo que el pole te llena de alegría y satisfacción.

Otro de los beneficios, es que te haces miembro de un clan donde, generalmente, hay mucho compañerismo, donde todos se animan y celebran entre sí, así que se te amplía la familia.

Los beneficios físicos son ampliamente conocidos y divulgados ya, así que no voy a ahondar en ello: tonificas, controlas el peso, te vuelves atletico y haces algo divertido por tu salud.

Con qué otras disciplinas complementas la práctica del Pole?

Complemento con Danza contemporánea y Acrobacia en tela. También hago preparación física con algo de entrenamiento funcional.

Qué aspectos tienes en cuenta a la hora de preparar una coreografía?

Siempre tengo en cuenta la música. Necesito tener una conexión especial con el tema musical para que el proceso de creación sea fluido. Luego tengo en cuenta el sentimiento que me genera la canción o que quiero trasmitir. Y luego los trucos y combos.

Creo que siempre busco enlazar los movimientos de las formas más extrañas, que las transiciones sean fluidas y raras, pues creo que eso es lo que diferencia unas coreografías de otras.

Y siempre busco que el transitar sea lo más fluido y limpio posible, aunque a veces no se logre. Creo que una buena coreografía a nivel técnico se hace más por la fluidez y las transiciones que por los trucos en sí.

Qué buscas transmitir a través de una performance de Pole Dance?

Pienso que eso depende de cada coreografía. A veces podría ser enojo, tristeza. A veces simplemente belleza o alegría. Me gustaría que siempre el espectador quede con la sensación de haber sido tocado de cualquier forma. Es algo muy difícil de lograr y creo que es una búsqueda muy personal que está en desarrollo.

Qué mensaje te gustaría dejarnos?

La búsqueda del movimiento es una búsqueda de sí mismo. Creo que hay que aprender a disfrutar del camino, a celebrarse cada logro por pequeño que parezca. El camino es la verdadera ganancia, sobre todo en cada competencia. Y ese camino no solo te acerca más al conocimiento de sí; también te acerca a otros.

Premios obtenidos en la disciplina del Pole? Menciónelos.

Primer Lugar Miss Pole Dance Colombia 2012, Categoría profesional

Primer Lugar Categoría Duplas Campeonato Nacional de Pole Dance, Colombia 2013

Tercer Lugar Categoría Duplas Miss Pole Dance Sudamérica 2013

Tercer Lugar Campeonato Nacional de Pole Sport, Colombia 2016. Categoría Elite

Primer Lugar Campeonato Nacional de Pole Sport, Colombia 2017. Categoría Elite

Primer Lugar Categoría Pole Dance Elite Open Pole, Colombia 2017

Primer Lugar Categoría Pole Art Profesional en el Pole Art Colombia 2017

Primer Lugar Open Pole, Categoría Exotic profesional, Colombia 2018

Campeonato Nacional de Pole Sport & Art, Colombia 2018. Segundo lugar, Categoría Elite en Pole Sport. Y Primer Lugar, Categoría Profesional en Art.

FICHA PERSONAL

Nombre Completo: Sandra Patricia Toro Tamayo

Fecha de Nacimiento : 1 marzo 1982

Donde Naciste?: Medellín/Colombia

Dónde vives? Medellín

Signo del zodíaco?: Piscis

Música preferida?: Bossa Nova

Hobby?: Artesanía

Gracias Sandra por permitirnos conocer parte de tu historia.

Vanesa S. Zylinski- POLEGOOD Magazine

 

MAXPOLE, Acompaña tu pasión.

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MAXIMILIANO ARAKAKI es hijo de un empresario metalúrgico, de descendencia japonesa. Es fundador y diseñador de la Empresa MAXPOLE, Acompaña tu Pasión. En entrevista con POLEGOOD, nos cuenta sus inicios en la disciplina del Pole y  cómo percibe el desarrollo de la actividad en Argentina . Los invitamos a conocerlo.

Maxi, nos contarías cómo se inició su relación con el Pole?

Es muy anecdótico como empezó mi relación con el Pole. Desde muy chico tenía muchas ganas de aprender a bailar; pero mi cuerpo no se movía, entonces se volvió para mí un desafío aprender a bailar, por lo cual busqué academias y empecé a tomar clases. Un día, en ese lugar montaron un escenario de Pole Dance, eso me llamó mucho la atención, porque desde muy chico por el trabajo de mi padre estuve contacto con aceros y mecanismos.

Ahí empezó mi investigación. Ví que no habían empresas en Argentina que se dediquen específicamente al rubro y cree Maxpole Acompaña tu pasión.

Desde cuando está en el rubro de la disciplina del Pole?

En el rubro del Pole vamos a cumplir 10 años, son 10 años de mucho trabajo y perfeccionándonos para que nuestro producto cada día sea mejor.

Qué tipo de productos y servicios ofrece?

Tenemos una variedad de productos,  poles profesionales, fijos, giratorios, modelos en tramos, modelos con fijación a presión, pole de bronce, pole de colores, tenemos 3 modelos de tarimas portátiles desarmables para exteriors; también tenemos artículos para acrobacia, como aros, trapecios, cubos, palos chinos y variedad de accesorios.

Ofrecemos servicio de instalaciones, alquileres para show, equipamiento para torneos y brindamos asesoramiento.

Cómo ha visto la evolución de la disciplina en Argentina?

La evolución del Pole en nuestro país se presenta de manera exponencial, se observa un avance en los niveles técnico y artístico; podemos apreciar ese crecimiento en cada torneo. También vemos que cada vez hay más personas que practican esta disciplina, lo cual es muy bueno… cada vez hay menos prejuicio.

Qué proyecciones avizora para el futuro en el mediano plazo?

Nosotros creemos que habrá ampliación en el Mercado, por eso incorporamos más estructura, maquinaria y tecnología.

Algo más que nos quisiera comentar? 

Agradecer a todos nuestros clientes y amigos por la confianza.

 

CREDIT PHOTOS: Diego Castillo PH, Diego HallPH, Rudol PH, y Szuka Simink PH.

 

Gracias Maximiliano Y MAXPOLE  Acompaña tu pasión, por permitirnos difundir parte de su historia.

Vanesa S. Zylinski- POLEGOOD Magazine.

EXOTIC GENERATION FRANCE. Une forme d’expression.

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Juliette Jak (@juliettejak), le propriétaire de l’école French Pole Riviera et organisateur d’EXOTIC GENERATION FRANCE nous en dit un peu plus sur cet événement qui aura lieu le 26 janvier 2019 à Nice, en Côte d’azur. C’est une rencontre exotique, où la danse et la sensualité seront les protagonistes de la journée.

Vous, que prévoyez-vous?

 

De quoi parle cette compétition?

Il s’agit d’une compétition spectacle entièrement sur de l’Exotic Pole. Elle se base sur la fluidité des mouvements et ondulations du corps tout en jouant sur la sensualité et féminité sans aller vers la vulgarité. L’Exotic Pole devient de plus en plus impressionnante, techniquement et physiquement grâce à sa pratique souvent en talons. Cette compétition sera la première compétition d’Exotic Pole en France.

Pour qui est formé le jury?

La composition du jury est encore une surprise mais je l’annoncerai très prochainement.

Combien de catégories seront en concurrence?

Il y aura trois catégories Exotic Flow, Exotic Old School et Exotic Hard. Vous retrouverez le détail de chaque catégorie sur ma page Instagram ou Facebook Exotic Generation France.

Combien d’athlètes espérez-vous participer?

J’espère entre 30 et 40 participants.

Y aura-t-il des spectacles spéciaux d’artistes invités?

Laissons un peu de suspense…

Où peut-on acheter des billets ?

Une billetterie en ligne sera mise à disposition sur la page Facebook prochainement.

Autre chose que vous voulez mettre en évidence?

Exotic dancers un beau spectacle se prépare le 26 janvier 2019 à Nice où j’espère vous y retrouver et où nous mettrons en valeur l’Exotic Pole qui est une belle branche de la Pole Dance. Hâte de vous voir danser.

Spectateurs que vous connaissiez ou non l’Exotic Pole n’hésitez pas à venir découvrir cet événement unique et atypique sur la Côte d’Azur.

Retrouvez en détail les informations sur cette compétition sur notre page Facebook ou Instagram Exotic Generation France.

À bientôt Juliette

 

Merci Juliette de nous avoir permis de diffuser votre événement. 

Vanesa S. Zylinski – Magazine POLEGOOD

CORDOBA POLE CHAMPIONSHIP 2018. 5ta Edición.

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POLEGOOD Magazine estuvo presente en la 5ta Edición del evento más importante de la Provincia de Córdoba, Argentina, perteneciente a la Red Pole Championship Network, CORDOBA POLE CHAMPIONSHIP. La competencia se realizó el Sábado 4 de Agosto;  dió inicio a las 16:30 horas con un público preparado para disfrutar de diversas performances que le darían color a la jornada.

El Show de apertura estuvo a cargo de Ramiro Ganis que se lució con una hermosa coreografía en telas, y Fernando Alonzo, quien despertó admiración en el público después de increíbles trucos en el Pole. Ambos, forman parte del Staff de Instructores de Up Studio, Organizadores del evento.

La competencia se inició con las presentaciones de la Categoría Amateur Femenina, en donde nuevos talentos se lucieron en el escenario. A continuación, las Categorías Infantiles A y B, seguidas de la Categoría Juvenil. Las coreografías denotaron mucho trabajo previo. La jornada continuó con las Categorías Profesional Masculino y Profesional Femenino, siguió con la Categoría Master +40, y finalizó con la Categoría Elite Femenino.

El cierre de las presentaciones estuvo a cargo de Soledad Seara, actual Campeona Nacional y Panamericana, quien deslumbró una vez más con su puesta en escena, en donde las figuras de flexibilidad fueron las destacadas de su performance.

El jurado estaba conformado por Mara Latasa Saloj, Directora de la Red Pole Campionship Network, Mónica Avellaneda, Organizadora del Santa Fé Pole Championship; Daniela Bazán Flitt, Organizadora del San Juan Pole Championship y Romina de Bernardi, jurado de la Red Pole Championship Network.

Las fotografías y videos oficiales del campeonato, estuvieron a cargo de FOTOGRAFÍA BEST SHOT. A quienes agradecemos la gentileza de la foto principal de la nota. ( Contacto: Facebook Fotografía Best Shot, Instagram: @fotografíabestshot )

Con las palabras de agradecimiento de Andrea Musso Acuña, Dueña de Up Studio, y Organizadora de éste evento, se dió inicio al momento más esperado de la jornada, la premiación de los atletas.

CATEGORÍA AMATEUR FEMENINA:

1er Premio: Josefina Almada (Pole Trick)

2do Premio: Bárbara Medina (Pole Art)

3er Premio: Hebe Natalia Iturria

CATEGORÍA INFANTIL A:

1er Premio: Morena Rodas (Pole Art)

2do Premio: Mía Moyano

3er Premio: Zoe Moyano

CATEGORÍA INFANTIL B:

1er Premio: Julieta Santopolo (Pole Trick)

2do Premio: Oriana Sánchez

3er Premio: Luz Esteban.

CATEGORÍA JUVENIL:

1er Premio : Fernanda Mayon (Pole Trick, Pole Art)

2do Premio: Aldana Moreno

3er Premio: Anna Gigena

CATEGORÍA PROFESIONAL MASCULINO:

1er Premio: José Tejero. (Pole Trick, Pole Art, Mayor Puntuación del Campeonato)

2do Premio: Tobías Allende

3er Premio: Leonardo Alvarez.

CATEGORÍA PROFESIONAL FEMENINO:

1er Premio: Fernanda García (Pole Trick)

2do Premio: María Josefina Cisneros ( Pole Art)

3er Premio: María Luz Carrizo .

CATEGORÍA MASTER +40

1er Premio: Nancy E. Torres (Pole Art, Pole Trick)

2do Premio: Marcela V. Monzón

3er Premio: Gabriela López.

CATEGORÍA ELITE FEMENINO:

1er Premio: María Emilia Monetti (Pole Trick, Pole Art)

 

“Quisiera agradecer a mi familia y a mi entrenadora, Soledad Seara, por el apoyo incondicional. Es mi primera vez compitiendo y la verdad es que me llevo la mejor experiencia. A pesar de los nervios, estoy muy feliz, satisfecha y emocionada. Cabe destacar el buen trabajo de la organización y la pasión que le ponen a ésta disciplina! Muchas Gracias por la oportunidad de compartir y difundir nuestra experiencia!” (Fer Mayon, 1er Puesto Categoría Juvenil)

 

“Me siento feliz y por sobre todas las cosas, completo. Disfruté muchísimo todo el camino y la preparación previa al campeonato. Obviamente el momento de la premiación es algo importante y en donde te das cuenta que el esfuerzo tuvo sus frutos, pero creo que más allá de eso, lo que realmente vale es disfrutar y poder hacer lo que te llena el alma.” (José Tejero, 1er Puesto Categoría Profesional, Masculino)

 

Nuestro Agradecimiento a  Leonardo Pérez, de FOTOGRAFÍA BEST SHOT, por la gentileza de la foto principal; a Andrea Musso Acuña, Up Studio, Y CÓRDOBA POLE CHAMPIONSHIP por permitirnos difundir vuestro evento.

Vanesa S. Zylinski – POLEGOOD Magazine

 

 

OLGA LEFTEROVA. Ukrainian Style.

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“Train not for honors and medals, train for pleasure and health”…These are the words of Olga Lefterova, a beautiful Ukrainian girl who combines the discipline of Pole Dance with her profession and her family. An artist with style … Ukranian style. We invite you to meet her, OLGA LEFTEROVA for POLEGOOD Magazine.

Olga, what motivated you to approach the Pole Dance?

I was motivated by the fact, that for a long time I was training fitness but internally feel that something’s wrong, than I’ve tried dancing. And again it wasn’t completely mine, unfortunately dancing didn’t give me enough physical activity. For me pole dance became an ideal symbiosis of creativity and development in dance, and complex physical activities.

How is your life outside of sport?

I’ve graduated as a graphic designer, I work as a freelancer, and with pleasure combine these two professions. And the most important thing in my life is that I am a mother of a three-year-old child and a happy wife.

Within your career as an athlete of the Pole, what moments would you highlight?

If we talk about social networks, I’m publishing things related with the trainings mostly; I don’t like to share my daily personal life.

According to your experience, what are the benefits that the discipline of Pole Dance brings to the athletes who practice it?

For me, pole dance is a very multifaceted sport. That’s the coolest advantage! Everyone can find something special for themselves. There are dance, plasticity, strength, endurance, flexibility… You can always find directions, wherein you can develop all the time.

How do you see the development of the discipline of Pole, in Ukraine?

Over the past few years Ukrainian pole dance has reached a very high level. I look with admiration how tremendously it’s mowing forward, especially in children’s sports. And I understand that children who are performing at the Championships now, in a few years will move to the category of professionals and soon it will take the form of professional sports at the Olympic level.

With what other disciplines do you complement this activity?

Regularly I have stretching classes, and I want to add choreography lessons in the nearest future.

A message that you want to leave us?

Train not for honors and medals, train for pleasure and health, if you like the process, results will always be!

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Full Name: Olga Lefterova

Where were you born?: Kyiv, Ukraine

Birthdate: 25.07.1987

Where do you live?: Lublin, Poland

Zodiac sign?: Leo

 Awards, mention them:

2013 – 3 place Ukrainian Pole Art Championship 2013

2016 – Certificated instructor Pole Dance Ukraine Pole Sport Federation

2017 – 2 place World Championship Air Power Athletics 2017 (category Pole Sport Professionals Women – A)

2018 – Finalist “Pole Art Experience” Category Professionals Women

2018 – Finalist “Pole Dance Show” Category Professionals

2018 – 2 place “Vertical Fit Championship” Category Semi-Elite 2

 

 

Thank you Olga, for allowing us to spread a little bit of your story.

Vanesa S. Zylinski- Polegood Magazine.

 

 

 

 

TJAŠA SKUBIC and her passion for the Pole.

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She tells how she approached the Pole. She assures that before she realized it, she was already in love with discipline. From Slovenia, in an interview for Polegood, TJAŠA SKUBIC.

 

Would you tell us how you got to Pole Dance?

It all started 5 years ago when I moved next to a pole studio and at the time I haven’t been doing any other sports so it was a really nice opportunity for me to take a class there. And before I knew it I was utterly in love with this beautiful form of art.

How is your life outside of sport?

I’m a student at Faculty of sports where I’m studying kinesiology. In my spare time I teach pole dance at a local studio, and I never miss an opportunity to hang out with my friends, boyfriend and family.

Within your career as an athlete of the Pole, what moments would you highlight?

The most important moment was when I became a pole instructor because this had been my dream since I started. I’d also need to highlight my experience with competing, because it had a big impact on me as a dancer and performer. Just the other day another amazing thing happened, Indi Pole app has contacted me about becoming one of their instructors on their platform. I’m beyond thrilled about collaborating with them.

Any phrase identify you?

Please, keep looking. Not for a person, but for your passion, your love, your courage, your goals, your dreams, your happiness, yourself. Keep looking. Explore yourself before you explore another. Know your worth, know yourself. Only then will you know what you need over what you want. You need yourself to become your own.

This is something that really inspires me and I always try to follow it.

According to your experience, what are the benefits that the discipline of Pole Dance brings to the athletes who practice it?

I’d say the most important thing would be the confidence that you gain with pole dance. All the pole dancers I know started loving their bodies more and accepting themselves as a whole after they had started taking pole classes. But of course,

there are also physical benefits like becoming stronger and more flexible which not only make you a better pole dancer but also make you feel healthier and more powerful.

With what other disciplines do you complement this activity?

I go to twerk classes every once in a while and do some yoga to get more flexible and to relax during exam periods or other stressful times.

Why would you advise doing Pole Dance?

I would advise pole dance to everyone who wants to gain muscle, become more flexible and boost their confidence overall. There’s also another thing about pole dance that isn’t mentioned often enough in my opinion. While learning new pole tricks, you’re constantly achieving new goals. I think having goals is super important because they keep you motivated and help you realize how much you’ve progressed.

A message that you want to leave us?

Always believe in yourself and never stop doing something you’re passionate about.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

 Full Name: Tjaša Skubic

 Birthdate? 4.5.1997

 Where were you born?: In Ljubljana, Slovenia

Where do you live?: In Ljubljana, Slovenia

 Zodiac sign?: Taurus

 Music you prefer ?: Pop, rock, R’N’B

 Awards, mention them:

3rd Place Pole Freak Championship Amateur Category – 2016.

 

Thank you very much Tjaša Skubic, for allowing us to spread a little bit of your story.

Vanesa S. Zylinski- POLEGOOD Magazine

POLE KIDS NATIONAL TEAM- KYRGYZSTAN. Little Stars.

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Polegood is pleased to interview two trainers of young promises of the Pole, who from the distant Kirgyz Republic, tell us their experiences and expectations in relation to the discipline. With us, the Coaches of Pole Kids National Team of Kirgyz Republic , the sisters Yana (ballroom dance instructor and BM in music education) and Kristina Sivirina (MSC in sports science, master of sports in Rhytmic Gymnastics).

Yana, could you tell us how your relationship with the Pole began?

Well, it all started with an awful back pain both for me and my sister Kristina. She is a former rhythmic gymnast and I am a ballroom dancer. We both had spine problems and used to go to manual therapist to get it fixed. One day our doctor said, that he is tired of seeing us every month and we should get more muscles in our back to prevent the spine from “falling apart”. So, the doctor suggested to try pole dance (!) as the fastest work out way. And one needs to trust doctors, right? That’s how it all started.

How did the decision to start a team come about?

My sister and I used to take part in pole competitions, but we’ve never seen kids performing on the pole before. Our friend Olga Chjao-Tun-Kun, owns one of the biggest pole and fitness studios in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), she is also the president of Pole Acrobatics and Pole Dance Federation of Kyrgyz Republic. Kristina used to work in that studio, as choreographer for little girls, teaching body ballet and gymnastics for beginners. One day Olga suggested to try to bring kids to the pole, and as Kristina already was coaching rhythmic gymnastic girls, it was a new challenge. And it was accepted. We started with a small group of 5 kids and now we have three groups of beginners/advanced girls and The National Pole Kids Team.

Can you tell us about the institutional project that you develop with the Children?

It’s all Kristina’s idea and the programm. I don’t know how other pole people work with kids, but our program is built on the rhythmic gymnastics base and our own methods of work. My sister is a real nerd. She has the MSc in Sports Coach Science and she took pole sports for kids as a part of her research for final paper. Kristina actually still writes little notes for most of our training sessions. We have a very efficient tandem: Kristina works with bodies (stretching, physical activities etc.) and I do the “brain work” and dance part for the routines. As an educator, I try to bring new techniques of teaching from school to the pole ))) We differentiate practices: for example, we have flexy back day: warm ups and exercises and all pole tricks are for the bendy back. The other day we do “all the legs” day: splits, exercises, etc. We have classic choreo days as well (kids do not like it so much, though) .

As Pole sport is officially recognized in our country, we actually have a team and we attend competitions: National and Central Asian Сhampionships, Russian Open Championships etc.

 What benefits have you found that has the discipline of Pole for children?

This is amazing, how pole sport can combine strength and flexibility at the same time. Choreo and elements are beautifully tangled. It is so enthralling to watch our kids grow and evolve so fast, not just physically but as sportsmen too. I believe, that athletic childhood is so much fun: it builds stronger character, raises kids in dignity of sportsmanship, and team-family always supports you no matter what. Our kids develop self-confidence and positive attitude through sports.

What type of students attend?

We accept girls starting from 7 years old and up to 15. And there is a reason for it. As our experience proved, this is the right age to start, firstly because of physics of little bodies (their hands are so tiny and we are obsessed with safety). Also, we measure their weight and height to monitor progress of their growth. Any girl can try pole sports, it doesn’t matter, if a kid tried any sports before. But we do check the health condition. Seriously. Kids on the national team do health-check twice a year. Eyesight, EKG, pediatrician etc.

Any phrase that identifies you?

There is no “I can not do it”.

 How do you see the development of the Pole discipline in Kyrgyzstan?

Our federation is officially recognized in Kyrgyzstan and we are so proud of it. Now we are working hard to bring our sportsmen to the top.

Any message you want to leave us?

We are so excited to be a part of fast growing pole sports community. All together we can bring this sport to the Olympics. Pole People, let’s unite!

Our instagram page is @pole.kids

Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/polekidsteambishkek/

 

Thank you very much Yana, Kristina and POLE KIDS KG National Team for letting us know part of your story.

Vanesa S. Zylinski- POLEGOOD Magazine

 

 

 

MISS FILLY… Feelings, gratitude, happiness and excitement for the Pole.

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The tricks enshrine with a subtle energy, each figure seems to float in an atmosphere without gravity, and at the limit of balance, her body draws that flight that unleashes admiration. Today Polegood interviews Miss Filly.

What motivated you to approach the Pole Dance?

My sister wanted to start Pole Dancing and as she is 7 years older than me, I copied everything she did. I went along with her we were addicted from the very first class.

How is your life outside of sport?

I work many different jobs within the one industry – I am a competitive pole dancer myself, I work full time as an instructor at Pole Divas as well as a specialized competition coach. I am also Director of Training for Pole Divas and train up the new instructors and write class syllabus. It keeps me busy! I love to go away for weekends in the country when I can, and when, I tour I like to see as much of the country as I can.

Within your career as an athlete of the Pole, what moments would you highlight?

Winning Miss Pole Dance Australia for the 2nd time was a highlight! It was a long journey to the stage with all kinds of challenges but it all came together in the end. The process taught me a lot!

Any phrase identify you?

“Balls deep”. It´s a motto my friends and I have that means “going all in”. You have to be passion. When you want something enough – go balls deep in it!

According to your experience, what are the benefits that the discipline of Pole Dance brings to the athletes who practice it?

Pole Dance teaches you a lot about how you deal with fear, with the unknown and with stress. You can find the most amazing strength within you in pole classes or walking out onto a competition stage- strength that you might not have known you ever had! It teaches you how to listen to your body and trust in what your body can do and that is a very powerful thing.

How do you perceive the development of the Pole discipline in Australia?

Australian pole has come a long way! We are inventive, creative and have a great standard of competition nation wide. As more disciplines influence our craft the more varied the styles become and we are very accepting of both exotic styles and contemporary styles – as well as everything in between! It´s a great place to be ?

With what other disciplines do you complement this activity?

I pole dance both barefoot and with heels as I find both techniques very different – I will alternate training just floor work with pole combo training as both load my body in different ways. I stretch outside of pole as well as body weight conditioning at my partners boxing gym.

What does the Pole mean to you as an artistic expression?

Pole is cathartic – the best way to vent your feels, to show gratitude, happiness and excitement, and to fall in love with your own sexual energy and creative powers. The shows you can create can be for you or for your audience and both are validate by a supportive audience and community.

A message that you want to leave us?

Regardless of skill or studio, we should lift each other up, support the different and unique styles each of us bring to pole and celebrate our achievements as a community. #unitedbypole.

Awards, mention them:

Pole Championship Series (Arnold Classic) – WINNER 2018

Australian Pole Championship – WINNER 2017

Victorian Pole Championships – WINNER 2017

Pole Championship Series (Arnold Classic)- Women´s 2nd Place 2017

Australian Pole Championship- 2nd Place 2016

Miss Pole Dance Australia SOLO WINNER 2017

Paragon- International Pole Dance Competition WINNER 2015.

Australian Pole Championship – 3rd Place 2015

Victorian Pole Championships – 3rd Place 2015

Miss Pole Dance Australia SOLO WINNER 2015

Miss Pole Dance Australia Doubles WINNER 2014

Miss Pole Dance Victoria Solo WINNER 2014.

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

  • Full Name: PHILIPPA RASIDI. @missfillypolediva
  • Birthdate? 7th June 1987
  • Where were you born?: Melbourne, AUSTRALIA.
  • Where do you live?: Melbourne, AUSTRALIA.
  • Zodiac sign?: Gemini.
  • Music you prefer ?: Soul / Funk / Rock.

 

 

Thank you very much Miss Filly  for allowing us to spread a little bit of your story.

Vanesa S. Zylinski – POLEGOOD Magazine

 

 

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