Wednesday 18 December 2013

Pole Passion fitness gym bag and holdall for instructors and students

BRAND NEW 2014 Pole Passion holdall and travel bags are now in stock, suitable for weekends and overnight travel

Great for the Pole Studio, Gym, Pole Sports and Competitions
Ideal to store your grips, water bottle, book of tricks, heels and trainers!
This travel bag is a professional look for Instructors and Students alike

Professional Looking and organised
Compact size makes it suitable for locker storage in the gym or pole studio
Detachable adjustable shoulder strap with pad
Two end Zip pockets - one with mesh ventilated panel
Protective Base Feet

Bag dimensions:  47 x 30 x 27cms
Logo size (front only): 13 x 7cms
Capacity 30 litres
Made from wipe clean and durable 600D polyester

Student Cost: including Pole Passion stitched logo - £25.00 RRP

 (£2.99 for UK postage and packaging)

Place your order now in time for Christmas collection :)


Saturday 14 December 2013

New Pole Fitness classes 2014 at Nuffield Health & Wellbeing Crawley by Pole Passion

Christmas Closure - Last class Fri 13th Dec then start back on FRIDAY Jan 3rd 2014

Learn to Pole Dance with Pole Passion Leaders in Pole Fitness in the West Sussex area - Pole Dance Fitness Classes at Nuffield Health, Crawley
Covering Worth, Turners Hill, Copthorne, Burstow, Small Field, Horley, Lowfield Heath, Charlwood,

Pole Dance Fitness Classes are perfect for all women aged 16+Join our fun and friendly classes
with professionally qualified instructors. See an increase in muscle tone as you progress each week,
accomplishing moves you never thought possible.

Instructors: Paula Bines & Kay Penney
Apprentice Instructor: Tamara Castle
Apprentice Instructor -    We currently have an apprentice position available  Email us if you are interested

MONDAY'S NEW CLASS - 8.30 - 9.30PM
FRIDAY'S CLASS 7.30 - 8.30PM

All welcome

Paula's Qualifications:
Accredited Advanced Level 3 Pole fitness Instructor Qualified
First Aid Certified
Level 3 PT Fitness Instructor

Kay's Qualifications:
Accredited Advanced Level 3 Pole Fitness Instructor Qualified
First Aid Certified
Assessor & course coordinator with 10 years pole teaching experience (Pole Passion founder)
ETM qualified group fitness professional Level 3

Tamara's Qualifications:
Accredited Foundation Level 1 Pole fitness Instructor Qualified
First Aid Certified
Dance Instructor qualified

No of poles: 8 x 2.5Mtrs 38mm RPole Portable Free Standing Pole Dance Poles

When: Every Monday 8.30 - 9.30pm and Every Friday 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Suitable: Beginner / intermediate / Advanced: All levels of fitness
New students and beginners welcome to join the class any time.
We focus on conditioning and stretch and flexibility training too on and off the poles

How to join the class: Simply text - 07921 948 606 confirming your name,
date you are attending and 'Crawley Nuffield Pole Fitness' in the message,
or come alone and chat to one of the instructors on the night.
If you prefer a more personalised lesson then try our 1-2-1's email us for more details

What To Wear: Shorts, short skirt or leggings, T shirt, trainers or bare feet.
Avoid wearing jewellery, moisturisers or oils on the skin.

Book and Pay Online

Note: You must bring your PayPal receipt as proof of payments for classes if paying on line

Nuffield STUDIO 1
Crabbet Park
Turner's Hill Road
Worth, Crawley
West Sussex
RH10 4ST

NEW classes for 2014 every Thursday at Freedom Leisure East Grinstead West Sussex Pole Fitness for Dance and fitness

Learn to Pole Dance - Pole Dance Fitness Classes East Grinstead Sports Centre
Every Thursday - NEW classes starting back 9th January 2014

Pole Passion Instructors name: Karen Davis
Apprentice name: Beth Pooley

Karen's Qualifications:
Accredited Advanced Level 3 Pole Fitness Instructor Qualified
First Aid Certified
No of poles: 4 x 50mm floor to ceiling poles, 1 x 38mm Portable RPole

Two classes Available
When: Every Thursday 7.30pm - 8.30pm & 8:30pm - 9:30pm - Pre Booking only Call / Text: 07810 807639 or email: karen.davis

Cost: £12.50 pay as you go First Lesson just £10 cash on the day / £40 x 4 Weekly

Suitable: Beginner / intermediate: All levels of fitness - beginners welcome
Pole Dance Fitness lessons are perfect for all women aged 16+. Incorporation pole tricks, spins, transitions and poses we will have you moving like never before!

Join our fun and friendly classes with professionally qualified instructors with many years of pole fitness and fitness competence.Expect to increase muscle tone as you progress each week, accomplishing moves you never thought possible. With just some simple and achievable techniques you will begin to feel and see a transformation projecting your new found confidence along the way!

What To Wear: Shorts, short skirt or leggings, T shirt, trainers or bare feet. Avoid wearing jewellery, moisturisers or oils on the skin.

Freedom Leisure
East Grinstead Sports Centre
St Hill Road
East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4JU

Tuesday 10 December 2013

Staying Fit in Sin City Vegas USA and the Suburbs of Crawley Town Centre UK

Staying Fit in Sin City Vegas USA -  Bridget : and Suburbs of Crawley Town Centre UK – Kay

So the beauty about being a poler and having an active blog brings you closer to people you would never normally meet in a million years

With a natural love of all sports, I am interested in reading how other athletes stay motivated and do what they do.
I received a lovely email from a recent ‘stranger,’ called Bridget.
So a break away from planning the World Pole Dance Championships 2014 !! I spare a few moments to read her article and compose mine.

Bridget wrote specifically about cycling, out door in Las Vegas and asked me, could I talk about what it's like in my city to do the exercise I love. Bridget stated she wants to try the pole soon too . so how could I refuse another possible poler!!

 Staying Fit in Sin City Vegas USA -  Bridget

I used to workout in the gym all the time. After work, I would go over to the gym  and workout until 8 or 9. I believed in putting in the hours, that’s for sure. It was close quarters and there was a lot of sweat, most of which was not my own, but I kept at it because I felt I had to. That was the way to the perfect body: sweating along with the other folks and doing endless crunches, squats, and dead lifts. I never understood how people just ran. I would see them all the time, running along paths or on sidewalks, running like they were content and looking good while doing it. Or the ones who biked everywhere – to the store, to work, you name it. They were fit, but the idea always made me nervous. Cars, for one thing. Pollution was another. Breathing in all the crud that fills our air day in and day out – I don’t know, it just didn’t seem like the healthiest option for exercise. But then I moved. Once I got  to Vegas I realized that working out outside is actually something I really enjoy. It’s freeing in a way that I hadn’t thought was possible. Las Vegas brought the nature  buff out in me. Here is my story:

When I first moved to Las Vegas, I was game to try working out outside. The air quality was better – remarkably so – and I wanted to give it a try. But when you think of Las Vegas, exercise isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, unless you count walking the strip at all hours of the night as cardio. It only took a little bit of research for me to find out that Las Vegas has a slew of natural, scenic areas to get your workout on.

Las Vegas is right in the middle of the Mojave, which has miles of bike trails cutting through the gorgeous terrain. When you get started, use this reference guide to find safe bike trails. It’ll keep you from getting lost out there!

Here’s something else that’s pretty cool about Las Vegas: it was named one of America’s Cycle-Friendly Cities by the League of American Bicyclists! It’s just

another draw to this awesome area. When you live here you can see it. The city invested a ton of money in bike trails and locks. They made biking here a serious

activity instead of something to play at, which is very cool. Next time you come to Las Vegas, try this resource to find fitness-friendly hotels.

The let’s you look for hotels that fit your needs. When I was trying out the place to make sure I really wanted to move to Vegas, I used the site and it was really

helpful. They had lots of activities and accommodations listed with state of the art gyms inside and also gave lots of advice on where to go to work out outdoors.

There’s also a lot of health conscious restaurants cropping up out here. It gives you the option to eat healthy even thou you are in Sin City.

Staying Fit with the relatively controversial Pole Dance for fitness techniques

As an active mum of three and choosing pole as my first option to stay fit during my busy life nurturing three teenage children, it doesn’t need much explaining as to the challenges I have met along the way during my 13 years stint on and around the pole.
As a pioneer in pole fitness techniques ive had to be thick skinned, ive always taken the approach that pole isn’t for everyone and never will be but then neither is cycling or jogging or rock climbing.
I actually love the fact that people raise their eyebrows when I say im a pole fitness expert training the trainers and creating something new for the indoors and outdoors.

Yes you could say im obsessed so much so ive worked and invested all my time (and money) to the development of the out door pole – the free standing Rpole so this enables me and thousands of other like minded people to pole outdoors
My brief to my husband – the engineer behind the most portable free standing pole in the world was please make it light enough for me to carry but strong  and stable enough for me to play and train on too – any where and everywhere

Well years later we did it – certainly with lots of blood, sweat and tears and the occasional sequin and high heels too!!
The fact is I love to pole everywhere, in the gym, on the beach, in the field, in the home, the adrenaline of when you feel those glazing eyes at you – It makes me work harder (just like I used to get when I was lifting weights next to the men in the ‘strong man section,’ in the gym - viewers never having seen moves on and around the vertical bar before – Yes you could say I love to show off – but I don’t see it as that, I see it as performing!!
After all my love of the stage is deeply set within me  and I love to set new standards too.  As an educator and mentor I love the responsibility I have set myself and ringing in my ears from my English school days, in the words of William Shakespeare, - 'All the World's a Stage'!!

For me poling in the parks is something new for the younger generation of polers, many using the children’s playground for make shift vertical bars just like skate boarding parks and  roller skating down Brighton pier, what better way to keep fit with the fresh air around us and no !!  I'm not wearing thigh highs and a g sting – although thinking about it ……….. maybe next year when the sun is out!!!!!! – Pole for fitness and freedom of expression …any time, any where

Kay Penney – founder Pole Passion United Kingdom

Thursday 5 December 2013

Worlds class pole dancers from all over the world head for Crawley Hawth theatre February 01st 2014

World Pole Dance Organisation Hawth Theatre February 01st 2014

Our vision has always been since 2000, to make sport and fitness more compelling, challenging and fun, and we knew immediately that the techniques incorporated in pole dance, once removed from negative public perception as only fit for gentlemen’s clubs, would open up a new and exciting generation of polers, not to mention extremely challenging form of fitness and dance.

Yes we dared to be different and break from the normal.

In 2005, we organised the very first ‘Miss Pole Dance UK’  event in Brighton with the view that by making a public display of the dance form, in the form of a national competition, we could 'open closed minds', educate and change the hearts and minds of people who held a negative association with pole dance as a form of sport or fitness.
In 2007 we secured funding from the then (government department) DTi (Department of Trade and industry) to investigate pole dance as a future sport fitness. The result of this was, that due to negative public perception this could take anything between 5-8 years to become a sport found within national health club chains. The following year we were awarded accreditation for pole fitness from Skills Active which officially accredits and recognises our pole fitness instructor training courses and sessions as a form of fitness and we now are one of Europe’s leading and largest training providers organising and teaching new trainers and coaches from around the world.

It is now noted that an exceptional level of skill is required, however still with a public perception of a sleazy activity, we would completely disagree with this statement as now we find this perception is in the minority.

We question -  Should we continue to hide our art away, on the basis that people have an INCORRECT perception of it? Or should we go out there and show people what it is REALLY is about, show people the athleticism involved, show people the artistic interpretations of music in choreographed performances, incorporating the influences of ballet, salsa, gymnastics, Pilates, and contemporary dance? How do we change perceptions if we do not showcase the reality of what these performers do?

Our vision hasn't changed since we started World Pole Dance – incorporating what has become a world wide activity for fitness and dance and by operating World Class and National  events for the public eye, we are encouraging more people to get active and try a new sport which in the majority is everyone's thinking, must be for the greater good?

Anyone is welcome to visit our Pole Fitness class at Nuffield Health and Wellbeing centre in Crawley on Friday & Monday  evenings – come and see what pole fitness really involves. This way you can receive a fully informed view of what our classes incorporate.

Lessons  -
Competitions –

Redhill Pole Fitness by Pole Passion

Kay Penney – Redhill Pole Passion Pole Fitness

Open day Wednesday 18th December 2013 ONLY £5 TASTER SESSION

*** Join the waiting list and text us on 07921 948 606 ***

When: Every Wednesday from 8th January 7:15pm - 8:15pm - please register NOW
arrive 5 minutes early for registration
Hi my name is Kay Penney and I am excited to be promoting Pole Fitness in Redhill at Lifeline Gym

Learn to Pole Dance - Pole Dance Fitness Classes for Redhill & Reigate at Lifeline Fitness, Redhill
Teaching Pole Fitness for students in Redhill, Salfords, Nutfield, Bletchingly, Sidlow, Reigate, Epsom, Sutton, Banstead, Wimbledon, Caterham, Chipstead, Coulsden & Ewell

Welcome to Pole Fitness classes in Redhill and Reigate.
Pole Passion Instructors are friendly, passionate, approachable and fully qualified to advanced teacher training standards and receive on going instructor training and support to keep class content fresh and safe.
Instructors are fully insured to teach pole fitness and first aid trained.

Call or text 07921 948 606 now to book your place.
Beginners welcome to start at any time.

Why Pole Passion? - Pole Passion are accredited training providers. We train the trainers!
Pole Passion is passionate about your progressions and have been the leaders in Pole Fitness since 2003. We host National & International Instructor Training Events, Created Miss Pole Dance UK the leading National Pole Dance Fitness Competition since 2005 and World Pole Dance, a World Pole Sport Fitness event which is the recognised global competition for pole dance fitness, attracting the World’s top international competitors from over 26 Countries and 5 continents and have created over 5 World Champions since 2005!
We host master classes and workshops and train other Pole School teachers too!, as we are passionate about pole safety first, in the pole fitness industry

Instructors name: Kay Penney
Assistant instructor: Samantha Clarke
Apprentice: Hilda Veenstra
Apprentice Instructor position available - email us at

Kay's Qualifications:
Accredited Advanced Level 3 Pole Fitness Instructor Qualified
First Aid Certified
Trainer / Assessor - Gradings
Sam's Qualifications:
Accredited Advanced Level 3 Pole Fitness Instructor Qualified
First Aid Certified
Hilda's Qualifications:
Accredited Advanced Level 3 Pole Fitness Instructor Qualified
First Aid Certified
No of poles: 4 x 50mm floor to ceiling poles

Suitable: Beginner / intermediate: All levels of fitness
New students and beginners are welcome to join the class any time. Classes are suitable for both men and women teaching you pole tricks, spins, transitions and poses, we will have you moving like never before! Expect to increase muscle tone as you progress each week, accomplishing moves you never thought possible. With just some simple and achievable techniques you will begin to feel and see a transformation projecting your new found confidence along the way!

How to join the class: Simply text - 07921 948 606 confirming your name, date you are attending and 'Redhill Pole Fitness' in the message,
or come alone and chat to one of the instructors on the night.

Classes are run every week so you can come anytime without having to book a set course.

What To Wear: Shorts, short skirt or leggings, T shirt, trainers or bare feet. Avoid wearing jewellery, moisturisers or oils on the skin.

Cost: First Lesson just £10 or £12.50 Pay As You Go
Pre payment, 4 classes for £40.00, 6 classes for £60.00.
Gift vouchers are available.

Where: FREE parking in the Belfrey shopping centre (collect your yellow token at the entrance of the car park) and exchange it for an exit token at the lifeline fitness gym reception on the first floor - before the class starts

Lifeline Fitness
(next to Curves)
Tower House
The Belfrey Centre

Some questions we asked Kay

When did you get into pole?
The year 2000 after the birth of my third son. I was searching for a new type of fitness that would help me mentally and physically to get back into shape

How did you get into pole?
I started before Pole Fitness was ever created and heard of – I attended a private party where there was a pole! No one else had a look in.. I was hooked the moment I tried it. I just moved around the pole like no one was watching and naturally thought I was a goddess!! I then attended a 3 hour introduction to Pole way back in the day when we used to wear heels!

Sexy or fitness or both?
My background is fitness and dance from a very early age so I love to combine the two – that’s what I love about pole is that you can tailor it to how you want to depending on your mood at the time – some of the movements CAN make you feel more sexy – so watch out!

Favourite pole move?
It's got to be the cross ankle release (upside down move with the legs crossed and gripping the pole – no hands!)

Least favourite pole move and why?
It’s got to be the Iguana as it hurts under my arm on my bicep. (Back arch gripping your whole body weight with just your inner arm and torso)

Interests outside of pole?
Pole has become my world but I’m also a busy mum of three teenagers – I love to keep fit so anything that challenges me I love to do. I  love anything to do with music too from classical concerts to the rock concerts at the O2 arena. I’m passionate about new experiences too and hanging around positive and motivational people who help me grow as an individual


Pole Passion  - The BOOK  and syllabus 1-6

Pole Passion the moves and grooves series of books are in the final stages of completion
Syllabus 1-6
After an exciting and innovative 13 years’ worth of moves, tricks, transitions, spins and poses, this will be a celebration of the years Pole Passion has lead the pole dance and fitness industry.

Author Kay Penney has dedicated the last decade and more to promoting the ambitious and supporting the talented. She is founder of Miss Pole Dance and World Pole Dance and is the owner and founder of Pole Passion Ltd established in the UK in 2001 – Kay has always had the belief that movements on and around a vertical bar, for fun and fitness, would be massive and wanted to make the techniques available to all. Kay who still teaches and mentors thousands of students, competitors and instructors worldwide, is an active member of experts, within the Pole Passion team, on a daily basis, leading the way for competitive pole sports and fitness and is proud to have created and promoted 5 world champions; Felix Cane - USA, Alesia Vazmitsel - Belarus, Keem Martinez - France, Evgeny Grishilov – Russia & Natalia Tatarintseva- Ukraine  
The books have always been an integral part of the Pole Passion ethos and professional training system, first created, with her then Advanced Instructor Debbie Merchant in 2004.

From a team of one, Kay and her dedicated team, now over 29 instructors and regular teaching team members continue to inspire and motivate men and women all over  the world. Kay also has shared her instructor training programmes with Russia, Switzerland, USA, Germany and Hungary to name a few

Kay decided to document her ideas and programmes when she was first diagnosed with cancer in 2004 and has never looked back – Visit the website for more details about the events, competitions and programmes Kay and her team are involved in.
It’s all about giving back and offering a choice.

Kay is currently full time in bringing the World Championships to the UK on January 31st , February 1st and 2nd ; a convention and celebration of world class pole

NEW Worthing Pole fitness classes with Pole Passion

Elyse Donovan – Worthing’s New Pole Passion instructor 2014
I have students travelling as far as Shoreham, Lancing, Findon, Patching, Ferring and Steyning

Hello, my name is Elyse, I'm 33 years old and I started to learn pole fitness after I had my first baby in 2009. 
I am an accredited pole fitness instructor with Pole Passion.
After lesson one, I was totally addicted. It got me back in shape after having my son, but it also made me stronger and fitter than before.  I was itching to get back to pole after my second baby in 2012 and I decided to apprentice and take the next step to becoming an instructor.  I would love to pass this passion on to others in my classes. 

My open day is coming up on 14 December 2014 at Northbrook Barn in Durrington, and I hope that curious people will pop along to see what pole classes are all about.  It will be a chance to see more experienced polers at work which will inspire beginners and new comers alike.  

My lessons are for beginners and will help people to get fit, strong and body confident in a fun environment.  I'm an 80's baby, so expect some retro tunes in class!  As long as you are over 16 you can do pole no matter what shape or size you are.  It’s like no other exercise most people will have tried before, so if you want a new challenge for the new year, give it a try - you'll love it!  

Classes from 6th Jan 2014 on Monday nights 6.30-7.30pm and 
Tuesday lunchtimes 12.00 -1.00pm.

Some questions we asked Elyse

When did you get into pole? 
After my first baby was born in 2009 when I was 29 years old.

How did you get into pole? 
I wanted try something new. I saw an open day invitation and thought - why not!

Sexy or fitness or both? 
I'm a fitness girl, but there's nothing wrong with a cheeky routine here and there!!

Favourite pole move? 
It's got to be the straight edge. (upside handstand with both hands on the pole)
I was desperate to get that move and when I did I got a real sense of achievement.

Least favourite pole move and why? 
My nemesis was the cradle spin ( this is sideways spinning movement around the pole with the legs in a tuck position and arms stretched wide gripping the pole) - it took me 9 months to get it.

Interests outside of pole? 
I'm a mum of two, so my boys keep me very busy, but I love to have a good night in with the girls when I can.  

For more information about Elyse' classes visit -