Polercise is the leading pole studio in Belfast city centre. Our structured group fitness classes and friendly instructors put the fun into fitness & will encourage you to find the strength, stamina & confidence within.
El has been in the pole dance sports & fitness industry since 2005 when she founded & opened Irelands 1st purpose built pole studio in Belfast. She developed a skill & love for Pole Dancing when she 1st came across it at Bobbi’s Pole Studio Sydney in 2003, taught then by her pole idol Bobbie herself! El currently has 2 studios in Ireland, Belfast & Dundalk & has delivered workshops as far as Barcelona, Argentina & Australia. In her earlier days she competed in Pole Divas winning the NI heats in 2006 & 2008. She later focused on judging & was one of the 1st IPSF Judges (the only recognised body for pole sports judges) in 2013, judging at the World pole Sports Championships in London . She is a regular on the judging panel of the Pole Dance Ireland Princess competition, MMPScotland & and most recently judged at the World Pole Fitness 2018 in China. She is founder of Irelands most recognised pole competition 'The All Ireland Pole Dance Championships' which takes place in Belfast every year.
Steven took up pole 5 years ago as a hobby, he moved from Liverpool to Belfast over a year ago to do his PhD whilst continuing pole training in his spare time. Steven is the male All Ireland Pole Dance Champion of 2017.
He teaches at the studio on a Thursday evening and is also available for private training sessions.
Martine, 35, is a mum of 2 which makes her a superhero in her own right. She started pole 7 years ago at her sisters studio before moving to join the Polercise family, admittedly the best decision she ever made ….😆
She always loved dancing, in her younger years she was a free style disco dancer but fell in love with pole in her later years and hasn’t looked back.
You can catch Martine hanging about the studio on a Tues eve.
Maria is a mechanical engineering student and maths tutor by day and the rest of the time? Pole dancing and bodybuilding areher passion! She discovered Polercise 2 years ago, having no background in dance and being notoriously clumsy. She gave it a whirl... Completely fell in love! She'd only been weight training for about 6 months and Pole went hand in hand, improving her strength massively, but even better teaching her to love her body, feel amazing, boosted body confidence and had great craic with her pole family. She's a competitive bodybuilder and pole gave her the sass and confidence needed to get on a stage, enjoy every minute and pick up a few trophies... all in heels! Because if you can walk in pleasers you can walk in anything!"
You will usually catch Maria strutting her stuff at the studio on Mondays.
Yes! Polercise is open to women of all ages, shape and size. The beginners class starts off light and gradually becomes more difficult. You might be surprised the difference 8 weeks can make!
For beginners, wear a gym top, bottoms and trainers. You should always bring a bottle of water and a towel. Once you move up the levels you will be expected to wear shorts but this will not be until the middle of Intermediate 2. You will be told a week in advanced when to bring them.
As an added extra, you can also bring high heels to put on at the end of class and strut your stuff!
Classes always vary, but expect anything from 4 to 10 people.
Classes usually last an hour, expect Advanced Conditioning, which lasts an hour and half.
Every class consists of:
Unfortunately no. Polercise has taken Northern Ireland by storm and the classes are usually packed. Paying in advanced is to secure your space, as well as covering all insurance costs. The only exception is Zumba, which is £5 per class.
It is highly advised against doing this. If you don't feel comfortable with your moves, it is sometimes a good idea to stay back. This doesn't mean repeating the same level though! We have a Pole Grooves class for each level. Rather than repeat the same routine, Pole Grooves builds on what you already know and works on strengthening your skills. It is also cheaper than a normal pole course.
Yes and no. As pole dancing can be very daunting but also confidence building, we try to keep male and female seperate. Polercise classes are most often made up of women, however, if you are male and have a handful of other male friends (around 4) interested in attending, we can arrange an all male class. Parties can be mixed groups.
Polercise is a fun fitness alternative to aerobics, pilates and the gym, with an increasing number of celebrities publicly declaring their addiction to the pole. Artisitc pole dancing lessons improve muscle tone, strength and flexibility whilst increasing your confidence by developing your sexy, sensual side!
The lessons will teach you pole work and sensual movements, incorporating cardiovascular strength and flexibility training.
Warm Up & Workout
Classes are fun from beginning to end but the MOST fun begins when we move on to pole tricks and dance routines. Wearing your dance shoes at this stage is optional! Some people like to let their inhibitions go. Its your hour, its totally your choice.
Time to kick off the shoes again, grab a mat and relax. We finish off the class with a 5 minute cool down.
Classes are not intended for professional training but are dedicated to fitness & fun for women of every age, shape and size.