Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Boot Camp Vs Pole Dancing

In my new quest for Biggest Loser sized losses over the next 6 weeks, I am trying some new fitness related things. So this last week I took another Pole Fitness class and also joined a Boot Camp style class for a month. There are some major, major differences.

Comfort at start of class

Pole Fitness: I was very self-conscious. I was the fattest person there, and it felt weird trying to be sensual.

Boot Camp: I was the thinnest (believe it!). However, I was NOT the fittest.

Comfort during class

Pole Fitness: Still self conscious, but started to ease into it. It was fun as well as a challenge. I really worked at perfecting the few moves we worked on that day and it felt less like a workout and more like learning to dance.

Boot Camp: OUCH! OUCH OUCH OUCH HOLY HELL! OOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!! I never thought I would use running as a method of rest.

Immediately After Class

Pole Fitness: I felt happy, relaxed and accomplished.

Boot Camp: I needed a nap. And a wheelchair.

The Day After

Pole Fitness: Delightfully sore, mostly in my upperbody (yay!). A few tender spots where I bumped a body part into the pole.

Boot Camp: Still need that wheelchair. Stairs are NOT my friend.


Both programs are comparable in price (in the range of $200 a month). Basically I really enjoyed the Pole Fitness class MUCH more than the Boot Camp. Plus I think it would be really rewarding for my self esteem. Obviously, the Boot Camp was a much more intense workout, and I probably need that right now, at least for the next month as I attempt unhealthy levels of weight loss HAHA! But after I go through my IVF cycles and hopefully pregnancy, and I'm looking for a program I can do long term that will have the most positive effect on my life as a whole, it would be Pole Fitness at the top of my list.

But in the meantime, I need to motivate to get to that boot camp again tomorrow!


  1. I've done boot camps before and they are killer! I love it though--I'm of the school of thought that if it doesn't hurt, it's not worth my time. I must be a masochist.

    They both sound fun though!

  2. You have way more balls than me. I'd never be caught dead in a pole dancing class.

  3. Good for you! I say go with what makes you happiest. Hopefully that good feeling will help carry you through the IVF cycle ahead.

    Thanks again for your support today. xxx


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