Femme Fatale Silks/pole/circus/dance

Posted: July 30, 2014 in Ex-er...size?
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I needed a break from crossfit, so I decided to try something else entirely. When I was in the Philippines, I met a girl who gave me a (very) brief lesson in pole while we drank rum and waited for the typhoon to hit. (as you do). I quickly realized that my core is laughable and I needed to work on it. I also wanted to get better at coordination and flexibility. So I signed up for some classes.

My first class at Femme Fatale was a stiletto pole (I don’t own a pair of stilettos, btw). I left feeling sore but accomplished. Sadly, my schedule didn’t allow me to take this class anymore.

I did take the “circus workout” every chance I could. It’s basically TRX (but with silks, instead of the expensive straps). If you’ve never done silks class before, I highly recommend it. In Circus (taught by a suuuuuper bubbly teacher named Melissa) you do all sorts of floor exercises, TRX-like exercises on all sorts of equipment and you’re exhausted by the end of the 30-40 min session. The time at the end is for you to fool around on silks/hoop/trapeze and get new profile pics! 😛

Flex and Stretch, taught by a ballet-professional named Layla, is basically yoga/pilates on crack. You think it’s just going to be glorified stretching, but I have never sweat this much (even during hot yoga in India during the summer!) Because of this (and work on my own) I ended up getting the splits. (yay!)

The other “drop-in” class that I took was “dance fusion”. Think Zumba- but with jazz, ballet, hip hop, contemporary and dance-central video game all mixed into one. Taught by (the one and only amazing) Cassie, was probably one of the most fun classes I’ve ever taken. If you like to dance and want something that will keep your heart-rate up- just try it. You’ll be overwhelmed the first 2-3 times, but after that you’ll pick it up. Just go and have fun.

Femme Fatale does either membership or drop-in classes. If you get a membership (100$ a month) you get access to all the registered classes plus all the drop-in classes. Otherwise you pay 10-15$ a class and don’t get access to the registered classes. The classes can range anywhere between 5-15 for the drop-ins and 5-8 for the registered classes.

With that said, I signed up for the registered classes and took pole dancing and silks. Pole helped me on my core, for sure, but didn’t make me feel as graceful as silks- which I instantly took to. Climbing up, wrapping a piece of fabric around your body and hanging upside down just makes you feel like a bad ass. (doing a human-flag-pole will eventually make me feel bad-ass as well…. but I’m getting there).

Anyway- if you’re a lady (sorry guys- women only!), over the age of 18, want to have a fun place to go and kill some calories while having a fun atmosphere to do it in- I would recommend Femme Fatale in Kettering.

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  1. Cassie says:

    LN!!!!!!!!! You are too sweet! We will definitely miss you around the studio 😦 PLEASE come back and bring some of the world to me so I can soak it in! 😀

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