Pole dancing, lap dancing, tantric gym: call it want you will, but erotic rituals are the mainstream physical activity for that perfect sexy, healthy body.
Lap dancing (we're told) is not only a question of lust and striptease clubs. A pole, the right rhythm and naked legs are one the most effective recipes to burn calories and tone up your body (you know what the other option is...).
Poledancing having now reached mainstream mania, it was only a matter of time before the the big brand monsters arrived to gobble up its cool factor.The company behind the pole-dance business (of poles), have just signed a contract with Peekaboo, and announced they're seeking a partner to license a pole dancing game for the Nintendo Wii. Before the game hits your living room and your mum/auntie/granny gets in on the act - check out these pole-dancing exercises www.expertvillage.com/video-series.
Even if you don't quite achieve the flexibility of a Cirque du Soleil dancer, in 1 hour you're guaranteed to burn around 200-300 calories, toning legs, arms, abdominals simulatenously. (For a the sofa version see "Go, Go Tales" by Abel Ferrara.
Leave your prejudices at home - and put your heels on for something other than partying.
Finally, and completely gratitutious simply because we can't mention pole-dancing without the very sexy Miss Moss.
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