The Art of Pole Dance & Aerial Fitness: Combining Strength, Flexibility, and Self-Expression

Pole dance and Aerial Arts/Fitness are unique and exciting form of exercise that combine strength training, flexibility, and self-expression. At our Bundaberg Pole, Dance, Aerials and Fitness studio, we offer a wide range of classes for people of all levels, from beginner to advanced.

Pole and Aerials are not just about getting in shape and toning your body, but also about empowering yourself through movement and self-expression. Our classes are designed to help you not only improve your physical fitness but also to boost your confidence and self-esteem. The encouraging vibe in the studio is electric!

One of the things that sets our studio apart is the emphasis on your own self journey. We believe that everyone learns and develops different aspects of their fitness, dance ability, strength, goals and desires differently. We are all unique! ย We encourage our students to let their creativity flow and express themselves through movement, to set their own goals that we can help them toward during our lessons, and to try not to fall into the dark habit of negatively comparing ourselves to others. We work hard to provide an encouraging, understanding, disciplined and motivating community for our students to be a part of.

We also understand that many people may have concerns about pole dance and aerial fitness specifically, such as fear of judgement or fear of injury. That’s why we make safety our top priority and our instructors are trained to provide modifications and adjustments, catering for students of all levels in our timetable, or even in private lessons, so everyone can feel comfortable and confident during their time in studio.

Our studio is more than just a place to workout, it’s a community of supportive and welcoming individuals who are passionate about their classes and each other. We offer a variety of classes throughout the week, making it easy for people to fit pole dance fitness into their busy schedules as well as offering private lessons and parties!

So if you’re looking for a unique and exciting way to get in shape, boost your confidence, and join the #loftfam community, come check out our Bundaberg studio The Neon Loft. ย Come have a great time, meet new people and kick some butt!

Meet Toni

Hi there! I’m Toni! If you don’t know me already, you must be new around here! ๐Ÿฅณ Welcome! ๐Ÿ™Œ
(Please make sure you say hey below! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love connecting with people.)

I’m the Owner of this incredible place and one of the Beginner Pole Instructors. I’m also a Mum, coffee addict โ˜•๏ธ , chocoholic ๐Ÿซ , nerdy Social Media Manager ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป (@ToniJordanDigital), op-shop/bargain finding enthusiast and a creative who LOVES to organise and learn. I know, I’m weird!

Get to know me more below! ๐Ÿ‘‡

๐Ÿ’– ๐๐ข๐œ๐ค๐ง๐š๐ฆ๐ž: Tones / Mum
@thetonijordan / LinkedIn

๐Ÿ’– ๐“๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ:
I am a Mum of 3 crazy kidlets (Girl, Boy, Girl) and a bit of a mixed bag of fun! I’m a qualified Primary School & Music Teacher (who decided teaching in schools wasn’t for me), a Singer/Songwriter (๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽ™ On Spotify/Apple Music if you’re curious), recently started my own business as Social Media Manager helping busy business owners during the day, and then I light up the night at The Neon Loft! When I’m not working, I may be getting stronger lifting at @BundyFit, doing Mum things, thinking about working ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ or enjoying a delicious cocktail! ๐Ÿน

๐Ÿ’– ๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐๐ข๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐จ ๐๐จ๐ฅ๐ž?
It all started 13 years ago at my Hens party when my fav gals and I celebrated with a Pole Dance Class! It was so much fun, so much harder than I’d expected and we made a tonne of great memories. Many years later, after I had my third child, I was searching for a way to ‘find myself’ again , get fit and tone my post 3 pregnancies body and have some Me-Time. I got a second hand pole and practiced as much as I could off apps and videos in my garage until I decided to find a studio to really get into it. That was not quite 4 years ago! Time flies! ๐Ÿ’œ

๐Ÿ’– ๐ƒ๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐š ๐๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž/๐ ๐ฒ๐ฆ๐ง๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ฌ ๐›๐š๐œ๐ค๐ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐?
I was a dancer when I was young. Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Contemporary/Lyrical. I do wish I’d done gymnastics because I’d LOVE to be more flexible but I am so grateful for the opportunities I had…. I have enjoyed performing on stages for as long as I can remember as a singer, dancer and actress. I still love to dance! ๐Ÿ’ƒ

๐Ÿ’– ๐—ช๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฏ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐›๐ž๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง ๐ˆ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ?
Seeing students grow in self-awareness, confidence, fitness and light up each class. Celebrating their wins. Pushing through. Seeing themselves differently from when they started. It’s truly empowering!

๐Ÿ’– ๐—ช๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฅ๐ž?
Try it out before you judge. And although it can be sexual, it isn’t always. I try to encourage people to flip their thinking from automatic strip clubs and sexualisation, to gymnastics, circus acts and athleticism.

Most of the time people who have issues with what I do, would happily watch performers in gymnastics, ice skating or circus acts – wearing less clothing! In saying that, it absolutely can be sensual, sexual and erotic too and I don’t see anything wrong with that either. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

My mission is to shift the focus in our studio from the skin/figure that is showing (which is actually to grip the pole, so we don’t fall and die ๐Ÿ˜‚) to the strength, control and finesse the moves require, whilst attempting gracefulness and flow!

Pole is about so much more than people know until they’ve experienced it or know someone that has. Hope to see you all soon at The Neon Loft.

๐Ÿ“ธ Matthew John Photos

 

7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Pole Dance

Whenever I mention pole dance, different people have very different ideas of what pole dance is. As a pole dance instructor here in Bundaberg, I’m making it my mission to share how incredible pole dance is for increasing fitness, strength and confidence!

I am surrounded with people in and around our studio who are crazy passionate.

  • Passionate about challenging and growing themselves
  • Passionate about helping and encouraging others
  • Passionate about our city and community
  • Passionate about staying fit & healthy
  • Passionate about having time to themselves (parents especially)

So here’s 7 things you probably didn’t know about pole dancing. If you’re curious, I encourage you to come try for yourself at The Neon Loft!

  1. Pole dance is NOT always explicit or sexual! Although, confidence is sexy for sure! Oh, and not all pole dancers are strippers…
  2. Clothes are slippery! Skin is required to effectively grip to the pole. As you get better, you need more grip points to be available = less clothing.
  3. Pole dance is incredible fitness and improves whole body strength, coordination and flexibility.
  4. There is NO age limit – Kids love classes, and it’s never too late to start having some fun!
  5. Yes! Guys can definitely do pole as well.
  6. Just like in real life, there is NO ideal body type – every body is a pole body!
  7. You will bruise. We call them “pole kisses”.

Do you have something you think people should know but maybe don’t know yet, about pole dancing? Let us know in the comments!

Fantastic Classes for Kids in Bundaberg

If you are anything like me (a busy mum of 3 kids), you are probably constantly looking for engaging activities for your kids to do in Bundaberg that they LOVE. Pole-nastic classes may be just the thing to keep them busy while they learn to improve their motor skills, make new friends and use up some of that limitless energy.

Book them in to enjoy our kids class right at our Bundaberg Pole, Dance, Aerial Arts and Fitness Studio!

Kids Polenastics

We teach little people from 6 years + in our Polenastics Kids classes. Think gynmastics style classes that also incorporate Pole and aerial Lyra (hoop)! ย These classes foster foundational movement, coordination, strength, flexibility, social interaction and most of all encourage having an incredibly fun time being active!

Tiny Sparks

Interested in a fun and different movement class for your child 3-6 years old? Please get in touch with us to see availability and scheduling for our Tiny Sparks classes!

 

Did you know your first class at The Neon Loft is FREE? Click here to claim your complimentary class pass!