To give you a sense of just how challenging pole dancing is, consider this: One of the instructors at the Brookhaven location of this two-studio chain quit CrossFit in favor of the workouts here. Indeed, it takes serious grip and upper-body strength to execute some of the sexiest moves on a pole. Your core, legs, and glutes get worked, too. So pick out your dance name, put on your high heels (or socks will do), and get on the pole. Also on offer: chair-dancing, striptease basics, and bar-dancing of the variety seen in the film Coyote Ugly. polelateaz.com
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This article originally appeared in our December 2017 issue.