Lisa PekloLisa is the owner of DivaFit Pole Dancing Studio in Ashburn, VA. Lisa has a degree in Exercise Science from Virginia Tech and has worked in the fitness industry since 1991. Her background has included everything from managing health clubs to teaching fitness classes. Her most recent passion is pole dancing and in 2006 she opened DivaFit where she teaches both students and instructors in the art of pole dancing for fun and fitness. Lisa is also an ACE Certified Personal trainer and a YogaFit Level 2 Yoga Instructor.
Lisa Peklo: Hi! I am Lisa Peklo with Diva Fit pole dancing studio in Ashburn. I am going to show you how to do a Chair Spin when pole dancing. Make sure you are warm first before attempting this spin. This spin requires a little bit of ab strength because you are going to be holding your knees up as you go around the outside of the pole. You can do some abdominal exercises to get in shape for this spin. But for this spin you are going to take your inside hand closest to the pole, up high on the pole and your outside arm at chest height. Your outside leg is the one thats going to give you a little bit of momentum. So when you start you are going to bring it back behind you some and you are going to swing it forward. The other knee is going to come up to meet it as you go around the pole. I will show you what it looks like. Now, when I went around the pole, what I was doing with taking this outside hand and pushing my body away from the pole. If you don't do this, you are going to end up bumping your hips in the pole as you move along and you get a hefty bruise on the side of your hips. So, try your best to push away from the pole with the outside hand. So, we are going to walk into it so that we have a little bit more momentum. Remembering that this outside leg is going to be the one to swing up and start our chair spin. When you are near the bottom, just put your feet down and do a nice little roll up. Happy practicing your pole dancing!