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 in Ashburn, and I am going to teach you how to do the Diva Spin when pole dancing. This one requires a little bit of strength from your outer leg and your core, because you need to hold your leg up and out to the side during your spin. So, make sure that you have practiced some upper body and some ab exercises before attempting this spin, and you feel like you are fairly confident and strong on the pole in general. Often make sure that you are warmed before attempting this spin. You are going to start with your inside arm high and your outside arm to the pole. Your outside leg is going to hook to the pole and this inside leg is going to shoot straight out to the side, okay. Now, this can be done two ways and it again it depends on your strength. You can keep this outside leg hooked with the ankle in front of the pole for a little bit more stability or if you are feeling nice and strong you can hold it just out to the side of the pole, requires a little bit more strength but it looks real pretty. So, I am going to walk into it and show you what it looks and then we will break it down one more time. You will notice that on your landing you can't go ahead and put your feet down so that you don't crush all the way down to the floor. So, when you are half way through the spin, just gently bring your legs in for your landing. So, here we go, we are going to walk into it, bring that outside leg up, the other one extends out to the side, and pull in and up. Happy practicing your pole dancing!