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Pole dancing is a fun way to exercise, but there are some aspects to consider before you bring your workout home with you. These enthusiasts have a few tips to consider to ensure you’ve prepped your space for your routine.

Jen Stark

Jen Stark

Jen Stark is the founder of Happy DIY Home.

Solid Ceiling and Flooring is a Must

Pole dance training is a fantastic way to work out a huge range of muscles and tone your body. You can work out at home too. However, one of the biggest things to consider is space. You'll need room to have the pole up, and you'll need room to maneuver around. You'll also need a solid ceiling and floor to attach the pole to ensure it stays upright as you learn to use it.

Another thing many people don't consider when it comes to pole dance training at home is the flooring. You'll be dragging your feet and toes on the floor a lot, so you need to be wary of rug burn if you have carpet in your space. The same applies to a hard floor, as it can be hard on your knees or feet.

Oberon Copeland

Oberon Copeland

Oberon Copeland, Owner & CEO Of

Make Sure You Have Enough Clearance Around Pole

Before starting any physical activity at home, it's always important to consult with a doctor to make sure it's safe for you. This is especially true if you have any preexisting medical conditions that might be aggravated by exercise. Once you've got the all-clear from your doctor, there are a few things you should keep in mind when setting up a pole dancing space in your home.

First, make sure you have enough clearance around the pole. You'll need at least three feet of clear space on all sides of the pole and eight feet of ceiling height. Second, choose a sturdy surface for your pole. A hardwood floor is ideal, but carpet or tile will also work as long as the surface is smooth and level.

Finally, make sure the pole you select is compatible with the type of flooring you have. Use a static pole on carpet or tile and a spinning pole on hardwood floors. With these considerations in mind, you'll be well on your way to enjoying a safe and fun pole dancing experience at home.

Isla Zyair

Isla Zyair, Nutritionist and Blogger at Obesity Controller Association.

Consult With Your Doctor

Some activities that are considered healthy at the gym may be harmful if done incorrectly in your home environment. Furthermore, while pole dancing can be a physically and mentally challenging activity, it's important to make sure that you're prepared for the physical demands by doing certain exercises regularly.

Additionally, before starting any workout routine, warm up so that you are fully engaged and ready to perform at top form. Don't forget to stretch appropriately after each exercise to avoid injury or pain.

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