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  • Mid-life crisis am I too old to start this?

    Posted by Ginger Kitty on March 12, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    I’m 43. I’ve taken a couple of classes at a local studio and really like it. I’m physically active and in pretty good shape. But would like to increase my core strength and my flexibility. I think I can handle the poling but I’m feeling a little crazy that I want to start this at my age. Maybe I’m having a mid-life crisis?

    Any one else start poling in their 40’s?

    Trena replied 14 years, 2 months ago 38 Members · 47 Replies
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  • luvlee

    March 12, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Now I am just early thirtys but I had to say. HELL NO YOU AREN’T to old!!!!!!!!!!!! If you can do it, DO IT! Didn’t you see on the news the pole studio that had the cute little 74 year old woman doing hand stands and everything right there with the girls? She rocks!!!. This sport is for EVERYONE who can physically do it. I will be poling as long as my body lets me and then some! Have fun!!!!!!! Oh yeah. There are LOTS of other 40 something women on here by the way.

  • chemgoddess1

    March 12, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    I am one of those over 40 women on here! I turned 41 in January and have been doing this for over 2 years. I have more strength and a better body today than I did in my early 30’s. GO FOR IT!!!

  • yogabeachbabe

    March 12, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    YOU ARE NOT TOO OLD TO START THIS! I was 40, too, when I took my first pole class!
    Admittedly there were a lot of things that the younger girls could do naturally that I struggled with (still struggle with!), but there are a lot of things that came easily to me as well. I certainly don’t have the endurance that younger women have, but really that’s due to my super-sucky cardio conditioning. I have found all polers inspiring–young, old, men and women alike. Go for it!

  • drkfaery

    March 12, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Hi there! I’m 41 also and I say go for it!! My physical and mental health have improved so much! Poling is an awesome form of exercise for any age!

  • Layla Duvay

    March 12, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    So what if it is a mid-life crisis?! I think if you’ve lived this long, you’re damn well ENTITLED to one, lol!! I’ve been poling for 2.5 years and I’m 48 and I’m LOVING it!!! Honest to god, I can do things on the pole now that I could never have done in my twenties!!

    Repeat after me: "I am NOT too old to start this!"

  • verucablue

    March 12, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Hello…another 41 year old here and nope your are not to old! It’s fun and healthy and much cheaper than a Porsche

  • chemgoddess1

    March 12, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Hello…another 41 year old here and nope your are not to old! It’s fun and healthy and much cheaper than a Porsche

    Ummm…..wasn’t that a consideration a few months ago??

  • verucablue

    March 12, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    haha… it was…but then I got smart and decided I could get a vacation home…put more money into my 401k AND buy a Mustang convertible and still spend less than the Porsche…seriously… lol

  • FuzzyNavel

    March 12, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    age is a number baby! I’m 31 now and have no plans to stop! My local instructor is turning 50 this year and is amazing on the pole.

  • margie

    March 12, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    I wouldn’t call it a midlife crisis. Call it a rebirth:) I am now 43 and I have been poling for 8 months and I exercise 5 days a week. I feel really good and It has helped me with my strength and my core. I do extra core exercises but poling has helped a lot. I love it and have two poles. Enjoy it! Enjoy the thrill of learning new moves.

  • Runemist34

    March 12, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    My husband said "Yes, it might be a mid-life crisis…but who cares?!"
    I tend to agree with him. Honestly, if it makes you feel good, if you like doing it and you are physically healthy (Y’know, no hip problems…and even then!) then I’d say…do what you want to!
    I’m young (24), have a husband, go to school…and I do what I want. I never like seeing or hearing people go "I’m stuck because this is safe and I don’t want to try new things! It’s such a risk!" Life is about risk, about pushing the envelope, about being someone who changes through life and says "I like who I am now," regardless of what you used to be!
    The only way to change a social stigma (like "I’m too old for this") is by changing it within yourself, first!
    Go for it, girl!

  • MsWild

    March 12, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Hi, I’m 45 and am a beginner. Yes, I feel the same about the age thing and then I think…"well I don’t care". If I want to do it then I will. I must be having a mid life crisis too (and loving it). I watch cougar town on tv and laugh. I have a slightly younger partner (and he’s hot). I have a red horse carriage and a team of horses (which I had to learn at 41) and I drive them down the main street and wave at people and . So what? Its fun. I am seriously new and bad at pole dancing but I like it. I will get better – look at all you girls and your progress! At my age, I guess I am seasoned at having fun and gaining empowerment. I say "GO FOR IT". PS My grandma danced on stage in amateur theatre until she was nearly eighty! She loved it.

  • Runemist34

    March 12, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    MsWild…I’m horribly jealous. I want horses. Seriously. That’s just the most awesome thing I’ve ever heard, and you’ve just given me a new life goal.
    But, seriously, I think that women (and men!) of all life stages and all walks can do this if they want to, and it would create a very diverse and fun community full of different perspectives, understandings, and ways of doing things.

  • Poledancefan

    March 13, 2010 at 12:36 am

    I’m 49…just a few months until 50! I’ll be half a century old! 43 years old, you say? LOL, that’s robbing the cradle! Get busy on that pole, young lady!


  • litlbit

    March 13, 2010 at 1:12 am

    I started at 51, I’m now 54…if your crazy then I’m totally MAD and LOVING IT!! Don’t know if you’ve seen the clip but there is a woman, retired CIA agent that is 72 and poles! YOUR NEVER TOO OLD!!!

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