Forums Discussions Can I start with Beginner Level 1 instead of a the Take Off program?

  • Can I start with Beginner Level 1 instead of a the Take Off program?

    Posted by kettukissa on June 1, 2024 at 7:10 am

    Hi Veena, thank you for the amazing resource, this was the best investment I could do this year.

    <font face=”inherit”>I am currently coming back to pole dancing after a ~2 year break due to </font>a<font face=”inherit”> wrist injury (apparently old one exacerbated by pole dancing) for which I had surgery in December 2024. Before that, I have been on and off pole dancing for 4 years – I reached an intermediate level back then, I did 2 years of constant pole dancing, then financial issues and moving. I practiced again consistently from September 2022 to January 2023, when my wrist started hurting and I seemed help. </font>

    <font face=”inherit”>I started following the No Pole program, but the doctors and physiotherapists have cleared me for pole dancing. My wrists </font>and forearms are progressing extraordinarily well, which makes me so happy for once after so long.<font face=”inherit”> On the side, I am cross training 3-4 times a week at the gym, joining yoga classes once or twice a week, and recently I went bouldering with friends – none of these gave me issues. I take sport massages and do your fantastic pole massage to handle the recovery well too (which I both strongly recommend to the entire community). So, I am fully ready to get back on the pole responsibly. </font>

    <font face=”inherit”>Now, the question is: do you think I can jump already to Beginner Level 1 and bypass the 30 days Take Off since I have previous experience with both pole dancing and fitness? I am eager to come back! </font>

    Veena replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago 3 Members · 6 Replies
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  • kettukissa

    June 1, 2024 at 7:11 am

    Sorry, there is a typo of course – the wrist surgery was in December 2023!

    And then, sorry again for the other typos, I haven’t proofed too much the text back. Too much excitement 😂

  • Veena

    June 1, 2024 at 11:45 am

    Hi there! I’m glad you’re healed 💜 With your background I would say you can start with Beg level 1 but if that seems like too much for your wrists the. Drop to the take off program.

    Please don’t hesitate ask questions or share video links with me if you have a concern or would like me to check your technique 😊

    Welcome back to pole dance!!

  • Deleted User

    Deleted User
    June 11, 2024 at 4:59 am

    Yes, you can start with Beginner Level 1 instead of the Take Off program. Beginner Level 1 is designed to accommodate newcomers, providing a foundation for those with little to no prior experience. The Take Off program is typically for absolute beginners, but if you feel confident in starting directly with Beginner Level 1, it should be suitable.

  • Veena

    June 11, 2024 at 2:27 pm

    💯 🙌

  • kettukissa

    June 13, 2024 at 5:22 am

    Thank you so much for the warm welcome back and for the offer of help! So far it’s all going well, I actually did not start following the program consistently yet because my family gifted me a one-month course (2 times per week) in a local pole studio. I had my first lecture last night, and since the local course is taught in a language that I don’t speak yet (I am Italian, I live in Finland), even if the teacher is very kind and speaks English when I have questions or I look lost, I don’t grasp fully some details (the language barrier atm is alright as I am used to it and I am learning Finnish, so this helps too). When I got back home from my lecture, I had a moment of rehearsal by myself of the tricks and spins we went through using your lectures, and yesterday it worked really well. Some simple tricks that I didn’t not achieve in the class came up very nicely after it following your lectures, and it was deeply rewarding. Let’s see where this heads but so far, apart from the general frustration of starting over (which I think anyone feels after long breaks), I am extremely happy to get back on the pole. I will keep updated! Here is a little picture from a video I took of myself doing one of the fireman spin variations on spinning pole from your lecture, using the power grip 🙂

  • Veena

    June 13, 2024 at 11:00 am

    Wonderful!! Thank you for the update too 💜

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