Throughout 2017 we’ve been exploring different body weight training disciplines that can parallel and compliment pole dance, essentially as a form of strength training that is integral to increasing your level of skill, stamina and endurance for pole fitness.

As we’ve found out, there's no reason you can't do one or more of these in addition to your pole regime at a studio or at home. In fact, many of today’s pole fanatics started out doing gymnastics, acrobatics, yoga or some form of dance before eventually finding their passion for pole.

Throughout the year we’ve looked at ten different disciplines by interviewing someone who has experience with both activities. You can read up more about the discipline that you’re interested in by clicking on the links below BUT we’ve also drawn up a handy little infographic on activities and advice provided by our #BWT champs!

Acrobatics -> here

Calisthenics -> here

Yoga -> here

Running -> here

Parkour/ free-running -> here

Boxing -> here

CrossFit/ HIIT -> here

Aerial arts -> here

Dance -> here

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/ Martial arts -> here

BWt infographic

Date added: 12/11/2017