*refreshed class descriptions coming soon*
Here at The Coven, we are dedicated to your success. We offer a wide range of fun and quality alternative fitness classes catered for all levels of ability and skill, from Yoga to Pole Fitness and beyond.
Pole Fitness (different levels):
Possibly the most fun you can have while toning up, building strength and pushing your fitness to the next level! Our pole fitness classes are designed to help you to to develop your skill at your own pace and to reap the physical benefits of pole dance such as increased upper body strength, flexibility and stamina, as well as the mental benefits such as reduced stress levels, increased confidence and promotion of a positive body-image.
Every class is carefully designed to make you well-rounded pole in your fitness, we ensure that you will have the strength, flexibility and stamina to perform each new move by incorporating conditioning and stretching exercises into each class. We always start every class barefooted with a warm-up on a yoga mat. Then we progress to pole tricks instruction, revision of previously learned material, learning a routine, new tricks and a cool down stretch.
Every class includes choreography or combos with the tricks and moves that you will be learning to further increase your fitness and bring more fun to your workout! You’ll feel rejuvenated in every class! Our class places are limited in order to ensure that we offer the best pole fitness classes in Galway. You are guaranteed lots of space and lots of pole usage time in every class; as we never over-crowd our classes.
Whether you are a first-time beginner or a hard-core pole dance addict, we have several levels of classes catered for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced levels.
For this specific class the poles are readjusted from “static” into “spinning mode” which means the bar is rotating freely. The most fun thing in pole dancing ever! The aim of this class is to introduce the basics of spinny pole. We will be covering pole climbs & variations, sits, spins, inverts, hold combinations and sequences of all of the above. Get a solid understanding of how to use your body weight and momentum to best effect. Spinning pole adds a great element of beauty because the movements of the dancer can be seen from all angles as the body stays in rotation but it also helps building upper body strength. The moves are presented with progressions and regressions so the class is suitable for all levels of experience.
Flexibility & Conditioning:
This class is for those who want to become more flexible, for dance, for fitness, or just for personal achievement! Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to be more flexible!
Throughout these classes we will aim to build upon whatever flexibility we already have, whether you are a complete beginner or a ‘bendy Wendy’! There are no pre-requisites for this class, you just need motivation as it is never too late to become more flexible. We will focus on active & passive stretches to build flexibility through a complete range of movement, as well as strengthening exercises for core, upper body and back muscles, legs and glutes, to aid flexibility training.
Sensual Movement (Exotic Dance):
A class for those who want to embrace their sensual side. Suitable for those who would like to challenge themselves in dancing in heels and explore flow and sensuality within their movement. Floorwork and pole dancing will be combined to create beautiful movement and shapes that celebrate the ‘traditional’ side of pole dance. In this class you have permission to let your hair down, put your heels on and leave your troubles outside! You will get a good sweat and workout in this class, as standard!
We recommend wearing heels for this class. Dancer brand platform shoes are recommended (such as Pleaser, Ellie, Glitter Heels, etc.). Thick leg warmers or knee pads are also recommended.
Pole Play – open training
This is the 2 hour long open session perfect for every poler who’s hungry for more 😉 Don’t have a pole at home? No problem! You can pop in any time within those 2 hours to practice the moves from your pole fitness lessons or your favorite things. That’s 2 hours of training extra!