(Disclaimer: This post was in collaboration with LovePoleKisses to promote Gemma’s free Splits and Flexibility Course. All opinions are, as always, my own, and I’d never promote something to my readers that I didn’t love myself)
I think getting your splits is any dancer or gymnast’s holy grail.
Hell, my best friend is a synchronised swimming coach and we often lament together about how neither of us have our splits.
For years I’ve been telling myself that this week, this month, is the time I’m going to make a dedicated effort to stretch every day. Literally, ever since I started pole dance nearly two years ago.
The problem I’ve always found, though, is that I’ve never felt like any stretch routine I’ve done has gone anywhere.
Even when I dedicated 20 minutes after every weightlifting session to do a full-body stretch, I never really noticed much of an improvement in anything but my back flexibility – and even that didn’t progress all that much.
I’m not going to lie, I’ve always been a bit lazy with stretch and flex classes anyway. The only good dedicated flex class I’ve done was at Twisted Pole in Nottingham, but as the class is 7-8pm and it’s a 40-minute drive either way, I’d never get home with enough time to get a good meal before I went to bed.
And then the heavens opened, and Gemma from LovePoleKisses got in touch about her free Splits and Flexibility workshop.
Splits and Flexibility with LovePoleKisses
I’ve been a regular reader of LovePoleKisses since I started pole dancing, and Gemma’s blog posts really helped me when I was a baby poler.
So, when Gemma emailed me about this free course, I was ridiculously excited. She was even kind enough to give me early access to the videos so I could give them a try before they were released to the pole community!
The Video Course
The first thing you need to know about this course is that Gemma knows her shit.
I’ve tried flexibility courses before on YouTube, but it hasn’t taken long before I’ve ended up frustrated with the lack of detail. Gemma, however, spends plenty of time answering questions, explaining her techniques, and thoroughly demonstrating them so you know exactly how to target certain areas.
As this course focuses on the splits, she takes plenty of time to break down what is actually involved with training flexibility for the splits. She spends a lot of time talking about how to make your splits training more efficient, meaning you’ll see more results with less time training.
This does sound too good to be true, but Gemma backs all of her claims up with her own personal experience and her knowledge as a Level 4 XPert Pole Instructor.
I have to say, I’m a perfectionist. I always want to find ways to go about my life in the most efficient way possible. I’m also lazy person at heart, so efficiency is just a way I can avoid doing the same thing for longer than I have to.
Gemma talks a lot about how to make your splits and flexibility more efficient, so you’ll see greater results in a shorter space of time. This definitely appeals to my lazy brain as it promises that even though I’ll be stretching every day, I’ll be optimising my training time so I’ll have to spend less time overall stretching.
Life is definitely interesting as a lazy perfectionist.
After watching the videos, I definitely felt a lot more motivated to fit in a stretch session every day. I often feel like I don’t have the time to stretch during the day, but Gemma’s videos directly addressed why I feel that way – and what I can do to solve that.
Trust me – Gemma will give you tips, tricks, and techniques that will make you wonder why you even bothered with your previous at-home stretch routine.
I finally feel like I have the knowledge I need to get the most out of my flexibility training, which is something I’ve never found from any other course. I know it’s a cliche but knowledge really is power, and I now feel like I have power over my own flexibility journey – rather than my lack of flexibility having power over me.
I’m super excited to see how my splits are going to progress using the knowledge I’ve gained from these videos, and I hope you all will join me for the ride!