FIMB is currently the only studio anywhere offering Polga (Pole Yoga). Developed by FIMB studio owner, Carla Mock, and featured recently on Fox News 4 and in the Kansas City Star, Polga challenges your mind and body to get fabulous fast!
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Release Describes Polga:
New and Innovative Approach to Fitness Designed by Local Fitness Professional
FIMB Yoga and Wellness Center is offering an innovative fitness class called Polga (pole yoga). Owner Carla Mock says, “You will not find this class anywhere else. I designed this class, and we are the only one in this area ,and I believe in the country, teaching a class like this.” Pole Yoga fuses Pole Fitness with Yoga.
Carla, who is a registered Yoga teacher trained through Yogafit, combined her Yoga training with her Pole Fitness training to design this innovative new class. Polga takes your basic Power or Hatha Yoga poses and adds the pole for stretching, strengthening, and alignment. The class is 60 minutes, and is great for beginners to advanced.
“The great thing about using the pole is that you are able to stabilize and balance more easily, as well as use it for stretching, strengthening, and elevating your heart rate. The class is very fluid in nature and is a great cardio workout. Just imagine your favorite Power Yoga or even cardio class using a pole.”
This class is fun, exciting, and challenging. All Polga and Pole Fitness class attendees must be re-registered due to the number of poles in the studio.
Fun Facts and History Regarding Pole Use in Yoga
The concept of Pole Yoga has been around for many years. There is an ancient yoga practice called Mallakhamb. Mallakhamb is a traditional Indian sport in which a gymnast performs poses and feats while hanging from a vertical wooden pole or rope. Mallakhamb also refers to the pole used in the sport.
The origins of Mallakhamb (meaning "man of power" or "gymnasts pole") which is yoga practiced on a wooden pole and on rope (mainly practiced in India ), may date back to 12th century, but the discipline is suspected to be formed as recently as 250 years ago. A second discipline directly relating to today’s pole dance known as Mallastambha (meaning "gymnasts pillar") was used by wrestlers to build up strength. Mallastambha seems to be no longer practiced. Today Pole Mallakhamb is practiced by men and boys and rope Mallakamb (aka Indian rope trick) is practiced by women and girls.