Exotic and pole dancing have become new fitness crazes. Like any other aerobic exercise class, the purpose is to lose weight while doing something fun that helps you feel more positive about your body.
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Kind of Exercise
Aerobic pole dancing is a form of group fitness aerobics which ramps up to a moderate level of exertion, both in the cardiovascular and resistance realms. According to information at S-Factor.com, it works the body similar to a combination of yoga and Jazzercise.
One hour of pole dance aerobics burns approximately the same amount of calories as other group aerobics sessions. A 130-pound woman will burn about 350 calories in a one-hour class.
Body weight is a major variable in calorie burn. The more someone weighs, the more effort every activity requires. A 120-pound person in a pole dance class would burn only 320 calories. A 180-pound woman would burn 485 calories in the same class.