Why not me?

Why not me? We have all at one time or another suffered from 'imposter syndrome'. Maybe you look around at others in the same line of work as you and think that you're not in their league and that you are out of your depth. Maybe you sometimes think that you should do something else rather than what you love because you're 'just not good enough'.Our minds can often work against us, coming up with so many excuses to prevent us doing what we want to do. I was a secondary school teacher, I had trained hard to become a teacher getting a degree in my late 30s, teacher training at 40 and I was a very good teacher, I loved my job. But then I went to my first Pole class at Tempest and everything changed. When I first bought Tempest Dance studio I was embarrassingly new to Pole so I said to everyone '...but I definitely won't be teaching'. I...
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6 Reasons to Cross Train!

6 Reasons to Cross Train!

6 Reasons to Cross Train! 1 - Injury Prevention Over use of certain muscles can happen if you focus solely on one thing - be it a move, a style or a sport. (That’s one of the reasons your instructors get you to work on both sides!) Cross training gives the body a chance to be challenged in new ways, work in new ways and create balance in your body. (more…)...
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World Pole Sports Championships 2015 By Anita

AKA “that time our jaws dropped so low we couldn’t see them” On July the 22, myself and my lovely partner (who is also a huge pole enthusiast) travelled down in our tiny Citroen C2 from Durham all the way down to London. This 7 hour journey, although filled with traffic, bad weather, and idiot drivers, was worth it as we were on our way to see World Pole Sports Championships (WPSC 2015) where the best pole athletes from all over the world gathered to show off their mad skills. And OH MY POLE, their skills are mad! (more…)...
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Team Tempest’s Top 10 Training Tips

When you find that time for training make sure you get the most from it! Training can be vast, wide and varied. It can be classes, workshops, private lessons, just you in the studio, research on the internet, stretching in the sitting room or get training whilst you’re out and about! – it all counts. (more…)...
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What’s in My Dance Bag by Lizzie

What’s In My Dance Bag? Every dancer (or instructor) gets to a point in their dance career where they have too much dance related stuff to just fit into their handbag when they go to the studio, and their ‘dance bag’ is created. There’s been quite a few blogs of this style lately from pro pole dancers and ballet dancers, and I always think its fascinating to see what everyone takes to their respective classes, so I thought it’d be interesting for you to see what one of your instructors at Tempest takes with them! I’m also frequently asked where I get some of my ballet clothes so I’m including links to anything you might find useful. (more…)...
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Getting Flexy in 2014! Join our Journey!

Hands up - who wants to get more flexible in 2014? Whether it's legs, back or shoulders many of us are working on getting flexy! Improved flexibility makes any dance move look better and is even required for some moves! (more…)...
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