These pole dancers are redefining their fitness regime by pole dancing and they are breaking down the social norms of what ‘fitness’ is at the same time. They are mums, dads and outright ninjas!


1. Linda Hilton – 53 Years Old

Linda Hilton
Linda Hilton

Started pole dancing at 49 years old.
Lives in Los Angeles, CA

Started pole dancing because she is a breast cancer survivor and was grateful for a second chance at life!


2. Julie McSweeny – 58 Years Old

Julie McSweeny
Julie McSweeny

Started pole dancing at 49 years old.
Live in the Central Coast, NSW, Australia

Has four kids, her father passed away and she needed to do something for herself.


3. Christine Maguire – 52 Years Old

Christine Maguire
Christine Maguire

Started pole dancing at 48 years old.
From Brisbane, Australia.

She loves to dance upside down, down under!


4. Laurie Cary – 52 Years Old

Lauri Cary
Lauri Cary

Started pole dancing at 44 years old.
Lives in Temecula, CA.

Enters pole dance competitions!


5. James Flury – 54 Years Old

James Flury
James Flury

Started pole dancing at 50 years old.
Lives in California, USA.

Started because he couldn’t touch his toes to put his socks on!


6. Mary Caryl ‘MC’ Giltner Serritella – 62 Years Old

Mary Caryl
Mary Caryl

Started pole dancing at at 57 years old
Live in Los Angeles, California

Started pole dancing because a friend did it. Has four kids and has won numerous international competitions.

7. Linda Jerrett – 50 Years Old

Linda Jerrett
Linda Jerrett

Started pole dancing at 44 years old.
Lives in Devon, U.K

She is a mother of four and a pole dance instructor!


8. Mare Caprice – 55 Years Old

Mare Caprice
Mare Caprice

Started pole dancing at 46 years old.
Lives in Long Island, NY.

Is a breast cancer survivor and wanted to get her confidence back after 15+ surgeries!


10. Lisa Agliano – 54 Years Old

Lisa Agliano
Lisa Agliano

Started pole dancing at 51.
Lives in Santa Cruz, California.

Is representing the USA at the IPSAF World Championships in Florence, Italy in December 2016.


11. Arloa Reston – 50 Years Old

Arloa Reston
Arloa Reston

Started pole dancing at 45 years old.
Lives in Los Angeles, California.

Is a pole dance instructor and has won competitions!


12. Debbie Carlson – 50 Years Old

Debbie Carlson
Debbie Carlson

Started pole dancing at 43 years old.
Live in the Gold Coast, Australia.

Defies gravity on a daily basis!


13. Allan Reinikka – 55 Years Old

Allan Reinikka
Allan Reinikka

Started pole dancing at 50 years old.
Live in Rockhampton, Australia.

Started pole dancing attending a studio to take photos of his colleague for a pole shoot.


To all the pole dancers over 50, we all bow down to you!!



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Shayne Evans
Shayne is originally from Sydney, Australia and resides in Los Angeles, USA. Shayne has a Diploma of Property, a Bachelor of Business (Event Management) and a Bachelor of Communications (Public Relations). She joined UPA team in 2014 is is currently the Head of Marketing & PR. Shayne is the owner of Vertical Life PR which is the only publicity company in the world for pole dancers and aerial arts. She represents many pole and aerial dancers from around the world through her media company. She began pole dancing in 2007 and has been heavily involved in the industry since. She travels the world reporting on pole events judging and live streaming.


  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I love this! I’m now 60, started pole dancing at 54, having been a couch potato for the previous 20 years or so. Hated sports at school, but loved pole dance from my very first spin. I started pole after seeing a demonstration of pole dancing and thinking it looked like fun. It never occurred to me that I wouldn’t be able to do it. Now, I can’t imagine ever giving it up!

    • I took an intro class at 59 and thought I could learn at home. I fractured my collarbone in 2 places trying a Superman last month. When this heels I think I’ll go back to class. I’ll be 60 this summer.

  2. TY so much for featuring me in this article, I am so humbled to be a part of a community of passionate dancers who respect and encourage each other!

  3. This is a great representation of beauty and grit! I wish there had been more people of color. I’m an African American woman from the US, 45, and took up pole dancing last year. There is such amazing diversity in the pole dance community. We really do come in 31 Flavors…and then some! It would’ve been lovely to see that represented more in this article!

  4. I am so heartened with the knowledge that we are many , senior polers. I am Filipina by ethnic origin and started poling in Deçember 2015 at age 59. I had no athletic experiençe, can’t even bike, swim poorly, no dançe background too, aside from occasional gym workouts, but here I am past 60, and enjoying my pole journey. I go to once a week class and practiçe at home twiçe a week. I just added flexibility training to my pole regimen and bought a DVD on lyrical dançe. Can’t wait to do and show off a beginner-intermediate pole routine.

  5. I hope to join this list in 4 short more years, but I can think of several others that should be on this list now. Patty Zikmund and Susan Ohlenkamp

  6. Well done everyone. I too is a mature age pole dancer . I’m 50, started poling at 42. No dance, gymnastics, sports or fitness background. Since I started I have competed 7 times. I haven’t won anything yet but the transformation in all affects has been amazing. More power to us mature aged polers. ❤️

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