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UPA and WeGon are Joining Forces – Pole Dance Media

UPA and WeGon are Joining Forces – Pole Dance Media

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We are so excited to introduce you to our new partner!  WeGon is a pole dance media company, just like UPA!  They do blogs, live streams, events, coverage of events, interviews and overall support of the community.  The difference is, they are based out of Brazil, so their main audience is fluent in Spanish or
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Grip Aids-Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

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Owner of Embody Pole Fitness and UPA contributor, Diana Renee Boyle, reviews different grip aids! A self-proclaimed grip aid addict, I believe grip aids enable me to practice more confidently and most importantly help me not fall off the pole. Because let’s face it, it doesn’t matter how strong your grip is – if your
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Rubber Banditz – Exercise Bands for Pole Dancers

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Rubber Banditz is a tool that’s been helping polers strengthen and gain on the pole.  Read an excerpt from their website below. “Pole fitness is a dynamic sport that requires tremendous strength, stamina, stability and flexibility. Our pole dance training bands assist your natural body movements and offer a boost as you power through plateaus
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UPA.tv live streaming the International Pole Convention

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Can’t make it to this year’s International Pole Convention?  It’s all good… we got you! UPA is proud to announce the live streams of four showcases at this year’s Pole Con!  To check the schedule and watch these FREE streams, visit: https://www.upa.tv/upa-live-stream-schedule/ Have fun watching as if you’re in the front row of the shows!  #UnitedByPole To check
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Aarifa Bhinderwala: The Pole Storm Goddess of India

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Article written by Annemarie Davies We’re wondering how many of you have heard of Aarifa Bhinderwala recently…. Because we at UPA haven’t stopped hearing about her for several months now.  Just in case you haven’t heard… pole dancing is catching on in India, big time.  Aarifa is the most popular pole dancer in India and
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International Women’s Day: Pole Empowers

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International Women’s Day is Coming.  A day that reminds us of the fight for gender equality and empowerment.  And we know that Pole empowers us all!  We want by invite you to join a special movement we are organizing to commemorate this day. Pole is a dance, a sport or an activity that celebrates the
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Jason Lam: The Accident, the Rehab, the Journey

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  Jason Lam is an aerialist, artist, poler and fighter.  The strength of his spirit is incredible and moving and proves to how powerful the mind can be when it comes to curing the body.  We sent Mone’t Ha-sidi and Dwight Taylor to interview and film Jason Lam at the Sci-Fit Sacramento rehab facility.  We
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Pole Dancer Suffers Severe Burns

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On the 10th of July, while in Chicago to judge a pole dancing competition, Jo Robinson – a pole studio owner and aerial artist from Northern Ireland – “suffered severe burns on her face, chest, hands, lungs, throat, nose and even her eyeballs” (Hartley-Parkinson; Metro.co.uk). Jo Robinson suffered burns across her body after she used
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Outdoor Pole in Canada

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This year Canada celebrates its 150th birthday!  What better way to celebrate than to enjoy the great outdoors.  It may be snowy in the winter but, once summer is here, Canadian polers waste no time taking their poles outside. Of course, outdoor pole makes for some amazing photos! Here are some Canadian polers doing what
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Announcing: Aerial Sport Organization Fog City Competition

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Aerial Sport Organization was founded in 2017 by co-founders Karri Mae Becker and Amy Bond. Karri and Amy share a passion for the aerial arts and saw a need for an aerial lyra competition built around the burgeoning aerial arts community. Aerial Sport Organization was born to provide a performative atmosphere and competition opportunity to
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