Pole dancing is a form of dance that is no longer only thought of as being strip tease but also a way for a woman to feel sexy, gain confidence and get fit.
Pamela Tomlinson began pole dancing in 2010, as she did not have a dance partner and wanted to do something on her own after having two children.
“I dance between two and five times a week, once in the studio and twice at home” Mrs Tomlinson said.
What you need for pole dancing is “strength, a sense of fun and lots of shaving cream [for gripping the pole]” Mrs Tomlinson said.
Pole dancing does not come without its hard work and injuries.
“I have had a few injuries including superficial burns, pulled shoulder muscles and intercostals, which are behind your ribs” Mrs Tomlinson said.
All muscles are used, with the main muscles used being arms and abs.