Don't let the gaggles of toned, scantily-clad babes tooling around BeSpun intimidate you—let them inspire you. This posh Hollywood pole dance studio not only sastifies the needs of ladies looking to make their fitness routines a little more interesting; it also prides itself on grooming champions. Athletes who've trained in the exotic sport of pole dance at BeSpun have gone onto to win dozens of competitions and awards: Just like soccer, there's a Pole World Cup, and BeSpun loves nothing more than to claim its finalists. Don't be scared, though—the studio openly welcomes beginners too, and offers a range of classes from pole dancing basics and all-level workouts to private lessons and pole parties. Get a taste of what goes on within the neon-lit studio by watching videos of their classes on their website.
There are lots of fun ways to work out in LA, from hikes with stunning views to (mostly) free yoga and circuit training. But if you're looking to really spice up your sweat sessions, take a page from—well, exotic dancers. Hear us out: These ladies perform feats on the pole that many of the city's most storied athletes would never attempt. And you can too, with our list of the best pole dancing classes in LA. Leave the lingerie and sex shop jokes at home and arrive ready to work; your bod (not to mention your mojo) will thank you.
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