About Neo

Neo is a pole fitness instructor, personal trainer and fitness writer from Yorkshire, England. A former lawyer, she ditched the pinstripe to pursue her passion for fitness and is now much happier lifting weights and climbing poles. When she's not in the gym, up a pole or writing about fitness, Neo can usually be found rustling up something tasty in the kitchen and/or watching cat videos on YouTube.

Halp! How do I programme my training for pole?

By | December 9th, 2017|Strength for pole|

Today, I want to address the question I am asked more than any other: How the heck should I [...]

4 Strength Exercises for the Brass Monkey Deadlift

By | November 16th, 2017|Strength for pole|

Today is all about that cheeky little monkey - the Brass Monkey Deadlift! Otherwise known as ‘Brass Monkey press’, [...]

Balancing the vertical pull: overhead pressing for pole dancers

By | October 30th, 2017|Shoulder health|

In my last post, we talked about the importance of pushing exercises for pole dancers and I shared some [...]

Push ups for pole dancers

By | September 23rd, 2017|Shoulder health|

We talk A LOT about pulling strength in pole. And that’s no surprise given the amount pulling we actually [...]

Learn pole faster! 8 ways to maximise your training time (Part 2)

By | July 21st, 2017|Fitness|

When you try that cool new spin and feel as coordinated as a giraffe stepping off a waltzer? Yup. [...]

Boost your pole skillz: 8 ways to maximise your training time (Part 1)

By | July 20th, 2017|Fitness|

Strength is crucial for pole performance, and you all know I could talk the tail off a mermaid about [...]

Show that sticking point who’s boss with the assisted handspring deadlift!

By | July 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Sticking point in your handspring deadlift? Getting the deadlift rage?  I hear ya! Using a resistance band to assist with [...]

Core training for pole dancers (Part 3: Iron X fundamentals)

By | June 28th, 2017|Fitness|

If you read my previous posts on core training for pole dancers, you'll know all about anti-extension and anti-rotation [...]

Pizza is life

By | June 10th, 2017|Food|

When pizza is life but you still need to watch your carbs and calories... Allow me to introduce the magic [...]

Cardio for pole dancers

By | June 9th, 2017|Cardio|

Arrrggg noooo, cardio! *Hides under pillow*. I know, I know - cardio is as universally hated as comic sans. 🙈 [...]