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.

Is Twisted Grip Really that Bad? Part 3: Convert to Cup Grip

By | September 9th, 2018|Shoulder health|

For the final part of my Twisted Grip series, I’d like to actually move the focus AWAY from twisted [...]

Is Twisted Grip Really that Bad? Part 2: How to Have Your Cake and Eat It

By | July 31st, 2018|Shoulder health|

If you made it to the end of the MONSTER BLOG that was Part 1 in this series – [...]

Is twisted grip REALLY that bad? Part 1: Handspring Biomechanics

By | June 28th, 2018|Shoulder health|

This beast of a topic has been brewing in my dreams for a while now. My research for this [...]

I AM pointing my damn toes!

By | January 20th, 2018|Strength for pole|

I’ll be honest here. The whole toe pointing thing remains a constant battle for me. I am one of [...]

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’, [...]

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 [...]