About Neo

Neo is an experienced pole fitness instructor and strength and conditioning coach 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, writing programmes or chatting to her clients, Neo can usually be found rustling up something tasty in the kitchen and/or watching cat videos on YouTube.

Chatting about the book – my first ever interview!

By | December 7th, 2019|General pole chat|

Over last 18 months, I have dedicated every ounce of writing energy I had to The Book, but now [...]

Strength and conditioning for pole – THE BOOK!

By | May 20th, 2019|Strength for pole|

**UPDATE** - OMG the book is FINISHED! Pre-orders are open >>CLICK HERE<< to order today! I'm sorry I've been [...]

Stability Ball Exercises on the Pole

By | March 21st, 2019|Strength for pole|

In my last blog, we used the ball to add an extra CHALLENGE to *progress* bodyweight exercises. Now we’re [...]

Stability Ball Circuit for Pole Dancers

By | January 23rd, 2019|Shoulder health, Strength for pole|

Most us have one of these giant balls kicking about in our spare rooms/studios. Sadly, like the old exercise [...]

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’, [...]