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.

Iguana strength and conditioning [Anatomy of Pole Dance Series]

By | March 22nd, 2020|Pole anatomy|

Since I started writing this Iguana series, the world has been turned on its head. Gyms and pole studios [...]

I-guana, you-guana – we all wanna Iguana! [Anatomy of pole dance series]

By | March 10th, 2020|Pole anatomy|

This week, as part of my Anatomy of Pole Dance Series, we’re taking a closer look at the Iguana [...]

Dear Ayesha… [Anatomy of Pole Dance Series]

By | February 24th, 2020|Pole anatomy|

Dear Ayesha, we have questions. SO MANY QUESTIONS! As part of my anatomy of pole series, I am looking [...]

The #1 reason your Ayesha sucks [Anatomy of pole dance series]

By | February 11th, 2020|Pole anatomy|

When I announced I was writing a blog about the anatomy of the Ayesha, I received soooo many awesome [...]

Laying down the layback [Anatomy of pole dance series]

By | January 27th, 2020|Pole anatomy|

Ahhh, the layback (otherwise known as cross-knee release / cross-ankle release – and probably many, MANY other names around [...]

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 [...]