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.

All we see is badass – Lady Gaga, body shaming and pole

By | February 7th, 2017|Fitness|

After watching Lady Gaga’s incredible Super Bowl half time show, I picked my jaw up off the floor, immediately [...]

Core training for pole dancers (Part 1: Resist the (rotational) force)

By | February 5th, 2017|Fitness|

Like a Jedi must resist the dark side of the force, we, as polers, are burdened with our own [...]

Polers in the gym – shoulder circuit quickie!

By | January 21st, 2017|Fitness, Shoulder health, Weights|

It's a quickie... We all know how important strong shoulders are for pole, right? ✅ Knowing how to engage [...]

Handstands: 3 reasons your wrists hurt + how to fix it!

By | January 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Handstand training is AWESOME for pole dancers. Firstly, handstands help to develop body awareness, core strength, balance and control—some [...]

Arg! Christmas Calories! How to handle the festive feast and stay on track with your pole goals

By | December 19th, 2016|Fitness, Health|

Cooking a feast that would feed the 5,000 is as much a tradition in my family as baubles and [...]

Pole photoshoot prep like a boss: 10 tips to picture perfect

By | November 23rd, 2016|Fitness, General pole chat|

Since booking your first pole photoshoot, you’ve probably been spending a disproportionate amount of life daydreaming about Bad Kitty [...]

How to design a training programme to be a better pole dancer

By | November 3rd, 2016|Fitness, Shoulder health, Weights|

I think I know how it went... before finding pole, you’d tried all the usual group exercise classes… Body [...]

Too Much of a Good Thing? 5 Ways to Avoid Overtraining in Pole

By | October 22nd, 2016|Fitness, Health, Shoulder health|

I originally wrote this article for United Pole Artists and it is reproduced here with their permission. “It becomes an [...]

Lifting weights for pole: how heavy is heavy?

By | October 22nd, 2016|Fitness, Weights|

You get to the gym, you’ve got your programme set (by me, if you’re on one of my programmes [...]

Why eggs love polers + 3 easy egg recipes

By | October 7th, 2016|Food|

As you can see from this growing egg-box mountain that towers next to my fire place, I eat a [...]