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 your shoulder mobility holding back your handstand?

By | September 30th, 2016|Fitness, Shoulder health|

Hands up if you wanna handstand! Yes, yes, yes *waves hands in air like teacher’s pet with all the answers* me, [...]

Strong enough to shoulder mount? 4 conditioning exercises

By | September 17th, 2016|Fitness|

What do we want? Shoulder mounts! When do we want them? Now! At the risk of coming off like [...]

Protein for pole – are you eating enough?

By | September 9th, 2016|Fitness|

Walk into any gym—whether it’s a traditional clanking bodybuilding hangout, a spit and sawdust powerlifter’s paradise or a ‘go [...]

Turning negatives into positives: eccentric training for added pole power

By | September 2nd, 2016|Fitness|

I’m a born optimist. You’ll never find my glass half empty, oh no. No matter how shit the shit [...]

Strengthen what you stretch! The problem with passive flexibility in pole

By | August 23rd, 2016|Fitness, Health, Shoulder health|

When we talk about stretching, mobility and flexibility, the terminology can get real confusing, real quick. ‘Passive stretching’, ‘active [...]

How to ready-meal like a boss

By | August 21st, 2016|Food|

I try my best to cook from scratch as often as possible. But frankly, between work, pole, gym, family [...]

The secret to a no-kick pole invert (and 3 exercises to get you there)

By | August 2nd, 2016|Fitness|

Ahh, the good old invert. For beginner polers, it’s usually the first pole trick that can elicit actual gasps and [...]

Pole gains in the gym: 5 dumbbell exercises for pole dancers

By | August 1st, 2016|Fitness, Weights|

Ever find yourself lurking aimlessly among the grunting bench pressers and clanking barbells of the free weights area wondering [...]

Rites of pole passage: 10 things all lady polers will understand

By | July 31st, 2016|General pole chat|

One minute you’re nervously walking into your first ever pole class wearing your shortest, most daring sport shorts (which, [...]

Lobster arm, anyone? Correcting and preventing muscle imbalances in pole

By | July 30th, 2016|Fitness, Health, Shoulder health|

You’ve probably heard the term ‘muscle imbalance’ being thrown around in pole class and wondered whether it matters to [...]