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.

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 [...]

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 [...]