Wowsers, yup – so this is actually happening!
Drum roll please…. pre-orders for my new pole book, Pole Anatomy (Volume 1) are now LIVE on the website!
Friends, this is the nerdiest I’ve ever pole nerded! If you read my last book, Strength and Conditioning for Pole, you’ll know I LOVE to pole-nerd. In this new book, I’m taking the nerding to a whole new level!
What exactly is the Pole Anatomy book?
Pole Anatomy is intended as a guide for pole nerds, students, instructors and fitness professionals. It’s for any pole dancer who wants to explore and better understand the movements and shapes we make on the pole.
It contains an illustrated guide to over 60+ pole tricks. BUT THAT’S NOT ALL! It also comes with FREE access to an online database of interactive 3D models where you can explore every move from all angles!
How’s that for an elevator pitch?
On a personal note, this project has really been a labour of love, throwing me completely outside my tech comfort zone. In addition to all the obvious research and writing side of the book (my happy place), I’ve also had to learn 3D animation to create the images and 3D models that come with it. Let me tell you, it’s been a wild, interesting and why-the-hell-can’t-I-remember-new-software-short-keys learning curve of a ride!
But the good news is, I haven’t done it alone. I have an awesome support team around me and my Pole PT crew are gonna be getting alllll the shoutouts for their help with this – like our pole instructors who have filmed over 60 pole moves for me to create models from. And our physio constantly sense-checking and making sure I’m staying on the right side of sane. Thank you, team, for understanding, sharing and helping to refine my vision for this book. I’m a lucky pole nerd.
Inside the new Pole Anatomy book
If you’d like to take a little look inside the Pole Anatomy book, please check out the short video below.
If you’re familiar with my content, you’ll know that my focus is always on safe and optimal training, but this book is absolutely NOT me dictating to you how pole moves ‘should’ be done. The moves are modelled on real life pole dancers, but it’s important to remember that our bodies are all unique, in SO MANY ways. Instead, the book is intended as an exploration of the key biomechanical elements of the moves, so you can see and understand the different ways your body might be able to create the wonderful shapes we like to make on the pole.
This book will be Volume 1 in a series of Pole Anatomy books. Volume 1 covers what I’d refer to as ‘isometric’ positions – the shapes we hold on the pole. It covers over 60 moves from the basic pole sit right through to the rainbow marchenko! If the book is well received (all my fingers and toes are crossed that you are all just as geeky as me about this stuff), future volumes will cover inverts, climbs, spins and more dynamic movements. I cannot wait to get stuck into those!
Try out one of our Pole Anatomy Interactive 3D Models!
Every move in the book will also come with an interactive 3D model so you can view the moves from all angles. How cool is that? Here’s an example of one of those 3D models – feel free to take it for a spin!
When will the book be released?
There’s still lots of work to do to before the book is finished. It also needs to go through a review process as well as copyediting and proofreading, but everything is lined up for a Spring 2022 print date. Eeeeeek!
If you’d like to get your hands on a copy from the first edition print run, or get your ebook copy emailed to you as soon as the book is released, you can pre-order either – or you can bundle both paper copy and ebook together and save 40% off the ebook!
Thanks as always for your support!