Lisa is the owner of DivaFit Pole Dancing Studio in Ashburn, VA. Lisa has a degree in Exercise Science from Virginia Tech and has worked in the fitness industry since 1991. Her background has included everything from managing health clubs to teaching fitness classes. Her most recent passion is pole dancing and in 2006 she opened DivaFit where she teaches both students and instructors in the art of pole dancing for fun and fitness. Lisa is also an ACE Certified Personal trainer and a YogaFit Level 2 Yoga Instructor.
Pole Dancing - Martini Spin
Expert pole dancing instructor Lisa Peklo teaches how to do a martini spin when pole dancing.
Lisa Peklo: Hi I am Lisa Peklo and I am going to show you how to do a Martini Spin when pole dancing. Please make sure that you are warmed up before attempting the spin. You are going to stand beside your pole, with your inside arm, the one closest to the pole, up nice and high. Your outside hand is going to come to chest level and your outside leg is going to come to the pole with your ankle to the front of the pole. Now, if I were to freeze my spin, so you can see what it looks like. This bottom leg is going to come straight up out while I am spinning. So with your inside hand up high, your outside arm at chest height and your outside leg hooked, you are going to slowly start to shift your body weight forward and as you do this, this leg is going to need to come up quickly and it's just going to shoot straight out, it looks like this. When you reach the bottom, you will find that you are going to be down here okay, so you can just tuck in this leg and bring yourself back up. Let's try walking into that. Inside hand high, as you walk around your outside leg is going to come to the pole; you are going to bring this leg for more momentum as this outside leg comes to the pole. You can give it a little bit of extra swing to gain some momentum, here we go. And pull up, happy practicing your pole dancing.