In a video shared by Jennifer Lopez herself, she shows you her grueling Hustlers training regimen. It’s pretty amazing that she’d had no prior experience.
Can we all agree that pole dancing is basically an Olympic SPORT, friends?
It’s HARD. Did you know that there are pole dancing classes pretty much everywhere? Here’s why:
“Pole dancing strengthens muscles, joints and connecting tissue. During a pole session, you’ll put less stress on your joints than you would if you were running or doing an aerobics class,” according to Pole Fit Freedom.
Since you are required to work your upper body, core and thighs, by lifting your own body weight for extended periods of time while climbing up a vertical pole with no foot-holds, it shouldn’t be a surprise this is a full body workout.
According to the same site, “all of your muscles are being worked so the blood is flowing to all of them and this is a great cardiovascular workout.”
The increased cardiovascular health, means having a lower risk of heart disease, strokes and heart attacks.
If you’re still on the fence, “pole dancing can burn the same number of calories in 30 minutes as aerobics or callisthenics” and will lead to a more sustainable weight loss over a long period of time.
And, we’re honestly down for anything that’s improve the quality of your life, build up our self-confidence, and that has psychological and emotional health benefits.
Lifehack, also claims the workout also helps prevent osteoporosis later in life by not putting huge stress on your joints, like other forms of exercises do, like running.
…and it might make childbirth less painful!
“Pole dancing develops exceptionally strong back and abdominal muscles, which helps minimize back pain during pregnancy and actually helps you have a smoother and less painful childbirth,” the site reveals.
While we’ve been flocking to the star for decades, unsurprisingly, she’s got a celeb following, who see her as an inspiration.
Game of Thrones star, Emilia Clarke, recently revealed the superstar inspired one of her most daring looks.
During a red carpet interview before the Emmys, she shared her thoughts about Hustlers and her look.
“I think that J.Lo in ‘Hustlers’ is the greatest introduction of a character I have ever seen,” Clarke said.
“I heckled in the cinema — I’m English, I don’t do that, but I did — so J.Lo is my inspiration for this evening. I plan on channeling her all night long,” she continued.
The fangirling was mutal, as J-Lo reposted the interview on her Instagram account.
“When the Mother of Dragons meets #Ramona,” she captioned the post. “I love u @emilia_clarke,” she captioned her post.
Clarke also gave Lopez a shoutout in her own Instagram post, describing her look for the night.
We can learn plenty of lessons from our girl J-Lo.
Staying fit isn’t just about making movies or being on-camera. It’s about treating yourself with respect and love, through all the decades of your life. And J-Lo has proven that it pays the heck off.
Exercise is about loving your body. Not hating it.
Staying fit lowers your risk of heart diseases, strengthens your bones, and supports your cognitive function, according to Medline Plus.
If you want to do your own Jennifer Lopez workout, you totally can!
Try the workouts above, or follow the video above. Kirsch himself leads the video, so you know you’ll get a full-body, super fun (and super intense) workout.
Channel Jennifer when you need a little boost.
Don’t skip a workout, get it done first thing in the morning, and find a buddy to hit the gym with you.
Thinking about following jumping on the pole dancing band wagon?
There’s are a ton of resources, beside just watching the movie, that’ll encourage you.
And according to the pole dancing community, they’re welcoming to all, “supportive, non-judgemental, and caring.”
Here are a few Facebook groups for pole dancers to join: