The 21st Show

The art of pole fitness, and its journey to becoming mainstream


Defy Gravity's staff

Pole dancing has come a long way from what people traditionally thought it was. Today, it's part of the fitness world, taking on many shapes and forms. Some places that teach pole dancing are focusing on making everyone feel welcome, no matter who they are. This effort is part of a bigger push to embrace diversity and make sure everyone feels included, not just in fitness but in all areas of life. This ties into the larger trend of prioritizing inclusivity and well-being, showing that pole dancing is more than just a workout—it's also a way for people to feel supported and empowered.


Liana Alcantara

Owner, Studio Manager, Defy Gravity