Now that I'm getting older, I am becoming increasingly concerned about my own fitness level. I realize that with age, muscle mass tends to decrease and fat levels tend to increase. Also, since being a stay-at-home mom, I find that I'm not as active as I used to be and I want to stay in good shape so that I can keep up with my daughter and be able to run and play to her little heart's content.
For the most part though, I find working out a drag. Running in place while lifting dumbbells along to an exercise video isn't always very thrilling. Recently though, I've been made aware of a brand new fitness trend...pole dancing! X-Pole, a top-quality manufacturer of professional grade dance poles, allowed me to review the new Kendra Wilkinson Signature Sport Pole. Keep reading to learn much more!
Kendra Wilkinson has made her claim to fame as one of Hugh Hefner's girlfriends and star of the reality show, "The Girls Next Door". She is well-known for her athletic ability and sports knowledge and the Kendra Wilkinson Signature Sport Pole exemplifies her love of dancing and fitness.
It is a stationary (non-spinning), bottom-loading, professional grade dance pole which is 45 mm in diameter and has a chrome finish. This pole will fit any ceiling up to 8 feet 10 inches in height and is completely removable. Due to X-Pole's exclusive X-Joint technology, you can expand and fully lock the pole in position using only a hex key and straight rod, all while sitting on the ground.
Okay, time for me to try this out (pardon me for not including pictures of myself using it)! I have to admit that I was very happy at how easy this pole was to assemble. Following the directions, assembly took a little time at first, but then I got the hang of it rather quickly and now I can put this up in roughly 7 minutes.
Simply screw main pole A into main pole B and attach the 9-inch signature base plates to either end. These plates are great for they not only keep the pole extra secure, they also don't damage either your ceiling or your floor. Next, you use the X-Joints and the extender pieces to get the correct height for your particular ceiling. Finally, you use the hex key and straight rod to adjust the pole's height for the perfect fit and then cover the threads with the foam adjuster rod cover.
The Kendra Wilkinson Signature Sport Pole even comes with a carrying case for easy storage or just in case you want to take it elsewhere and use it. Back in my wilder days, that thought would probably have crossed my mind. My friends would have thought it pretty cool to bring a pole like this to the party, but now as a mom, I'm glad I can safely store this under the bed in the carrying case, so that my daughter never sees it!
I had a little trouble finding a spot with enough room to use the pole, because what fun is it if you can't jump and flail around on it? Finally, I decided on using it in our master bathroom, since that room is huge and has plenty of open room. My husband and I had a blast trying to jump up and perform all sorts of tricks on it. I couldn't believe the amount of upper body and core strength needed to do anything on this pole! Anyone who can successfully use one of these is definitely in great shape! I was very impressed at how sturdy the portable pole was and how it could dish out all of our abuse.
Taking it down was quick and easy too, so I could honestly see myself using this on a regular basis for a fun and sexy workout. The only thing that surprised me was that there wasn't any sort of workout DVD or fitness guide included with the Kendra Wilkinson Signature Sport Pole. I had this cool, shiny new pole sitting there in my bathroom, and in the end, I was pretty clueless on what to do with it.
I would still highly recommend the Kendra Wilkinson Signature Sport Pole from X-Pole to anyone interested in jazzing up their dull and boring fitness routine. This pole challenged a completely new set of upper body and core muscles and was very challenging for me.
Since pole dancing is quickly becoming a brand new fitness sensation, you shouldn't have a problem finding a wide selection of great fitness DVDs to use with this pole either. Now, you can bring all the fun of the "boom boom room" to your home, and because this pole is easily put up and taken down, the kids will never need to know!
Disclosure: I received the Kendra Wilkinson Signature Sport Pole from X-Pole in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!