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Polecats Manila Launch in 360 Fitness Plus Alabang

11 Feb

We are very excited to offer Pole Fitness classes in 360 Fitness Plus Alabang! To get the word out, we hosted two 30-minute trial classes on our launch yesterday that were open to both men and women. Polecats Manila’s pole dance classes are designed with a comprehensive pole curriculum that emphasizes proper technique and pole safety. Anyone daring enough to add more spice to their workout should definitely try out Pole Dancing!

Regular classes will start on March 3, 2015. Pole Dance classes in 360 Fitness Plus Alabang will be on Tuesdays at 8:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM. Class rates are at Php 250 for members and Php 500 for non-members.

 

Photos of Polecats Manila Launch in 360 Fitness Plus Alabang

Photo by Meeko Hilario

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Thank you to our sponsors and partners for our post-class goodies!

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Thank you to those who joined us! See you on March 3!

Contact Details:
360 Fitness Plus Alabang
0917-5180923
801-1017
Westgate Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa City

2014 Year-End Roundup!

5 Jan

This year, we aimed to go Beyond Limits and we did just that! To our students, partners and friends, thank you for sharing our passion with us. We are now ready for 2015!

2014 Mid-Year Roundup

July and August

Polecats Video shoot. Our call time was at 6am and we finished at around 5:30am the next day. We work hard for our passion and we love that we were able to have this opportunity to showcase Pole and Aerial Hoop and Silk! Thank you to the amazing people who helped us make this vision a reality!

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

VOV Span Liner and Span Mascara launch with performances from Duds, CD and Kyla

VOV Span Liner and Span Mascara launch with performances from Duds, CD and Kyla

Makeup lessons at Bobbi Brown

Makeup lessons at Bobbi Brown

Polecats Manila Video Premiere at Aracama

Polecats Manila Video Premiere at Aracama

Amber Ray workshops: Stretch and Flex, Lap Dance, Spins and Tricks, Lyrical Pole and Aussie Pole Styles!

Amber Ray workshops: Stretch and Flex, Lap Dance, Spins and Tricks, Lyrical Pole and Aussie Pole Styles!

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Thank you also to GMA Network for making us your partner in one of the episodes of The Marian show! It was great working with Aira Bermudez and Sheree!

September

Seanmichael Rau Workshops: Deceptive Splits and Creature Feature classes!

Seanmichael Rau Workshops: Deceptive Splits and Creature Feature classes!

We also had Ruby Karen with us for Aerial Hoop and Silks workshop!

We also had Ruby Karen with us for Aerial Hoop and Silks workshop!

We ran a #beyondlimits contest sponsored by Skechers Philippines! Thank you to all pole kittens and tigers who joined and shared with us they #beyondlimits experiences!

We ran a #beyondlimits contest sponsored by Skechers Philippines! These are some of the winning entries. Thank you to all pole kittens and tigers who joined and shared with us they #beyondlimits experiences!

Jamming session with our friends from Trapeze PH!

Jamming session with our friends from Trapeze PH!

Our way of going beyond limits - trying out Trapeze!

Our way of going beyond limits – trying out Trapeze!

Clei's Catch!

Clei’s Catch!

October

Oct 26 - PRISM: Expressions of Flight and Light, Polecats Manila 5th Anniversary Show. We collaborated with amazing artists Vitamin See and Tarsius Manila! Thank you once again to our sponsors Drumstick, Bear Brand Adult Plus, Cloud 9, Magic Flakes, Skechers, Bayani Brew, Piandre Salon, Connie's Kitchen, Mister Donut, Peak Form Manila, and Jamba Juice for being with us and making #PolecatsPrism possible!  photo by Ida Ortiz

Oct 26 – PRISM: Expressions of Flight and Light, Polecats Manila 5th Anniversary Show. We collaborated with amazing artists Vitamin See and Tarsius Manila! Thank you once again to our sponsors Drumstick, Bear Brand Adult Plus, Cloud 9, Magic Flakes, Skechers, Bayani Brew, Piandre Salon, Connie’s Kitchen, Mister Donut, Peak Form Manila, and Jamba Juice for being with us and making #PolecatsPrism possible!
photo by Ida Ortiz

Congratulations Cheska for winning best costume! She won a complimentary deluxe package c/o our friends at Peak Form Manila

Congratulations Cheska for winning best costume! She won a complimentary deluxe package c/o our friends at Peak Form Manila

Halloween costume day! Students who wore costumes during class got goodies from Mister Donut.

Halloween costume day! Students who wore costumes during class got goodies from Mister Donut.

November

Tomcat Miguel Ignacio and Pole Tiger Ronnie wins 3rd and 2nd for the Men's Professional and Amateur Pole divisions respectively at the Pole Paradise Studio Aerial Performance Tournament 2014

Tomcat Miguel Ignacio and Pole Tiger Ronnie wins 3rd and 2nd for the Men’s Professional and Amateur Pole divisions respectively at the Pole Paradise Studio Aerial Performance Tournament 2014

Miguel Ignacio - Pole Art and Ultimate Champion for Men’s Open - Professional Division

Miguel Ignacio – Pole Art and Ultimate Champion for Men’s Open – Professional Division

Kayleen Ortiz and Duds Ignacio - Runners Up of the Doubles Open - Professional Division

Kayleen Ortiz and Duds Ignacio – Runners Up of the Doubles Open – Professional Division

— Pole Stars Malaysia Championship —

— Pole Stars Malaysia Championship —
Miguel Ignacio – Pole Art and Ultimate Champion for Men’s Open – Professional Division
Kayleen Ortiz and Duds Ignacio – Runners Up of the Doubles Open – Professional Division
Congratulations also to Pole Kitten Georgina and Pole Tiger Ronnie for winning the top prizes at the Women’s Amateur Division and Men’s Amateur Division respectively

Polecats Manila opening act for Talentadong Pinoy

Polecats Manila opening act for Talentadong Pinoy (video)

Polecat Kyla Ortigas featured in Bench Body’s Blog

Polecat Kyla Ortigas featured in Bench Body’s Blog (article)

Margaret and Amaya during their performance at the Manila Spirits awarding ceremonies

Margaret and Amaya during their performance at the Manila Spirits awarding ceremonies

Leeanne and Hannah performs at the Whisper Fearless Fair and taught guests the basics of pole dancing

Leeanne and Hannah performs at the Whisper Fearless Fair and taught guests the basics of pole dancing (video)

December

Polecats Manila Christmas Party with the Students

Polecats Manila Christmas Party with the Students (watch video)

Vicky and CD teaches a special class for Whisper bloggers on how to be Fun and Fearless!

Vicky and CD teaches a special class for Whisper bloggers on how to be Fun and Fearless!

Miko Ignacio's first solo gig at the 2nd Avenue's #YuleDance2014  in Ayala Triangle Gardens.

Miko Ignacio’s first solo gig at the 2nd Avenue’s #YuleDance2014 in Ayala Triangle Gardens.

Some holiday sun! Kayleen Ortiz performed at the Greenyard Kite School in Boracay

Some holiday sun! Kayleen Ortiz performed at the Greenyard Kite School in Boracay

We also celebrated Christmas with our partners from 360 Fitness Club!

We also celebrated Christmas with our partners from 360 Fitness Club!

Polecats Manila Christmas Party and Talentadong Pinoy viewing party at the Gonzales residence. Thank you for the delicious food!

Polecats Manila Christmas Party and Talentadong Pinoy viewing party at the Gonzales residence. Thank you for the delicious food!

Amaya Gonzales as a Grand Finalist in Talentadong Pinoy!

Amaya Gonzales as a Grand Finalist in Talentadong Pinoy! (watch video)

Marion Crampe workshops in Manila!

Marion Crampe workshops in Manila!

#roadtomarchenko in Marion Crampe's All about Flexibility class

#roadtomarchenko in Marion Crampe’s All about Flexibility class

Marion Crampe Workshops in Polecats Manila

Marion Crampe Workshops in Polecats Manila

Margaret, Leeanne and Kyla performed at Sage Bar in Makati Shangri-La

Margaret, Leeanne and Kyla performed at Sage Bar in Makati Shangri-La

We are ending the year with this dance with Marion Crampe

We have so many plans for 2015 and we can’t wait to share them with you!

Have an awesome New Year!

RE-IGNITING PASSION: A Tomcat’s Pole Adventure

24 Jan

Even though most of us in the company are teachers, we have to admit that we also miss being students. There will ALWAYS be something new to conquer and old tricks to be improved.

The great thing about learning is that it knows no bounds and this is why we should take advantage of opportunities we’re faced with.

This is what AJ, our senior tomcat, did when he went to the US over the holiday break.

Here’s a quick summary of AJ’s US pole adventure!

My first stop was at the Shine Alternative Fitness studio in Las Vegas where I took a flexibility and private pole class with American Pole Fitness Silver Medalist David C. Owen. I also met 2011 American Pole Fitness Bronze Medalist Suwasit Ritthiphon that day. Talk about being surrounded by pole superstars!

Check out David’s and Suwasit’s videos!

 

My next stop was at the Twirly Girls Pole Fitness studio where I took a class with the studio owner, Bel Jeremiah, who other pole stars fondly call Mama Bel. I became good friends with a fellow pole enthusiast named Sean Michael (not the wrestler. That would be Shawn Michaels. Haha!)

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With Bel Jeremiah (studio owner) and Patrick Lorange (student) of Twirly Girls Studio

I concluded mhy US pole adventure by attending a private class with the beautiful Phoenix Kazree at the Entangle and Sway studio.

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With Phoenix Kazree, and my kindred polemate Sean Michael.

Phoenix Kazree gave us tips on how to be better pole performers, especially onstage. She greatly stressed on the importance of avoiding shortcuts and making every single movement big.


Isn’t she beautiful?!

Along the way you meet people who give you another reason to do what you love to do. Im fortunate enough to meet these beautiful pole souls.

Winners! Winners! :)

29 Oct

CONGRATULATIONS TO TODAY’S TRIVIA WINNERS! 🙂
These are the first ten people who answered 4 out of the 5 questions correctly. Just pick up your tickets at the studio!

Kiara Tesoro
Remy Bueta
Oliver Loyola
Kim Camelo
Leeanne Arnaldo
Charry Cabantog
Melang Dela Cruz – Ramos
Marie Torralba
Ann Dajon
Mary Grace Elardo

See you on November 3!:)

12 Shiny Shimmering Splendid Poles (and More Surprises For You!)

31 Jul

The past couple of Sundays have been busy, busy days at the Polecats studio! Amaya and Myla, with their Police AJ and Bennett, spent so many hours drilling holes, checking poles, tightening bolts and screws and fixing wires and cords so that nothing gets in our way during our classes:)

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Thankfully, we’ve got such helpful Police who are always willing to offer their services and talents to make sure that our studio is always in tip-top shape!

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So now, we have 12 shiny, splendid poles in our studio! All original X-poles, 4 sport (static) and 8 spinning. We’ve got ten  45mm poles, one skinny 40mm pole and one chunky 50mm pole. The height of these poles are a whopping 11.5 feet! Time to get over that fear of heights 😉

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Here’s AJ “Spiderman” Cairo, who spent 5 hours up in the beams to drill holes for our next surprise —

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What do you think these hooks and screws are for? 😉 YOU’LL FIND OUT TOMORROW! 😀

But just to give you a clue — your teachers at Polecats Manila are committed to CONSTANTLY learning new things from the best, to make sure you always have quality education.

And now we’re going to be giving you something new to look forward to. Do you have an idea what it is? Tell us your guess!:)

Fitness Friday: Improving Your Grip

4 May

This photo actually has nothing to do with the article. It’s just so fun and random that it must be shared!

Since we’re taking a rest from pole today (because we have to go full force on Saturdays, of course), we’re going to give you a little tip that could help improve your pole life. If you’ve taken at least one class, you know that having a strong, consistent grip can really help you with the different pole tricks you’re going to learn.

So this weekend, grab yourself a grip ball and do this exercise everyday:

1) With the grip ball positioned in the palm of your hand, let your fingers slowly squeeze around it. Hold this for 5 seconds, and then slowly let your fingers open up. Make sure you release the ball gradually. Repeat at least 10 times per hand.

2) Take the ball and place it in between your thumb and your index finger. Pinch the ball for 5 seconds and then do the same with all the other fingers.

3) Take one end of the ball with each hand, and slowly twist the ball. Do this at least ten times.

4) Pinch the sides of the ball with your fingers, and slowly pull away from each other, and then relax. Repeat at least 10 times.

Remember to do these exercises everyday so that you strengthen your grip and you get healthier hand muscles!

A New Address for Polecats Manila

23 Mar

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As you all know, summer classes are a big deal to us and our students. This year, it’s going to be even more awesome because we’re moving to our brand new studio!

Starting April 9, 2012 (that’s a Monday folks!) we’re going to be on the 22nd floor, Strata 100, F. Ortigas Jr. Road (formerly Emerald), Ortigas Center, Pasig. We’re going to be part of a bigger complex where our neighbors are the awesome fitness folks of 360 Fitness Club, our friends from Yoga Plus, Spaholics and other establishments. It’s going to be an amazing place where the only goal is overall wellness and fitness. You will never want to leave 😉

This is really turning out to be an exciting year folks. We’ll be releasing our summer schedules soon, so watch out for more announcements! For now, spread the word and tell everyone to meet us at our brand new home! 🙂

CONGRATULATIONS, AJ!

17 Mar

AJ

We’ve all just returned from the recently concluded International Pole Championship 2012, and we are proud to announce that our very own Tomcat bagged second place under the Pole Fit Category! AJ gave such a beautiful performance and we are all very proud of him!

It was in incredible experience for all the Polecats to have witnessed the rockstars of pole dancing in one night. We’ll tell you more about that soon (with pictures, too!) but for now, we just want to thank you for all your love and support not only for AJ, but for our humble group 🙂

Ellie’s Ultimate Pole Playlist!

4 Mar

So it’s been a while since we’ve done this, and it’s just apt that we end our quiet Sunday with some more sexiness. You know, to prepare us for another week of the daily grind. 

Ellie is a DJ on Jam 88.3, and every Wednesday she makes 5-track mixtapes for the Lambert and Mike Show  (catch her from 9-12 midnight). Polecats Kris and Amaya met her when they guested recently, and asked her to make a special one for the Polecats!

So here is Ellie’s Wicked Wednesday Mixtape specially made for us. Enjoy folks, and a sexy Sunday to all of you! 

1. Tonight by Lykke Li
2. Call of the Wild by Florrie
3. My Delirium by Ladyhawke
4. Rich Girls by The Virgins
5. The Uncomfortable Truth by Nneka
6. Sick and Beautiful by Artificial Joy Club
7. Service Bell by Grizzly Bear feat. Feist
8. Sandpaper Kisses by Martina Topley-Bird

If you want the music, you can get the download link here!

A Happy, Spinny Valentine’s Day To You!

10 Feb

Fall Geisha



Chocolates? Flowers? A dinner for two?

Boring! Turn your world upside down this Valentine’s day and spend it with fellow fierce females! Join us for a night filled with pole love.

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