Authentic, Athletic Pole Sports Training for Strength and Agility.
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Pole is Evolving. Are You?™
Pole Sports History and Evolution:
If you were to ask how Pole first began, you would probably get varying opinions referring you back to various places in history, some of which might very well surprise you. You would hear opinions anywhere from Ancient China in the form of acrobatic or circus pole, as far back as 800 years ago in India as training for competitive wrestling, or even Ancient Samaria as an exotic form of dance. Present day Pole, although still practiced as dance and fitness training, has now evolved into an actual sport.
In 2014, SportAccord, the umbrella organization for all (Olympic and non-Olympic) international sports federations, officially recognized the International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF) as the governing body of Pole Sports. In turn, in 2015, the IPSF began the application process for Pole to become recognized as an official sport. And in 2016, the IPSF took the monumental step of submitting its first application to the International Olympic Committee for official IOC recognition. (Read more here.)
The IPSF currently regulates over 35 National and Open Pole Sports Championships across the world, with thousands of athletes, men women and children from ages 6 to 60, competing globally. These competitions culminate in the World Pole Sports Championships held annually each July with over 150 of the top elite Pole Sports athletes from the Nationals and Opens competing in nine different categories for the World Championship. These competitions are judged by official sporting rules and regulations which include a Pole Sports Code of Points developed by the IPSF, and the World Pole Sports Championships are set to be the qualifier for the Olympics.
Power Pole® Training:
Pole Sports is on the fast track as a new and evolving sport. Enthusiasts and athletes alike will need experienced, knowledgeable, and expert coaching and training. Power Pole is a leader in Pole Sports evolution with a comprehensive, cutting edge Pole Sports training program uniting several familiar disciplines such as Gymnastics, Calisthenics, Aerial Arts, and at higher levels, even Contortion.
Utilizing the athletic principles of strength, agility, flexibility, coordination, balance and stamina, Power Pole training is designed for all levels with a comprehensive training curriculum to develop well rounded athleticism. No matter what level you are, the Power Pole Sports Training Programs have everything you need to work your way to elite athlete, even starting from ground zero, however it’s not necessary to be, or want to be, an elite athlete to participate. This is a full body workout for all levels, from beginner pole enthusiast all the way to elite competition athlete. We have you covered from first timer all the way to World Champion, and perhaps one day, Pole Sports Olympian.
Power Pole founder and owner Kriston Leagh is a National Pole Sports Judge for the IPSF as well as course writer, developer, editor and instructor for Epic Training, the only IPSF endorsed Pole Sports Qualifications Training; and is also a key member on the IPSF International Disciplines Development team and the International Olympic Committee Recognitions team. (See her full resume here.) Kriston applies her extensive fitness, sports, competition, and pole training along with her education and experience to the Power Pole Sports Training Programs for an extremely technical, competent, and results based training program. Anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology are all foundational components of the Power Pole Sports Training Programs with an emphasis on form, technique, strength, agility and endurance. All taught in a fun, easy to understand, step by step, go at your own pace, progressive training system.
Power Pole takes your training to the next level with authentic athletic Pole Sports training that combines gymnastics, aerial arts, calisthenics and acrobatics. Men, women and children across the globe are now participating in Pole Sports for a fun, fierce, energizing, empowering, full body workout. Power Pole’s in-depth and comprehensive system of training starts at ground zero and elevates your strength, flexibility, agility, stamina and skill through a series of proven easy to follow progressions. Wherever you are in your Pole Sports journey, Power Pole can take you to the next level!
Power Pole® Sports
Owner and Founder
Athletic Trainer and Athletic Director
Pole Sports Head Coach
Pole Sports Athlete
International Pole Sports Federation
Executive Committee Member of the IPSF
IPSF National Pole Sports Judge
Head of Events (including the World Pole Sports Championships) and Marketing Committee
Olympic Recognition Committee
Pole Sports Disciplines Development Team (Ultra Pole, Pole Art, Urban Pole)
EPIC Training (IPSF Endorsed Pole Sports Training Certifications and Qualifications)
Course Developer and Writer