#Joeyjios: I tried pole-dancing for the first time - and completely failed at being sexy

As a self-confessed gym rat slash awkward turtle, being sexy is definitely not one of my strong (see what I did there?) suits.

But when my colleague, Le En, jio-ed me to give her favourite hobby a try, how could I say no? After all, she gamely took on my invitation to give personal training a go.

This week on #Joeyjios, I swapped my horizontal barbells out for vertical pole-dancing ones and unleashed the sexy beast inside me.

Or at least I tried to.

Watch as I failed miserably at staying upright on the pole but somehow managed to give my instructor the biggest shock of her career.

#Naturaltalent much?

Just like the time I tried a ballet-inspired workout, I gained a newfound respect for pole-dancers who bare it all, stretch marks, wrinkled skin and cellulite included. 

Twirling around and navigating your way up and down a slippery smooth pole takes a great amount of finesse and coordination that I do not possess. 

If you're looking for fun alternative forms of exercise to keep fit that will improve your self-confidence and help you gain a lot of respect for the human body, you might want to give pole-dancing a go. 

These 9-inch stripper heels could literally gouge out somebody's eye. 
PHOTO: AsiaOne

Where: Breathe Dance Company 
Address: 15 Phillip Street, Levels 9 & 10 Tan Ean Kiam Building, Singapore 048694

This article is part of AsiaOne's #Joeyjios series where she brings the internet along on her adventures. If you like Joey and want more of her, check out the hashtag on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube or follow us at AsiaOnecom. Stay tuned to this space for more!

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