Frequently Asked Questions

What do I wear How old do you have to be to sign up
Am I too big or small to participate in your classes Where do classes take place?
How many people will be in each class? What poles do you use?
Loyalty cards Do you provide private 1 to 1 lessons?
Other relevant information When and where do you hold your group classes
Tuesday nights My home studio in Gravesend

What do I wear?

You can wear gym wear and bare feet for the first 3 weeks. Once we start sitting on the pole you will progress onto wearing shorts. But don’t worry all ladies will be doing the same so no need to feel nervous at all. And please never moisturise on the day of your lesson as it will affect your grip to the pole and you will find it hard to hold on. We also ask no jewellery is to be worn, fitness tracker watches are absolutely fine to wear though.

How old do you have to be to sign up?

You are really interested in learning the art of pole fitness, but you are wondering you may not be old enough to sign up!  Well don’t worry if you are under 16 you can still come to our classes, all we ask is that you get your parents consent first and that your Mum stays with you during your lesson.

Am I too big or small to participate in your classes?

It’s sad to say but we get asked this question a lot and the answer is NO of course not!!!  After all it is a fitness class and we want to help you reach your goals no matter what size you are.  Do not worry – we make you feel completely at ease with it all!  The best thing about CPF is you all learn at the same pace so nobody will feel like they are left behind.  You all progress together and help each other along the way.  This is exactly why we don’t do drop in classes and have levels instead.

Where do classes take place?

  • Crayford Weights & Fitness
    Main studio and the ladies only studio.

  • Gravesend
    Private lessons only.

How many people will be in each class?

We never have more than 2 ladies per pole in any of our classes.  In our larger classes we can have up to 2 assistant instructors as well as Claire teaching to assure you get the absolute best from each of your lessons.

What poles do you use?

All of our poles here at CPF have now been updated for our 10 year anniversary.

We have a brand new range of poles that are all X-Pole Xperts 45mm and 50mm and an X-Pole Sport in 40mm diameter.  We already have the X-Pole Pro in mermaid powder coated colour (Exclusive to CPF), pink silicone pole, a brass pole, 45mm chrome X-Pert and 50mm original chrome poles.  This makes our classes ideal if you have trouble with your grip as you have a variety of different options to try.  And we still have a few more coming soon!

Loyalty cards:

We value your custom here at CPF, so we like to give you a little something back!  We have a loyalty card system that enables you to get half price courses and private lessons.  Come along to find out more!

Loyalty cards get stamped once you have paid in full for any course or private lesson.  Please make sure you have your card stamped as we DO NOT backdate any stamps that you have missed.

Due to the current COVID 19 pandemic, the Loyalty Scheme has been temporarily put on hold.  We are aiming to reintroduce this back to all our loyal customers in the new year.

Do you provide private 1 to 1 lessons?

Yes, these are held in my home studio in Gravesend.  Please contact Claire for more information.
(See our prices page for details)

Other relevant information

You will need to be up for a challenge as pole fitness is a great workout but can be quite complicated at times!  However, the rewards you get, the achievements reached and the sense of accomplishment far outweighs any challenges you come up against.

This activity is not recommended for women with back problems (unless approved by your GP), if you have had a recent injury or operation, or if you are pregnant.  New mum’s must have had their 6 week check before booking a class.  You should consult with your GP before commencing with any form of exercise if you have any reason to feel concerned.  No qualifications or experience are needed to start learning pole fitness.  You will be asked to fill out a disclaimer on arrival to your very first class here at CPF.  This is to confirm you have no underlying health issues we should be aware of.

Monday & Wednesday we have our huge main studio:

 My home studio in Gravesend: