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75 Pratt St Hartford, CT 06103
75 Pratt StUSCTHartford06103
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The Northeasts#1 Pole Fitness Studio! We have over 35 different dance class that will get you up on the pole, something you always wanted to try ,well now you can at Pole Control Studios.
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Cynthia Kung
reviewed a month ago
I attended my first pole class last night at Pole Control Studios. I was a little nervous but super excited when finally using the Living Social deal I bought a few months prior. I have absolutely no experience with the pole but I’ve always wanted to try it and I’m ecstatic about how much I enjoyed my introductory class at this studio. The booking process was somewhat confusing, took several loops around the website and careful reading of the directions to figure out how to properly sign up as a new student. The website states at multiple points that emailing about inquiries and booking online (for subsequent classes) is best but it looks like these instructions were ignored by many of the reviewers – hence their negative reviews and total lack of ability to read instructions. Admittedly, their website needs a little work to become easier to navigate but if you take the time to read it, it will make sense. I arrived 20 minutes early (gotta catch that street parking when you can!) with plenty of time to change clothes in the changing room and stretch in the adjacent studio across the hall. All of the staff was very helpful, friendly and supportive from the moment I stepped through the doors to the very moment I left. You will have little open cubby spaces to store your belongings near the front of the studio (not locked) which should be enough for a medium-large gym bag and a coat. I wouldn’t recommend bringing multiple bags or bulky clothes because you may not have enough space for your belongings. After a quick arm, leg and back stretch and a tiny bit of ab work, we jumped right into some basic moves including walking around a spinning pole (these are NOT the static poles), front hooks, back hooks, ballerina, and chair poses. You will have a definite advantage if you have established core strength, decent balance and upper body strength as you can hold positions better and transition into different moves with less effort. Makes all those crunches, Russian twists and leg raises worthwhile! The staff is very attentive and works with each student in a very mindful way; they make corrections to your body positioning and technique, offer tips and advice and overall great individual attention even in a group setting. They warn that after your first class, you’ll probably have sore arms and not be able to lift them above your shoulders. That doesn’t seem to be an issue for me – my arms feel fine but the back of my knees are bruised up! You may want to plan accordingly if you need extensive use of your arms the next day or don’t want to sport bruises at the beach or some dressy event the day(s) after. Less than 24 hours later, I’m still just enthusiastic about my experience and have already booked my next class. I’m definitely looking forward to coming back! :)
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Kiana Pizzo
reviewed 3 weeks ago
I have been dying to try a pole dance class for years now! I stopped dancing a couple of years ago so I decided might as well workout while having fun and dancing! I took my intro class yesterday and I had a blast! Holly has an amazing personality where as soon as I walked in the door I felt a strong connection with her already! i can't wait to take my next class! I LOVE IT!!
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MARY KAYY
reviewed 4 months ago
I had the pleasure of taking my first pole intro class last night. I thought I was fit ( exercise 3-4 times a week) until I took this class. It definitely challenged my underused muscle groups. Holly & Ruthie were very friendly and professional. The studio is clean and has a nice ambiance as well as a great sound system. I look forward to my next class. Parking can take some time, so come early!
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Millisent Fury Hopkins
reviewed in the last week
I had attended a party for Ladies Night Out and we had a fabulous time. I recently bought a Groupon and took my intro class last night. I love it and look forward to taking more classes. The instructor is very friendly and the environment is comfortable. You know you will make mistakes but they are great at improving your form and technique!
Nicole n
reviewed 2 months ago
Terrible customer service. I had bought a Groupon and was looking to use it after it expired just for the face value of the class. When I called to inquire why I would be paying extra I got a loud rude man on the phone who was saying he wouldn't pay the taxes, I should have to. At this point instead of potentially paying the extra money to take the class, I cancelled all my classes I had signed up for with them. Terrible customer service, rude, and I wouldn't feel safe going to the class with a rude bully potentially in the building. I would NEVER recommend this business.
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Giovanna Cahuana
reviewed 2 months ago
Second class!!!! I was nervous because most of the girls in class were more experienced than me but they made me feel comfortable and I was able to do a few moves. Holly was very helpful and motivated me to keep trying.

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