Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Brooklyn's First Pole Dancing Studio Is In Bay Ridge

Posted By on Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 12:55 PM

The owner of the Exotic Curves Pole Fitness Studio, mid-workout.
  • The owner of the Exotic Curves Pole Fitness Studio, mid-workout.
Strippercise—a great way to get fit while embodying regressive and objectifying gender norms in a way that you claim is "empowering" although you actually mean "promising the attention and approval without which my propped-up self-image would collapse"—is come, at last, to Brooklyn.

The Brooklyn Paper welcomes us to Exotic Curves Pole Fitness Studio, on Fifth Avenue and 90th Street, which is now set to replace The L's Henry Stewart as The Pride of Bay Ridge.

There, local women will don stiletto heels and other appropriate workout attire, as professional instructors lead them through aerobic exercises based around pole-dancing routines, in the new Exotic Curves fitnees-studio space, a converted retail storefront featuring ten steel poles and walls painted a deep, pinkish-purplish red, like the inside of a vagina.

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