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Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve never done pole before, where should I start?

We suggest trying our Vertikal Fit: Intro to Pole class. This is a drop in class that teaches basic moves and introduces you to the pole. This class is required to take our other courses and will build the foundation for doing more advanced tricks. The class will focus on the basics such as moving with the pole, hand placement, poses and will offer and introduction to spins. To view class times, please see our weekly schedule.

You can also choose to book a private pole party or private pole lesson with a group of your friends. Pole parties cover all the basics and get you familiar with the pole. See our Pole Parties page for more information about parties and how to book.

I would feel more comfortable in a class with people I know, can I schedule a private class with my friends?

You are always welcome to book a private pole class! Private classes typically include up to four people, so get your friends together and come out to give it a try. See our Parties page for more details. Please email us if you have any questions about booking a private class.

I haven’t been to the gym in a while, should I start working out before taking a pole class?

No need to hit the gym first! Pole fitness builds strength, endurance, flexibility and technique in every class. It’s a safe, fun and judgement free alternative to the gym.

Vertika also offers fitness classes that can help supplement your pole classes such as Pilates, Flexibility and Strength, and more. For all of our classes, check out our classes page.

What should I wear to class?

For our Vertikal Fit: Intro to Pole class, you may wear leggings, but we suggest wearing shorts and a tank top or sports bra for all Beginner I and higher classes. You are welcome to bring your favourite pair of heels to all Pole Choreography classes.

All Pilates and supplemental fitness classes using the pole, you may wear leggings, sweaters, leg warmers, or anything you are comfortable working out in. If you have any further questions regarding attire, please feel free to email us!

My schedule is all over the place and I don’t know how often or which classes I can attend. Which payment plan would you suggest?

Class packages are a great alternative to the unlimited membership. You can use them whenever you would like and they are valid for up to 6 months from date of purchase, so you have plenty of time to fit pole into your busy schedule.

How do I know when I’m ready to move to the next level?

We are always here to help you choose the level that’s right for you! If you are brand new to pole, you will start in the Vertikal Fit: Intro to Pole class or by booking a private class. Once you have taken a few classes and are feeling more comfortable, you can talk to your instructor about moving to the next level. Your instructors are always available to help you on your fitness journey, so don’t hesitate to ask them any questions. For your safety and the safety of others in the class, we ask that you only attend classes at or below your current skill level.