November 2010 - Go Travel

Go Travel

For the rest of the article refer click here Yes, it’s an official sport. But no, there is no stripping. Finalists in the 3rd South African Pole Dancing Fitness Championships recently battled it out to be the queen of the pole at the Vodacom Dome in Midrand. Vibrant costumes, breath taking pole fitness acrobatics, and…

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October 2011 - JHB Live

JHB Live

To read the full article, click here www.jhblive.co.za It’s athletic and so damn sexy. It’s pole dancing and we chatted to Julie, the Vertical Vixen who will be performing to wowed crowds at SEXPO this weekend Julie teaches the art of the pole. She is the luscious owner of Vertical Vixen Pole Studios in Johannesburg…

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August 2010 - People Magazine

People Magazine

Click here to read the article Celebrities are not the only ones taking to the poll for a good workout Pole Fitness Celebrities are not the only ones taking to the poll for a good workout. We chat to Julie Swart, owner of Vertical Vixen, for the low-down on pole dancing, aka pole fitness –…

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September 2011 - Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan

To read the full article click here www.cosmopolitan.co.za Once associated with sleazy strip joints, Pole Fitness is the latest, super-fun way to get in shape. Julie Swart of the Pole Fitness Association of SA explains why. 1. How long has pole-dancing been a sport in SA, and where did it first originate? A form of…

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Lindsay Thomas

Lindsay Thomas

Tell us about yourself – age / family / job / etc I’m 22 years old and I am in the process of qualifying as an actuary (10 board exams down, 3 to go!). I currently work at a bank as a quantitative analyst and I tutor Maths part-time. I’ll also be working as an…

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Competition Participation & Placing for Vertical Vixen

Pole Theatre SA 2015 Julie Fowler – 1st Place – Classique Division Travis Hornsby – 2nd Place – Pole Drama Division Megan Droppa – 2nd Place – Pole Art Division Miss Pole Dance SA 2013 Kerry-Lee Brandt – 3rd Place – Professional Division Alana Jackason – 1st Place – Intermediate Division Neroesjka Dowrie – 2nd…

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Vishani Lukman

Vishani Lukman

Tell us about yourself – age / family / job / etc I am a Scientist and Tuition Centre Owner, currently 29yrs old. When did you join the Vertical Vixen and Aerial Yoga Studios? I joined Vertical Vixen and Aerial Yoga Studios about a month ago. What were your reasons for joining? I joined to…

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Julie Swart Weight Loss

PDC Weight Loss

Julie Swart is an approved pole dancing instructor at Vertical Vixens in South Africa, looking at her body now you would never believe she had suffered from being overweight but Julie’s body has changed dramatically since she started pole dancing. We spoke to Julie to find out why pole dancing is such a great workout.…

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Michelle Ben-Israel

Michelle Ben-Israel

Tell us about yourself: I am a 30 year old mom of three girls, my youngest being just over a year old. I run around after them in between organizing pole dancing competitions and most recently co-hosting the winter pole festival with Julie Fowler. When did you join the Vertical Vixen studios? I joined the…

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Robyn Hoctor

Robyn Hoctor

Tell us about yourself – age / family / job / etc I’m 16 years old and still in school. I’m very involved with in school activities and quite athletic. I’m very close to my family and friends. When did you join the Vertical Vixen studio and pole dancing? I first started pole this year…

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