Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Miss Pole Dance UK - NEW CATEGORY - The Groups Amateur/Semi-Pro 2017 Two day event

Miss Pole Dance UK The Groups Am/Semi-Pro 2017

Time: 10.00am 4.30pm


Venue - Bognor Regis
Bersted Park Community Centre
Lakeland Avenue
North Bersted
Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO21 5FF

Miss Pole Dance UK Ams / Semi Pros TWO DAY EVENT
6 CATEGORIES with the NEW 2017 CATEGORY...

A place where you can show case your talent and a chance to Win the Ultimate Prize in Pole Dancing;- A place in the MPD UK National Pole Dance Championships. (Excludes category A and E See below)

There will be Six categories (plus Pole Beat) - You must be aged over 16 on or before the Competition to compete in any of the categories

Day 1 - Saturday 10th June
A. Miss Pole Dance UK Amateur Division - Females
B. Miss Pole Dance UK Semi Pro - Semi Pro Student Division - female division
C. Miss Pole Dance UK - B Semi Pro Instructor Division - female division
D. Miss Pole Dance UK Amateur / Semi Pro DOUBLES - mixed gender
E. Mr Pole Fitness UK Amateur / Semi Pro Division - males

Day 2 - Sunday 11th June
F. POLE BEAT championships - mixed gender freestyle Dance Off

The MPDUK professional championships are on 7th October 2017 at the Hawth Theatre
Email us for tickets and registration and more details:

Elena Artamonova enrolls on to the Russian Pole Passion License

We are proud to announce that Elena has taken on her Russian Pole Passion  License once more for 2017

Elena has been part of the Pole Passion team for a few years now as part of our team certified in both our training courses and last year delivered our instructor training as a trainer and assessor in
Romania, Bucharest
Russia, Moscow
Germany and Turkey, Istanbul

She is extremely experienced and knowledgeable and is only a few clicks away on facebook and social media

She can be reached also on email via and

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Student Instructor Testimonial Crawley Pole Passion Worth - Melissa Fish

My name is Melissa Fish and I'm 27 years old.
I love to attend Pole Passion at Crawley Worth under my instructor Kay Penney

I work as an office administrator although I'm currently on maternity leave. I started pole as I was looking for a way to get fit and build strength and I was always terrible going to the gym. I love pole because not only does it keep me fit and build strength but it also gives me confidence that I'd lost over time.
After just giving birth I know it will build confidence I've lost while being pregnant.
You also meet some amazing people and build friendships with other students you cheer each other along when you get a move you've been working on.

A big positive I get out of pole is that not only are you keeping fit, you achieve something new each week and that also keeps me going. I was worried about doing it first as I thought I wouldn't be able to do it and that I'd be too weak for it but you work at your own pace and the instructors will always make sure you achieve your goals.

When I first told my family that I did pole I got mixed reactions, they called it pole dancing all the time but once you explain that you don't actually dance it's about fitness and strength etc they are more accepting of it and think it's amazing that I can do well at it and enjoy it.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Kay Penney asked to support the World Pole Sport Championships in Turin 2017

Kay Penney is the Chairwoman of The World Pole Dance Association, co-organising World Pole Sport & Fitness championships since 2009 organising the competition in countries such as Jamaica, UK, Budapest, Switzerland, Beijing, China & more recently the World Championships in Bucharest September 15th & 16th 2016.

Kay is also the owner, founder and Managing Director of Pole Passion Ltd (, and is responsible for bringing pole to men and women as a pole art form and dance for fitness.
Kay is the owner and creator of Miss Pole Dance UK established in 2005

Kay created Pole Passion Ltd in 2003 with a passion to pass on her experiences and passion for the pole, promoting the very talented and ambitious, from beginner students to the World champions, like Felix Cane (double world champion) and Bendy Kate. Kay adapted the early pole techniques, inspired by exotic dance, in the beginning, to create what is known as pole fitness today and is constantly affirming her vision by achieving international accreditation for all her instructor training qualifications in 2007 with Skills Active and the Register of Exercise Professionals.

Her programmes are shared and learnt by men and women all over the world now with the online programmes, with a continual passion along with her dedicated and experienced team. Women from all over the world now train with Pole Passion. Pole Passions Instructor Training  Accreditations are valid in all of Europe, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia & USA.

Kay is a business graduate and has the pleasure to attend seminars including speakers such as Sir Richard Branson & Alan Sugar. 
She is a health and beauty expert, professional sports masseur, aromatherapist and Indian massage and Swedish massage therapist and has diplomas in beauty and nutrition.
Kay has had a love for sport & dance all her life and has been involved and certified in Tennis, Hockey, Netball, Football, Cricket, Orienteering, Badminton, swimming & Gymnastics and is a REP’s qualified Fitness Instructor and Exercise Group Instructor.
With her experience of competitions in other fields, she formulated and founded Miss Pole Dance
UK Championships in 2005 & Mr Pole Fitness UK competitions in 2009.

She is the creator of World Pole Sport & Fitness Championships from 2009 (Jamaica). She developed and wrote the rules for the first synchronised doubles category in 2010 Passionate about the health, safety and well-being of students and instructors alike she created a First Aid, Pole Sport Specific course in 2010 and instructor and spotting safety course for instructors and students based on the cheerleading principles of spotting, the first of its kind.
She is and has been members of the following associations;
Equity, Fitness Industry Association (FIA), UK Active, Sussex Chamber of Commerce, Honorary Member of Pole Fitness Association USA, International Pole Sports Federation Chair of Events 2009.

She is a qualified first aider, pole specific and continues to teach weekly pole fitness lessons where she is her most happiest.
She wrote the first Code of Pole Practice specific to professionalise pole fitness, which is specifically followed by her team of 38 instructors for Pole Passion.
Kay is passionate about high-quality and professional and safe teaching techniques and devised an apprentice scheme and grading system to pass on and continue professional and ongoing education for her team, world wide.

She is co-inventor of the RPole, one of the first free-standing portable poles specific to pole fitness and dance techniques, without a platform stage and the only pole which incorporates a safety mat as standard. The RPole also is the only pole currently built to the high standards of the British and European safety laws.
She is actively involved in Teacher training and assessing in both Pole and Burlesque Dance techniques. Kay has appeared on National and International TV :- BBC, Sky Bravo TV and local radios and many times  & has been featured in local and national
newspapers and magazines.

She is a presenter and public speaker for pole fitness and over the years her and her team support cancer charities 4 times per year and has raised thousands of pounds for such charities to include McMillian, St Lukes Hospice, Breast Cancer Awareness, Wear it pink. She has taken the RPole to the top of Ben Nevis – the highest mountain in the UK to support her chosen charities.
Each year Kay is passionate about networking and supporting other countries and cultures and sharing knowledge.
She is currently learning Fitness for pregnancy and for children 5-15 years old.
Competition Achievements:
2001 Founder, owner & Managing Director Pole Passion Ltd.  (
2003 Regional Champion  - Pole Idol Championships
2005 Founder, Owner & Managing Director Miss Pole Dance UK & Mr Pole Fitness UK
2005 - 2017 Main competition organiser
2006 Code of Pole Practice Creator -
2009 Founder & Creator of World Pole Dance – Rules & Regulations and Judicial system including move syntax coordinator -
2005 - 2013 Head Judge  - Miss Pole Dance /  World Pole Dance
2010 Synchronised Doubles Creator
2013 - 2016 Competition compare

Kay has judged and mentored in countries such as China, Turkey, Hungary, Spain, Romania, Germany, France, Switzerland, Jamaica and United Kingdom and is looking forward to adding Italy to her list in 2016

Kays contact details:
Whats app: +44 77535 85054
Twitter: Pole Passion
Facebook: Kay Penney

Instagram: Kaypenney01

Monday, 21 November 2016

POLE PASSION Charity showcase December 2016 raising money for St Richards Hospital

POLE PASSION Charity showcase December 2016 raising money for  St Richards Hospital.

Pole Passion is proud to support it's Bognor, Chichester, Worthing, Angmering, Littlehampton and Shoreham-on-Sea areas for this worthy charity student and instructor show case raising money for St Richards Hospital
For lessons in these areas please visit the dedicated websites

For online and in person lessons, free standing RPoles and floor to ceiling Lupit poles, clothing, pole dance grips 
and training in other areas please visit

Tel: 01293 888200

Pole Passion Charity Show Case Event 2016

Pole Passion on Saturday 3rd December 2016
Time: 6-9pm 
At Bersted Park Community Centre
Lakeland Avenue
Bognor Regis
PO21 5FF

Tickets: £7.50

Raising money for St Richards Hospital.


RPole is proud to sponsor this event by providing the stage poles
Pole Fitness, pole dance and exercise is made incredibly easy with the portable, light weight, free standing RPole, for home, studio or outside use.
Takes less than 60 seconds to set up with no tools required.
It's lightweight, stable with a safety mat option.
Designed and manufactured in the UK, for speedy delivery.
Payment plans available - To purchase your very own pole please visit our website or email our team

Tel: 01293 888200

Complete Pole Freedom with prices starting at just £595.00 includes 2 year guarantee

Pole Passion Charity Show Case Event 2016

Pole Passion on Saturday 3rd December 2016
Time: 6-9pm 
At Bersted Park Community Centre
Lakeland Avenue
Bognor Regis
PO21 5FF

Tickets: £7.50

Raising money for St Richards Hospital.

Friday, 11 November 2016

IMPROVING YOUR WATER INTAKE - Are you drinking enough?

The power of water has always been an interest to me and the effects on our bodies, so I was delighted to find this information below (Thank you Chad)

Our bodies are made up of 60-80% water
73% of our heart and brain

Are you drinking enough?

Can be done with certain foods too  and I never really under stood the value of celery – read this and find out

Water content: 96.7%
Has the highest water content of any solid food—is perfect in salads, or sliced up and served with some hummus, says Keri Gans, RD, author of The Small Change Diet: 10 Steps to a Thinner and Healthier You and a consultant to Mind bloom, a technology company that makes life-improvement apps.
Want to pump up cucumber's hydrating power even more? Try blending it with non-fat yogurt, mint, and ice cubes to make cucumber soup. "Soup is always hydrating, but you may not want to eat something hot in the summertime,” Gans says. "Chilled cucumber soup, on the other hand, is so refreshing and delicious any time of year."

Iceberg lettuce
Water content: 95.6%
Iceberg lettuce tends to get a bad rap, nutrition-wise. Health experts often recommend shunning it in favour of darker greens like spinach or romaine lettuce, which contain higher amounts of fibre and nutrients such as folate and vitamin K. It's a different story when it comes to water content, though: Crispy iceberg has the highest of any lettuce, followed by butterhead, green leaf, and romaine varieties.
Pile iceberg onto sandwiches or use it as a bed for a healthy chicken salad. Even better: Ditch the tortillas and hamburger buns and use iceberg leaves as a wrap for tacos and burgers.

Water content: 95.4%
That urban legend about celery having negative calories isn't quite true, but it's pretty close. Like all foods that are high in water, celery has very few calories—just 6 calories per stalk. And its one-two punch of fibre and water helps to fill you up and curb your appetite.
 This lightweight veggie isn't short on nutrition, however. Celery contains folate and vitamins A, C, and K. And thanks, in part to its high water content, celery neutralizes stomach acid and is often recommended as a natural remedy for heartburn and acid reflux.

Water content: 95.3%
These refreshing root vegetables should be a fixture in your spring and summer salads. They provide a burst of spicy-sweet flavour—and colour! — in a small package, and more importantly they're filled with antioxidants such as catechin (also found in green tea).
 A crunchy texture also makes radishes a perfect addition to healthy summer coleslaw—no mayo required. Slice them up with shredded cabbage and carrots, sliced snow peas, and chopped hazelnuts and parsley, and toss with poppy seeds, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Water content: 94.5%
Sliced and diced tomatoes will always be a mainstay of salads, sauces, and sandwiches, but don't forget about sweet cherry and grape varieties, which make an excellent hydrating snack, Gans says. "They're great to just pop in your mouth, maybe with some nuts or some low-sodium cheese," she says. "You get this great explosion of flavour when you bite into them."
 Having friends over? Skewer grape tomatoes, basil leaves, and small chunks of mozzarella on toothpicks for a quick and easy appetizer.

Green peppers
Water content: 93.9%
Bell peppers of all shades have a high water content, but green peppers lead the pack, just edging out the red and yellow varieties (which are about 92% water). And contrary to popular belief, green peppers contain just as many antioxidants as their slightly sweeter siblings.
 Peppers are a great pre-dinner or late-night snack, Gans says. "We tell people to munch on veggies when they have a craving, but a lot of people get bored of carrots and celery pretty quickly," she says. "Peppers are great to slice up when you get home from work, while you're making or waiting for dinner."

Water content: 92.1%
Don't let cauliflower's pale complexion fool you: In addition to having lots of water, these unassuming florets are packed with vitamins and phytonutrients that have been shown to help lower cholesterol and fight cancer, including breast cancer. (A 2012 study of breast cancer patients by Vanderbilt University researchers found that eating cruciferous veggies like cauliflower was associated with a lower risk of dying from the disease or seeing a recurrence.)
 "Break them up and add them to a salad for a satisfying crunch,” Gans suggests. "You can even skip the croutons!"

Water content: 91.5% water
It's fairly obvious that watermelon is full of, well, water, but this juicy melon is also among the richest sources of lycopene, a cancer-fighting antioxidant found in red fruits and vegetables. In fact, watermelon contains more lycopene than raw tomatoes—about 12 milligrams per wedge, versus 3 milligrams per medium-sized tomato.
Although this melon is plenty hydrating on its own, Gans loves to mix it with water in the summertime. "Keep a water pitcher in the fridge with watermelon cubes in the bottom," she says. "It's really refreshing, and great incentive to drink more water overall."

Water content: 91.4% water
Iceberg lettuce may have a higher water content, but spinach is usually a better bet overall. Piling raw spinach leaves on your sandwich or salad provides nearly as much built-in hydration, with an added nutritional punch.
 Spinach is rich in lutein, potassium, fibre, and brain-boosting folate, and just one cup of raw leaves contains 15% of your daily intake of vitamin E—an important antioxidant for fighting off the damaging molecules known as free radicals.

Star fruit
Water content: 91.4% water
This tropical fruit, also known as carambola, comes in sweet and tart varieties and has a juicy texture similar to pineapple. Its eye-catching shape looks great in a fruit salad or as an edible garnish on the rim of a summer cocktail, and as a bonus it's rich in antioxidants, especially epicatechin—a heart-healthy compound also found in red wine, dark chocolate, and green tea.
 One note of caution: People with kidney problems should avoid star fruit because of its high levels of oxalic acid.

Water content: 91.0%
All berries are good foods for hydration, but juicy red strawberries are easily the best of the bunch. Raspberries and blueberries both hover around 85% water, while blackberries are only slightly better at 88.2%.
 "I love strawberries blended in a smoothie or mixed with plain non-fat yogurt—another hydrating food," Gans says. Strawberries add natural sweetness to the yogurt, she adds, and the combo of carbohydrates, fibre, and protein make a great post-workout recovery snack.

Water content: 90.7%
Like its cousin cauliflower, raw broccoli adds a satisfying crunch to a salad. But its nutritional profile—lots of fibre, potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C—is slightly more impressive. What's more, broccoli is the only cruciferous vegetable (a category that contains cabbage and kale, in addition to cauliflower) with a significant amount of sulforaphane, a potent compound that boosts the body's protective enzymes and flushes out cancer-causing chemicals.

Water content: 90.5%
This juicy, tangy citrus fruit can help lower cholesterol and shrink your waistline, research suggests. In one study, people who ate one grapefruit a day lowered their bad (LDL) cholesterol by 15.5% and their triglycerides by 27%. In another, eating half a grapefruit—roughly 40 calories—before each meal helped dieters lose about three and a half pounds over 12 weeks. Researchers say that compounds in the fruit help fuel fat burn and stabilize blood sugar, therefore helping to reduce cravings.

Baby carrots
Water content: 90.4%
A carrot's a carrot, right? Not when it comes to water content. As it turns out, the baby-sized carrots that have become a staple in supermarkets and lunchboxes contain more water than full-size carrots (which are merely 88.3% water).
 The ready-to-eat convenience factor is hard to top, as well. Snack on them right out of the bag, dip them in hummus or guacamole, or—for a bit of added crunch and bright orange colour—chop them up and add them to salads or salsas.

Cantaloupe Melon
Water content: 90.2%
This succulent melon provides a big nutritional payoff for very few calories. One six-ounce serving—about one-quarter of a melon—contains just 50 calories but delivers a full 100% of your recommended daily intake of vitamins A and C.
 "I love cantaloupe as a dessert," Gans says. "If you've got a sweet tooth, it will definitely satisfy." Tired of plain old raw fruit? Blend cantaloupe with yogurt and freeze it into sherbet, or puree it with orange juice and mint to make a refreshing soup.

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Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Pole Passion Charity Show Case 2016

Pole Passion Charity Show Case 2016

Tickets and more information are available at

Pole Passion on Saturday 3rd December 2016
Time: 6-9pm 
At Bersted Park Community Centre
Lakeland Avenue
Bognor Regis
PO21 5FF

Tickets: £7.50

Raising money for St Richards Hospital.

Students and Instructors from Pole Passion schools in  Littlehampton,  Chichester,  Bognor Regis,  Angmering,  Shoreham and Worthing will be performing pole dance and chair dance routines in a variety of styles and genres.

If you've ever wondered what we do in pole fitness classes, come along and see the strength, flexibility and grace that our students have achieved through their lessons with us.

A variety of stalls and light refreshments will also be available. Come and have a glass of wine and let us entertain you for a great cause. 

All money raised will go to St Richards Hospital.

Tickets and more information are available at

Don’t hesitate to email the organisers if you can contribute your support at

Littlehampton,  Bognor Regis and Angmering 


Shoreham and Worthing