> A plethora of showcases and events mean 2011 is looking bright for on of UWE’s best supported societies.

Are you a member of the UWE Pole Fitness Society? As a member are you aware of all the fantastic opportunities available to you this term? If the answer to the first question is no, are you at all interested in the UWE Pole Fitness Society…then keep reading!

This term is set to be another awesome and action packed extravaganza, with events, showcases, competitions, fundraisers – the lot! Here is just a little peek at what’s on offer and how you can support one of the biggest and most welcoming societies’ UWE has to offer!

Kick starting 2011, UWE Pole Fitness have been working hard and would like to present to you; L’AMOUR DE POLE. This is an amazing opportunity for some of the society’s members to demonstrate their skills, at a level most comfortable to them. UWE and Bristol’s Societies combine our passion for pole in our unique Valentine’s showcase, being held at Eton on Thursday 17th February. Be prepared to witness moves you previously thought were impossible with heart stopping routines and love themed performances, you will be amazed – we guarantee it! Bring along friends, family and partners for a night of sheer entertainment and skill. Ticket information and further details can be found by checking out our facebook event at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=57604394989#!/event.php?eid=179105382111813. To make it even more exciting, tickets are only £5.00 and if you buy over ten you can receive an online discount. Although tickets are available from the door, they are limited so buy online to make sure you don’t miss out on one of THE events of the year. If you are a society member and fancy grabbing yourself a free ticket, then why not volunteer to be a helper for the showcase. We are looking for six helpers to include two ticket collectors, two pole cleaners and two runners to help the evening run smoothly. If you are interested please email uwepolesoc@live.uwe.ac.uk and state which helper you would prefer to be.

Not only do our members have this fantastic opportunity, but we’ve signed up with Bristol to enter an inter-university competition. The competition has categories for all abilities and while there are set rules and regulations, we’re confident that our competitors are going to be returning with a few prizes and smiles from ear to ear. Not only are our members overcoming performance nerves, altitude sickness and some good old fashioned bruising, but this event allows each performer the chance to wow some of the UK’s best pole performers, who complete the judging panel. If you want to come along and support our beautiful performers, the competition is being held at Cardiff University on 19th March 2011.

But it doesn’t stop there! March is set to be one of this term’s busiest months with a collaborative fundraising event ‘UWE Bares All’ a number of societies and clubs, including UWE Pole Fitness Society. We’re also in the process of organising an Events Evening for the Pole Society, with dinner, wine, a gigantic raffle and of course the awards. We recognise how hard our members work and believe they deserve to have an evening of entertainment where they can be the audience for a change. More details to follow so keep your eyes peeled.

To top it off, we are going to be putting on some fundraisers of our own and although we know you’re all students, this is open to everyone to come along and help support us in our challenge of getting Pole Fitness recognised as a sporting skill, rather than a money maker! Don’t forget that it is never too late to join our society and to eradicate any fears that the academic year has already started; we’ve put on a shiny new beginner’s class especially for you! Open to both men and women, pole fitness aims to improve strength, confidence and general wellbeing. A fitness class with a twist to combine health with fun, why exercise any other way?! If you would like any more information, you are welcome to contact uwepolesoc@live.uwe.ac.uk or visit the Spin City Pole Fitness website.

If you have a passion for pole and would love to be the face of pole for the academic year 2011/2012, why not put yourself forward for a position on the Committee. The elections are due to take place in February and more details can be attained by contacting us on the email address above. This term is set to be exciting, fresh and like nothing we have done before. Your support on our journey of success is much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you at some of our events!

Kayleigh Hole