Fitness is only fun if you’re healthy, safe, and consistent with this safe pole
practice. Our number 1 concern at
Expressions Fitness is your health and safety.
The system is set up in order to assure that students are able to keep
safe on the pole at all times.
Red: Classes labeled, Red, are classes that are safe for everyone. There are no
requirements to take a class labeled Red.
All are welcome.
Orange: Orange classes consist of the first safety
requirement. All students must execute
3 pull up crunches on each side with the inside forearm and outside hand in the
correct position without instructor assistance.
Once a student has performed this safely, orange level movements are
permitted. This is the color at where we climb the pole.
Yellow: Yellow safety is one that requires some experience. Students must have enough pole knowledge to execute
several of the orange and red level movements in a combination. Yellow inverted movements are still executed from
the ground. This safety color includes
sit drops, head up combinations, and more advanced inverts from the floor.
Green: The requirements for a green class are very specifically:
1) Students must have a yellow safety standing first. 2) Students must have the ability to do 3
aerial pull up crunches on each side without touching the ground, safely. 3)
Students must be able to do 3 tilt backs on both sides keeping your “pocket”
in the same height on the pole for the whole tilt back. After these requirements
are met, students may safely try to aerial invert. Aerial inverting is what moves a student
from yellow to green. Students will also
do more advanced drops, climbs, and more advanced upright and inverted
Blue: One must have a blue safety
standing in order to do movements with less
than 2 contact points when inverted. The
requirement for a blue safety level standing is a safe caterpillar climb
executed all the way up the pole. Blue
safety movements include aerial shoulder mounts, Ayeesha’s, handsprings, and the
Violet: Movements that are considered safe
for a violet student include aerial swings,
aerial dead-lifts, etc. Students must be
able to do 2 different types of dead-lifts before entering this safety
Rainbow: The difference between Rainbow and Red is very
specifically that a rainbow class includes movements from different
levels. In a rainbow class, you can work
on your current safety zone with the support of others from possibly different
safety zones. Due to the nature of the
class, the instructor can adjust for the different safety levels. Be sure to bring your workbook so the instructor
can safely instruct.