I love discovering new forms of art and how people use their artistic and in this case, athletic ability, in exciting mediums such as pole dancing. Check out this incredible artist, athlete and good friend of mine. The stunning photography is by JRW Beauty’s own, Ariana Pinder.
” My name is Zane Khan. I’m a 19 year old pole student. I started “poling” when I was about 17. I discovered my passion when I decided to try out a gym that was downtown. As I walked in a kind lady spontaneously asked me if I would try a pole exercise. (Of course at that time I was like many people, unaware of the athleticism or art that lies behind the sport.) Me being someone who often goes with the flow I said, “sure!”. I tried one move, and nailed it. While off my feet, levitating in the air; I felt such a rush, like I could fly. I loved the experience but was a bit hesitant to dive in and tell others due to the stereotypes of stripping on a pole. So I attended once a week and never told any friends for a few months.
Over the few months I had thought about it and how badly I wanted to become like the competitors I saw on Youtube, effortlessly dangling off a pole by one limb. Sadly, I even dreamed about it. I knew I had to advance and not let others thoughts stop me.
So almost a year later, I finally decided to buy my own pole.I spent tons of time practising moves everyday, becoming stronger and more confident in myself. In conjunction to practising everyday I watched pole videos all the time, watching how they executed each move and attempted to mimic them. Obviously by this time my obsession was difficult to hide, and I decided to no longer fear others thoughts. Poling was part of me now. Luckily my friends and family are extremely supportive and loving and never once criticized me. Actually I had many male and female friends ask me to teach them some moves. I gladly did, like that kind woman did for me; knowing it may change someone to the degree that it changed me.
So here I am today. An avid poler that will never stop loving confronting the challenges printer pole.”