International Women’s Day - Call to Pole!

Leana Darbyshire International Womens DayMarch 8th is International Women’s Day, a global event celebrating the achievements of women around the world.

This year the campaign focuses on the issues of inequality women still face every day.

"Pole Dance and Aerial Arts are an excellent way to boost self esteem, confidence, as well as all the physical benefits that come with it."

Leana Darbyshire Approved Pole Dancing Instructor

Another area where women are lagging behind is personal fitness. Studies have shown that women are up to 50% less likely to participate in sports and physical exercise than men. Research shows just 1/6 women has exercised regularly since childhood compared to 1/3 men.

The Aerial Lounge owner, PDC Approved 4 star pole dancing instructor, Leana Darbyshire (36) thinks that we should look to inspire more women to get active.

“Women often fall way down the list of priorities in their own lives and struggle to find time to work out. Family often comes first, followed by busy work schedules. It’s all too easy to say I’ll do it tomorrow,” says Leana.

“Regular exercise has so many physical and psychological benefits, Pole Dance and Aerial Arts are an excellent way to boost self esteem, confidence, as well as all the physical benefits that come with it.”

“I think we should use this day to encourage and inspire other women to have the life they deserve and show that anything is possible if we work hard and help each other.”

Why not put an event on at your studio to celebrate the day!


To contact Leana to find out more visit the Aerial Lounge website.