A Dundalk based pole dancing fitness club are to take on a world record attempt next week in a bid to get themselves into the Guinness Book of Records.
The founder of Polercise and a teacher of pole dancing classes in Dundalk, El Fegan, is to choreograph the World Record attempt which attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people demonstrating pole sports across various locations. Currently standing at 206 people, the record was originally set in 2006. It was organised by KT Coates with the help of 26 pole studios across the world with Polercise being the only school in Ireland having taken part at the time and raised £50,000 for cancer charities.
The event, taking place at the Polercise studio in Williamsons will again raise money for cancer charities around the world. Each studio has individually chosen which specific cancer charity to donate their sponsorship money to.
Speaking to the paper El said that she expects the record to be well beaten with this attempt.
“We hope to beat the 206 people that hold the previous record several times over.
“Currently we have over 90 pole dancing fitness studios signed up so we should smash the record.”
El set up the studio in Dundalk four years ago and it has gone from strength to strength.
“We started out on the Castletown Road, before moving to Williamson’s Mall.
“I think pole dancing as a fitness routine is in the mainstream now. It’s not just a passing trend.”
This time the event is set to be even bigger, with over 90 pole studios already registered to take part, and more studios signing up every day. The studios are in over 21 different countries including the UK, Australia USA, South Africa, China and The Netherlands.
The pole studio that raises the highest amount of sponsorship money will also receive complimentary tickets to the World Championships in London in July 2014 .