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CBS Sunday Morning Hilariously Covers The US Pole Championships

My puppy, Sushi, as she guards my pole!

Originally posted 2011-05-20 09:46:00.

My puppy, Sushi, as she guards my pole!

This video? This video is awesome.

I know that I wrote last year about my very first pole dancing class… and I’ve got to admit it’s a ton of fun and yes, I am still a poler.

(As a side note, I don’t know that I’m mature enough to write these posts. I keep wanting to call myself a pole lover, a pole girl… I’m just… I’m not mature enough. I’m sorry.)

That being said, it was nice to know that the folks at CBS Sunday Morning aren’t mature enough either, as they got in a few giggle-worthy lines during their coverage of the US Pole Dance Championship that took place a little while back. Check out the video here:

And, while I must admit that I cringed a little when the dance instructor said “Mothers bring their daughters in to help them feel sexier,” because when we talk about “Mother and daughter” in this country, our first inclination is to think of 35yo Mom and 13yo daughter… but it’s often the 47yo Mom and the 25yo daughter who come together. At least, I hope that’s what she meant.

Anyway… tell me that video isn’t awesome?

…and just try and tell me you weren’t impressed when Madame Butterfly walked in the air. Just try. Because you’d be a full-blooded lie.

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The proud leader of the #bgg2wlarmy, Erika Nicole Kendall writes health, fitness, nutrition, body image and beauty, and more here at #bgg2wl. After losing over 150lbs, Kendall became a personal trainer certified in fitness nutrition, women's fitness, and weight loss from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She now lives in New York with her family, and is working on her 4th, 5th and 6th certificates.


  1. Curlstar

    May 20, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    That move was AWESOME!!!

  2. NinaG

    May 20, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    I love poling! And yes Butterfly’s air walk was amazing – can’t wait til my core is that strong!

  3. Cjbrownsc

    May 20, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Hi Erika,
    I saw that episode of CBS Sunday Morning when it came on and thought about tweeting you, but figured you were probably watching anyway.

    Madame Butterfly is amazing! When I saw that move, I looked at my husband and said “I want to do that!!!” LOL
    All I can say is “WOW”!!

    • Erika Nicole Kendall

      May 20, 2011 at 1:13 PM

      I sure wasn’t! You’ve got to tellllll me about these things, mama! LOL!

  4. Res

    May 20, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    I’ve recently taken up pole dancing classes to stay in shape. It takes a LOT of strength, but I love the results.

  5. Kaycee

    October 12, 2011 at 8:30 PM

    This was a repeat, but yall gotta get with Felix Cane, World Champion, that bish is B-A-D! :O)

  6. Sam

    April 5, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    Love it! I heart the pole…booty shorts, climbs and all!

  7. K

    April 6, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    I love, love, love the pole! I have a ways to go, but I’ve come so far!

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