File this one under “WTF” – pole dancing … err … pole fitness for Jesus. Yeah. You read that right.
Church-going ladies in the Houston, TX area now have a new exercise option – pole dancing. But don’t worry. It’s for Jesus, so it’s totally legit. Totally. I think.
Former pole dancer Crystal Deans (I’ll keep my comments to myself here) decided strutting her stuff on the ho pole wasn’t for her, so she opted for a more fulfilling life plan. While she was twirling around in her magical g-string on “make it rain Mondays,” she did notice that she was getting a great work out. And no doubt, pole dancing has become a popular fitness craze in some areas. I’m not going to lie here – I’ve tried to convince some friends to sign up with me. Haven’t had any luck as of yet, but I am still trying.
Crystal now teaches pole fitness for Jesus every second Sunday after church. Ladies – and it is ONLY for ladies… sorry guys – are admitted free as long as they bring their church program. She says she’s not teaching stripping, but rather giving her Jesus loving clientele a good sabbath workout that shakes up their usual exercise routines. While no clothes come off, Crystal does encourage the ladies to wear some good old-fashioned stripper shoes – the heels are good for your thighs and butt. You won’t be hearing Def Leopard’s “Pour Some Sugar on Me” or Akon’s “Smack That” during these fitness sessions – that wouldn’t be very Jesusy, now would it? Instead of your typical pole hugging tunes, Crystal opts for upbeat contemporary Christian music.
Not everyone in the Houston area is embracing pole dancing, even if it is for Jesus. Crystal tells the Houston Fox affiliate that more conservative Christians have shown up at her studio and literally thumped Bibles on her door. She just shrugs it off, pointing out that only God can judge her. Amen, sister! Dance on is what I have to say.[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tplfas9OIFI’]