We’re still coming round from sock that was caused by the news which hit us last year, in November, about possibility of pole dancing becoming an Olympic sport. They even changed its name from “pole dancing” to “pole fitness” to distinguish it from erotic dancing in night clubs where semi-naked women strip in front of leering men. The popularity of these fitness clubs skyrocketed over the last decade, and more than 500 pole dancing/fitness studios sprung up across the country. The pole fitness instructors say there are women from age 14 to 72 that test their body strength, stamina and flexibility on pole. They say this “sport” provides a physical challenge that keeps both mind and body engaged.