I am the Pole Dancing Deadpool who's competition video started showing up in YouTube recommended lists
*I know I spelled "whose" wrong. So embarrassing :/*
I competed in the Atlantic Pole Championships hosted by Pole Sport Organization. When I placed 3rd (so not expected), they posted my video, which after sharing it started showing up in the recommended list of random YouTubers ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_DupMPxTcM ). I have been competing since 2014 and in the pro qualifier circuit since 2017 and this is my first top three placement (the first place winner moves to Nationals).
All my routines are not what one would expect from a pole dancer - I typically go for heavy rock and metal songs, tell weird stories (demons, Sally from Nightmare Before Xmas, zombies, small children pretending to be super heros, and most recently, Deadpool), and brute force everything. I train at DivaFit and Optimal Fitness and have been pole dancing for fitness since 2013 and teaching since 2016. My teaching specialties are spin pole and "pole physics" which I teach based on my aerospace engineering background.
My engineer day-job has me working out of a sweet maker space called Building Momentum in Northern Virginia, I'm a metal head, and play in an acoustic metal band called Metallifun.
Ask Me Anything!
Edit: [3pm ET] Thanks so much for all the awesome questions and comments!! I have to go into work for a couple hours, but keep the questions coming!! I'll try to answer as much as I can while I'm there, but I'll be back to answer them later this afternoon!!!
Edit: [5pm ET] Back from work and answering all the things!!
Edit: [6:30pm ET] I'm off to a Metallifun gig but will be back tonight and tomorrow to answer your questions! Thank you so much for a crazy awesome AMA and I WILL get to all your questions and comments!! You guys ROCK!!!
Edit: [11pm ET] Back from the show and back to your questions!!!! \m/
Last edit [12am ET]: thank you Redditors for an AMAZING AMA!!! I had a great time and your questions were awesome!! I tried to get to everyone and will continue to answer the things as they pop up!! I'll see you on stage ;). Maximum Effort!!!
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The routine posted on my youtube account: https://youtu.be/X5kHTGUPBls