App of the Week: DivaFit

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 30 October, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 30 October, 2012, 9:38am



Rating 7/10

Do nice girls pole dance? I don't know for sure, but from what I have seen of pole dancers, they are fit. With DivaFit you don't even need a pole. You can get straight into the swing of things by learning a series of floor moves and attempting the two "Sexy Sequences" for the floor.

Lessons are provided through the short videos, one for each move - and there are many moves. A written description for each gives you more information if you can't keep up. Given that pole dancing could be considered a dance form, I found it strange that there was no audio.

The menu filter allows you to choose pole or floor exercises, and the level and type of exercise. Within any exercise, you can indicate whether it is "new", "in progress" or "achieved".

My investigation of this app focused on the floor exercises, which most of us could do at home. Many exercises are to build the strength and flexibility needed to move gracefully through the sequences. Most are simple enough, but I watched the "fish flop" with fascinated horror. How does she do that without breaking her neck? The two "Sexy Sequences" don't seem to bear much relationship to the individual moves that you learn in this section. For example, you are required to "roll onto back for clocks, prance, one splay and rising goddess up", but none of these moves are taught individually.

The app developers do say that the app is to be used as a fitness tool, complementing your instruction with a trained pole fitness instructor; they didn't design it as a self-teaching tool. If you like what you see in the app, hit the online search engines and you will find pole dancing lessons in Hong Kong.