Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pole Dancing For Jesus, Ok Or Not Ok

'Pole dancing for Jesus' a big hit in Texas town: MyFoxBOSTON.com

Published : Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011, 8:56 AM EDT

(NewsCore) - The notion of skimpily-dressed women gyrating around a pole is probably not a Vatican-approved method of prayer. But it's proving popular in one Texas town, where the residents are evidently keen to pursue a spiritual and physical regimen at the same time, myFOX Houston reported.

"I don't teach women to be strippers," insists Crystal Deans, owner of the Best Shape of Your Life studio in Spring, Texas. The one-time professional dancer leads female church-goers through the Pole Fitness for Jesus session every second Sunday of the month.

"We [pole dance to] the upbeat contemporary Christian music because people have to bring their church program to get into the class ... we basically are just continuing the whole worship thing here."

Despite the name of the class, there's no prayer beforehand or crosses hanging in her studio. But Deans, who attends church every Sunday, firmly believes that she's not just doing legs, glutes and upper body -- but more importantly helping people lead happier lives.

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