A Bit About Pole Players

Welcome to Pole Players! We run pole fitness classes from beginner through to advanced levels. Every BODY is welcome, no upper body strength, dance or gymnastic ability required to start- this will develop naturally as you progress!

Pole fitness provides an all over body workout whilst having lots of fun. All our classes include a safe, effective warm up, on and off pole conditioning and cool down to finish with lots of challenging fun in between!


WARNING: it's pretty addictive!

Owner/ Head Instructor - Julia Thompson

Qualifications - Spin City Intermediate Pole Fitness Instructor

                             Spin City Stretching and Flexibility for Pole and Aerial

                             First Aid and CRB up to date

                             Fully insured


 A bit about me! I started Pole 11 years ago as a way to meet people and maybe even get fit! Little did I know how much Pole would change my life for the better all those years ago - from not being able to do 1 push up to discovering what I am physically capable of achieving...and there's still so much more to learn!

I have been teaching now for over 7 years and love enabling people to access their inner-awesome and achieve things they never thought they could just like I did. Pole is challenging and takes time and dedication, but it’s amazing to watch my students grow in strength and confidence. 

I had a couple of breaks in my pole journey to have 2 beautiful children, but I have always found my way back to it. Not only has pole kept me fit after having my kids, it helps to keep me sane(ish!). It's my sanctuary, my invaluable "me" time.

Classes We Offer


Group sessions are great for meeting like minded souls and sharing a sense of achievement as you master new moves together.

Private classes may also be available Saturday and Sunday mornings. Please get in touch to arrange.


Our timetable:


Wednesday 7.30 pm - Mixed Ability

Wednesday 8.30 pm - Mixed Ability


Thursday 7.30 pm  - Beginners*

Thursday 8.30 pm  - Mixed Ability

Friday 10.30 am - Mixed Ability*

*classes starting in January 2020

Classes are held in the following locations:

Burton Community Centre, Sandy Plot, Burton, BH23 7NQ


Karate Studio, 124 Seabourne  Road, Southbourne, BH5 2HY

Class Pricing

Monthly Membership - £32

Monthly membership is the cheapest way to enjoy Pole Fitness classes. Membership is on a month by month basis so no long contracts and includes one Pole Fitness class a week. You will also receive 15% discount on additional Stretch and Choreography workshops.

Missed classes may not be carried over to the following month.

Refunds not available.

PAYG - £10 per class

If you are unable to commit to regular monthly attendance then this option offers complete flexibility. Simply book and attend when you can!

Non refundable. Minimum 24 hour cancellation period must be given prior to the class you have booked or unfortunately the class will be lost.

Taster - £5

An introductory offer for those attending Pole Players for the first time only. Come and enjoy a Pole Fitness class at a reduced rate - you might just discover your new passion!


Just enter Coupon code: TASTER5 when booking to get your discounted class!

Non refundable. Minimum 24 hour cancellation period must be given prior to the class you have booked or unfortunately the class will be lost.

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Contact Us

Burton Community Centre

Sandy Plot

BH23 7NQ

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