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Sheila Kelley's S-Factor

Sheila Kelley's S-Factor

Have you heard all the buzz about Sheila Kelley's S Factor yet?

After seeing photos of Lindsay Lohan heading to S Factor class, hearing Oprah rave about Sheila Kelley and knowing that Kate Hudson and Teri Hatcher have expressed their love for this class, I had to see what the excitement was all about for myself. So, I bashfully made my way over to an intro class to see. Walking into the studio was terrifying, to say the least, as I saw the two shiny poles flickering in the red hue of the lights...

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Turns out, my preconceived notions that I would be doing crude things against a pole in a room full of oversexed women were totally wrong! The class has a high focus on getting warmed up, stretching the hips and chest and just getting used to moving slowly and sensually rather than jumping right into the whole 'stripper' thing. The lights are turned down low. It's dark enough that you don't feel like anyone can possibly be watching you, but light enough that you can eyeball the instructor to see what the heck she is doing. The movement is slow and controlled and you'd be surprised at how much you work your abs. The end of the class is 'pole tricks' time and by that point I was ready to swing around the pole, just to see if I had it in me... and I sure did!

I had a fabulous time at my intro. I felt that my muscles got a workout and other women who were there for the same reasons as me, not because they were sexed up vixens looking to improve their skills, surrounded me. The whole thing was a lot of fun and boy, if I didn't know how to arch my back before I sure do now. S Factor is a great, and very unique workout for anyone looking to tone the muscles, firm the body, increase flexibility, promote weight loss and elevate energy levels.

The S Factor was designed by actress Sheila Kelley to achieve specific health benefits, including physical fitness and stress reduction, as well as to cultivate sensuality, self-confidence and a positive body image. Sheila Kelley describes the movement as:

“The S Factor is about women rediscovering their own shapes and their muscles, overtly, playfully and unabashedly. We’re teaching women a body language they’ve been told not to explore.”

Once you've completed the introduction you can start your explorations in a series of classes. Classes run in eight-week-long sessions and meet once a week for two hours. There are seven levels of S Factor, each level increasing in difficulty. You'll need to complete a session to move on to the next level. Each class in a session builds on the skills learned in the last class so students are encouraged to attend the classes in order.

Join The Conversation
LM25 LM25 9 years
I've been doing the S factor classes for a few months now (I'm in Level 2) and I recommend it to all women. I've found it quite easy to learn to do, and so much fun! It gives you a sense of empowerment and confidence, and incredible sex appeal! It's something you do mainly for yourself, and, if you choose to, your man. And that's just fine! Yes, do wear spandex shorts and a tank top; leggings will just get in the way. And don't wear any lotion on your hands or body!
kimberly1983 kimberly1983 10 years
i take pole fitness in the uk and you need to wear shorts so your skin makes contact with the pole.
drkorkor drkorkor 10 years
FitSugar, I'd really like to try the class. The promo code doesn't work. Please help!
drkorkor drkorkor 10 years
FitSugar, I'd really like to try the class. The promo code doesn't work. Please help!
ethiopian_princess ethiopian_princess 10 years
I have nothing against new workouts, but it's a bit appalling to me that women are emulating people who are paid to provide a sexual fantasy for men.
akrsouth akrsouth 10 years
You don't need to find a class, buy the book. Most cities have some sort of spin-off Minneapolis has 2.
curlyhair curlyhair 10 years
OK- so i need to lose weight.. i get that, but there is a bump in the road. i have little to no feeling in my right leg and hip from three back surgeries. Please someone give me tips on something I can do to help be slim and trim once again. PS I also have thyroid disease..(another bump). ...
Fitness Fitness 10 years
You need to wear Yoga Pants and and tank, or something similar. Lua75, did you ever get the code to work?
lua75 lua75 10 years
Was trying to sign up in Houston, but was told that the promo code is incorrect! Help! I do want to try this!!!
amandaaa amandaaa 10 years
Totally put myself on the waiting list for a class in Chicago! While it's not exactly a stroll across the street to get into Chicago, I WOULD drive to go take a class! What did you/everyone else wear?
Daylyn Daylyn 10 years
*sigh* I want to try it, but there are no classes in Michigan :(
Tatjana Tatjana 10 years
I've been doing S Factor for over a year now and love it! It is truly the best part of my week. It is a challenging workout that has remained challenging as I advance.
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
This looks like so much fun but I hear its super hard to do!
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