This Woman Started Pole Dancing At 59 Years Old. 7 Years Later She’s One Of The Best In The World…

When we grow up, we want to be like Greta Pontarelli...

While most sports are becoming pretty open and accepted by everyone, pole dancing still has a little bit of a taboo surrounding it. Through it’s more sexual connotations, it’s an activity often not seen as a sport.

People like Greta Pontarelli are changing all of that. Apporaching pole dancing with the focus of a top athlete, the strength of a bodybuilder and the flexibility of a gymnast, she is showing the world that it is definitely a sport worth taking seriously.

A fact that is even more amazing because she only learned to pole dance in the year before her 60th birthday.

Around her 59th birthday, Greta was diagnosed with Osteoporosis, a condition that destroys bone density. To combat the illness, she was told to start building up strength through strength training.

“To strengthen my bones, I needed strenuous exercise, something that would involve lifting weights, ” says Greta. “But just weight-lifting is very boring. That’s why I looked into dancing with a pylon.”

Inspired by the chance to move artistically while building strength and powered by her experience in gymnastics, Greta found that pole dancing was the perfect choice.

“I trained for a few hours every day, ” says Greta. “It was very difficult, but also unbelievably wonderful. I even formed some sort of an addiction to it. After a few months, the moves became easier. Things started to work.”

“Many start to think that even at 40 or 45, it’s already too late to begin something new, to find a new dream” says Greta.

“I am glad I am able to convince them that it’s never too late to realize your dream and be happy.”

Greta, we think you rule.

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