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15 Celebs Who've Tried Pole Dancing

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If you're looking to cut up your core but Pilates and pull-ups aren't cutting it, perhaps pole fitness is your preference. Normally reserved for scantily clad Vixens in dimly lit nightclubs, pole dancing is actually the perfect way to improve your coordination, tone the tummy and build muscle. Who says you have to wait until after all the hard work to feel sexy? Check out our list of celebs who've tried pole dancing for fitness, fun, or a little of both.

And click here to check out our own recent trip to the pole studio.

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Christina Milian, Karrueche Tran and Tameka "Tiny" Harris

Back in March, the three ladies—along with a gang of their girls—took a "Twerk Out" fitness class in Hollywood.

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Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner and Blac Chyna

Kris invited herself to a pole dancing class with Kim and her friends in an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashiansand ultimately proved to be the peppiest pupil. 

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Taraji P. Henson

Taraji  told People Magazine that she likes to vary her workout routine. "Sometimes I’ll take a pole-dancing class," Henson said, "just to switch it up and keep my body guessing."

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Meagan Good

Meagan performed in her own bootylicious burlesque show for her bachelorette party at the Pussy Cat Burlesque Saloon in Las Vegas.

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Jennifer Aniston

For her role in We Are The Millers, Jen took a few pole dancing classes to gear up for her seductive stripper scenes.

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Tia Mowry-Hardrict

Tia decided to take a pole dancing class to spice up her and hubby Corey Hardrict's love life. And of course she brought twin Tamera along for the lesson.

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Draya Michele and Gloria Govan

No stranger to the pole, Draya decided to teach Gloria a few tricks of the trade in one hilarious episode of Basketball Wives.  The two did a few pole exercises before Gloria found out just how good Draya was at lap dances.

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Lala Anthony, Poe, and Dice

There's always an excess of laughs with this best friend trio, and they certainly didn't disappoint in one episode of La La's Full Court Life when they decided to go to a pole dancing class together.

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Teyana Taylor

As crazy as her body is, it's no surprise that the "Maybe" singer has tried pole dance fitness a few times. Have you seen those abs? Sheesh!

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