Physical and emotional growth: I've always been a little self-conscious about my body, to the point that I had not worn shorts for several years. Now the little lumps and bumps don't bother me so much because when you're hanging around with other women that also have lumps and bumps, and are still enjoying themselves, it doesn't seem like such a big deal. Additionally, I have noticed my entire body is stronger, more toned, and flexible. The first time I saw my sisters after starting pole, they were amazed at how slim and fit I looked. And the best part is, it doesn't feel like work at all, it's all fun!