Ever since pole dancing moved from the strip club to the gym studio there has been a flood of captivating clips of women’s pole routines hitting social media.
From the graceful to the very awkward, we thought we’d seen it all on our Facebook feeds – but we’ve never seen a clip like this before.
Posted on Instagram account Pregnancy Workout a week ago and viewed more than 200,000 times – this video shows a woman performing an “impressive” routine – all while heavily pregnant.
According to her Instagram account, the woman featured in the mesmerising clip is Helle Carlstedt – a nine-month-pregnant (and overdue) instructor and co-owner at Vida Pole in Stockholm, Sweden.
Many viewers were complimentary of Carlstedt’s performance, labelling it “impressive”, “unbelievable”, “sexy” and “so graceful”.
“When I was pregnant, I couldn’t even wash my own hair,” wrote one user.
Others were a little confused, asking “why?”.
“I laughed really hard at this and I don’t know why.”
And some were downright critical, commenting “poor baby” and calling the video “sad”.
Love it or hate it one thing’s for sure – Helle Carlstedt has excellent upper body strength.
Would you pole dance while heavily pregnant?