Meet Steven “Princeton” Retchless. Steven is the winner of 1st annual American Pole Fitness Championships. Steven is absurdly hot. Watch as he performs what should be physically impossible feats of agility in little more than a pair of booty shorts/jeggings.
The past few years have seen an explosion of stripper-themed workouts, designed to tighten the core while improving your rhythm, agility, confidence, and sex appeal…or whatever. Before watching these videos we thought of these pole workouts as primarily being the domain of sexually repressed housewives with way too much free time on their hands and older gay men desperate to learn how to bust a seductive move. But we were wrong! Sure, swinging yourself around a pole like an idiot may not take much abdominal definition, but hoisting yourself, like, 20 feet in the air, holding your body completely horizontally with just your arms grabbing on to the pole, and then tossing your legs into a perfect split most certainly does. Sound easy? Try pulling this sort of thing off in 6-inch platform heels:
It sounds a little ridiculous, but the some of the choreography and feats of athleticism here are simply breathtaking. We seriously would never have imagined the human body to be capable of some of this stuff. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Steve is a totally hot gay boy who looks fantastic wearing nothing but a pair of spandex hot pants. Check out clips from all the performers at this year’s 1st annual American Pole Fitness Championships and interviews with the uniformly amazing if not sort of…uh…eclectic bunch of participants below. Steve’s segment starts in at 6:45 or so:
· Steven Retchless Is America’s Pole Fitness Champion (queerty.com)