In November of last year, the premiere issue of Pole Spin magazine arrived, and, as far as we could tell, it was the only magazine dedicated to The International Pole Dance Fitness & Lifestyle. But now! Meet Vertical, a new bimonthly publication about the "sport and performance of pole."
"What Cirque show are you in?" That is the number one question I get when I tell people I'm a pole artist. As a male pole performer in Las Vegas people automatically assume that I perform in one of the Cirque du Soleil productions. Luckily I've never been asked if I was a stripper.
Does the world need two magazines dedicated to pole dancing? Are there enough advertisers to keep these mags afloat? Will people finally start to get the message that pole fitness does not involve stripping? Stay tuned.