Maria Hernandez, 23, center, holds herself up on a fire pole while performing a maneuver as instructor Mikal Mount, background, watches her while performing the same move during class at Pole Dance Fitness of Southwest Florida in Bonita Springs. Hernandez started taking classes with Mount in May and enjoyed the exercise and dance so much, she had a pole installed in her home in Naples. 'I feel more confident and have more energy,' said Hernandez, who lost 40 pounds before starting the classes. Lexey Swall/Staff

Photo by LEXEY SWALL

Maria Hernandez, 23, center, holds herself up on a fire pole while performing a maneuver as instructor Mikal Mount, background, watches her while performing the same move during class at Pole Dance Fitness of Southwest Florida in Bonita Springs. Hernandez started taking classes with Mount in May and enjoyed the exercise and dance so much, she had a pole installed in her home in Naples. "I feel more confident and have more energy," said Hernandez, who lost 40 pounds before starting the classes. Lexey Swall/Staff

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