Calisthenics Training in Sydney, Australia

Have you been debating about making the decision to get in shape and improve your health?  Maybe you’ve already made that decision, but just don’t know where to start.  The first step can be pretty overwhelming and the endless amount of workouts and equipment make it even harder.  

There is one, tried and true, workout method that is perfect for beginners and individuals just getting into the fitness lifestyle – calisthenics.  Take away the stress of learning how to use complicated pieces of equipment and use your own body to get into fantastic shape.  

What Are Calisthenics?

Just like I hinted to earlier, calisthenics is a type of exercise that uses nothing more than your own bodyweight for resistance.  No machines, barbells, or dumbbells are required (with the exception of an occasional pull-up bar).

Common calisthenics exercises include:

  • Squats
  • Push-Ups
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Lunges
  • Planks

Calisthenics has been used to improve performance for hundreds of years.  To this day, they are used by sports teams and militaries around the world.  

Why Are They So Popular?

There are several factors that have kept calisthenics relevant in fitness for so long.  The most obvious reason for their fame is that you can do them anywhere, anytime.  You can workout on vacation, when you’re traveling for work, or at your home in your living room.  

Why Are They Perfect For Beginners?

Aside from the reasons that were already mentioned, calisthenics is an ideal choice for beginners because of their simplicity.  They don’t take a long time to master, which can be the case for other common fitness methods like bodybuilding, Olympic and powerlifting.  

Since your own bodyweight is all the resistance that you will ever use, your chances of injury are very low.  You don’t have to worry about being hurt by weights that are too heavy and hard to handle.  

Calisthenics In Sydney

While calisthenics can be done with little instruction, it’s still a good idea get some help when you’re first starting out.  Training with a group of others is also one of the best ways to promote exercise adherence and keep you on the path to fitness.  

If you’re looking for a place to get some instruction on performing calisthenics, Maximum Potential Calisthenics would be a good place to start.  This fitness facility specializes in calisthenics training and they offer one-on-one instruction as well as group classes.  

Maybe you already feel comfortable with bodyweight exercises and you just need somewhere that has bars for performing pull-ups or dips.  Sydney can accommodate this and offers several fitness parks so you can take your training outdoors.  

Deverall Park offers 2 pull-up bars and has plenty of open ground if you’re looking to add in some running to your calisthenics routine.  It’s also a good place to use your fitness apps, so you can keep track of your workouts.  

Do you think that getting in a great workout, then heading to the beach sounds like a good idea?  If so, then Street Workout Park at Bondi Beach may be what you’re looking for.  This is an outdoor calisthenics gym that has just about every type of bar you could think of.

Calisthenics training could be exactly what you need to jump-start your fitness journey.  They are easy to perform and travel anywhere.  Fortunately, you don’t need to travel too far, because Sydney as plenty of places to train!

AA’s Guide to Sport in Sydney

Sports with Sydney Babes

One of the best ways to get a feel of Australia’s culture is to check out a professional sporting event. While Australia is a relatively young and small country population wise, one might be surprised to learn that Australia has a strong and well developed sporting culture.

If you find yourself heading down under to Sydney, then attending a local professional sports match should be at the top of the list. With so many teams and sports to choose from, you should have no problem finding a stadium full of cheering Aussies any time of the year.

As a start, here are 4 professional sports teams to keep an eye out for if you are fishing around for an event to attend, and of course, if you’d like some accompaniment to one of these games our gallery of stunningly sporty and sexy Sydney courtesans would be more than happy to cheer with you for the duration then engages in some truly epic post game festivities.  :

Sydney Swans – Australian Football

If seeing a sports match is your idea of cultural integration (a good one!), then try and get yourself to a local Aussie Rules Football match. The Sydney Swans are Sydney’s representative in the nationwide Australian Football League (AFL). This game will most likely confuse the hell out of you if you aren’t Australian, but watching it live in a stadium full of beer drinking Australians will be one of the most fun things you can do in Sydney. Most of the Swan’s games are played at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Moore Park or the ANZ Stadium. The season runs from the end of March to the end of September.

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NSW Waratahs – Rugby Union

There are two codes of rugby in Australia; rugby union and rugby league. While rugby league has a longer standing tradition in New South Wales, there is no doubt that Sydney’s rugby union team, the NSW Waratahs have a big following. Don’t let the name fool you, the Waratahs are more of a Sydney team as most of the other parts of the state mainly watch rugby league (see below). Rugby union would be considered more of a niche sport in Australia but their games are fun and you will get to see world class rugby at an affordable price as the Waratahs are one of the best teams in the greater international Super Rugby tournament. As a bonus, you may even see the Waratahs tee up against a team from South Africa or New Zealand. Most of the games are played at Allianz Stadium in Moore Park and sometimes at ANZ Stadium. Rugby union runs from February to July.

Sydney Roosters – Rugby League

Once you get your appetite going with some rugby union, you should definitely go see a rugby league match when the Sydney roosters play. The first thing you need to realise is that rugby union and rugby league are completely different sports so don’t be surprised when everyone appear to be breaking the rules you learned from watching union. Rugby league is huge in Australia and in Sydney, it is one of the biggest sports. There are nearly ten teams either based in or close to Sydney but the Roosters are one of the more traditional teams. Rugby league games are fun and often involve a lot of drinking and rowdiness, especially when the teams get into a fight. You can catch the excitement at Allianz Stadium.

 

Sydney FC – Soccer

The launch of the A-league in 2004 was a slow one but in the past couple of years, soccer has really picked up steam in Australia and having already won two championships, they are one of the better teams to watch. Sydney FC games are great for any demographic as they have a more family friendly vibe. You can watch their games October to May and their matches are played at Allianz Stadium.

AA’s Guide To Australian Craft Beers

While the culture of thick bearded barmen handing over pints of delicious craft beers may have originated in America, it hasn’t taken long for the Aussies to catch up. And can anyone really be surprised?

There’s no doubt that beer is loved down under so it was always only a matter of time before Australia started serving up its own versions of microbrew beers. While the population may be small, in just a small window of time the Aussies have already swamped the microbrewery scene offering some of the tastiest craft beers you can get.

Here are a few to check out when you are down under, and if you’d like to enjoy some excellent companionship with your frosty beverage then please checkout our craft selection of Sydney Escorts

Young Henry’s in Newtown, Sydney

Located just a stone throw’s away from the infamous Enmore theatre, this brewery is located in an old warehouse which has now turned into a beer lab of sorts featuring taps, bottles, tanks and a tasting bar. You can order a tasting tray to sample their whole selection but whatever you do, do not leave without trying their Indian Pale Ale (IPA). It come in at a staggering 7.7 percent in alcohol content and known to the owners as Africola Rock ‘n’ Rola.

The Boatrocker Brewery in Braeside, Melbourne

The Boatrocker brewery is an old-school no nonsense brewery that cares more about a simple but fundamentally strong beverage than its hipster value. Their Hop Bomb IPA is a full bodied drink that will have you pounding your chest like you’ve just had your first post work beer. You can sample their goods at the Braeside beer hall.

Hawkers beer in Melbourne

Hawkers take brewing to a whole new level with their ultra modern, high-tech brewing facility on Henty Street in Melbourne. While they are known for their specialty in ales, their whole selection is so good that they earned nine medals at the Australian International Beer awards in 2016. That’s a helluva endorsement and their product certainly does not disappoint. Thirsty craft beer enthusiasts will make the journey to their Reservoir cellar just to taste the froth of their selection.

Prancing Pony Brewery in Adelaide Hills

This South Australian brewery gained international fame with their IPA when it earned the Supreme Champion Beer award at the International Beer Challenge Awards in London. Their trademark lies in their brewing strategy, a process that’s known as “fire brewing” which was a way of making beer that was popular in Europe awhile ago. The brewery is worth visiting for the beers but they also provide great guides and delicious country-style lunches.

The Australian Hotel and Brewery on Rouse Hill in Sydney

This brewery changes its ales seasonally so there is always a new flavour to try out regardless of the weather. The beers at this brewery have earned it multiple awards on both domestic and international stages and their quality is so good that it has even broken into the highly competitive Japanese beer scene. They are also the first Aussie micro brewery to can beers for both flavour and the environment.

Hawthorn Brewing Company

The Hawthorn Brewing Company has a worldly approach in its beer making. The owners are known for being well travelled merchants who cross oceans to try out the flavours of its international compatriots and bring the best flavours and techniques to their own brewery in Melbourne. Through this constant trial and error and adding and subtracting of flavours they have produced some of the finest craft beers in the country. Their award winning selection includes delicacies such as their Pale ale, Pilsner, IPA and Golden Ale. Do not miss this one.

The Comprehensive Guide to Enjoying High Tea Time in Sydney

Sydney may be known for its wonderful selection of world class beaches but what many may be surprised to hear is that it also has a fine range of private tea rooms. Whether you are looking for an elegant outing or a fun family experience with the kids filled with freshly baked goods, you will find it in the halls of Sydney’s tea rooms.

Here are a handful of places to start exploring the high tea culture in Sydney:

Burnt Orange

Burnt orange doubles up as both a shop and café in a classic golf club which was erected sometime in the 1920’s. What’s great is you really get the feeling of what times were like way back then just by walking into the venue. Prepare for an afternoon of fattening by cake and tart. Sugar highlights include a mouth-watering Moroccan orange and almond cake which can only be topped by the salted caramel and chocolate tart. Tea is served on a wooden balcony which overlooks the kookaburras that play on the lawn. Your tea towel comes with a delightful selection of chicken tarragon sandwiches and freshly made scones. Eat like a king and enjoy the stunning view on the balcony. Burnt Orange can be found in Mossman off Middlehead Road.

The Langham

If royal service tickles your fancy then the Langham is the place to be. Every Friday, hordes of elegantly dressed locals pack out this little venue for cakes, scones and tea. Birthed in 1865 as a part of the greater Langham hotel, the afternoon tea here is served with a selection of salmon, ham and cucumber sandwiches. Even vegetarians will be pleased with the cheese and tomato sandwiches. Sweeter delights include scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream as well as little squares of chocolate fudge. The tea selection is bare but well put together. There is also a tea session for the little ones where they can make pretend with a menu packed with delicious treats like cookies and marshmallows. The Langham is located near the Observatory Hill Park off Kent street.

Sir Stamford at Circular Quay

A high tea at Sir Stamford is a rather smooth experience. Celebrations start early here as you can be expected to be served champagne upon arrival. From there, a well put together staff member will proceed to overwhelm your senses with the itinerary. The tea selection is extensive to say the least and the accompanying sweets and sandwiches certainly live up to the hype. An insider’s tip is for you to get a window seat.

Hydro Majestic Hotel


Choice is what makes the high tea at Hydro Majestic hotel interesting. While you can certainly have the classic British experience, the hotel has taken a modern approach to bring high tea to the masses. For instance, they do a gluten-free high tea as well as one that’s aimed for kids. For the more open minded and those with a more savoury palate, there is even an Eastern tea which holds Asian classics like dumplings and rice paper rolls on the menu.

Swissotel Sydney

This is another odd but interesting high tea experience. Unlike the usual special service that is common at high tea rooms, the Swissotel has a more accessible approach on offer; High tea via buffet. Traditionalists may have a hard time coming to grips with the concept of a high tea buffet until they see the beauty of having everything laid out on a table. Traditional items like cucumber sandwiches can be had but there is also a hot food buffet. All this will seem a bit over the top until you hit the dessert table where a fine offer of sweet tarts and creamy cheese cakes are available. Personalised service may not be the thing here but if you have a solid appetite and like sweets then you will love the high tea here.

AA’s Guide To Private Beaches in and Around Sydney

As a Sydney native, it makes me cringe every time I see a TV spot talking about Bondi beach as if that’s THE beach to hit. Don’t get me wrong. I love Bondi. What bothers me is that it does overshadow all the private beaches in Sydney that most either don’t know about or won’t talk about.

Look. Bondi is definitely worth checking out if you want to get a glance at the Sydney beach scene. But if you are a real beach bummer looking for the very best, then you must add the following 5 private beaches to your itinerary:

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Congwong Beach, La Perouse

Congwong beach is the perfect spot to lay around for a laid back beach experience. If you are a family, you won’t have to worry about sheltering your children from surfers crashing into the waves as the water here is calm and peaceful. It is located just off Anzac parade in Botany Bay National Park. If you are checking it out on a weekend, be sure to grab an ice cream from the ice-cream boat that pops in. You can get there by bus on the L94 from the city.

Checkout their official site here for more details on this private gem

Bungan Beach, Barrenjoey Peninsula

Looking to combine your beach day with some stunning nature? Then head to Bungan beach. Sydney is a lovely city but the chaos of it can be overwhelming which is why I like to escape to Bungan beach when I need a relief from the crowds. The raw beauty of the surrounding cliffs make you feel as though you’re going on an adventure and walkers will love the scenery that wraps around the beach. The tides here can be pretty rough so just make sure you stick between the flags. The beach is located by access along Barrenjoey road, just before it descends into Newport.

Store Beach, Manly

This exclusive beach is a bit of a mission to get to as you can only arrive by boat or through kayaking. I suggest doing the kayak which you can rent from the hire shop at Manly Wharf. When you get there, you will quickly forget that you are even on city beach as the beach is surrounded with lush vegetation. There are no amenities there so what I love to do is pack some food and have a relaxing picnic on the beach. As a bonus, you could even pop by another hidden beach, Collins Flat beach on the way back to see the marvellous waterfall. The easiest way to get to Store beach is to catch the Manly Ferry from Circular Quay.

Milk Beach, Vaucluse

This beach is probably one of Sydney’s best hidden gems. Whether you just want to work on your tan, go snorkelling or do some fishing, you’ll be able to do it all at Milk Beach while enjoying the suburb views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and city skyline. You can access it through a track from Strickland House, or the track which goes from Hermitage Foreshore Reserve to Nielsen Park.

Gordon’s Bay

Gordon’s bay is perhaps one of the most unique hidden beaches in Sydney as it is the only one with an underwater nature trail. Located in the heart of the Eastern suburbs, this tiny gem is for those who appreciate calm waters, making it a fantastic spot to snorkel. The local fishing beaches which line the beach along with the apartments and surrounding nature create a majestic backdrop. You will also enjoy some of the most stunning coastal walking trails in the city. The beach can be accessed via a coastal walk on Gordon Avenue in South Clovelly.

Double A’s Guide To Syndey’s Private Museums

Off the beaten path museums in Sydney

Think of Sydney and your head fills with postcard images of Circular Quay, world class beaches and the iconic Sydney Opera house. While these landmarks make Sydney a world class city (and, hopefully, obscenely sexy escorts;)), they also overshadow the vast array of off the beaten path and private museums that create the cultural heart of the city.
Here are a five lesser known museums in Sydney you must check out:

White Rabbit Gallery (30 Balfour Street, Chippendale)

The White Rabbit Gallery in Chippendale was set up to celebrate innovative Chinese art. White Rabbit is one of the most exciting galleries to appear on the Sydney scene and art lovers will be blown away by the vast range of contemporary Chinese art. It is privately owned by Judith and Kerr Neilson and conveniently located near Sydney Central station and Central park in a trendy renovated warehouse. The museum hosts two exhibitions annually and for those that want to immerse themselves in the full Chinese experience, they can enjoy a cup of Chinese tea at the in-house tea room. There is no cost of admission.

Living Live Human Statues

Brett Whiteley Studio (2 Raper Street, Surry Hills)

Brett Whiteley was one of Australia’s most well known contemporary artists known for his contribution to the avant-garde art movement. As a way to celebrate his work, the Art Gallery of New South Wales turned his old studio in Surry Hills into a museum open to the public. Get a glimpse into how Whiteley worked by checking out this unique museum which showcases an excellent collection of his work as well as sketches he did and his personal art book collection. There is also a tiny shop which sells postcards and other merchandise related to his art. You won’t find a café attached but the studio is conveniently located in Surry Hills which is known for its great range of cafes and restaurants.

None other than Bob Dylan himself loves the Brett Whiteley and gave an extensive interview here in 1986:

Vaucluse House (69A Wentworth Road, Vaucluse)

Lovers of history will be blown away by this amazing estate which in 2015 celebrated its hundredth year as Australia’s first house museum. This gigantic estate is one of Sydney’s oldest mansions and while it was originally built in 19th century, the eccentric mansion will make you feel as though you are walking about in an old Victorian home. Guided tours are widely available to walk you through the grounds and you can finish up your tour with a stop at the accompanying tea rooms. The house is located in the harbour side suburb of Vaucluse and the neighbourhood itself is worth having a stroll through. Public transport is available via bus or ferry.

The Rocks Discovery Museum (Kendall Lane, The Rocks)

This small but incredibly informative museum is one of Sydney’s best hidden gems. The museum was designed to tell the story of the Rocks beginning in the pre-European days of Sydney to the present day version. You will enjoy the four permanent exhibitions as well as the attention grabbing interactive research area. For those travelling with family, the museum runs a kids program during school holiday season where children can role play as archaeologists (guided of course by certified archaeologists) as they dig up artefacts and learn about the objects they find. This museum is all about learning through fun and it won’t cost you a cent to enter although donations are welcome.

Nicholson Museum (University of Sydney)

The Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney holds the largest antiquity collection in the southern hemisphere and surprisingly one of the lesser known museums in the city. It is named after its founder, Sir Charles Nicholson, a lifelong explorer who founded the museum in 1860. You will find an extraordinary collection of ancient artefacts from regions such as Egypt, Cyprus, Italy and Greece. The museum can be found in the main square of the University and is open for free to the public.

Live it Up at Newcastle’s Best Pubs and Venues

Atlantic Escorts is predominantly a Sydney based agency. The majority of our escorts are located here and many have conveniently located incalls throughout the metro area. From the awe-inspiring selection of authentic Asian cuisine on offer in Haymarket to the eclectic calisthenic artists in Bondi Beach, we adore this city and like to think our fabulous escorts go a tiny way to making it a better place:)

That said, getting out of the city can be nice and one our favourite places to go is a quick jaunt up the M1 to Newcastle. It’s cosier and sleepier than Sydney but has charms all its own. Not least of which are a crop of new and innovative bars and clubs that rival some of Sydney’s.

Newcastle’s Best new Bars and Nightclubs
The Mattara Hotel
333 Charlestown Rd, Charlestown, NSW 2290
After renovations in 2012, this place is stunning. Full glass facade, the most modern architecture and endless events. They boast a huge screen perfect for watching sporting events – UFC 98 is airing there on May 15th and is free to attend.

In addition to being one of the best places to imbibe and watch live sport, The Mattara has an award winning Burlesque show. The next one is June 25th. Imagine a long dinner date with an Atlantic lady watching a burlesque show then retiring to your room for the real show… sounds like heaven.

The Junction Hotel
02 4962 8888
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Epicureans get ready for a taste explosion. The Junction Hotel’s restaurant is one of the best in the country and proved it by winning the 2015 Awards for Excellence in Casual Dining. Traditional pub fare with a twist, the kitchen is open late Thursday for Sunday. Perfect for recharging after vigorous evening.

The Junction also features great live music from local talent every Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm.

The Dockyard
13 -14 / 1 Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle, NSW
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This is a craft beer lovers delight. Not a tourist hotspot, the dockyard is the pub of choice for Newcastle locals and 13 brews on draught you’re sure to find the perfect ale. Despite the great beer selection, the best thing about this pub is the patio. It’s situated right on the harbour and affords tranquil views. It’s even heated in the winter!

Hotel Delany
134 Darby St, Newcastle, NSW

Darby Street is at the heart of the Newcastle nightlife and eating scene and its crowning jewel is the Delany Hotel, affectionately referred to as ‘The Del’ by locals. Similar to the Dockyard, this classy venue offers a contemporary take on traditional pub food and there a la carte menu is perfect for a late night snack.

They have live music and DJ’s almost every night but for true club lovers things really kick off on Friday and Saturday with dance parties and their infamous TAB bar.

These are just a few of the places we’ve been to recently in Newcastle. Ivy, our very own dirty and very flirty, blonde escort is based here and is the perfect guide to the vibrant nightlife. If you’re planning on going don’t forget to check out the Atlantic Newcastle gallery page for all our courtesans located there, or give us a call if you’d like one of our Sydney girls to come up and meet you to make your time by the harbour unforgettable.

The Punters Guide to Haymarket

Looking to spice up your time in Sydney? If you’re on an elite escorting website like ours it’s safe to say you know a thing or two about the finer things in life and don’t mind indulging in the best of the best.

In addition to some of the smartest, classiest and downright naughtiest escorts in the hemisphere, Sydney is also a foodie’s dream with top notch chefs from across the globe vying to capture the attention of your tastebuds.

Today we’re going to explore the culinary delights of the Sydney suburb, Haymarket.

Asian Delights In the Center Of Sydney’s Central Business District

If you’re anywhere near the CBD chances are you can simply close your eyes and let your nose guide you to Haymarket. If walking around with your eyes closed sniffing the air isn’t your preferred mode of transport, no worries, Haymarket is conveniently located just south of the CBD in Sydney and is right on the main light rail line.

If you love Asian cuisine the only downside of Haymarket is that there many be too many choices. From the mega-supermarket to the dozens of sushi shops, there’s no shortage of gustatory pleasures of the eastern variety. We love to hang out there, soak up the vibe and recharge our batteries. Here are some of the top venues that may not show up on your general travel website about New South Wales.

Best Thai Joint: Caysorn Thai

For lovers of thai who think they know everything about it, get ready for a whole new experience. Turns out that the majority of Thai eateries specialize in Isaan Thai which comes from the northeast of the Country

Caysorn Thai (website), makes food from the southern Thai cooking traditions and it does it right. Not only is this place really inexpensive, the food is to die for.

Best Chinese Food in Haymarket: Old Town Hong Kong

One of the fancier places on Dixon Street, Old Town is still affordable and a must for lovers of cantonese. While the food is spectacular – I actually ate 2 servings of pork mince dumplings last time – what really sets this place apart is the service. The staff literally could not be friendlier and the ambience can’t help but put one in the mood for revelry.

Top Japanese Food: Wagaya

The first thing that jumps out at you when entering this rustic Japanese place are the touch screens. They are the first place in Australia to implement them and it feels just like Tokyo. Located just of Harbor Street, Wagaya will run about $50 per person but the expertly crafted sushi, innovative cocktails and forward tech make it worth the price.

Best Karaoke: Dynasty Karaoke Club

It wouldn’t be little Asia if there weren’t Karaoke bars, and Dynasty is the best. (https://www.facebook.com/DynastyKaraokeClub). This place is a blast and if you really want to impress your friends or business partners, they have decadent private rooms available awash with one way mirrors, touch screen table tops and unisex bathrooms.

Just imagine taking a couple of Atlantic’s local Sydney companions to one of these private rooms for a night of kpop, beef noodles and debauchery. Could anything be better?

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Go For Gold With Bianca… hopefully

Bianca has a lot going for her; she’s tanned, buxom, sweet and has some downright fawning reviews on punterplanet. Of her many specialities, one thing she really excels at are x-rated stripteases.

 

She can move muscles I didn’t even know existed. Watching her put on a seductive show gets one thinking about just what an athletic undertaking removing one’s clothes in a teasing manner can be – if it’s done right. Balance, strength coordination and some jaw dropping flexibility are all required in abundance to pull off some of the moves Bianca is capable of.

Turns out I’m not alone in thinking that those proficient in the stripping arts are top athletes and deserve to be recognized as such.

Pole Dancing In The Next Olympics?

I would have scoffed at this a few years ago but it’s starting to look like a real possibility. Pole dancing (or simple ‘Pole’ as its practitioners call it, is skyrocketing in popularity. Over 150 million people regularly use the ancient Chinese art as a workout and just last year the World Pole Dancing Championships enjoyed record attendance and prize money.

With this newfound acclaim has come a serious push to get Pole Dancing declared an official olympic sport. They’ve got a petition going on change.org (which can sign here if you’d like to see this, and who wouldn’t?) and pole dancing was included in last years International Urban Games alongside traditional sports like basketball.

Though it still has somewhat of an image problem, proponents are optimistic and think it’s a real possibility that you’ll be seeing bikini clad women straddling a pole for all the world to see next summer.

It’s good to see dedicated athletes and performers get recognition. Whether or not the world is ready for it by 2016… who’s to say. But you can be darn sure that if you book an appointment with Bianca at least one pole will get an olympic level workout.

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