Projects I Love: X-Purr is live on Kickstarter!

While we will never be able to explain the reason why pole-dancers love cats so much, we can nonetheless count on our fuzzy buddies to be right there next to us when we’re practicing at home.

I mean, check out this photo. My cat’s a pro already.

But look at the sisal post in this photo. It’s worn, its boring, and look how my cat stares at my X-Pole with envy.

Well, envy no more fuzzy one! Thanks to the International Pole Dancing star and fellow Cat Mama, Natasha Wang, she has brought  cat enthusiasts everywhere the X-PURRNow your fuzzy friend will be able to shake his tail on this quality “fitness pole” for cats!

X-Purr X-Pole Natasha Wang Cat Scratcher

Let’s get into the details. Each X-Purr is 2 feet long and comes topped with a catnip filled “disco ball.” The base of the post emulates the X-Stage design and also has the X-Purr logo stamped around the edge. The result is a classy looking product that both you and your cats will enjoy. And it will look oh-so-perfect in your pole room or studio. 😉

Also available through the Kickstarter campaign is a bottle of catnip spray disguised as a bottle of “pole cleaner.” Like us pole-dancers, we spray our poles with cleaner to get it ready before a dance. Your kitty can have this catnip sprayed on their X-Purr  to entice them to get up and move.

The X-Purr Stage Pole fulfills cat-owners’ dreams of seeing their feline ‘work the pole’ while addressing a cat’s natural instincts.

Pledges for the X-Purr start at $50 for early bird backers and $60 for regular. You can also grab the catnip spray alone for $12. But hurry soon! Quantities are limited. Pledge now!

About X-Purr creators: Natasha & Arloa


X-Purr is founded by pole fitness celebrities Natasha Wang (2013 International Pole Champion, 2012 Pole Art Runner-Up, 2011 US Pole Dance Champion) and Arloa Reston (2016 North American Pole Dance International Grand Masters Champion, 2014 Pacific Pole Championship Masters Entertainment Champion). Natasha and Arloa are veterans of the pole fitness industry, with over 20 years combined experience teaching, performing and competing in the U.S. and throughout the world. They met through pole, but bonded over a shared love of cats, and developed the idea for X-Purr after attending CatCon 2016 in Los Angeles. It was there they realized there wasn’t a product that merged the unique worlds of POLE and CATS.

For more information about Natasha and Arloa, visit their personal websites and



LAST DAY to pre-order Pole Dancing Adventures Vol. 2!

As I write this, we’re 91% funded and only have HOURS LEFT! This is it and your last chance to pre-order “Pole Dancing Adventures The Book: Volume Two” –>

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Four rewards available FOR FREE at 100%! Nadia Sharif on the foreword and TONS of new comics! I would love to bring PDA to print again and I can’t do it without you!

Thank you SO MUCH to those of you who are backers for the second time. I truly love and appreciate your support. It means the world to spread the positivity of pole dancing to people around the world and fulfills a dream to work on comics!


Introducing Nadia Sharif!

I’m excited to announce that Nadia Sharif, international pole dancing star, will be writing Pole Dancing Adventures: Volume Two’s foreword. Nadia is an incredibly dynamic dancer with signature explosive style. Currently, she’s on tour teaching workshops in Europe. If you’d like to see her dance, see below!

Photo by Alloy Images

Follow Nadia Sharif on Facebook here and keep up with updates.

Nadia is known for her unique tricks, fluid spins, acrobatic capabilities, energetic stage presence and impeccable musicality. She first started pole dancing in her bedroom after watching Felix Cane on YouTube in 2007. Being so inspired by the art, she installed a pole and began to teach herself tricks by watching people like Karol Helms, Pantera and Jenyne Butterfly on YouTube. She then entered her first competition, PoleStar Invitational 2008, and was addicted to pole dancing after that. In 2009, Nadia began teaching at X-Polesitions in North Hollywood and continued to train and compete. In 2010, she partnered up with Mina Mortezaie and began competing and performing as a doubles act. Nadia continues to train and compete as both a soloist and doubles pair with Mina Mortezaie. Nadia is very passionate about teaching and has continued to teach pole dancing through her electrical engineering education and through her engineering career. She loves to share her pole knowledge and experience with her pole students in hopes that she can inspire pole students and help spread the pole word in positive light. (Bio from Poles on Tour.)

California Pole Dance Champion 2012
IPC Doubles Pole Fit Champion with Mina Mortezaie
Featured in Diplo’s “Set it off” music video
National Aerial Pole Art 2012 Champion
International Pole Masters Cup Doubles Champion
USPDF Nationals – 2nd Place Bi-Poler, East Meets West, 2010 Champion – with Mina Mortezaie
Girl Next Door Principal Dancer
USPDF Pro Bad Kitty Ambassador
Official X-Pole Girl
I’m so thrilled to have her on board as she was one of my first teachers in pole-dancing many years ago. I can’t wait to see what she has to share with all of you!

My heart, love and gratitude goes out to Nadia for being on board with the PDA book. And for all my backers, I’m grateful to you too. Let’s give the Kickstarter campaign a strong finish with continued shares!

We have 11 days left!

One share goes a long way to making this campaign successful! Please continue to share the Kickstarter campaign on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.


PDA Book & Gift Set Giveaway!

Want one of the first Pole Dancing Adventure books? Help spread the word and get entered into the drawing.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

The more you help get the word out, the more chances you have to win!

The points per entry breaks down as follows.
+1 Share the PDA Kickstarter Gift Set Giveaway
+1 Share the PDA Book Kickstarter
+2 Which comic is your favorite?
+1 Tweet about the Giveaway
+1 Easy entry for all Pole Dancing Adventures fans on Facebook
+1 Follow @leenisabel on Twitter
+5 Are you a backer of the Pole Dancing Adventures Kickstarter campaign?

Who can enter? Anyone can! The giveaway is NOT limited to to the US! International entries are welcome!

Additional details: The contest ends July 27th, 2015, roughly 4 days before the Kickstarter ends and winners will be announced within 48 hours after the giveaway closes. Have additional questions? Please reach out!

Good luck to everyone who enters, and remember: The more entries are placed, the more I’ll give away, and the faster the PDA book will get past the Kickstarter goal. So help spread the word!

Thank you!