Once only found in dimly lit nightclubs, pole dancing is now considered a legitimate workout — so much so that you can even find it offered in church exercise classes (and a petition drive is in the works to make it an Olympic sport!). And you can find a type of pole dancing for every fitness need, says Jiggins. “There are many different styles of pole dancing,” she notes. These range from ballet-style, which features graceful, elegant moves that focus on flexibility, to stepped-up fitness routines designed to give your cardiovascular system a workout. Jiggins estimates that her cardio class can burn up to 700 calories an hour. You can find pole dancing in fitness centers, on DVDs, and even in books like The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Exotic and Pole Dancing Illustrated.