Fight Childhood Obesity ... With Pole Dancing

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Students perform a routine at a pole-dancing school in Colombia. Credit: Raul Arboleda, AFP / Getty Images

Hey, kids! Are you looking for a way to stay in shape and to prepare for a future career? Try a pole-dancing class designed just for you and your little friends.

Scotland's Up Yer Pole (no, really), "an established pole-dancing school since 2002," announced it will soon be offering classes for kids ages 9 to 16. For about $8 per 60-minute class, kids can take a class that focuses on "strength, balance, flexibility and gymnastic based moves in a safe and fun environment," according to its website.

Also, Up Yer Pole wants you to know that it is a serious school.

"This is not just wiggling around a pole, this is fitness & specifically body conditioning & strength training," the website states.

And there's even more good news, parents. Kids can leave their bikinis and Lucite platform heels at home, since sneakers are perfectly acceptable, which really makes all the difference when you're drawing the line between adult behavior and children's behavior.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.