J-Lo makes a case for pole dancing as exercise in the new Hustlers movie

In the scene Jennifer Lopez, who plays exotic dancer and con-artist Ramona, teaches Destiny, played by Constance Wu, how to perform a range of aerial moves such as the ‘carousel,’ the ‘Peter Pan’ and the ‘stag.’ Wearing only a purple sports bra, black knickers, hoop earrings and platform heels, J-Lo looks beyond phenomenal at 50 years old.

If you’ve never considered adding aerobic pole dancing to your fitness regime that’s about to change thanks to the new Hustlers movie. In a sneak peak before the film hits cinemas on September 13, Jennifer Lopez can be seen showing off her impressive muscles and pole dancing skills.

While she makes it look effortless, J-Lo recently confessed that the pole dancing moves she learnt required serious practice. “It’s actually really difficult to do these [moves],” the singer and actress told Fandango. “It takes skill. It’s not like any person can just jump up there and do this. I had a lot of bruises and things.”

But it’s not just Lopez’s muscles and upper body strength that are bound to inspire a new influx of aerobic pole dance classes. Based on a true story of a group of New York strippers stealing money from their Wall Street clients, the film also stars an inspiring female-led cast including Constance Wu, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo and Cardi B.

Not sure if you want to swap a yoga ‘table top’ position for a pole dancing ‘table top’ move? In the words of J-Lo’s character Ramona, “every girl has muscles to do this.”

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