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Reading University

Pole Fitness Society




 RUPFS is now in its seventh year as a society and is one of the most popular societies that Reading has to offer. Pole fitness is a great form of exercise which improves your strength, flexibility, balance and co-ordination. It can tone your whole body whilst also being a lot of fun, and incredibly engaging due to the satisfying level of progression. We run classes throughout the whole week at varying times and will place you in an appropriate level class with options for beginner, intermediate, and advanced polers.

*Membership information can be found at the bottom of this page*



Whilst being one of the biggest sports societies on campus, we also pride ourselves on creating a safe and fun learning environment for anyone who wants to do pole fitness. Throughout the year we host a variety of events and socials; we want RUPFS to feel more like a family than a fitness class. Having won Club of the Year, the Diversity and Inclusion award and the award for Best Fundraising Event in 2020, you can be sure there is something for everyone to get involved in. We host a range of drinking and non-drinking socials throughout the year, previously we have done film night, christmas meals, drinks at caffeine and cocktails and games night! RUPFS also run off the pole workshops designed to support you in your pole journey; these include stretch, strength and dance basics. This year, with our new Charity Representative we will be bringing back our poleathon, as well as introducing a couple of new charity events. Stay tuned for the exciting things happening this year!


We also sell our very own kit that we will be expanding this year! From RUPFS branded hoodies, customised T-shirts and Sports Bras and Shorts! See the closed Facebook Group for information about delivery and collection.

Everyone is welcome to join, regardless of body shape, experience, age, or gender. You do not need to be strong to join RUPFS and start pole fitness, as we will teach you the correct techniques and conditioning exercises in order to do the moves.  No previous experience with pole or gymnastics is required for beginner classes! So, why not come to a taster session by yourself or with friends and give it a go! Don't be afraid to try pole fitness individually; we will do our best to make you feel comfortable, safe, and part of our pole family.


Our pole-loving committee this year:


President: Kaitlin Hyde

Vice President: Jodie Ryding

Female Welfare Representative: Zoe Middleton

Male Welfare Representative: Charlie Haberfield

Secretary: Bella Whitney

Treasurer: Rhianna Barry

    Charity Representative: Isobel Harrison

Social Secretary: Elizabeth Sumner


Some of our members doing their thing in classes:


Our annual Charity Poleathon, where last year we raised over £1,000 for No.5 Counselling, a charity that provides counselling and support for local young people in Reading:


Guest Instructors:

Tiff Finney

Kitty Velour

Dan Rosen


Spring Formal

White T-Shirt

80s Night

Club Swap with Women's Rugby 



£50 Student Membership (£1.79 per lesson)

£80 Non-Student Membership (£2.86 per lesson)

Pole studios often charge £12 for a single class, so with RUPFS you are definitely getting your money's worth with our budget-friendly prices!


Please note that in order to buy membership you will need to purchase SportsFed Insurance, which is £15 (you only need to purchase this once for all Sports Societies at the University). There is also a £6.20 yearly fee, which allows entry into SportsPark or FREE if you hold a gym membership with them. This will be required to be paid on your first lesson. 

If you choose to join our Society, please pay your membership before Monday 5th October 2020. Once membership has been paid, you will be required to fill out a Membership Form with your availability, before being allocated into a class. Our timetable this year will be released Thursday 8th October 2020. If your allocated class does not fit in with your schedule, you will have until Sunday 11th October 2020 to email or Facebook message us and we will do our best to allocate you a different class. Any class swap requests after this time will not be authorised. This information will be changed for the academic year 2021/2022.

Contact us via Email:


Find us on Facebook:


Instagram: @ru_polefitness


Use the hashtags #RUPFS and #rupolefitness for a chance to appear on our Instagram!


Pole love x



  • Pole Fitness Student Membership£50.15
  • Pole Fitness Non Student Membership£80.15


  • Pole Fitness - RUPFS Drawstring Bag£5.15
  • Pole Fitness - RUPFS Tote Bag£6.15



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Committee members

Charity Rep

Female Welfare



Social Secretary

Male Welfare


Vice President


  • Rules and Regulations

    The Reading University Pole Fitness Society (RUPFS) is a safe and fun environment to exercise and learn at your own pace. To ensure everyone has the best experience possible we have our Rules and Regulations that must be followed during all society activities; this includes classes, jam sessions, workshops, socials and any other event put on by RUPFS. These will be signed by members in their first class.