Khanyisile Nkosi

Khanyisile Nkosi

Who said exercise should be restricted to gyms or race tracks?

Sports fanatic and gym instructor Mali Ramara says pole dancing is as good as any other exercise, and what's nice about it is that it can be done in the privacy of your bedroom.

"You can combine romance with adventure and curiosity while giving your body a good workout," says Ramara.

She says classes on belly dancing, pole and lap dancing can be as exciting and fulfilling as an aerobics session.

"These dance classes are not only invigorating, energetic and sensuous, they also burn fat, tone and firm the body," Ramara says.

l Belly dancing is a combination for the upper and lower body, with seductive and sultry movements that will enable you to tone the tummy and burn fat.

l Lap dancing is an exotic dance with moves, steps and routine that seduces your partner while you burn fat, tone and firm the body. www. lapdancing.

l Pole dancing is based on the principle of sensual movement that is proven to tone and strengthen the body while reawakening your sensuality.

After you've done your sensual workout, try this aphrodisiac dessert as a grand finale...


1 pineapple, skinned

60ml honey (4 tbsp)

5ml (1 tsp) cinnamon

60ml sugar

Cut pineapple into long wedges and fry in a hot pan with honey until golden, but still firm.

Mix cinnamon and sugar on a flat plate.

Affix the grilled pineapple onto skewers or long sticks and dip one side into the sugar mix.

Serve warm or cold.

If you do not want the sugar, dip the grilled pineapple skewer in yoghurt and feed your partner.