Kids will always be kids - with a love of adventure, drawn to playgrounds and exploring new things.
That sense of excitement and adventure is something being targeted by a new business initiative by Sheri Edmunds, owner of Pole Revolution.
Ms Edmunds has run her pole fitness business in Launceston for the last 13 years, and said she has had to overcome a lot of stigma during that time.
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"The first five years or so were the toughest in business, because there was a lot of stigma - people just didn't understand that pole for fitness could be separated from what people see it used as," Ms Edmunds said.
"Pole as a form of fitness was very new, and still really is - I put in a lot of work around education to try and show people that it is a sport - and a really fun one at that.
"We've always had classes for adults, but in the last few years I've had a lot of interest from parents wanting to get their kids involved."
That interest led Ms Edmunds to trialling children's pole fitness classes - her first one deemed as a big success.
"At the end of the day, you see kids on playgrounds, playing on monkey bars and poles, they naturally gravitate to things like that," she said.
"Parents see their kids enjoying it, and often it's something they loved doing and they want to explore their children's curiosity."
Ms Edmunds said she was nervous to launch children's classes due to the potential stigma involved.
"I didn't really know if Tassie was ready for it if I'm being honest," she said.
"I didn't think that people would understand - pole is a form of fitness and it's becoming quite normal and increasingly popular these days, so I thought I would bite the bullet, set the record straight and give it a go.
"It's a natural thing for an adult to be concerned about it, but it is a safe environment."
Ms Edmunds likened pole fitness for children with gymnastics.
"It's very similar when you look at it - but instead of it being horizontal, the bar is vertical and it's a pole instead," she said.
"Kids essentially do all the same moves in the same sort of environment."
It's something proved quite popular with her trial class, with Ms Edmunds hosting another during the upcoming school holidays.
"When kids walk in the door you can't stop them - they want to climb, they want to get on the top and learn how to spin, there's so much enthusiasm," she said.
"They're kids, they're young and they aren't aware of that stigma - to them it's pure fun and play, they don't even realise it's exercise."
The next children's pole workshop runs on Thursday, January 28 at 10.30am, and if popular Ms Edmunds will begin offering more regular classes. Further information is available from Pole Revolution.
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