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Christian exercise instructor uses stripper pole

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    Christian exercise instructor uses stripper pole. What? (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

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    by Bruce Felps

    Crystal Deans, who lives in the Houston area, gave up the life of a stripper to become an exercise instructor and studio owner.

    She also became a Christian somewhere along the way and, according to a report from KRIV-TV (Fox 26 in Houston), Deans meshed the three into a kind of Sunday exercise-worship-stripper-move service.

    She calls it “Pole Fitness for Jesus” because the exercise — no, no exorcise jokes here, no sir — sessions center on a stripper pole, the one aspect of working in the gentlemen’s entertainment business Deans said she enjoyed. The $1s and $20s were merely tolerable.

    OK, sorry, cheap joke, except for the guys lustily doling out the $1s and $20s because a night at a strip club can get pretty expensive … a buddy once told me.

    Anyway, there is no known truth to the rumor that Deans inspires the women in the class by rhythmically intoning, “The power of Christ propels you” as the students spin around on the pole.

    Seriously, though, can’t wait to hear what that Southern Baptist preacher who warned Christians against yoga might have to say about all this.


    Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He can see how yoga practitioners might make good pole dancers.