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This is not just about POLE. This is about BUSINESS.

Become a Member of the IPIA Today!

The International Pole Industry Association (IPIA) supports the entire pole business community including any and all people that make a living or a portion of their living through our industry: all pole related businesses (service/product/event), studio owners, SWers/strippers, performers, and teachers.

Through these Member Benefits:

EDUCATION

Education resources through our online searchable library of text and video content as well as live webinars related to business topics for individuals, sol-prenuers, established businesses and those looking to start a pole business.

DISCOUNTS

Discounts on continuing education training including NASM/AFAA, Rad Roller, XPERT, Liquid Motion as well as business critical services such as insurance.

See our full list of partners at this page.

NETWORKING

Network virtually through webinars and in person at PoleCon.

ADVOCACY & RESEARCH

Advocacy supporting businesses and sex workers.

Research opportunities for researchers doing work relevant to our industry. Got a relevant research project we can help with? Contact us.

Resources for Pole Industry Professionals

Many of our resources are free and open to the public while others are for members only. Ready to become an IPIA member? Join today!

Check out our most recent (updated weekly with new content) resource posts below.

Top 7 questions to ask yourself before opening a pole studio

Opening any business is tough! Committing to a brick-and-mortar business like a physical pole studio is even harder. Typically, the cost for commercial real estate is expensive. Add build out costs and all the relevant pole equipment and you’re suddenly…

5 questions to ask before hiring a new pole instructor

Are you a studio owner looking to hire a new pole instructor for your studio? Check out these open-ended questions below and add them to your hiring process! Are these the only questions you should ask? Nope! But they are…

How to pick the best flooring for your pole studio

Picking the best flooring for your pole studio can be a challenge. We want it to be slidey but not too slippery, firm but not too hard, easy to keep clean, and, of course, reflective of our overall studio vibe.…

Resources for Pole Industry Consumers

Looking for a pole business? Use the search function in our online Member Directory to find businesses and individuals through key words.

Read posts below in our Consumer Corner to find relevant information about how to interact with our industry and what to expect.

Pole Dance, Pole Fitness, Pole Sport and Other Relevant Teacher Certifications

There are a wide variety of pole dance, pole sport and pole fitness focused teacher certifications available for in person and virtual trainings around the world. This is not an exhaustive list. Contact us to add your certification to the…

Global List of Pole Dance, Pole Fitness and Pole Sport Studios

There are a wide variety of pole dance, pole sport and pole fitness focused studios around the world. This is not an exhaustive list. Review our Membership Directory for studios that are part of the IPIA and have agreed to…

List of Pole Dance, Pole Fitness, Pole Sport and Stripper Competitions

There are a wide variety of pole dance, pole sport, pole fitness and stripper competitions hosted around the world. All of them have different rules and different systems. This is not an exhaustive list. Contact us to add your competition…

Our Partners

Our partners represent the best in educational resources and critical business infrastructure for pole professionals. Read more about them and the discount they offer IPIA members.

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