It's always good when kids go out and get some exercise. After all, some scientists are throwing around the word "epidemic" when it comes to childhood obesity, and no one wants a generation of unhealthy children. But while most youngsters get a workout from running around outside or playing sports, one fitness studio is offering pole dancing classes for them

Twisted Grip Dance and Fitness
, a studio in Duncan, British Columbia, usually offers pole dancing classes for adults. But they've decided to expand their market by a lot with classes for the younger set, too. So far, several girls and one boy have signed up for the program. 

"My existing students were asking about it for their children," owner Kristy Craig said. " They were saying, 'My daughter plays on my pole at home all the time, I'd love her to actually learn how to do things property and not hurt herself.'"

Craig claims that the class doesn't teach any "sexual moves" to kids, though she does say it's similar to her adult sessions. She also says that the classes aren't for stripper training, but for "fitness" and "athletic sport." [via Gawker]

What do you think of pole dancing for kids? Is it training them to be strippers?