Sixty-one-year-old Greta Pontarelli put her own spin on the term “upward mobility” when she took first place in the Masters Championship Division at the Southern Pole Championships (SPC) this month. She added a second place win in the Masters Artistic Division. Greta is currently the oldest professional pole competition champion in the United States.
This Temecula businesswoman, wife and mother of two, took her first pole class at the age of 59 with the idea of increasing her muscle strength and building bone mass to stave off osteoporosis.
After her first workout she was hooked on the healthy exercise the pole provided, as well as the opportunity for artistic expression it allowed. Soon she began choreographing a routine for competition. She says her best trick is to execute a handspring and go to a pass