Pole Fitness Saved My Life: Woman Loses 70lbs (Video)

Depressed, overweight and in debt, Kerry Derham was at rock bottom when she attempted suicide by cutting her wrists at just 24 years old. Modal Trigger “[Pole dancing] makes you feel empowered and sexy and gives you such a sense of being. It makes me feel alive,” says Kerry Derham. One year later, Derham had dropped 70 pounds and was sporting a newfound confidence — all thanks to pole dancing.

A woman at rock bottom has told how her life was saved – by pole dancing. Depressed Kerry Derham cut her wrists after crippling debts and a volatile relationship destroyed her self-esteem. The 31-year-old was so overweight and miserable that she couldn’t bear to look at herself in the mirror. But after taking up pole dancing as a hobby, Kerry discovered a sense of empowerment that helped her turn her life around – losing five stone in the process. Now Kerry, 31, owns her own pole-dancing and fitness business and hopes that she can help other women dance their worries away.

Videographer / Director: Helen Yates
Producer: Emma Pearson / Nick Johnson
Editor: Joshua Douglas

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