Love what she says about how pole keeps you in shape while you’re distracted 😀 that’s my MO!
I also second the notion to go slow and listen to your body. There’s no reason to be pushing past your limits right away, especially when you can make basic moves so beautiful. And if you work at extending (or like she says, doing everything “higher and bigger”), you’re still going to be building strength and flexibility, without hurting yourself.
Speaking of hurting yourself…