Say what you will about the integrity of the average stripper, but to "work" that pole with any kind of pizazz, these girls need to be in good shape. I'd like to see you try half those acrobatics without a personal trainer and a gym addiction. (No, really, please send video.) Strippers who do the whole "pole" dance thing definitely deserve some respect for their physical discipline.
So, apparently, in India, scantily-clad athletes work the pole too. Just not in the way that you associate with late nights, over-priced beer, and body glitter.