Colosians 3:17 gives Christians a charge: “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” But I’m not sure pole dancing is what Paul had in mind.

But don’t tell that to Crystal Deans, who runs a program called Pole Fitness for Jesus in Houston, TX.

“On Sundays, we do pole fitness for Jesus,” Deans, a former stripper, tells My Fox Houston. “We do the upbeat contemporary Christian music because people have to bring their church program to get into the class, so we basically are just continuing the whole worship thing here.”

And she has a message for those who may look down on her class:

“Just to get past the whole stigma of the whole thing, I’m very Christian. I go to church every Sunday and I pray. I talk to God things like that I think there’s nothing wrong with what I do. I teach women to feel good about themselves, to feel empowered and we get in really good shape. God is the only person that judges so anybody who wants to judge me, feel free to but I’m good with God, so that’s what’s important to me and I really don’t care what people think.”