Our classes always start with a warm-up. It will involve a mixture of cardio to get the heart rate up, and some moving stretches to warm up the muscles.
Then you will move onto the equipment and start with a set of conditioning movements. After that, it’s time to learn new moves or build on what you may have learnt in a previous class.
Sometimes the Hoop can feel like it has a mind of its own! It can feel a bit wobbly and unstable but as you get more familiar with it you’ll soon feel more comfortable moving from shape to shape.
We then finsh with a cool down and stretch.
Aerial Hoop is a full body workout. You will build strength in your arms, shoulders and upper body, and it’s a fantastic way to strengthen your core..Aerial Hoop is a full body workout. You will build strength in your arms, shoulders and upper body, and it’s a fantastic way to strengthen your core.
You should also see improvements in your flexibility, balance and coordination as you slowly begin to contort your body to new poses. And when you create those new shapes on the Hoop, your self-confidence will sky rocket!
Aerial is also a great way to improve your mental health, many students find that the concentration required in learning aerial is very mindful.
There is no denying that Hoop can be quite painful (it is a big metal ring after all!) and yes, you probably will get some bruises and some pain at first! However, it is worth persevering.
As your body gets used to moving on the Hoop, it will feel more comfortable and your hands will increase in endurance and grip. You may get a little bruised from learning the new moves.
Ideal items to bring to wear are tight fitting leggings, tight fitting long sleeve tops, and long socks. We often work in bare feet for safety reasons, but when starting it can be handy to wear socks to protect tops of feet at first. Bring layers of clothing to take off as you get warmer. Its best to not wear baggy trousers or baggy hoodies. Please also bring some water to keep hydrated.
Having good upper body strength will definitely come in handy, but you should always start at a beginner level when you’re new to Aerial Hoop.Without having learnt all the foundation moves you would struggle to keep up with the pace of the class, and it’s paramount that you learn how to safely move on the hoop when it’s your first time. But don’t worry, there’ll be big pads beneath the Hoop to catch you if you fall!
For safety and durability we must minimise the defects in the equipment used for the class.Therefore, we ask that you remove jewellery, watches and anything else you may be wearing that could get caught in the equipment or snag or cut it. Also your hands may swell slightly after class due to the nature and intensity we use our hands for gripping in class, another reason to remove rings and jewellery prior to training.
Please make sure you arrive a couple of mins early to facilitate the class starting on time. We cannot permit anyone to join the class if you have missed any of the warm up, our warms up are specially designed to correctly mobilise the body and joints. If not completed you are at a high risk of injury and the instructor takin
The aerial hoops are covered in tape that helps with grip however should you need we supply grip aids for your first few lessons. If you need to buy some your instructor can advise the best grip for you.
We recommend bringing tight fitting shorts, sports bra (if needed) and a vest top. For those who aren't ready to wear tight fitting shorts, no problem! You are welcome to wear leggings/jogging bottoms for your first few classes. We want you to feel comfortable and at ease. The more skin we have on show, the easier pole is as it allows us to grip to the pole.
We also recommend you bring water with you to stay hydrated.
Please make sure you arrive a couple of mins early to facilitate the class starting on time. We cannot permit anyone to join the class if you have missed any of the warm up, our warms up are specially designed to correctly mobilise the body and joints. If not completed you are at a high risk of injury and the instructor taking the session will not be insured to teach you.
Our main priority is our students' safety, and giving you the best class experience with the most amount of pole time possible.
We supply liquid chalk/grip aids for your first few lessons if you need it.
Feel free to ask your instructor which one they recommend for you.
We also supply cleaning sprays and pole towels. Poles must be cleaned at the start and end of each class.
For safety and durability we must minimise the defects in the equipment used for the class.Therefore, we ask that you remove jewellery, watches and anything else you may be wearing that could get caught or damage the equipment.
NO oils, lotions, just applied fake tan or moisturising cream. Slippery hands and legs can impede pole gripping and can make for a dangerous situation.