Do I have to be strong or flexible to start aerial classes?
Absolutely not, we have classes for absolute beginners. You will get stronger by coming to aerial class each week. You do not need to be flexible to start either. If you want to take your flexibility to the next level we do have stretching (pre-contortion) classes.
Do you have aerial yoga at your studio? What is the difference between aerial yoga and aerial silks?
Yes, we do have aerial yoga classes at Afterglow! Aerial yoga is a low hanging hammock that is used to aid in various yoga poses and for gentle inversions. Aerial silks (and aerial sling/hammock) is more acrobatic and involves climbing, tricks, drops, spins, etc.
What do I wear to class?
We recommend wearing tight fitting workout clothes such as leggings that go all the way to the ankle and a tank top or t shirt. Leotards are great with tights or leggings. The more bare skin that is covered the better such as midriff, ankles and knees. Avoid any clothes with zippers or buttons as these could snag the silks and cause tears. If you have acrylic nails make sure they aren’t too sharp. We also encourage students to bring a full water bottle to class.
What should I do to get stronger?
We hear this from students a lot. Most importantly come to class consistently. Taking two or more series classes at a time can make a tremendous difference for progression. It can take a while to build strength and flexibility so patience is required. Doing any form of cross training is also pertinent such as cardio, yoga, strength training, etc.