Those of you who have followed my blog from the beginning (or who know me) may have seen a post I did a while ago on pole fitness. This was a class that I took part in regularly and I absolutely loved it!! However there were three reasons that contributed to me turning my back on the class:
2.My ankle was getting worse.
3.I found it extremely difficult to summon up motivation to drag myself up a pole on a Wednesday evening!
In a couple of the classes I attended towards the end, our instructor bought her aerial hoop along and I instantly fell in love!! Ever since then I’ve been wanted to give it another go so when I saw the advert for KL Studio’s aerial taster day I just couldn’t resist!
The taster day was going to be showcasing 5 different aerial skills in 30 minute classes, these were:
1.Pole (my friend Emily and I have both attended numerous pole sessions so decided to give this one a miss)
3.Silks and slings
We tried 4 out of 5 which looking back was a little adventurous and probably why I still feel like I’ve been hit by a bus two days later (but don’t let this put you off!)
Hoop, silk and trapeze were all pretty similar, despite being totally different (does that make any sense?!) I actually really enjoyed them all but the silks were maybe a little easier to master and you could do this with slightly more grace than the others. The hoop and trapeze were particularly dominant on the backs of your legs and I am now sporting some fantastic bruising but I would still do it again!
The instructors at the studio seemed really lovely, very calm and helpful but also let you get on with it if you didn’t require much help.
Last but not least was acro balance and I wont lie to you, I had absolutely NO idea what this was when we signed up. Turns out it’s basically climbing on each other which is a terrifying concept when your 5ft 10 and about 11 and a half stone – sorry you want me to what? stand on her shoulders?! I’ll crush her!
BUT despite being utterly petrified, it was actually really fun! Great for team building, bonding and trust – I would highly recommend. The first rule was, you’re not allowed to tell each other your sorry… being British and used to saying sorry a zillion times a day for no reason, this was more challenging that the actual moves!
If you’ve been considering attending an aerial class, fancy running away to join the circus or just looking for something a little different do not hesitate in going! As long as you aren’t scared of a little bruising or you know heights, you’ll be absolutely fine.
You’ll be surprised at what you can actually do and will come away feeling a sense of accomplishment, no matter how small!
I’m 100% considering starting up a class once the wedding is out the way and I have some spare pennies 🙂
If you have been to one of these before or end up attending a class after reading this post please let me know! I’d love to hear what your experience was like!!
The studio I attended was in Witham, details below:
Unit 9 Wheatear Industrial Estate
Peace and Love xoxo
*Apologies at the quality of some of the photos, it’s difficult to get good pics when you’re constantly spinning / moving around!