Aerial Fitness

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CLASSES OFFERED

INTRO TO AERIAL

This 45-minute class is a MANDATORY requirement before you can take any other class.

This class is all about fundamentals, it is NOT a workout and it will NOT teach you a bunch of aerial tricks (i.e. it is not a substitute for an aerial party). Phones and cameras are not permitted to be used during the workout, however, you will have five minutes at the end of class to take a photo.

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This class will introduce you to the principles of using aerial hammocks for fitness and flexibility including body alignment, different grips and wraps, transitions, modifications and terminology. You will learn how to safely invert (go upside-down), stand in the fabric, find your balance and execute basic fitness and flexibility moves. No need to be intimidated, everyone in the class will be a beginner just like you!

AERIAL YOGA

aerial fitness class

This 60-minute yoga class is designed for all levels. Rooted in the Vinyasa style, the aerial hammock serves as a prop to release tension and help achieve balance and stability. This class will include basic inversions which decompress and lengthen the spine.  

  • A limited number of mats are available, so bring your own if you have one.
  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes before class to provide sufficient time to adjust silks to the correct height.
  • *Inversions are not recommended for students with glaucoma or high blood pressure.
  • Intro to Aerial is not required. This class does count as aN Intro Requirement. 

FLY FIT

This class is a full-body workout with traditional cardio, strength and toning moves that use the fabric for resistance or support. These classes will help you build muscle, strength, and endurance and create a lean, toned body. Using bodyweight and gravity, you are in total control of how far to push yourself. Prepare to be challenged, upside down and totally spent by the end of class! Fly FitĀ® is appropriate for all fitness levels and abilities.

FLY YOUTH

aerial youth class

Build strength and skills to perform on the aerial silk hammocks. Each semester will end with a showcase of skills or choreography.
Ages 8 and Up recommended. Contact Amanda prior to registration.

ADULT AERIAL CLASSES

aerial dance class

In Adult Aerial Classes students learn to use the hammock to create elegant shapes to choreographed dance sequencing. Each class starts with a warm-up emphasizing strength, flexibility & alignment and will continue by introducing elements of progressive choreography on the floor and with the hammock. No dance skills required, we promise easy choreography and aerials that everyone can follow in a no judgment zone.

How to get started/ Unsure?

Where are the aerial classes held?

Aerial classes are held at
516 Montgomery St.
Decorah IA (Gunderson Rehab Gym)

I’m nervous about the aerials, is it safe?

When you are new, we teach very basic aerial moves that only are 2-3 feet off the ground. We keep our class sizes small enough that we can give you personalized attention and you will receive both verbal instructions and hands-on assistance. We do go upside-down in every aerial class including Intro so if you do not like being upside-down, have vertigo or motion sickness our classes may not be a good fit for you.

I’m not in great shape, will I be able to do this?

The hammocks hold 1,000 lbs, so don’t worry about your weight, they can hold anyone. It does require mobility so we recommend you be able to lift your foot 2.5 feet above the ground and pull yourself to standing from a sitting position before coming to class. We offer modifications for our fitness and flexibility moves that will help you adjust the intensity as you build strength. The aerial moves are the easiest part of our classes for most people, it is the lunges, planks, sit-ups and pull-ups that will challenge you!

What do I do first?

Intro to Aerials is a mandatory first class for new clients. If you have aerial experience, email us to discuss whether that can be waived for you.

How do I sign up?

We do not accept walk-ins. You must register and pay for class in advance. You can only book classes two weeks in advance, our schedule will not permit enrollments that are more than two weeks out. Sign ups are accepted up until 60 minutes prior to class. If a Sign Up button is not showing on our schedule, either the class is full or you are within 60 minutes before the class start time.

What is the minimum age to attend?

Our minimum age to take classes or attend parties is 12. Younger will be considered for private parties if the individual has significant gymnastic, dance or aerial experience and you receive pre-approval by email.