F R E Q U E N T L Y A S K E D Q U E S T I O N S
What do I wear to class?
Close-fitting clothes are best, leggings that go at least below your knee and a top, leotard, or shirt you can tuck in. Layers are always nice for warm-up and cool down periods. No shoes or socks are needed. Absolutely NO zippers on clothing. it rips the equipment and can be dangerous.
We've also got a great selection of clothing in The Circus & Yoga Boutique right before you come in for class!
NO jeans, chewing gum, jewelry as in rings, dangle earrings, big necklaces, sunscreen, oils, or lotions of ANY KIND, please.
Do I need any experience?
No experience is necessary. We will teach you everything you need to know.
Anyone with a spirit for adventure and an open mind to try something new and exciting can learn. We are beginner friendly.
Ages 3 and up, fun for the whole family!
Inspiring photography by Jennifer Renee
I’m not an athlete, will I be able to keep up?
Everyone starts somewhere. Some students have a greater climb to get in great aerial shape. The most important factor in success is a good attitude and a commitment to your training.
Do I need to be flexible?
No, we will help you increase your flexibility in every class. Flexibility makes all the positions visually more pleasing, however for most moves flexibility is not required.
Is there a weight limit?
Our equipment is rated to hold the weight of a small elephant.
There is no weight limit.
Is it dangerous?
We are an extremely safe an positive environment. There can be small scrapes and bruises in any physical activity but the serious risk is very small. At the recreational level, as it is done with proper equipment, training and supervision, aerial is as safe as any other recreational sport or rigorous physical activity you may engage in. If you have any physical impairments that could impact your own well being, please let us know so that before class.
Aerial arts can be a potentially dangerous activity involving acrobatic work at various heights. The most common injuries are overuse injuries of shoulders and back, pulled muscles, bruises, fabric-burns, and dizziness/nausea (from upside-down or spinning).
Can I watch a class first?
Yes, you are welcome to watch most of our classes in the waiting area.
Take a look at the online schedule and class descriptions, then give us a call to coordinate the best day/time to observe a class of interest. We will also gladly make recommendations based on your experience, fitness level, and overall goals.
Will I be sore the next day?
Some soreness is very common given the highly intense fitness program. Expect to be sore after class. Soreness should last 2-3 days, and typically occurs in the fingers, forearms, back, and abs. Even if new students are in good shape, as with any new movement practice, they will probably still experience soreness. We recommend some form of ibuprofen and a nice hot bath with Epsom salts the day after your first class, followed by a good session of slow stretching.
Can I take photos?
We love to have photos taken, however it cannot interfere with the teaching and with the safety of the students. If you are in class and want someone to take your photo while you pose, please check with the instructor to make sure it's an appropriate time During our performances and birthday parties, you may take photos at any time. Remember to post to our Instagram and Facebook Page so we can see all the fun you're having! @theaerialstudio
What Do We Bring?
Please bring water to stay hydrated. If you bring a reusable cup, you can fill up at our water cooler (we do not provide disposable cups). We also sell water for $1. We also recommend a jacket and socks for the winter months during your warm up.
Can I just show up to take a class?
We recommend signing up online or texting / calling / emailing to let us know you plan to attend. We'd hate for you to arrive only to find the class is full. You may register for just the one class at a time (at the drop-in rate*). We also have series options which offer a discounted rate for students who come regularly.
Where should I start?
We highly recommend starting out with a private lesson. Whether you are coming from another aerial studio or have never taken a class, you'll get one on one attention that will help us place you in the right class and set you up for success. You’ll get to try most of our different apparatuses, learn the basic techniques, and begin to develop the muscles and flexibility needed to progress.
Who should NOT take Aerial?
If you have vertigo, heart disease, pregnancy, recent surgeries, high or low blood pressure, glaucoma, severe arthritis, artificial hip, cerebral sclerosis, disc herniation, several muscle spasms, carpal tunnel syndrome, radiculitis, sinusitis or tendonitis. Please consult your Doctor before taking an aerial class if you have any of the mentioned above.