Ten tips to get the most out of your first class…
You'll soon find out that doing aerial is not so easy as it looks. If it was easy everyone would be doing it and it wouldn't be half so cool! So you'll want to make sure that your mind and body are in tip top shape and fully prepared for the class ahead. So check out these ten top tips so that you can be one step ahead of the game (so to speak) and let's get you rocking those tricks in your first class.
1.) Avoid upper body work-outs the day before.
2.) Get enough sleep the night before.
3.) Avoid drinking excessive amounts of alcohol the night before, hangovers and aerial? - they just don't mix well!
4.) Eat a light snack 60 - 90 mins prior to class so you will have plenty of energy but not feel full and heavy from a large meal, eg. eat a banana - prepare to be a monkey...
5.) Drink plenty of water before, during and after class so you stay hydrated.
6.) It's helpful to bring a water bottle with you so you can keep water with you during class.
7.) Arrive a little early so you have time to get changed and not miss out on the warm up.
8.) Wear the correct attire - we work in bare feet, long leggings are essential so the hoop and silks don't rub your skin (ideally cotton not lycra), tight fitting but comfortable gym clothing, no rings on fingers, and no loose jewellery that may get caught up.
9.) Do not attend if you are unwell or injured as this will only aggravate the situation. You need to be fully fit and healthy for aerial as it requires a lot of energy - mental and physical.
10.) Bring an awesome, positive, energetic and enthusiastic attitude. No negative vibes allowed in the studio! The more enthusiastic and energetic you are the better.