Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Wear tight-fitting, long pants/leggings and a T-Shirt or vest top. You can also bring a pair of shorts to wear as you may prefer training in shorts for extra grip behind your knees. No shoes or socks are worn during aerial hoop training. Please bring a sweat towel and a bottle of water.
Aerial hoop is a fantastic full-body workout. By continually challenging the body in new ways you’ll build strength, increase stamina, lose weight and improve flexibility. Strength in the core and upper body is required to be able to execute aerial hoop moves with ease and confidence.
Yes, there are classes that are suitable for absolute beginners, even those who feel they are not strong (yet!). Your instructor will make sure you are in the right class for your level. Basic techniques are carefully worked through, before progressing to the next level. Your instructor will also modify exercises to suit different ability levels.
You do not need to be very flexible to complete the beginner and intermediate level aerial hoop syllabus. Conditioning and flexibility form part of the classes to help you improve your range of motion. Many of our students have been pleasantly surprised by their flexibility gains through aerial hoop training!
You may choose to wear grippy gloves, similar to weight-lifting gloves. However, we recommend working your way through our beginner level syllabus before deciding if you really need gloves or not. It is more than likely that you won’t need gloves once you get used to the aerial hoop.
Some people bruise more easily than others. The firm contact you make with the hoop during classes can result in bruising. Your body is however quite miraculous and it will adapt to the demands of aerial hoop training. Practise, over time will result in little or no bruising.
This depends on the individual, one’s background, body type and frequency of training. Our beginner syllabus can be covered in 10-12 weeks, however, it can be repeated until techniques are achieved solidly.
Every effort is made to ensure the safety of all participants. One instructor will teach a maximum of 8 people at once, on 4 hoops. Under each hoop is a crash mat. All instructors are certified to teach aerial hoop, according to specific levels of progression. All moves are broken down to the last detail until full understanding is acknowledged by the student. No student will attempt a new movement until they are ready. Our instructors will spot students through higher-risk movements. Safety checks on equipment are carried out before and during the class. Thorough equipment and rigging point maintenance is carried out every two weeks.