Classes

We have a variety of class offerings available for your enjoyment! Below are descriptions for each of the classes. See out Schedule Page for times and dates. For all classes, please see the “How to Prep for Class” section that details appropriate attire for the class.

Please Note: we do *not* have drinking water available on site. Please be sure to bring your own water to class!

Aerial Fit

This is a fun fitness class focused on getting you conditioned for any and all aerial arts. Combining floor work to get you warmed up and get those muscles engaged and working, basic apparatus drills, and flexibility training and yoga to create a balanced workout that prepares you for pushing harder in any aerial art you choose to practice.

Silks

Workout on long silks!

How to Prep for Class:

Please do not use any type of oil-based lotion on any part of your body for at least 3 hours prior to class. Oils and lotions can damage the integrity of the silks and cause slipping. We highly recommend wearing full length or capri length leggings to protect your skin. Elevate does have a variety of grip aids and sports tape available to sample, however we encourage students to try not to use grip aids when they’re first learning in order to build up sufficient grip strength for higher level moves and tricks.

Lyra

Workout on a suspended metal hoop!

How to Prep for Class:

Please do not use any type of oil-based lotion for at least 3 hours prior to class. Oils and lotions, especially on your hands, may  cause slipping on the lyra. We highly recommend wearing full length or capri length leggings to protect your skin. Elevate does have a variety of grip aids and sports tape available to sample, however we encourage students to try not to use grip aids when they’re first learning in order to build up sufficient grip strength for higher level moves and tricks.

Pole

Workout on a 14 foot pole!

How to Prep for Class:

Please do not use any type of oil-based lotion on any part of your body for at least 3 hours prior to class. Lotions and oils will cause you to lose your grip on the pole and can potentially be dangerous if you lose your grip when higher up on the pole. For this class, yoga shorts are encouraged – short enough that you’ll be able to have skin contact with your inner thighs. This will help you with pole sits, climbs, and lay-backs, as fabric pants will slide. Sports bras and/or tank tops with maximum arm exposure are encouraged because for some moves will require inner arm and armpit grips. Elevate does have a variety of grip aids and sports tape available to sample, however we encourage students to try not to use grip aids when they’re first learning in order to build up sufficient grip strength for higher level moves and tricks.

 

AcroYoga

Partner acrobatics classes and workshops with a heavy focus on L-basing techniques.

Open Aerial

Open aerial is unstructured aerial time supervised by some of the instructors where students can practice skills they learned in classes. You can practice skills, work on routines, or do aerial conditioning.

If you are in doubt as to how to perform an exercise that you learned in class correctly, need advice on how to adapt that exercise for your strength and skill level, or would like us to help you get started with conditioning, please don’t hesitate to ask Scott, Lindsey, Jaci or Alyssa for help.

That said, if you’re attending open aerial, please keep in mind that it is an unstructured time and the instructors are training their skills too. It is not a playground nor is it a skill share environment. It is easy to injure yourself doing exercises incorrectly, so please only go to the instructors for guidance. We can help you get started, but we are not there to provide class-style guidance. If you’re interested in more one-on-one attention, we would be happy to setup personal coaching with you.

**Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 

 

**Class Aftercare!

Depending on the intensity of the class you attend, you may experience a variety of aches, bruises, and minor abrasions.  It’s not uncommon to end up with a little bit of rope burn and bruises when you’re first starting out. We recommend some topical ointments such as Tiger Balm, or Working Hands Balm. Epsom salt soaks and cool compresses can also minimize sore joints and muscles. And of course ALWAYS stretch and warm up before class and try to do some basic cool down stretching after classes.