Inside Aerial Fit: Aerial Silks

We often get questions about our aerial classes, so we’re creating videos will give you a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in each class we offer. The fourth in the series is Aerial Silks.

Aerial Silks is a discipline that combines strength, flexibility, balance, artistry, and extreme concentration. Made popular by Cirque du Soleil, Aerial Silks have since become popular with people from all walks of life.

Beginning an aerial silks practice builds upper body and core strength quickly. You do not need to be able to climb in order to take your first class! We will teach you the techniques of aerial silks, including how to distribute your weight throughout your entire body, how to hang, wrap, climb, spin, and eventually drop on the aerial fabric.

We work over thick crash mats and a soft gymnastics floor. As a beginner you will work low to the ground learning a variety of wraps, holds, and hangs. We value longevity so shoulder and core position is emphasized early on. As you progress in your practice you will learn different ways to climb and descend the fabric, as well as a variety of wraps, locks, moves, and eventually drops on the aerial fabric. Our advanced students are creating their own choreography and moves! If you like to tie yourself up in knots then you will love working with the aerial fabric!

There is no aerial experience needed to take your first class. We recommend a weekly practice, either in conjunction with, or without, other aerial skills classes as well. Please show up at least 10 minutes early for your first class. Wear comfortable, form-fitting clothing that covers the armpits and knees, and remove all jewelry from your arms, hands and fingers. See our full schedule at

Thanks to Angela, Anastasia, and Christine for taking part! See our full schedule here