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What is FlyGym® Aerial Yoga?
FlyGym Aerial Fitness® is a holistic aerial fitness system that combines the science of physical conditioning with the philosophy of movement therapy; the FlyGym® mission is to help individuals of all ages and abilities achieve optimal fitness and well-being in a fun & safe suspended environment. The FlyGym® system incorporates suspended athletic conditioning, aerial yoga & Pilates exercises, and pole & aerial arts inspired movements. Our programs are based on the latest research in exercise science and holistic methods of teaching physical activity. FlyGym® exercise programs are progressive, adaptable, and creative. We call it the "accidental workout" because FlyGym® helps individuals achieve “Better Health through Fitness Made Fun!
What Happens In a Typical Class?
While practicing FlyGym® Aerial Fitness, students alternate between hammocks and mats to facilitate awareness of the body in all planes. Classes slowly progress from using the hammocks to hold a little bit of body weight to using the hammocks to hold 100% of the body’s weight. The slow progression emboldens new students, and carefully introduces what can be very intense new sensations to the student.
How Do I Prepare for an FlyGym® Class?
Bring a yoga mat to class. Wear a shirt that covers your underarms completely. Bring a large towel or thick sweatshirt for padding until you are used to the feeling of the fabric. Do not use hand lotion before class, wear jewelry, belts, or clothing with grommets, gems, or anything that could potentially snag the fabric. Avoid shorts or very baggy clothing. Please trim your finger and toenails and avoid eating or drinking acidic liquids an hour prior to class. Please observe good personal hygiene and wear deodorant in consideration for the next person using the hammock.
What Else should I know?
The classes are 60 minutes in length. Each class will help you establish a solid foundation in this unique system. It is designed to give you a secure and detailed understanding of Aerial Yoga fundamentals while enjoying a new perspective on the world! FlyGym® uses a soft fabric hammock that supports up to 250 pounds to suspend practitioners while doing Yoga poses. The Yoga hammock is hung close to the floor so that students can use the prop to either partially or fully support the weight of the body. FlyGym® classes incorporate both grounded and lifted elements for an innovative, challenging and total body work out!
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. You may sign up online or call to register. NOTE: Students should plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before class. A separate Aerial Yoga Waiver must be completed prior to class. Students are required to take a least one ground yoga class before attempting FlyGym® Fitness.
What would prevent me from taking a class?
Please talk to the instructor before attending class if you have any medical issues that prevent you from inverting (glaucoma, heart condition, etc.) or putting pressure on your skin. If you have a spinal injury or medical condition, check with your doctor first.