My love for aerial began three years ago. It began with pole fitness classes in my second year of university at Bodybarre Fitness Studio in Manchester. I had wanted to start in my first year but the standard excuses had stopped me.
“I’m so unfit.”
“I’ll never be able to even lift myself off the ground.”
“I have no upper body strength.”
Blah blah blah. Thank god in my second year I just sucked it up and went for it, it’s one of the best decisions I ever made. Pole fitness was the first form of exercise I actually enjoyed, so much that even now I don’t see it as exercise – the fitness part is just a bonus.
Pole fitness is a gateway drug. I moved back to Sheffield and to a new studio – Butterfly Fitness, and there it began. My love of pole fitness has extended to a love of aerial fitness. I love them all. Aerial hoop, silks, I even traveled to Liverpool to take an aerial yoga class.Unfortunately there are no studios in Sheffield that teach aerial yoga (business idea?!) but other than that I can aerial until my heart is content.
Aerial has become such a massive part of my life. For two hours, twice a week, I manage to forget about everything else in the world – which for me is massive. I can relax. I can enjoy the present and have no thoughts about the past or the future. It’s my escape from my anxiety into a world that I completely love.
I’ll leave this post with a few photos of my aerial adventures – and if you do get the chance to try any kind of aerial fitness – just do it!
Until next time,