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Apparatus Spotlight: All About Aerial Silks

Are you tired of the same old boring workout routines? Looking for something exciting and challenging to add to your fitness regimen? Look no further than aerial silks!

But what ARE the aerials silks you ask? In this article we'll look into some cool history and facts about aerial silks, how they came about and why we think they're revolutionising exercise as we know it; gone are the days of burpees and beep tests - why run when you can fly?

Aerial silks, also known as aerial fabric or tissu are essentially two long pieces of fabric that are suspended from the ceiling. The fabric is made from a soft, stretchy material such as polyester, and can be up to 9 meters long.

Aerialists use the silks to climb, wrap, and pose, creating beautiful and dramatic shapes in the air. It may seem intimidating at first, but with proper training and guidance, anyone can learn to fly!

The history of aerial silks can be traced back to the early 20th century when circus performers began using ropes and fabrics as part of their acts. Over time, aerial silks evolved into their own unique art form and are now a popular fitness activity, with classes and studios popping up all over the world.

So what makes aerial silks such a popular and exciting form of fitness? For one, it offers a full-body workout that engages muscles you may not even know you had. It also helps improve flexibility, balance, and core strength, all while giving you a sense of accomplishment and confidence as you conquer new aerial moves.

One of the best things about aerial silks is that they are suitable for people of all fitness levels. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced athlete, you can customize your aerial workout to meet your individual needs and goals. Plus, aerial silks are a great way to break out of your fitness routine and try something new and exciting 🙌

At Altitude we offer classes for all skill levels. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the basics of aerial silks, helping you build strength and confidence as you progress. So why not give aerial silks a try? Who knows, you may just discover a new passion and a whole new level of fitness!

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