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What To Wear To Your First Class And Other Tips For Beginners

If you're thinking about giving aerial hoop, silks or sling a go, you probably have a tonne of questions - the most important being what to wear!? If you're looking into booking your first class, keep reading to find out what to wear to your first class and other tips for beginners...

Comfort first!

The most important thing is to be comfortable in your first class, whatever that means for you. We recommend wearing leggings to help protect your skin without getting tangled in the apparatus, but any comfortable athletic wear will do nicely! 👌

The apparatuses can be a bit hard on your skin at first (it gets better over time!), so wearing something that covers your legs is a big help for beginners 😉


It's always a smart idea to remove any loose jewellery and accessories before class to avoid accidentally damaging them, the poles or yourself 💍 If you can, try leaving your jewellery at home or pop it in a safe place when you get to the studio.

You'll want to wear clean socks and comfortable shoes to the studio too. A lot of the class will be barefoot, but it can be helpful to have socks to help you slide on the floor in certain moves, and a sturdy pair of shoes are always welcome after a good workout!

The most important accessory an aerialist can bring is their drink bottle! Get yourself a decent-sized bottle to stay nicely hydrated during class 💦 You might also want to bring a pen and a notebook if you like to write things down.

Lotions and potions

You're going to work up a sweat during your first class for sure! So we recommend wearing a reliable deodorant that you can trust.

You'll most likely get a few bruises at first while your skin gets used to your new hobby. These get better over time, but if you'd like to fast-track the healing process, a cold pack and some arnica cream will help to clear them right up ✨

Have fun!

Your first class is always going to be the most awkward, and that's okay! Have a giggle and try not to take it too seriously, we all have to start somewhere 🤸‍♀️ You might flail and fall at first, but eventually you'll fly 🦋

One of the best ways to learn is to ask questions - and our instructors love when you do! It shows that you're having fun and interested in what's being taught, and that is ALWAYS a good thing 💖

Feel free to ask any questions that might help you learn the moves. Aerial fitness can be tricky, but we know you can do it!

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