New students | What to Expect?
All of our classes are mixed levels which will allow you to progress at your own rate regardless of your current fitness level. All classes start with a group warm-up. Beginners will focus on proper body positioning and muscular engagement through fun and exciting skills and climbs. Heads up, aerial classes are highly addictive. Whether you are coming to experience silks as a fun activity or you are looking to commit to professional or fitness training-related goals, we can’t wait to introduce you to aerial silks.
Students with prior experience | What to Expect?
If you have prior experience, please send a video via email or text so your instructor can have an idea of what your current strength and skill base is. We recommend sending the last skill you learned as it will help us plan for your lesson. After warm-ups, we will assess your climbing technique and observe basic foot locks to splits and cross-back straddle. From there we will move on to a fun skill that is level-appropriate so you can learn something new and we can get to know your aerial goals.
Pre-requisite-based classes | Aerial hoop and Hammock
Our Aerial Hoop and Hammock classes have strength prerequisites. To join these classes, you must either have prior clearance from an instructor at OAA or submit a video if you have taken classes in the past. Our bars are hung so you need to be able to pull up and invert to mount the apparatus. This allows for skills to be performed above and below the bar and also for dynamic spinning combinations.
Depending upon your fitness background if taking a lyra class is your goal be sure to mention this to your instructor so you can gain clearance to be scheduled for these classes or to be able to make a plan to gain the strength necessary.
Important Note: Class availability varies for each apparatus. Please call 863-414-8061 or check our schedule — the apparatus will be included in the class name.