What is Aerial Pilates
Pilates in the air, is also known as Aerial Pilates. Aerial Pilates is a unique
form of practicing Pilates exercises in the air by suspending the body, or parts
of the body in a soft aerial silk hammock. The silk hammock is suspended
close to the ground, about ½ a metre, which creates an unstable
work environment that will challenge your Pilates practice. Beginners
practicing Aerial Pilates start by practicing exercises on the floor and with the
assistance of the Pilates hammock, gradually advance to exercises that
require full body suspension a few inches off the floor.
What are the key benefits to Aerial Pilates?
Aerial Pilates focuses on achieving optimum posture, improved alignment and core stability with the benefits of increased proprioception, balance, fitness and general well-being:
- Increases flexibility and muscular strength
- Strengthens and stretches core muscles
- Decompresses and realigns the spine and tight joints
- Increases physical awareness
- Provides cardio vascular training
- Releases muscular tension
- Refreshes the circulatory, digestive and lymphatic system
- Lightens mood!
How difficult is it?
Everyone is different, and some people may be able to gain balance faster than others, however with a little work, most people gain their balance within the first session. The benefits are worth a bit of perseverance.
What to wear!
We recommend wearing your favourite gym leggings, remember to take off any jewellery that could catch on the hammock. Wash your hands from any oily moisturisers/creams that could cause your hands to loose grip. Avoid caffeine for a few hours before and don't eat anything too heavy! Now enjoy and have fun!