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Aerial Hoop

A fabulous circus based class at The Fitness Hangout! Aerial Hoop - otherwise known as Lyra - is a circus skill that will give you a fantastic workout! 


Using the circular apparatus you will learn dynamic tricks and movements, seats and rolls, and then learn how to put them together into sequences and routines. A great class to increase muscular strength and endurance along with Flexibility and Balance.


There is a maximum of 2 people per hoop, with varying hoop sizes for different height people.

Beginners classes involve learning how to get in and out of the hoop and poses inside and underneath the apparatus.  You'll be given conditioning exercises to do to build up the required strength - don't be put off thinking you have to already be super strong! Once you've mastered this you'll be cleared to go into a higher level class where you will go onto the top of the hoop and the strop. (rope). 

Beginners or experienced hoopers are welcome!

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Aerial Hoop Beginners

In these classes you'll learn how to get in and out of the hoop, and then work through a series of moves that are in and underneath the hoop. Conditioning is part of every hoop class, so we give you exercises to build your strength so don't worry about 'not being strong enough' to start!  

Everyone learns at different rates so it's impossible to say when you should be ready to move up a level but your instructor will let you know!

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Aerial Hoop Inter/Advanced

Once you're comfortable with all of our core beginner moves, speak to your instructor about moving up a level. Our beginner syllabus is comprehensive so there is no rush to join this class but your instructor will tell you when you are ready. In these classes you'l start to work on the top bar, so you really need to be confident in the hoop and have enough strength to invert comfortably.

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Aerial Hoop Choreography

We will be running Choreo classes once a month on one of our inter/adv sessions. This is where you put together a routine set to music to start working on your endurance and seeing the finished product of all your hard work! We will also add in some off the hoop dance and floor elements.  Check with your instructor to check if you're ready to join these sessions.

Look out for themed holiday sessions around halloween and Christmas! 

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