Frequently Asked Questions…
- 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.
2. What makes Aerial Pilates so unique…
Aerial Pilates draws elements and fundamentals from Pilates and aerial arts. It is not only a fun way to exercise and stay fit but also a great training tool for practicing good quality patterns of movement. It can also help you to face fears in a supportive environment. It’s a great way to find and create a balance of letting go, finding inner strength and gaining self-awareness which in the air and inverted is a very unique beautiful experience.
3. I am scared of heights. Can I do Aerial Pilates?
Facing your fear in a safe and supported environment is good and often leads to personal growth, development and a healthy dose of self-achievement. Debbie has safely supported a few clients through their fears successfully (including huge laughs along the way!)
4. Is Aerial Pilates safe?
It’s important that Aerial Pilates is practiced in a safe environment, which has been certified by a professional qualified structural engineer and rigger. It’s also important that only exercises, which a qualified instructor has taught you, are practiced. Exercises are taught at levels and further options are given when the participant is ready.
5. What skill level do I need to start this course?
The pre-requisite for this course is to be a level 3 Pilates instructor
6. What’s the length of study?
32 hours over 4 days full time training
7. Who is the course endorsed with?
Active IQ is one of the UK’s leading awarding organisations, which is recognised and regulated by Ofqual within the Active Leisure sector designing qualifications that support clearly defined career pathways.
8. How would I set up my own studio?
– Includes a 2 hour interactive rigging awareness workshop with a highly experienced rigger.
– The riggers are also available for site visits, consultation, risk assessments and installations of aerial Pilates equipment in studios around the UK.
– Understand what equipment you would need and where to purchase it
– Helping you to feel confident about being able to ensure a high level of health and safety in your classes as well as complying with legal and insurance-related requirements for working at height.
Please get in touch if you would like to host a course in your studio.