AERIAL FITNESS CLASSES
Fighting Gravity Fitness offers Aerial Fitness classes to include Aerial Yoga, Aerial Pilates, Aerial Barre, and Aerial Lyra in downtown Richmond Virginia
We have something for everyone, check out our class offerings below and sign up today!
FUNdamentals 1 and 2
Discover the power, excitement and pure joy of moving freely in all directions of open space with a proven step-by-step technique in one of our aerial fitness classes. Aerial Yoga is a “Suspension Fitness” technique designed to increase one’s overall health and physical agility while having fun and creating beauty. Fundamentals is the “Decompression Phase” that includes zero-compression inversions, to align the body from head to toe while gently stretching and strengthening one’s muscles. With the use of the fabric hammock it acts like a soft trapeze, supporting you as you master simple suspension techniques leading to more advanced poses in Aerial Yoga. This technique is uniquely developed for beginners through all levels of experience. No prior experience in gymnastics, dance, Yoga or Pilates is required. It is strongly recommended to take at least 3-4 sessions in FUNdamentals before advancing to Aerial Yoga. Get ready to fly, have fun and just feel free!
Aerial FUNdamentals includes movement sequences allowing you to feel the improvement in your flexibility, strength, and alignment. In FUNdamentals you achieve more than a simple stretch. You will progress to more advanced poses while increasing your overall health and physical agility.
Aerial Yoga Fitness offers a complete workout that is certain to get you in shape while realigning you from head to toe. While using techniques from gymnastics, aerial acrobatics, dance, Pilates, calisthenics, and Yoga it offers a low impact cardiovascular workout that simultaneously decompresses and strengthens the muscular-skeletal system. No Previous aerial, acrobatics, Yoga, or Dance experience is needed.
Explore the evolution of Yoga into 3 dimensional space. This mind/body/spirit class provides a challenging Aerial Yoga technique using the Christopher Harrison Hammocks. This class is for all student levels provided they have attended at least 3-4 Fundamentals 1 & 2 classes prior.
Using the hammocks you are suspended in the air while blending yoga practices with the athletic principles of Aerial Yoga. Suspension from the hammock is therapeutic, relieves compression and elongates the spine and is fun. Lifting ones own body weight strengthens and develops integrated muscle coordination.
In Order to Fly you must first be willing to Let Go.
Gentle Stretch Aerial Yoga
This Gentle Stretch Arial Yoga is designed to allow you to stretch the spine, the knees, pelvis, sacrum, shoulders and hips a little bit more than regular Yoga, yet you are in total control of how far you want to go since the Harrison Hammock is there to support you. As we age or incur injuries, our connective tissue begins to tighten and creates stiff joints. By using the Harrison hammock, we can go deeper into a stretch while holding on and apply gentle pressure to the joints through various postures that target this deep connective tissue, which includes the tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. Breath work is emphasized to encourage concentration and ease stress. This is a relaxing class, yet has some good intense stretches too. A MUST for EVERYONE!
Aerial Suspension Fitness
Suspension fitness is a dynamic all over body conditioning class. Expect decompression and traction of the spine with a focus on developing core strength. We’ll do flips and tricks, as well as static and dynamic strength moves. There will be inversions and also work on flexibility as you steadily and progressively develop in your practice. While some core strength is recommended this course is suitable for beginners and experienced alike. The harder you work, the more calories you’ll burn.
Aerial Flying Fitness
Aerial Flying Fitness is a fun way to get an all over body workout while swinging and using the hammock to pull up your own body weight.
You will be amazed at the strength you will gain in just a few classes.