FAQ

Do I need to come to class early?

If this is your first time at the studio then you will have to fill out paperwork, get your equipment (that the studio will provide which includes mats, weights and a ball), and store your personal belongings before class starts. Be prepared to show up about 10 minutes before class starts to get everything set and ready to go so you don’t feel rushed.

What if I am running late?

We understand that many of us lead very busy lives and if you’re running late that is fine as long as you warm up before joining the rest of the class. It is your responsibility to warm up properly in order to avoid injury if you miss the instructed warm up at the beginning of the class.

What if I already have an injury?

It is recommended that clients with injuries consult with their doctors before beginning any new exercise method. Also, please speak with your Barre Fitness instructor about your injury before class begins as they made need to advise you of modifications specific to your injury.

I am a curvy woman. Do I need to lose weight before I try a barre workout or aerial yoga class?

You would be surprised how many women are concerned that they may be too heavy to participate in our workouts. No matter your size or ability, our instructors are able to offer you modifications. To ensure an efficient workout, we recommend discussing your concerns with your instructor before class begins. The most important thing is to enjoy movement, no matter how small, and work up towards improving this. Don’t feel like you have to compete or be at the level of the other class participants, what matters is that you improve and that you enjoy the class.

How many times a week should I workout to see results?

This depends on each individual; many believe to gain the best results you should exercise at least 3-5 days a week for optimal inner health. That's not to say that you should participate in the same workout all five days, or that you won't experience bountiful health benefits from fewer days, but vigorous exercise releases hormones throughout your body that tell it to grow, replenish and thrive. Our classes are designed for tightening, toning and increasing fitness levels, but we also believe that there is no one type of exercise that can provide the variety your body needs to reach peak physical performance. That's why we offer a variety of cardio-centric classes, Pilates-based classes and classes that incorporate yoga. Your body isn't one dimensional and your workouts shouldn't be either. For expert advice see a physiologist or dietician to get the best results for your individual needs.

What if I don’t want to hang upside down in the aerial yoga classes?

That is completely fine, there are countless other wonderful ways to use the slings in aerial yoga or fly gym classes without going upside down. Although we love full inversions, we recommend gradually building up tolerance to them or skipping them altogether. Speak to your instructor for further concerns.

How long will it take me to learn aerial arts?

Students are encouraged to learn aerial arts at their own pace. Our program is designed for all body types and abilities. Students with high levels of conditioning and a strong background in movement arts such as gymnastics, dance, yoga, rock-climbing, pole dancing or martial-arts often advance more rapidly because they already possess a greater body awareness and greater level of physical conditioning. Students with a lower strength to weight ratio will need to focus on conditioning and weight loss to be able to progress through the levels. To progress more rapidly, students should come to class or practice 2-3 days per week.

What can I do to build up my strength for aerial silks?

Any class which will build core and upperbody strength will assist. Some suggestions are:

  • Pilates type leg lifts
  • Forearm grip toners (squeeze balls, springs, gyro-balls)
  • Pull Ups
  • Lat Pull-downs
  • Incline Sit-ups
  • Hanging leg-lifts
What are the weight limitations for the aerial yoga and fly gym classes?

Based on safety standards, we recommend no more than 124 kg on any of the Fly Gym or aerial yoga pieces.

What if I already have an injury?

It is recommended that clients with injuries consult with their doctors before beginning any new exercise method. Also, please speak with your Barre Fitness instructor about your injury before class begins as they made need to advise you of modifications specific to your injury.

Health considerations

Listed below are some of the health considerations that one needs to be mindful of, if you have any of these conditions or if you are unsure we recommend that you consult your medical professional before attending class.

  • Pregnancy
  • Very high or very low blood pressure
  • Recent Surgery
  • Recent head injury
  • propensity for fainting
  • Fainting
  • Easy onset vertigo
  • Glaucoma
  • Heart disease
  • Disc herniation
  • Osteoporosis/Osteoarthritis/severe arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Sinusitis
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Recent stroke
  • Cerebral Sclerosis
  • Botox (within 6 hours)
  • Recent surgery (esp. shoulder, hip, eyes, back, hands or wrists)
  • Severe arthritis,
  • Muscle spasms

 

Aerial Fit

We offer a wide variety of classes at our Castle Hill studio. We offer Pilates, Yoga, Barre, Flexibility, Core, Strength, Conditioning, and Aerial Programs to keep you motivated and moving.

 
Our Studio
  •   Visit Us:
    Unit E/2 Packard Ave
    Castle Hill, NSW, 2154
  •   Phone: 02 8906 3208
  •   Reception Hours:
    Monday - Friday:
    9am to 12pm - 4pm to 8pm
  •   Childminding Hours:
    Monday to Friday: 9 am - 12pm