Since beginning my journey in aerial dance and pole exercise I have found not only greater physical strength, but so much mental clarity. I have found it to be my escape from the stresses of daily life and my place where I can go to relax and calm down from anxiety throughout the day. The music choice is very relaxing in some of the silk and hammock type classes, and I find it to be very easy to focus on my inner self during that time and to realize more of who I am as an individual. The pole classes always have me feeling so strong and confident about myself and the music choice is always very upbeat and positive and I find myself having lots of fun trying things I didn’t think I would be able to do!
I love the atmosphere and it is very family oriented whereas I feel like it is one big family there. Everyone just makes you feel so welcome and at home and it is a judgement free zone. No matter what level you start out as I feel like everyone is very accommodating and makes it tailored to your needs and what you want to get out of each class as an individual. At first when I started my journey, I was incredibly sore the day after each class and it is super cool to have gained so much strength and gotten my body accustomed to it that I find myself pushing myself harder each class and am not sore in the way I used to be.
There is an endless possibility of things you can learn between the different classes and it really depends on how much time you want to commit to it because the learning never ends, in a good way! I am constantly pushing myself to do more and learn more and it has really helped me to become more motivated and also more health conscious with my eating habits as well. It is not just an activity or sport for me as it is an entire lifestyle change. I find myself more mindful of how I react to things now and less likely to have unhealthy eating habits. There is nothing more exciting than seeing your body change in a positive way and being able to see that you are the reason for that! I cannot wait to become more of the person I’ve wanted to be for a long time!