Earlier this year (pre-covid19), I decided to try the other apparatuses because I was curious what they were like. It challenged me physcally as well as allowed me to try something new in addition to pole. The particular apparatus I wanted to try first was the silks. The silks were one of the ones that I wanted to try the most as I had seen folks on them practically everywhere.  I had a few friends who took a silks class while we were in college and they had said that it took a lot of strength and was kinda hard, but was overall fun. Safe to say I had loads of fun in the class. I was a little nervous at first because I wasn’t sure what it was going to be like, but at the same time I was excited to try the silks. I didn’t really realize it, but wow did it take a lot of strength in my hands and core, and overall body coordination. It was a little uncomfortable when it came to wrapping the legs, but you get used it. I enjoyed getting to do the different poses/positions, and found that getting into them was pretty interesting. Hanging out in the poses was pretty fun as well as relaxing, and entertaining for myself. I don’t think I realized how much of an affect it can have on your hands as well as your whole body. My hands got worked pretty good as well as a little red due to not being used to holding on to the fabric, but it wasn’t that bad. I am glad I got to experience what being on silks was like and try them out, as they were a lot of fun. I would for sure recommend them for anyone on the fence about it as it is usually a good policy to try most things at least once to see how you feel about it. Maybe down the road I will try them again. 

Intro to Aerial
Beginner silks class, tying into a foot lock.