Sooooo….I’m asked daily this one question: “What do you do to work out? Your _____ are amazing” I wrote a story about it…wanna hear it? Here it goes:
I grew up doing competitive cheerleading all the way through college. Yes, I did standing back tucks, tumbled and thrown in the air for entertainment. IT.WAS.THE.BEST!! Cheerleading was my first love…many moons ago. [Editors Note: I can still do a standing back tuck on a mat!]
After college I had a stint as a professional dancer with the New Jersey Devils Dancers (which as of this year they know longer have). It was an amazing experience! This was back when I had straight hair which allowed me to do all the “hairography” (aka hair whipping during high energy dances) necessary to entertain the hockey match masses. So serious.
After that I stopped dancing for awhile; eventually realizing that I missed expressing myself through movement. That’s when I started training at Body + Pole on the Lyra (Aerial Hoop). I took my first class and was addicted! I love the fact that I can get a full body work out (plus a little cardio) just by creating shapes in a hoop. What I love about it is that I feel strong and graceful all at the same time. Yes, it requires upper body strength, but you get that by doing it! My goal is to have an act that I can perform at different venues. “The Aerial Stylist” is catchy right?
Through training at Body + Pole I have met so many magical and interesting creatives who dedicate their lives to their aerial art, may it be Pole, Lyra or Silks. The friendships that I’ve fostered there have forever changed my life. I’m eternally grateful.
Catch some of my lyra freestyle posts on my Instagram Page: http://instagram.com/styleclosetlife
Its a funny thing to see that on my FB page I’m ONLY “People You May Know” I’m matched up with are those who are in the aerial world, dancers or stylists.
I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Yours In Style (& Aerial),
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BONUS FREE CLASSES ALERT:
If you are interested in trying a class at Body & Pole they are offering 1 FREE Aerial/Flex Class + 1 FREE Conditioning Class to clients who are new to the studio for the month of DECEMBER 2014.
-Set up a MindBody user profile [Go to www.bodyandpole.com —>Click “Sign Up For Class” Button—>Click “Sign Up!”]
-Then call (212.334.6900), or come in, and have someone at the front desk assign the classes to your account