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Aerial Hoop Tips to Get Your Straddle

Aerial Hoop Tips to Get Your Straddle

A straddle is such a lovely way to mount the hoop. It looks like it should be fairly easy but it’s actually really hard to get a straddle. Especially being able to lift into it, hold the position and come down gracefully! I receive so many messages from people asking for tips on how to get a good straddle. So I’ve put together some conditioning exercises that will target the muscles you use for a straddle and that use the same movements to help your body work out what it’s supposed to be doing!

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Great New Years Resolutions for Pole and Aerial!

Great New Years Resolutions for Pole and Aerial!

Happy New Year! It’s that time of year again where I’m sitting down to write my new years resolutions. They usually include: eat less chocolate (I’m currently finishing off the last of the quality street, Christmas calories still don’t count, right?!), do more ab workouts and get into a gym routine. Everyone has different goals for their pole and aerial training so I’ve put together a list of great resolutions that can help you with your goals!

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2017 Pole and Aerial Catch Up

2017 Pole and Aerial Catch Up

I’m sure I say it every year but I really can’t believe how quickly 2017 has gone! I feel like I’ve had such a rollercoaster year! Although, I’ve had so much going on that my own pole and aerial training has taken a back seat. I thought this is the perfect time to write a quick blog post about the year.

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15 Under the Hoop Moves

15 Under the Hoop Moves

Learning and practising moves under the hoop is such a useful thing to do. Most hoops are set at a height that you need to invert to get into them. This helps you build strength and control. It also means you have room underneath to make lovely shapes!

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Getting your Own Aerial Hoop

Getting your Own Aerial Hoop

Once you have been attending aerial hoop lessons for a while, it’s natural to want your own hoop. It can be so frustrating getting home and just wanting to practise the moves you have learnt! Especially if you can only have lessons once a week or so. For a lot of people, having a hoop at home isn’t an option. If you are lucky and have somewhere to hang it, there are a few things you should think about before you buy one.

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Tips to Nail that Trick!

Tips to Nail that Trick!

Everyone has that one trick they just can’t do. There’s no reason you can’t do it, you’re strong and flexible enough. You can do lots of harder moves but for some reason this one move is just not happening. It’s so frustrating! Luckily you’re not alone, almost everyone has a nemesis move. (Mine are: pole – janeiro, hoop – barrel rolls, silks – splits balance.) I got so annoyed at not being able to do them that I just avoided them but now I’m determined to revisit the moves I should be able to do and nail them!