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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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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!

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34 Pretty Pole Photoshoot Moves

34 Pretty Pole Photoshoot Moves

Pole photoshoots are so popular at the moment. They’re a great way of getting some amazing pictures of your favourite pole moves. It can also be so hard deciding on which moves to go for. The incredibly difficult moves are definitely an achievement, though they often don’t look that lovely. I used to always get pictures of the hardest moves I could do, now I definitely prefer the simple poses. They’re just so pretty!

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It’s Not All About the Perfect Picture

It’s Not All About the Perfect Picture

You wouldn’t think it, but this picture took me about 10 minutes to get. 10 minutes of trying to get the right amount of spin so I got all angles but not too much that it was blurry. Changing leg positions, looking up, down, to the side. Checking the video, taking screenshots and trying again to get it Instagram perfect. It’s not even a move! Us aerialists and polers are such a nightmare for this, I know I’m not alone, right?

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Aerial Silks Climbs

Aerial Silks Climbs

Climbing to the top of the aerial silks was one of my first silks goals. It’s such a proud moment when you manage to climb to the top for the first time! I first learnt a French climb so this is the one I generally use the most. It’s fun to mix it up a bit sometimes, especially when you’re doing combinations and routines. 

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12 Aerial Silks Double Footlock Moves

12 Aerial Silks Double Footlock Moves

I’m in love with double footlock moves on the aerial silks! Once you have the knack of footlocking your second foot level with your first (some days this is definitely harder than others!), you can get some really nice moves. When I first started silks I found it so unnerving having both feet tied. Now I’ve been doing it a few years, these are some of my most used moves. All of the double footlock moves are pretty enough for a decent Instagram shot and flow well for combinations. There are so many options on ways to put them together! 

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How to Stand Out at a Pole Competition – From a Judge!

How to Stand Out at a Pole Competition – From a Judge!

I recently had the pleasure of judging the University of East Anglia vs University of Essex pole competition. All the competitors did amazingly well! It takes so much guts to get up on stage and show the world a routine that you’ve been working on for months. I admire anyone that takes part in competitions (I’ve done it before, never again!).

Whilst judging I noticed that the competitors that placed and stood out to us all did the same things. So I thought I’d write a little blog post about how you can stand out if you’re competing soon!

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Group vs Private Lessons

Group vs Private Lessons

Some aerial and pole studios offer group lessons, some offer private lessons and some offer both. There are so many benefits that can be gained from attending different studios and different types of classes. It all depends on what you enjoy and what you want to get out of your lessons. I’m going to run through some of the pros and cons of group vs private lessons.