Aerial hoops – whee fun! Great strength required too!
Aerial Divas will be the world’s first dedicated aerial hoop fitness studio and will bring ‘Circus Fitness’ to the masses. Classes will begin this month at Richmond, and everyday women will now be able to take their fitness to new heights learning how to master a pose in a hoop suspended a meter and a half off the ground.
I did give it a try, with my somewhat “yes-I-think-I-am-strong-from-pole-dancing” skills by jumping onto the hoop a little and man, was it just tough. Then, I looked at Principal Instructor Rachel Kmetko‘s (formerly of Cirque Du Soleil’s ‘O’ in Las Vegas) abs and I knew instantly that aerial hoops were about core strength.
One hoop per student.
The combination of Pole Divas history of helping women get fit, have fun and feel sexy, plus the excitement and innovation of aerial hoop fitness means that Aerial Divas is primed to be one of the biggest phenomenon’s in female fitness in decades. If you have been following my blog about my pole-journey, you would know what I’m trying to convey. Aerial hoops are an extension of it.
Aerial Divas is at the forefront of a Circus Fitness revolution.
Level 2, 252 Church Street
Richmond VIC 3121
(03) 9421 5951
Aerial Divas. Taking Fitness to New Heights.
The Aerial Divas studio accomodating for many within the class.
The aerial hoop (also known as the lyra, aerial ring or cerceau) is a circular steel apparatus (resembling a hula hoop) suspended from the ceiling, on which circus artists may perform aerial acrobatics. The hoop sometimes has a hand loop and a bar across the top. It can be used static, spinning, or swinging.
Tabs are the connection points where the aerial hoop attaches to the rigging. Most aerial hoops connect at either one point (single tab configuration) or two points (double tab configuration).
Sophia Buckley, marketeer for Pole Divas & Aerial Divas group at the door welcoming guests.
Mr. Champagne and Jesse Spezza from Beckon Photography.
Thalia & Tamara.
L-R: My pole mates; Eliza, Thalia, Tamara and myself.
With Saffron Gallagher, winner of last year’s Advanced level of Unleashed Pole Dancing Amateur Competition. She now dances with Melbourne School of Classical Dance. An amazing dancer, one I truly admire.
Kennetta Hutchens, owner of Pole Divas and Aerial Divas.
Sexy photos start here!
Kennetta Hutchens with Rachel Kmetko.
Hollie Sheehan’s sexy butt.
Hollie Sheehan and Lou Landers.
Rachel Kmetko again.
More of Rachel. Such perfection. Such artistry.
See what I mean about the abs? It’s because of aerial hoops. Core strength required!
I got tired just from taking these photos. It’s hard to bring myself up onto these hoops!
I’m going for my first trial class on 20th February.
I love how pole dancing / aerial hoops (aerial-dancing?) makes me forget how lonely I can get in my hubby’s absence while he races overseas.
Check out the aerial hoop performance by Aerial Divas, Australia featuring Rachel Kmetko & Lou Landers:
All Aerial Divas classes will operate a one person per hoop policy, making this studio a world first as each student will be constantly on the hoop and will not have to share apparatus. Aerial hoop fitness classes offer you the chance to get fit and toned in a different way to pole dancing as you use your core to stabilise the momentum of the hoop. Aerial Divas will provide one of the most intense core workouts possible!
Official Website: http://www.aerialdivas.com.au