FAQs

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who, What, When, Why, Where of Aerial Pilates
What is Aerial Pilates?2018-08-29T11:36:13+00:00

Pilates in the air, is also known as Aerial Pilates. Aerial Pilates is a unique
form of practicing Pilates exercises in the air by suspending the body, or parts
of the body in a soft aerial silk hammock. The silk hammock is suspended
close to the ground, about ½ a metre, which creates an unstable
work environment that will challenge your Pilates practice. Beginners
practicing Aerial Pilates start by practicing exercises on the floor and with the
assistance of the Pilates hammock, gradually advance to exercises that
require full body suspension a few inches off the floor.

What makes Aerial Pilates so unique?2018-08-29T11:36:33+00:00

Aerial Pilates draws elements and fundamentals from Pilates and aerial arts.
It is not only a fun way to exercise and stay fit but also a great training tool for
practicing good quality patterns of movement. It can also help you to face
fears in a supportive environment. It’s a great way to find and create a
balance of holding on and letting go, finding inner strength and gaining selfawareness,
which in the air and inverted is a very unique beautiful experience.

I am scared of heights. Can I do Aerial Pilates?2018-08-29T11:37:00+00:00

Facing your fear in a safe and supported environment is good and often leads
to personal growth, development and a healthy dose of self-achievement. It’s
important to take small steps of progress that feel right for you along the way.

Is Aerial Pilates safe?2018-08-29T11:40:06+00:00

It’s important that Aerial Pilates is practiced in a safe environment, which has
been certified by a professional qualified structural engineer and rigger. It’s
also important that only exercises, which a qualified instructor has taught you,
are practiced. Exercises are taught at levels and further options are given
when the participant is ready.

What skill level do I need to start this course?2018-08-29T11:40:29+00:00

The pre-requisite for this course is to be a level 3 Pilates instructor

What’s the length of study?2018-08-29T11:40:50+00:00

32 hours over 4 days full time training.

Who is the course endorsed with?2018-08-29T11:41:14+00:00

Active IQ
Active IQ is one of the UK’s leading awarding organisations, which is
recognised and regulated by Ofqual within the Active Leisure sector designing
qualifications that support clearly defined career pathways.

How would I set up my own studio?2018-08-29T11:41:59+00:00

Our course includes a 2-hour interactive rigging awareness workshop with a
highly experienced rigger.
Understand what equipment you would need and where to purchase it.
Complying with legal and insurance-related requirements for working at
height, ensuring a high level of health and safety in your classes.
After taking the course, riggers are also available for site visits, consultation,
risk assessment