Aerial Hoop by Flying Fantastic at Gymbox, Farringdon
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 artists may perform aerial acrobatics.
First things first, the class is for both beginners and intermediate so no circus experience is required! I was unsure what to wear so I opted for some capri leggings, sports bra and long sleeved top. Socks are optional, and shoes are not necessary.
|Picture from Hoop Monster|
That made me sweat! ...I realised this was all much harder than it looked. It was a great upper body workout though which is an area I need to work on.
|Man on the moon|
I have detailed the short term effects in the introduction to this review and I fear that DOMS (delayed onset of muscle soreness) will set in fully tomorrow. The long term effects though are much more desirable! It's a great upper body workout with lots of arm, shoulder and core strength involved. Check out the Drill Packs for Arms & Shoulders and your Core to get a head-start. It will also improve your flexibility over time, and your control. There was no cardio element to this class but I still worked up a sweat.
And then some...
Drop in classes cost £18, however you can make a saving if you book a course. Check out the Flying Fantastic website for all the information!
If you wait for the perfect conditions, you'll never get anything done! Get out there, try new things and you will reach your goals!
Elle :) x