Emily is the newest instructor for SFAA. She will be starting a small beginners hoop class in September and also helps out with the administrative side, writing some of the incredible blog posts, not that I’m biased or anything… A lot of you will know Emily from generally loitering around the studio but read on below to find out more!
The next instructor that we are going to find out all about is Sarah! A lot of you will already know Sarah, either from classes or events, but I bet looking at the list of workshops and qualifications contained in her bio I’m sure you will find out something that you didn’t know! Sarah has been teaching for us for over a year now and has become a huge part of the SFAA family! Sarah’s regular students will know that she is renowned for her strength-based style! Read on below to find out all about Sarah’s incredible pole journey….
Ok as promised we are going to introduce our wonderful instructors over the next couple of weeks! The first instructor in our all-star lineup is Julie! Now most of our regular students will know Julie as the studio owner/beating heart of the studio, flying in and out of the studios with endless energy and a wicked giggle, but not everyone will know her as SFAA instructor Julie… Read on to find out more…
So that’s it… We are now closed for lessons for a two week summer break! All of the SFAA instructors would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for attending classes and supporting us this summer - we hope you’ve had fun in your classes and we certainly think you’ve all earned this break!
As we know that you will all miss us lots over the next two weeks, we thought it would be a good idea to introduce the school and the instructors to you one by one. All of you know a few of the instructors, but might not know the others so well, and you may not know quite how much experience and training they all have!
This weekend saw one of our amazing instructors judge at the Bristol Pole Championships, an event that we have attended for the last couple of years! Last year our head instructor Zorena competed at Pro level and came first! This year we didn’t have any professionals competing, but one of our regular students (me) did take part, so we are going to hear from her and Lauren today about their experiences!
Here at Solent Fitness and Aerial Arts we use teamup for all of our class bookings! teamup is a constantly developing system with lots of extras being added all the time! Here are a few of the features we love!
The 30th of April 2017 will see Solent Fitness & Aerial Arts hosting the amazing Kate Edwards of Spin City fame, for a day of workshops!
Kate Edwards is the owner and director of Spin City Aerial Fitness, one of the largest aerial fitness schools in the UK. A fully qualified fitness instructor, group exercise instructor and personal trainer for over 10 years, Kate specialises in the fitness aspect of aerial training, teaching at her dedicated studios in Bristol, Exeter, Hungerford, Brimpton and Newbury.
Today Zorena decided to ask Julie a few questions about judging the Youth Aerial Hoop Competition we ran on Sunday the 19th of February '17. Here are the questions Julie was asked, and the answers she gave...
(To see the full report on the competition, as well as a few more sneak preview pictures and the blog from Zorena about how organising the competition went, please see the last blog post, or click here)
Sunday the 19th of February saw Solent Fitness & Aerial Arts hosting our 4th annual Youth Aerial Hoop Competition. We've been running this competition to provide some of the local young people who take aerial hoop classes with the opportunity to meet some of their peers and perform to a small audience in a friendly environment!
1st of February means one thing..... HANDSTAND FEBRUARY!!
We are going to make things interesting this year and turn it into a photo competition!
This is how it will work...:
1: Submit a handstand photo by emailing it to us, messaging it to the Facebook page or posting it on the timeline (photos can be either in class, or out and about somewhere - the more interesting the place or position the better - but MUST have been taken in 2017!)
2: We will post all of the photos we receive into a specific album on Facebook so everyone can see them!
3: All of the instructors will vote on a WEEKLY winner who will be announced and receive £5 credit to spend how they want on our Team Up!
4: At the end of February, we will then decide on an overall winner, whose picture will be our Facebook page's profile photo for March :) and they will be given the opportunity to write a blog post if they want!
Ts & Cs:
PLEASE make sure you are SAFE - warm up beforehand and don't do your handstand somewhere silly and dangerous!!
All forms of hand balancing are welcome, not just standard handstands.
You can submit as many photos as you want per week/month but you can only win the weekly competition ONCE.
Group photos of up to 4 will be accepted and if they win, will EACH receive the £5 credit.
You MUST have attended a class (group/private) with us since the start of 2017 to enter your photos.
Any questions, message us!
PS if you need help with handstands, speak to Zorena!!