Uplift Active Aerial Fitness Blog

The latest news in the aerial yoga and aerial arts world. Aerial fitness tips, interviews, tutorials and more.

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How to Find an Aerial Partner and Harmonize as a Duo

by Quynbi Ada August 03, 2020 3 min read

It’s said that aerial arts tend to attract the independent type. The idea of personal autonomy is emphasized in our unique world, cultivated over centuries to arrive at the present moment. But the ability to work as a team is also highly valued, particularly when it comes to performative work.
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Aerial Work and Safety Mats: Finding Your Soft Place to Land

Aerial Work and Safety Mats: Finding Your Soft Place to Land

by Quynbi Ada July 21, 2020 4 min read

Are crash pads or mats always required? The thicker the mat, the safer it is, right? Maybe, maybe not. The answer may be less clear than one might expect. We examine common schools of thought regarding mats to help you choose the right option for your needs.
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Using Your Rig in the Great Outdoors

Using Your Rig in the Great Outdoors

by Quynbi Ada July 13, 2020 3 min read

For many aerialists and aerial yogis, an outdoor setup is ideal for the practice. It’s true that a portable rig makes aerial arts accessible in virtually any location. It can open doors to opportunities and offer rigging solutions to that familiar dilemma: where to find space to work.

What better way to celebrate these values than to fly free out in the open air? 

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Leaning on Your Aerial Community

Leaning on Your Aerial Community

by Quynbi Ada June 30, 2020 2 min read

Whether times are good or extremely challenging, many of us need a community to embrace -- even if our only way to connect has been virtual for much of 2020. Now that some aerial studios are allowed to start to open up again, many aerialists and aerial yogis will be breathing a sigh of relief as they anticipate getting back to the practice. 

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Conditioning for Your Aerial Future

Conditioning for Your Aerial Future

by Quynbi Ada June 24, 2020 2 min read

The thrill and the allure of flying is nothing less than magical. Now is the perfect time to start conditioning if you have aspirations of performing in the future, or aspirations of reaching the best shape of your life. These tips will bring you the push you need to improve your practice.
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How to Clean Your Aerial Hoop or Lyra

by Quynbi Ada June 19, 2020 2 min read

The Lyra (also called the aerial hoop) is one of the most beautiful and alluring of the aerial arts. To preserve the beauty of the hoop, it should be properly taken care of. There are several ways of maintaining the quality of the product which we will discuss on this blog.
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Music Spotlight: Amaze Me by Verhel

Music Spotlight: Amaze Me by Verhel

by Elaine Eason June 13, 2020 2 min read

Verhel is a sensitive, deep songwriter that wants to share with the world the passion, longing and exhilaration she knows lives in every human heart. Her first single "Amaze Me" is testament to the romance, temptation and sexuality that lives in all of us. Her music video featuring a talented aerialist, filmed in Milan Pole Dance Miami.
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For Instructors: Taking Stock of Teaching Techniques

by Quynbi Ada May 31, 2020 3 min read

Teaching aerial arts is a rewarding and fulfilling passion for many of us. But because of our new normal many may have been having a pause in doing such a gratifying job. Worry not! In this article, we share ideas that might actually be the answer to your teaching questions.
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Are You Ready to Return to the Air?

by Quynbi Ada May 19, 2020 2 min read

Getting back to aerial classes or workout for the first time after a staying still for a month or two might be a little intimidating. To prepare yourself, make sure your body is warmed up and your mind is ready. Here's a short article we want to share in how to prepare for your aerial comeback.
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Flying High for Aerial Moms

Flying High for Aerial Moms

by Quynbi Ada May 10, 2020 2 min read

For many of us, it would be impossible to fit all of our love and adoration for Mom into just one day of the year. Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to remind us to celebrate the women who give the greatest gift of all: life. Whether you are a proud mama yourself or paying homage to another mother, this is a day to celebrate the single most important role in the world.

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How to Celebrate National Fitness Day at Home

How to Celebrate National Fitness Day at Home

by Quynbi Ada April 30, 2020 2 min read

As we celebrate National Fitness Day we also honor all the different home fitness routines. We are proud to support this movement and play our part in motivating the nation to get moving. May we remind you of the importance of staying fit and healthy while staying at home.
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Practicing Aerial Yoga with Your Little One(s)

by Quynbi Ada April 20, 2020 3 min read

Aerial yoga has a wide range of benefits for adults and even more for your little ones. We encourage you and the entire family to try aerial yoga not only because it is a wonderful activity to enjoy but also because it has known multiple therapeutic benefits for the entire family. Share the hammock and share the fun!
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