Uplift Active Aerial Fitness Blog

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

How to Sequence an Aerial Performance

How to Sequence an Aerial Performance

by Quynbi Ada January 20, 2021 3 min read

Aerial arts are a great challenge whether you’re working at the beginning level or if you’re a seasoned professional. In this blog, we came up with some tips on how you can create an aerial routine showcasing your unique talents and charisma.
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Strengthen Your Grip - Easy At-Home Exercises

Strengthen Your Grip - Easy At-Home Exercises

by Mary Jo Gruber January 12, 2021 2 min read

No matter what your aerial apparatus of choice may be, you will invariably need to condition your grip strength. This blog focuses on a few of the many exercises you can use to strengthen your grip without even using equipment.
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New Year, New Aerial Goals

New Year, New Aerial Goals

by Mary Jo Gruber January 01, 2021 2 min read

It’s no exaggeration to say that 2020 has been a year that threw many of us for loops we never saw coming. In this blog, we've come up with steps on how you can go into the new year with a renewed vision for this year and beyond for your aerial journey.
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Creating a Splits Conditioning Routine

Creating a Splits Conditioning Routine

by Mary Jo Gruber December 29, 2020 2 min read

Splits are one of the most sought after skills for aerialists, yogis and dancers alike. In this blog, we've gathered the tips and techniques that you can learn to strengthen and condition your aerial splits with time and consistency.
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Maintaining Strength Over an Aerial Break

Maintaining Strength Over an Aerial Break

by Quynbi Ada December 15, 2020 2 min read

The holidays coupled with a global pandemic can potentially derail a workout routine. On this blog, we gathered some ways to stay in the game over an extended interruption in your aerial practice.
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3 Simple Climb Mistakes and How to Fix Them

3 Simple Climb Mistakes and How to Fix Them

by Mary Jo Gruber December 08, 2020 2 min read

Learning to climb is rough when you're new to aerial silks. If you find yourself struggling to get your body up the silk, you can check out this blog for the few often overlooked mistakes you may be making while climbing and how to fix them! 
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Care and Maintenance Tips for Tip Top Aerial Gear

by Quynbi Ada November 25, 2020 3 min read

Whether you’re just beginning to acquire your own personal gear, or if you’re running an aerial studio, and on this blog, we'll be delving into some key tips to care for and maintain your aerial equipment to ensure that you'll be safe while flying!
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Healthy-Minded Gift Guide - Support Small Businesses

Healthy-Minded Gift Guide - Support Small Businesses

by Elaine Eason November 23, 2020 4 min read

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, employing  half of the total workforce in the US. To encourage you all to support those small businesses this holiday season (and the rest of the year, too!), we have joined forces to bring you the ultimate gift guide for the healthy and fitness minded. Whether you're looking for something small or big, for friends, relatives, or co-workers, we've got you covered!
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3 Moves to Supercharge Your Straddle Ups

3 Moves to Supercharge Your Straddle Ups

by Mary Jo Gruber November 09, 2020 2 min read

Straddle ups are a foundational move for building a Lyra flow. Check out the 3 moves that you can practice to supercharge this move and you’ll be soaring with your straddle ups like never before. 
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Top 5 Beginner Mistakes in Aerial Yoga Inversions

Top 5 Beginner Mistakes in Aerial Yoga Inversions

by Mary Jo Gruber November 02, 2020 2 min read

Inversions are a key component of most aerial yoga practices, but for many newbies they can be downright intimidating. On this blog, we've gathered the most common mistakes to avoid so you can take your inversion game to the next level.
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Overcoming Discomfort in Aerial Yoga

Overcoming Discomfort in Aerial Yoga

by Elaine Eason October 20, 2020 3 min read

Many of us come to aerial yoga because of its joyful and playful expression. However, we may also soon discover that the fabric is deceptively soft and more uncomfortable in certain aerial yoga poses, like inversions. This blog focuses on the discomforts that you will encounter while practicing aerial yoga, and how you can address it.
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Prioritizing Your Mental Health

Prioritizing Your Mental Health

by Elaine Eason October 09, 2020 2 min read

Happy World Mental Health Day! To celebrate, we share some tips on how to start a conversation about mental wellness, and how you can use your aerial practice to ease and soften mental health struggles.
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