Uplift Active Aerial Fitness Blog

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

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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Spooky Aerial: How to Work with Fear in Your Aerial Career

Spooky Aerial: How to Work with Fear in Your Aerial Career

by Quynbi Ada October 06, 2020 2 min read

We all suffer from fear to some degree and at some point in our careers. Even if you are not an aerialist, you probably have a list of fears. And on this blog, we will e sharing a few mind hacks that will help you turn nerves into something positive that can become a beneficial tool for your aerial journey.

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Aerial Yoga Community

How Instructors Can Build Community in an Aerial Yoga Class

by Elaine Eason September 22, 2020 2 min read

How do you cultivate a community spirit in aerial yoga classes? Check out our easy but effective tips and techniques that will help you gain the trust of your students, build their self-confidence and most importantly, form lasting friendships in your classes.
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Mentoring and Your Aerial Practice

Mentoring and Your Aerial Practice

by Quynbi Ada September 15, 2020 2 min read

Aerial arts are a relatively new art form, but its skills and knowledge are passed just like all the performing arts: from person to person over time. This blog focuses on what you can expect in the process of finding someone with the right expertise and skill set to help you grow as an aerialist.

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Are you Getting Enough Sleep for your Aerial Practice?

by Quynbi Ada September 01, 2020 2 min read

Life is full of ironies. In the midst of the global pandemic, many of us may somehow be finding ourselves even busier than we were before. This blog highlights the importance of taking a break to be your best self and your very best aerialist. 
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Setting a Gold Standard in Your Aerial Practice

Setting a Gold Standard in Your Aerial Practice

by Quynbi Ada August 24, 2020 3 min read 1 Comment

As aerial yogis and aerial artists, we all want to do our very best in performing our craft. How exactly do we set these personal standards and what do they look like? This blog delves into a few ideas for setting a gold standard for your aerial practice. 
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